Jul 18, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Map: World Languages A.A., Japanese Option


The degree map below is an example of how a full-time student can complete this degree in two years.  You should see an academic advisor for a customized degree map that works for you.  To be recommended for an Associate in Arts degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework attempted (minimum of 60 hours).

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion.

First Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
JAPN 1001 - Japanese for Communication I   1
JAPN 1103 - Japanese I   3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Required General Education Elective. Select one three-hour course from one of the following: Psychology, Social Sciences, Foreign Language, or Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre). 3
Total Credit Hours 13

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteeer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
COMM 1113 - Public Speaking   3
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
JAPN 1213 - Japanese II   3
Controlled Elective.  Select one of the following courses that will transfer to the university you plan to attend:
JAPN 1201 - Japanese for Communication II  
JAPN 1111 - Kanji I  
JAPN 1121 - Kanji II  
JAPN 1131 - Kanji III  
JAPN 1141 - Kanji IV  
JAPN 2421 - Japanese Culture Comparisons  
1
Total Credit Hours 13

Milestones

  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Schedule a campus visit with your transfer institution’s student recruitment office.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.

Third Semester (Summer)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
JAPN 1313 - Japanese III   3
Controlled Elective.  Select one of the following courses that will transfer to the university you plan to attend:
JAPN 1301 - Japanese for Communication III  
JAPN 1111 - Kanji I  
JAPN 1121 - Kanji II  
JAPN 1131 - Kanji III  
JAPN 1141 - Kanji IV  
JAPN 2421 - Japanese Culture Comparisons  
1
Total Credit Hours 4

Milestones

  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling next semester.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.

Fourth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
General Education Humanities.  See the General Education Requirements  for the complete course list. 3
MATH 1473 - Quantitative Reasoning (A) 
Other higher level Math course substitutions may be permitted based on ACT or Math placement test scores.
3
General Education Science (without lab).  See the General Education Requirements  for the complete course list. 3
JAPN 1413 - Japanese IV   3
Controlled Elective.  Select one of the following courses that will transfer to the university you plan to attend:
JAPN 1401 - Japanese for Communication IV  
JAPN 1111 - Kanji I  
JAPN 1121 - Kanji II  
JAPN 1131 - Kanji III  
JAPN 1141 - Kanji IV  
1
Total Credit Hours 13

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for a graduation check and ask about methods for demonstrating computer proficiency.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Complete applications for admission and financial aid for the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.

Fifth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
General Education Humanities.  See the General Education Requirements  for the complete course list. 3
General Education Recommended Elective.  Select a course from the list of Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives .
CSCI 1203 - Computer Concepts and Applications  is also recommended.
3
General Education Science (with lab).  See the General Education Requirements  for the complete course list. 4
JAPN 2113 - Intermediate Japanese I  (8 weeks) 3
Controlled Elective.  Select one of the following courses that will transfer to the university you plan to attend:
JAPN 1401 - Japanese for Communication IV  
JAPN 1111 - Kanji I  
JAPN 1121 - Kanji II  
JAPN 1131 - Kanji III  
JAPN 1141 - Kanji IV  
1
Total Credit Hours 14

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.

Sixth Semester (Summer)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
JAPN 2213 - Intermediate Japanese II   3
Total Credit Hours 3

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation, if not previously completed.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.

Transfer Information

This degree is intended for transfer to a four-year university for completion of a baccalaureate degree.  You should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for a seamless transfer process and you are encouraged to begin a dialogue with your intended transfer school as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.