By completing the degree requirements, the student will acquire proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding Japanese and will gain knowledge of Japanese culture. The student will be able to communicate in Japanese, write formal compositions, and read the texts of Japanese authors, all at the intermediate-mid level of competency. Competencies will be assessed throughout the language sequence with written and oral exams. This major provides career opportunities where knowledge of Japanese is useful and prepares students for continued learning of Japanese. The student who has completed two or more years of Japanese in high school will have the opportunity to enroll with advanced standing.
At least 50 percent of the courses required for the Japanese major must be completed at El Camino College. Japanese 4 must be completed at El Camino College.