2021-2022 Catalog 
    Dec 09, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Japanese Studies Major

The Major in Japanese Studies provides a solid grounding in Japanese language, culture, literature, and linguistics, with 32-36 units of core courses covering each of these areas and 4-8 units of elective courses in Japanese history, religion, philosophy, economics, politics, art, and business.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Acquire Japanese language proficiency at the intermediate to advanced level, according to the ACTFL national standard
  • Learn the Japanese language through the lens of the rich variety of cultural landscapes in historical and contemporary Japan and will develop substantial cultural knowledge about Japan
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the historical development and contemporary state of the Japanese language, literature, and selected aspects of culture
  • Acquire the competency to employ the analytical and conceptual tools relevant to their study

Major Requirements (40 Units)

The three semesters of lower-division Japanese language courses (JAPN 101 , JAPN 102 , and JAPN 201 ) serve as a prerequisite but do not count toward the units necessary for the major