College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Modern Languages > Graduate Programs > Japanese (MA) > Degree Requirements
The curriculum of the MA in Japanese consists of twelve courses (48 quarter credit hours), divided into two parts:
The core curriculum consists of the following three courses:
In addition, all 300-level courses in the respective languages are offered simultaneously as 400-level electives to complete the MA program. The 400-level courses have additional requirements.
Additional requirements include:
All students must attain a rating of at least “Advanced Low” from the standardized Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) of the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
The service-learning experience will involve work within an environment where the student can apply her or his linguistic expertise, as a volunteer, contributor, intern, or employee. This environment might be a community group; a social service or agency; a professional association; or an artistic organization. This experience should ideally contribute to the student’s portfolio project.
The portfolio (completed while enrolled in MOL 496) consists of a compilation and critical assessment of select work done throughout the program or a final project with written critical assessment. Final projects may include a community service experience, internship, performance and creative work, thesis, or translation.
In order to graduate from the program, students must complete all program requirements with a minimum GPA of 3.000.
A thesis option will be available for students who attain a GPA of at least 3.7 in the program after completing 24 credit hours of coursework. The thesis should address the area of interest of the candidate’s course “cluster.”
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