Sep 26, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Language and International Trade - Japanese [BA]


Approximately 500 Japanese American countries operate in Michigan. These companies need workers with distinct professional language skills and in-depth knowledge of transcultural competences. EMU’s Bachelor of Arts in Language and International Trade - Japanese (LIT) is designed to integrate the study of modern Japanese language and culture with a business minor. One semester of study abroad in Japan is required.  

Learn

EMU’s Japanese and International Trade (LIT) major program provides the skills and knowledge needed to function in a global professional environment. Students in the program learn to communicate and negotiate in a multicultural environment. Students select a business minor and take business courses concurrently. In addition, the program requires learning experiences abroad such as inernational internships with the Japan Center for Michigan University in Shiga, Japan, and optional local internships with Michigan companies. 

Opportunities

Alumni with a degree in Japanese and International Trade (LIT) work in varied roles in sales, administration, and accounting in companies like the Japanese American Automotive industry, Japanese American Logistics industry and American companies that do business with international companies.

Department Information


World Languages, College of Arts & Sciences

Jeff Popko, Ph.D. | Department Head | 219 Alexander | 734.487.0130 | apopko@emich.edu

Advisor Information


Motoko Tabuse | Professor | 318 Alexander | 734.487.2351 | mtabuse@emich.edu

General Education Requirements:


For specific requirements, see General Education  or print a worksheet .  

Major Requirements: 60-63 hours


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.

Additional Required Business Courses: 6 hours


Language and Area Studies Courses: 30 hours


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.

One option from the following:


Option I: Geography and History: 6 hours

  • One 300/400 level GEOG course of the geography of Japan.
  • One 300/400 level HIST course of the history of Japan.
Option II: Geography and Foreign Language: 6 hours

  • One 300/400 level GEOG course of the geography of Japan.
  • One additional 300/400 level JPNE course.
Option III: History and Foreign Language: 6 hours

  • One 300/400 level HIST course of the history of Japan.
  • One additional 300/400 level JPNE course.

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 advisor.

Program Total:


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

Critical Graduation Information


The following are minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult the online catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.

  • Earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level and above. Courses with numbers below 100 will not be counted toward this degree requirement. At most 8 credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses will be counted toward this requirement.
  • Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below).
  • Complete a Writing Intensive (GEWI) Course in your major.
  • Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement. (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details.)
  • Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.
  • Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.
  • 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 that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor; students should check requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required.
  • Earn no more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix). Credits in excess of the 60 maximum will not be counted toward the minimum of 124 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses; that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more than one major or minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor
    • Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor
  • Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; the internal review of such courses is conducted by individual departments/schools within EMU, and additional documentation may be required. Please note: EMU awards only credit for transferred courses; grades are not used in the calculation of an EMU GPA.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU in order to graduate. In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be reached in each major and minor. Only courses taken at EMU and those applied to a student’s major or minor will be used in the calculation of their major and minor cumulative GPAs. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)

General Education Requirements EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas; do not assume that other courses in the same department or with similar names will fulfill these requirements. A detailed description of General Education requirements is available in the General Education  section of the catalog.

Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.