Japanese Language Certificate

The Foreign Language Certificate and the Honors Foreign Language Certificate are intended to enhance the international dimension of the University of Delaware Bachelor's degree by providing students with direct exposure to a foreign language and culture in an immersion setting.

To earn a Bachelor's degree with a Foreign Language Certificate in Japanese or an Honors Foreign Language Certificate in Japanese, a student is required to complete a designated sequence of four courses at the 200 and 300 levels. This is accomplished through a combination of two courses taken during the Winter or Summer Sessions in Kobe, Japan and two courses taken on the Delaware campus.

Students pursuing a major or minor in the language of the certificate are not eligible to earn these certificates.

To earn a Bachelor's degree with a Foreign Language Certificate in Japanese, a student must complete the following sequence of four 200 and 300 level Japanese courses with no grade below a C:

Study Abroad Session in Kobe, Japan:

JAPN 206 Culture through Conversation .............................3 credits
JAPN 208 Contemporary Japan I .........................................3 credits

Delaware Campus:

JAPN 2xx (excluding 205) ......................................................3 credits
JAPN 3xx ...............................................................................3 credits

To earn a BA degree with an Honors Foreign Language Certificate in Japanese, a student must:

  1. Complete the above sequence of four 200 and 300 level Japanese courses with no grade below a B-
  2. Take all four of these courses for Honors credit.
  3. Achieve a 3.000 cumulative grade index by the time of completion of the course requirements.

Students who have successfully completed these requirements will be awarded an Honors Foreign Language Certificate, and the award will be recorded on the recipient's official transcript.