Japanese B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Japanese

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 50

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Note: Students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all their upper-division JPNS courses presented in fulfillment of requirements for the Japanese major. All other courses taken to satisfy the requirements of the major or minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better; the minimum GPA required is 2.00 in all lower-division work attempted in the major.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Lower-Division Core Courses

26

Language Core

Culture and Civilization Core

East Asian Studies

Upper-Division Core Courses

12

Major Electives

12

Total Hours

50


Lower-Division Core Courses

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 29 total credits required.

Language Core

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

JPNS 101

Elementary Japanese I

5

JPNS 102

Elementary Japanese II

5

JPNS 201

Intermediate Japanese I

5

JPNS 202

Intermediate Japanese II

5

Total Hours

20

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Culture and Civilization Core

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

JPNS 150H

Japanese Cult & Civiliz

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

East Asian Studies

Code

Title

Hours

Complete at least 1 East Asian studies or history course on Japan or East Asia at any level that are not taught in the Modern and Classical Languages and Literature department for a total of 6 additional credits.

3

CHIN 313L

Chinese Poetry in Translation

CHIN 380

Chinese Folktales

GH 161H

Asian Humanities

PSCI 311

Rev & Reform Modern China

PSCI 420

Exp Offering: Comp Politics

RLST 232H

Buddhism

RLST 238X

Japanese Religions

RLST 354

Topics in East Asia Religions

Total Hours

3


Upper-Division Core Courses

Note: Either JPNS 412 or JPNS 415 may be taken to complete the 14 credits. JPNS 411 is repeatable once.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

JPNS 301

Advanced Japanese

3

JPNS 302

Advanced Japanese

3

JPNS 411

Mod Jpns Wrtrs/Thinkers (repeatable once)

3

JPNS 412

Intro Classical Japanese

3

or JPNS 415

Adv Jpns for Professionals

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Major Electives

Notes:

  • JPNS 392 may be taken for up to 3 credits only.

  • Only 3 credits from JPNS 390 or JPNS 392 may count towards the 9 credits.

  • JPNS 391 may only be counted as an elective when the course is a Japanese literature, Japanese pedagogy/linguistics, or Japanese cultural course not part of basic Japanese language instruction.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 12 credits from the following courses:

12

JPNS 311

Jpns Clasc Lit Engl Trans

JPNS 312

Jpns Lit Medieval to Mod

JPNS 371

Japanese Film and Anime

JPNS 390

Research

JPNS 391

Special Topics

JPNS 392

Independent Study

JPNS 431

Post-War Japanese Lit

JPNS 491

Special Topics

JPNS 492

Independent Study

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-