Majors in Japanese will
acquire in-depth knowledge of the Japanese language as well as the literature
and culture of Japan. Majors will be able to demonstrate oral, reading, and
written proficiency in the language and develop critical skills in analyzing and
interpreting literary, historical, and cultural texts. Students will acquire
the literary, cultural, and linguistic competency necessary for continuing onto
postgraduate study or employment requiring such cultural knowledge and/or
linguistic skill. Students will learn the cultural heritage of Japan within the
larger context of East Asia through a wide and coherent curriculum, which
includes courses in the following humanities and social science disciplines:
literature, visual culture, history, religion, language. and linguistics.
The major in Japanese
requires 36 credits distributed as follows:
1. Six courses in
Japanese language above the 100 level.
2. Four courses in
Japanese literature, history, and/or culture (under subject code 565).
3. One course chosen
from East Asian Civilizations: Traditional Era (01:098:241) OR East Asian
Civilizations: Modern Era (01:098:242) OR Global East Asia (01:098:250).
4. Capstone Seminar on
East Asian Societies (01:098:444).