Jul 10, 2020
About the Program
Students may major or minor in Japanese. Study abroad is an important part of a language education, and our faculty and staff work in close collaboration with the International Programs for Study Abroad to find our students the best university programs in other countries.
Please visit Japanese for more information.
120 Credits Required
Liberal Arts Core Curriculum
Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.
Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.
For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here .
Departmental/Program Major Requirement Requirements (33 credits)
Before undertaking the major, students must establish proficiency equivalent to Japanese Level IV. Proficiency may be established by taking and passing JPNS 20200, by exam, or by other evidence acceptable to the School of Languages & Culture.
Area A - Japanese Language (12 credits)
Area B - Japanese Literature (6 credits)
Area C - Japanese Linguistics (6 credits)
Area D - Japanese Electives (9 credits)
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (57 credits)
- Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.
- Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.
- For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here.
University Core Requirements
- Human Cultures Humanities
- Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
- Information Literacy
- Science #1
- Science #2
- Science, Technology, and Society
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication
- Quantitative Reasoning
For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
Fall 2nd Year
- JPNS 20100 - Japanese Level III
- Natural Sciences Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
- STAT- Credit Hours: 3.00
- Electives- Credit Hours: 3.00
Spring 2nd Year
- JPNS 20200 - Japanese Level IV
- Asthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Global Prespective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Natural Science - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Electives-Credit Hours: 3.00
Fall 4th Year
- JPNS 40100 - Japanese Level VII
- Area D - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Elective - Credit Hours: 1.00 - 3.00
- Individual & Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
- A minimum GPA of “B” (3.0/4.0) in the major is required for the student to graduate with a Japanese major. No Departmental credit beyond JPNS 20200 or credit by exam may be counted toward the major. The P/NP option is not available for this requirement.
- 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.
- 32 credit hours at 30000 level or higher required for Bachelor of Arts degree.
- Liberal Arts offers a streamlined plan of study for students pursuing a second degree outside of CLA. Contact the CLA Advising Office for more information.
Foreign Language Courses
Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.
For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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