Mar 17, 2018  
2009-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 

PR - Group Major in Lang and Inter Trade - Japanes

Group Major in Language and International Trade - Japanese

Depending on initial placement, students may need to take up to 16 additional credit hours of 100- and 200-level classes in the language before they can begin courses required in the major. The major in language and international trade is designed to integrate the study of modern foreign languages and cultures with preparation in the field of international business.

The major objective of the program is to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to function in a foreign environment and in professional dealings with business people and clients who speak foreign languages. Students completing this group major will have met the major and minor requirements for graduation. The minor is included in the major requirements.

Qualified students in Japanese may have the option of participating in a cooperative work exchange in an area of the world where Japanese is spoken.

World Languages Department Information:

Department Head: Rosemary Weston-Gil
Department Contact:
Web site:

Additional department information is available here  in the online catalog.

General Education Requirements:

For specific requirements refer to the General Education Program .

Major Requirements: 57 hours

Business Minor: 21 hours

Students must complete requirements for a minor in an operational area of business of their choosing. These areas include: economics, marketing, management, accounting, finance, business computer systems and general business, among others. Special combinations of business courses equivalent to a minor are possible in consultation with an adviser.

Additional Required Business Courses: 6 hours

One course from the following

Language and Area Studies Courses: 27 hours

  • GEOG 326 - History and Geography of Modern Asia (3 hrs)
  • One JPNE at the 300- or 400-level (3 hrs)
  • One JPNE at the 400-level (3 hrs)

One Political Science course from the following:

Field Experience: 3 hours

Minor Requirements:

This program does not require a minor.

Program Total:

Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.


Each student must choose a writing intensive course as part of major completion requirements. Consult your adviser for course options. Students with prior language study or knowledge will be placed at an appropriate level in consultation with an advising coordinator.

Critical Graduation Information:

To earn a degree, all students must:

  • earn a minimum total of 124 credits, excluding credits below the 100-level
  • meet the General Education requirements referenced here .
  • Earn a minimum of 60 credits, excluding those earned at a community college. (Some articulation agreements waive this requirement. See specific agreement for details.)
  • earn a minimum of 30 credits from EMU.
  • complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from EMU courses.
  • have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors do not require a minor; see above for specific requirements.
  • earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses in their major at EMU.
  • earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses in their minor at EMU. These credits must be earned in courses different from the 300-level courses used for the major.
  • have earned a grade of ¨C¨ or better in order to apply transfer credit at EMU.
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate. In addition, a minimum GPA of 2.0 must be earned in the major and in the minor. (Note: some programs may require higher GPA.)

General Education Requirements:

For a current detailed listing of requirements, course options and waiver possibilities, please consult the General Education Program  listing.

  • Area I:  Effective Communication (2 courses, 6 credits)
  • Area II:  Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 3 credits)
  • Area III: Perspectives on Diversity (2 courses, 6 credits)
  • Area IV: Knowledge of the Disciplines (8 courses, 25 credits)
  • Area V: Learning Beyond the Classroom (Satisfy two of six areas through a combination of experiences and/or courses)

The General Education requirements listed above apply to all students who began their undergraduate program at EMU during or after the Fall 2007 semester. Students who began their undergraduate program at EMU before the Fall 2007 semester may have different general education requirements to fulfill; consult your academic adviser for additional information. Students who transferred to EMU may have different general education requirements based on MACRAO or articulation agreements; consult your academic adviser for additional information.

University Information:

For more University information please refer to the online catalog at