Basic Language Program

Our Basic Language Program introduces students to the Japanese language and culture.

Each course in the sequence is a 4-credit hour course that meets one hour a day, four days a week. Students in our courses learn to speak, read, write, and listen to Japanese. The things we learn in class provide a strong foundation for advanced classes and study abroad in Japan.

The BLP is made up of a four course sequence. Not all courses are taught every semester.
course prerequisite semester offered
JPN 101 – Elementary Japanese I placement Fall
JPN 102 – Elementary Japanese II JPN 101 or placement Spring
JPN 103 – Intermediate Japanese I JPN 102 or placement Fall
JPN 104 – Intermediate Japanese II JPN 103 or placement Spring

Students who pass Japanese 104 fulfill the LAS language requirement and are able to continue with 200-level courses.

Minor in Global Asian Studies

Students wishing to Minor in Global Asian Studies may be able to use one course from the JPN 101-104 sequence to fulfill part of the requirements. Visit UIC’s Undergraduate Catalog for details.

Who to contact

For more information on policies, placement, and course syllabi or for questions about Japanese at UIC, please contact the Japanese Basic Language Coordinator.