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Japanese, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Claremont, CA, United States
Develop advanced fluency in the Japanese language and study the literary and cultural traditions of Japan from early times to the present day with this Japanese program at Pomona College.
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Overview

The Japanese major and minor at Pomona College offer you the opportunity to develop advanced language skills and will give you an in-depth introduction to Japanese literature and culture. Our courses take an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating perspectives on historical, social, philosophical and political issues.

Learning outcomes

You can expand your language skills and learning opportunities by studying abroad and living in our language residence hall.

When you graduate, you will speak, write and read Japanese fluently and be comfortable in both formal and informal contexts. You will become an adept translator, interpreter and researcher, and be able to engage sensitively with Japanese culture.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Elementary Japanese
  • Elementary Japanese
  • Conversation: Contemporary Japanese Language and Culture
  • Advanced Conversation
  • Japanese Kanji Class
  • Intermediate Japanese
  • Advanced Japanese
  • An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics
  • Readings in Current Japanese
  • Readings in Modern Japanese Literature
  • Japanese through Current Media
  • Introduction to Classical Japanese
  • Senior Thesis
  • Senior Project
  • Japanese: Directed Readings
  • Japanese: Independent Research Project

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • School Report and Counselor Recommendation
  • Mid-Year Report
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One-time, non-refundable application fee of $70 or fee waiver
  • Test scores for international applicants
  • Standardized test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56284 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56284 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56284 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56284 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Claremont

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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