Requires 31 hours including four advanced language courses beyond JPN 201.
|Required Major Courses|
|JPN 220||Third-year Japanese I||3|
|JPN 230||Third-year Japanese II||3|
|JPN 290||Japanese Abroad||3|
|JPN 296||Japanese across the Curriculum||1|
|EAL 275||Survey of East Asian Cultures||3|
|EAL 375||Senior Research Seminar||3|
|Select three of the following electives in Japanese literature, film and/or culture: *||9|
|Major Works of Japanese Literature|
|Gender in Japanese Literature|
|Japanese Film: Themes and Methods|
|Contemporary Japanese Culture|
|Contemporary East Asian Cinema|
|Select two of the following Japanese history courses:||6|
|Japan before 1600|
|Japan since 1600|
|The Rise of Asian Economic Power since WWII|
|Samurai and Geisha: Fact, Film, and Fiction|
|The Religions of Japan|
|Study abroad in Japan **|
JPN 231 may substitute as an EAL elective course.
Under special circumstances, a student may substitute an approved intensive immersion program in the U.S. for the study abroad requirement.
A minimum C average is required for all courses in the major.
Highly qualified majors should apply for admission to the honors program in East Asian Languages and Cultures. To be graduated with the designation “Honors in Chinese Language and Culture” or “Honors in Japanese Language and Culture” following completion of EAL 375, the student must enroll in EAL 376, present an honors-quality research paper, successfully defend the paper in an oral examination, and earn an overall GPA of 3.0 with an average of 3.3 on work in courses taken as part of the major in Chinese or Japanese. For additional information, students should consult members of the department.