Japanese Studies Majors and Minors
Here are the Requirements for Majors and Minors in Japanese Studies and Language.
|TOTAL COURSES REQUIRED||Ten|
Four Courses in Japanese language
One course covering Japanese culture: ARTH 133 (East Asian Art, Bronze to the Moguls), ARTH 135 (Developments in East Asian Art, Modernity), ARTH 234 (East West Encounters) ASIA 281 (Japanese Traditional Literature), ASIA 282 (Modern Japanese Novelists), ASIA 197 (Japan-related First Year Seminar)
AISA 480 (Senior Seminar)
|OTHER REQUIRED COURSES||A minimum of four courses from among the following (at least two of the four courses should be solely on a Japanese topic.)
ARTH 232 (Warrior Art Of Japan And The Ryūkyūs), ARTH 233(Monumental Art of Japan, 1550-1900: Splendor & Angst), ARTH 236(Eccentrics & The Exotic In 17th & 18th C. China & Japan),ARTH 331(Kyoto: A Cultural Metropolis), ARTH 332 (Representation In Japanese Visual Culture), ARTH 333 (The Supernatural in Japanese Art), ARTH 334 (Women and East Asian Art), ASIA 290 (when a Japanese topic), ECON 330 (Asian Economics), HIST 107 (China and Japan), HIST 108 (Modern China and Japan), HIST 252 (U.S.-East Asian Relations), JAPN 351 (Advanced Japanese—thematic course), JAPN 352 (Advanced Japanese—thematic course), JAPN 451 (Advanced Readings and Projects in Japanese), REL 130 (Introduction to Religion), REL 258 (Buddhism), REL 259 (East Asian Religions), an Extended Studies course about Japan
A number of other courses may be applied toward the Japanese Studies program. See the Schedule of Classes each semester for a complete listing.
|NUMBER 300 AND 400 LEVEL COURSES||Three including ASIA 480 (where Japan is substantial in the content)|
|SENIOR REQUIREMENT AND CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE||All Japanese Studies Majors must complete the Asian Studies Senior Seminar (ASIA 480), which includes a substantial essay, with a grade of “C” or above. All students are expected to give a public presentation of their work.|
|ADDITIONAL INFORMATION||A maximum of 3 courses per term (and 5 in total) may be counted toward the major from semester-long study abroad programs.
All Japanese Studies Majors are strongly encouraged to experience Japan through a semester or year-long study abroad program, an approved summer language program, an Extended Studies course in Japan or an internship in Japan.
A maximum of 6 language courses can count toward the Japanese Studies major.
|WRITING IN THE MAJOR||Majors in Japanese Studies complete the writing in the major requirement by preparing a portfolio of their writing from courses taken in Japanese Studies. The portfolio should include the following items: 1) an analysis of a cultural product, perception or practice, 2) a thesis or research paper, 3) an essay written in Japanese, 4) an essay reflecting on the intellectual trajectory in Japanese Studies. Students complete items 1 and 2 in their normal courses, and 3 in JAPN 252 or an advanced Japanese language course. The only additional writing for the portfolio is item 4. Students should consult with their advisor or the director for details about the portfolio.|
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR
|TOTAL COURSES REQUIRED||Five|
|CORE COURSES||Two Japanese language courses at any level.|
|OTHER REQUIRED COURSES||
Approved courses chosen from those listed for the major.
|NUMBER 300 AND 400 LEVEL COURSES||One|
|TOTAL COURSES REQUIRED||Five|
|OTHER REQUIRED COURSES||The minor requires a minimum of five courses in Japanese language at the 200-level or above. Only one of the courses toward the minor may be taken off-campus.|
|NUMBER 300 AND 400 LEVEL COURSES||Two-three