Japanese Studies Major

The Major in Japanese Studies provides a solid, well-rounded grounding in Japanese language, culture, literature, linguistics, art, history, religion, and business. It requires 40 units of the following courses.

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Prerequisite

  • JAPN 101: First Semester Japanese, 4 units
  • JAPN 102: Second Semester Japanese, 4 units
  • JAPN 201: Third Semester Japanese, 4 units

Required Courses (24 units)

  • JAPN 202: Fourth Semester Japanese, 4 units
  • JAPN 301: Intermediate Japanese 1, 4 units
  • JAPN 302: Intermediate Japanese 2, 4 units
  • JAPN 401: Advanced Japanese 1, 4 units
  • JAPN 402: Advanced Japanese 2, 4 units
  • JAPN 410: Introduction to Japanese Linguistics, 4 units

Elective Courses (16 units)

  • JAPN 190: Reading Osaka from San Francisco, 4 units
  • JAPN 310: Zen and the Art of Japanese Calligraphy, 4 units
  • JAPN 350: Japanese Culture, 4 units
  • JAPN 351: Contemporary Japanese Culture, 4 units
  • JAPN 355: Japanese Literature in Translation, 4 units
  • JAPN 357: Naturalism in Japanese Literature, 4 units
  • JAPN 360: Japanese Calligraphy and Ink Painting, 4 units

Up to two courses among the following can also be counted:

  • JAPN/HIST 383: Modern Japanese since Perry, 4 units
  • JAPN/HIST 387: History of U.S.- Japan Relations, 4 units
  • JAPN/HIST 390: Traditional Japan to 1868, 4 units
  • JAPN/THRS 368: Japanese Religion and Society, 4 units 
  • JAPN/THRS 370: Zen Buddhism, 4 units
  • JAPN/BUS 397: Japanese Study Tour, 4 units

 


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