101 Elementary Japanese (1) Stresses the grammatical structures and vocabulary of spoken and written Japanese, and offers practice in conversation and in writing Chinese characters. Also emphasizes Japanese culture and intercultural understanding between Japanese and U.S. cultures. Includes how to interact in a culturally and socially appropriate manner in specific situations. Staff.
102 Elementary Japanese, continued (1) Expected level of proficiency: Japanese 101 or permission of instructor. Continuation of Japanese 101. Staff.
201 Intermediate Japanese (1) Expected level of proficiency: Japanese 102 or permission of instructor. Continuation of Japanese 102. Staff.
202 Intermediate Japanese, continued (1) Expected level of proficiency: Japanese 201 or permission of instructor. Continuation of Japanese 201. Staff.
287, 288, 289 Selected Topics (1/4, 1/2, 1) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. An examination of subjects or areas not included in other courses. Staff.
301 Upper Intermediate Japanese (1) Expected level of proficiency: Japanese 202. Builds a high level of proficiency in Japanese. Emphasizes producing conversation and expanding vocabulary in both speaking and writing. Weekly tutorials on class material and Japanese culture. Staff.
387, 388, 389 Selected Topics (1/4, 1/2, 1) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. An examination of subjects or areas not included in other courses. Staff.
Matthew Van Linden
Rhonda Vander Zwaag
Assistant professor Heather Betz with her exercise science class.
The exercise science major is one of the fastest growing majors on campus. It provides students with the knowledge of how the human body reacts and adapts to exercise. Students are taught how to improve fitness, human performance, and health promotion by applying basic science to health- and fitness-related problems through fitness assessment and exercise prescription.
Job opportunities for exercise science majors include personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, and cardiac rehabilitation. Graduates of the program frequently attend graduate or professional schools or work in health- and fitness-related settings. They may also pursue careers in allied health professions like physician assistant, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Students who complete a degree in exercise science are also able to sit for certifications by the American College of Sports Medicine. There is an extensive array of athletic training and exercise science equipment available within the program's athletic training facilities and Human Movement Lab, respectively.
Programs of Distinction
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That's the genius behind Albion's Programs of Distinction. Regardless of your academic and career interests, these programs add value through specialized academic offerings and opportunities. Put your learning to work through internships, research and other pre-professional experiences. Give yourself a distinct advantage when applying to graduate or professional school. Or landing your first job after graduation.
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