Japanese Advisement

Department faculty members provide academic and career advisement. Each student majoring in Japanese is assigned a faculty adviser. Advisement takes place during the instructor's office hours for your convenience.
Students are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisers at least once a semester.


Which Japanese course should I start taking at CSUF?

Placement depends on your experience and level in Japanese. Students should enroll at that point in the sequence of courses for which, their previous study and/or experience prepares them.

1. Entering high-school graduates (Freshmen)

 If you have...  After consultation with an adviser, enroll in
 1 year of Japanese completed last year  Japanese 102
 1 year of Japanese completed two or more years ago  Japanese 101
 2 years of Japanese completed last year  Japanese 203
 2 years of Japanese completed two or more years ago  Japanese 102
 3 years of Japanese completed during the last two years  Japanese 203
 3 years of Japanese completed more than two years ago  Japanese 102
 4 years of Japanese completed last year  Japanese 305, 306, 307, or 308
 4 years of Japanese completed more than two years ago  Japanese 203

a. High School students who took the AP test (must have evidence)

1.     If you received a score of 3 in the Language or Literature sections, you will be placed in Japanese 102, after consultation with an adviser.

2.     If you received a score of 4 in the Language or Literature sections, you will be placed in Japanese 203, after consultation with an adviser.

3.     If you received a score of 5 in the Language or Literature sections, you will be placed in Japanese 204, after consultation with an adviser.

 

2. Community college transfers

If you've taken Japanese at community college, you need to continue the equivalent course sequence:

 If you have...  After consultation with an adviser, enroll in
 Completed your first year of Japanese  Japanese 203
 Taken three semesters or the equivalent  Japanese 204
 Taken four semesters or the equivalent  Japanese 204, 305, 306, 307, or 308