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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

  • Six 4-credit courses (24 credit hours) of 200/300-level Japanese with a minimum of three 300-level courses
  • Five 4-credit courses (20 credit hours) of 200/300-level Allied Courses from at least three different departments
  • Two 4-credit courses (8 credits) of 200/300-level Japanese or Allied Courses

Please note the following course sequence for Japanese courses:

Plan of Study Grid
First YearHours
Japanese I textbook is completed in one year  
Fall Quarter
JPN 101 BASIC JAPANESE I 4
Winter Quarter
JPN 102 BASIC JAPANESE II 4
Spring Quarter
JPN 103 BASIC JAPANESE III 4
Second Year
Japanese II textbook is completed in one year  
Fall Quarter
JPN 104 INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I 4
Winter Quarter
JPN 105 INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II 4
Spring Quarter
JPN 106 INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE III 4
Third Year
Japanese III textbook is completed in one year  
Fall Quarter
JPN 201 ADVANCED JAPANESE I 4
Winter Quarter
JPN 202 ADVANCED JAPANESE II 4
Spring Quarter
JPN 203 ADVANCED JAPANESE III 4
Fourth Year
Alternate 301-303 and 311-313  
Fall Quarter
Even Year  
JPN 311 ADVANCED DISCUSSION AND READING I 4
Odd Year  
JPN 301 ADVANCED JAPANESE IV 4
Winter Quarter
Odd Year  
JPN 312 ADVANCED DISCUSSION AND READING II 4
Even Year  
JPN 302 ADVANCED JAPANESE V 4
Spring Quarter
Odd Year  
JPN 313 ADVANCED DISCUSSION AND READING III 4
Even Year  
JPN 303 ADVANCED JAPANESE VI 4
Fifth Year
Offered Occasionally  
Fall Quarter
JPN 342 ADVANCED HIGH JAPANESE I 4
Winter Quarter
JPN 343 ADVANCED HIGH JAPANESE II 4
Spring Quarter
JPN 344 ADVANCED HIGH JAPANESE III 4

JPN 395: FLAC Japanese (2 credits, offered occasionally with an Allied course)

Japanese Studies Allied Course List

Art and Architecture, History of

Course Title Quarter Hours
HAA 216
JAPANESE ART
HAA 219
JAPANESE FILM ARTS
HAA 220
BUDDHIST ART
HAA 273
ANIME AND MANGA
HAA 373
KYOTO (WORLD CITIES)
HAA 397
SPECIAL TOPICS/HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE (Japanese Painting and Prints)
HAA 397
SPECIAL TOPICS/HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE (Japanese Art and the Warrior Elite)

History

Course Title Quarter Hours
HST 263
JAPAN TO C. 1200
HST 264
JAPAN c.1200 - 1800
HST 265
JAPAN, c. 1800-PRESENT
HST 339
HISTORY FROM PICTURES: VISUAL CULTURE IN EAST ASIAN HISTORY
HST 340
CULTURE AND GENDER IN JAPAN
HST 390
CAPSTONE IN HISTORICAL RESEARCH AND WRITING

Japanese Studies / Language

Course Title Quarter Hours
JPN 342
ADVANCED HIGH JAPANESE I
JPN 343
ADVANCED HIGH JAPANESE II
JPN 344
ADVANCED HIGH JAPANESE III
JPN 395
FOREIGN LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

Modern Languages (Japanese Literature and Culture)

Course Title Quarter Hours
MOL 308
TOPICS IN JAPANESE LITERATURE
MOL 310
JAPANESE CULTURE
MOL 320
MODERN JAPANESE LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION

Philosophy

Course Title Quarter Hours
PHL 287
INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN PHILOSOPHIES

Political Science 

Course Title Quarter Hours
PSC 246
ASIAN FOREIGN POLICY
PSC 253
ASIAN POLITICS
PSC 350
JAPANESE POLITICS
PSC 359
ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS (Japanese Politics, Culture, and Society)

Religious Studies

Course Title Quarter Hours
REL 202
ETHICAL WORLDS: MORAL ISSUES ACROSS CULTURES (Atom Bomb Discourse)
REL 205
RELIGION AND ETHICS II (Industrial Diseases)
REL 245
RELIGION IN JAPANESE HISTORY, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE
REL 247
LITERATURE AND RELIGION IN JAPAN
REL 286
PILGRIMAGE, RELIGION AND POPULAR CULTURE
REL 342
ZEN MIND

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

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