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Chinese

A.B. Major Requirements:

 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter
0-30
Chinese 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; OR 1BL, 2BL, 3BL; OR 1CN, 2CN, 3CN; OR equivalent as determined by a required language placement exam.
Recommended but NOT required: Chinese 10, 11, 50, Comparative Literature 14, Japanese 10, Linguistics 1, History 9A.
Depth Subject Matter
40
Chinese 106, 107, 111, 112, 113, 114, 160 28
Note: With prior approval of the undergraduate adviser, students already proficient in Chinese at any third-year level (111-112-113) must other upper-division Chinese courses to replace language course(s).
Three* courses selected from Chinese 100A, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 108, 109A-I, 110, 115, 116, 120**, 130**, 131, 132, 133**, 134, 140**, 150** or any approved substitutions; *one of the three courses must be from Chinese 101, 102, 103, 104, 109G 12
**Chinese 120, 130, 133, 140 and 150 can be repeated when the contents are different.
Japanese 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106; Anthropology 148A or 148B; Art History 163A or 163B; East Asian Studies 113; History 191A-F; Religious Studies 172; or other advanced literature and culture courses selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser.
Total Units for the Chinese Major
40-70
Major Advisers in Chinese. X. Chen, C. Chu, M. Halperin, Y. He, M. Yeh

Japanese

A.B. Major Requirements:

 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter
0-30
Japanese 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 OR equivalent as determined by a language placement exam.
Recommended but NOT required:
Japanese 10, 15, 25, Chinese 10, 11, 50, Linguistics 1, History 9B.
Depth Subject Matter
40
Japanese 101, 102, 103, 111, 112, 113, 151 28
Note: With prior approval of the undergraduate adviser, students already proficient in Japanese at any third-year level (111-112-113) must take other upper division Japanese courses to replace language course(s)
Three classes selected from the following: Japanese 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 114A-C, 115, 121, 122, 123, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 141, 152, 156, 157; Anthropology 149A, 149B; Art History 164; Chinese (up to two upper-division Chinese courses); Comparative Literature 153; Economics 171; History 194A-, 194B-, 194C; Political Science 148B; Religious Studies 170, 172; or other advanced literature and culture courses selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser 12
Total Units for the Japanese Major
40-70
Major Advisers in Japanese. C. Chang, D. Gundry, N. Koyama, J. Sorensen

Minor Program Requirements:

Minors are offered in Chinese and in Japanese for students wishing to follow a formally recognized program of study in those languages and literatures.
 
UNITS
Chinese
20
Japanese
20
All upper-division courses, including both language courses and literature in translation courses, may be used to meet this requirement. One approved lower division course (Chinese 10, 11, or 50; Japanese 10, 25, 50) may also be used. In addition, students must demonstrate their language proficiency, normally through completion of Chinese 3BL or 6 or Japanese 6 Only four units from 192, 198, and 199 may be applied to the minor. For details, consult the undergraduate advisers.
Honors Program. Candidates for high or highest honors in Chinese or Japanese must enroll in Chinese 199 or JPN 199 and complete a research project or a scholarly paper under the direction of a faculty member. The project will have a minimum duration of two quarters and carry a minimum of 6 units of credit. Additionally, entrance into the honors program requires completion of at least 135 units with a minimum GPA of 3.500 in courses counted toward the major. Interested students should consult with faculty in their field of interest in their junior year and undertake their project during the first two quarters of their senior year. Other arrangements must be authorized in advance by the department chair.
Students who complete the honors thesis receive departmental citation, and if their overall GPA qualifies them, may be recommended by the faculty for honors, high honors or highest honors at graduation.
Education Abroad Program. The university maintains study abroad programs in China, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. They offer excellent opportunities for students to polish their language skills and experience Asian cultures firsthand. Students are encouraged to participate. Appropriate courses taken abroad can be applied toward the major or the minor. For details, see the department's undergraduate adviser, the Education Abroad Program office or the UC Davis Study Abroad Office.
Related Courses. See East Asian Studies course list.
Prerequisite Credit. No student may repeat a course if that course is a prerequisite for a course that has already been completed with a grade of C– or better.
Placement. Chinese 1 and Japanese 1 are intended for beginning students with no prior knowledge of those languages. Students who do have some knowledge but wish to improve their skills should meet with one of the advisers to discuss appropriate placement. Students must follow departmental guidelines for placement in all language courses and instructor approval is required for enrollment.
Backtracking. Satisfactory completion of a language course is evidence that a student’s language skills are beyond the level of those expected in its prerequisite courses. Accordingly, students who have completed a language course cannot go back and take its prerequisites. If the prerequisite courses are required for the major, students may substitute other courses. Students who are not sure how this requirement applies to them should speak to the undergraduate adviser.
Waived Language Courses. Students with exceptional language ability may waive required language courses. If lower division courses have been waived, students will not have to take courses in their place. If upper division courses have been waived, students can use other appropriate courses to earn the units they need to complete the major. Consult the undergraduate adviser regarding selection of appropriate courses.
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