Japanese Studies Advanced Certificate

The Japanese minor and advanced certificate program at USF provide an exceptional opportunity to develop such expertise in a city alive with opportunities to apply what students have learned.

Students can pursue the Japanese minor or advanced certificate concurrently with a major in business, pre-law, education, or other professional degree.

Requirements

32 units

Required (24 units)

  • JAPN 101 First Semester Japanese
  • JAPN 102 Second Semester Japanese
  • JAPN 201 Third Semester Japanese
  • JAPN 202 Fourth Semester Japanese
  • JAPN 301 Intermediate Japanese I
  • JAPN 410 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics

Electives (8 units)

  • JAPN 195 Reading Osaka from San Francisco
  • JAPN 302 Intermediate Japanese II
  • JAPN 310 Zen and the Art of Japanese Calligraphy
  • JAPN 350 Japanese Culture
  • JAPN 351 Contemporary Japanese Culture
  • JAPN 355 Japanese Literature in Translation
  • JAPN 357 Naturalism in Japanese Literature
  • JAPN 360 Japanese Calligraphy and Ink Painting
  • JAPN 401 Advanced Japanese I

1 of the following:

May be counted toward the 8 elective units.

  • HIST 383 Modern Japan Since Perry
  • HIST 387 History of U.S.-Japan Relations
  • THRS 368 Japanese Religion and Society
  • THRS 370 Zen Buddhism
  • THRS 379 Buddhist Paths
  • BUS 397 Japanese Study Tour