Japanese Studies

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
907-474-7396
www.uaf.edu/language/

B.A. Degree; Minor

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

Students majoring in Japanese studies are required to successfully complete at least one semester on an exchange program in Japan. Spending a full academic year abroad is strongly encouraged.

Major — B.A. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following Japanese Studies core requirements (all courses in this category are taught in Japanese):* (15)
    JPN F301—Advanced Japanese**—3 credits
    JPN F302O—Advanced Japanese**—3 credits
    JPN F431—Studies in Japanese Culture**—3 credits
    JPN F432—Studies in Japanese Language**—3 credits
    JPN F475—Seminar on Contemporary Japan—3 credits
  4. Complete 6 credits from the following Japanese Studies electives:*
    JPN F330—Classical Japanese Literature—3 credits
    JPN F331W—Women's Voices in Japanese Literature—3 credits
    JPN F332—Japanese Cultural Traditions and Arts—3 credits
    JPN F333—Twentieth Century Japanese Prose Fiction—3 credits
    JPN F482—Selected Topics in Japanese—3 credits
  5. Complete 12 additional credits from the following Japan-related electives as approved by an advisor:* *** ****
    JPN F210—Beginning Kanji—2 credits
    JPN F310—Intermediate Kanji—2 credits
    JPN F311—Advanced Kanji—2 credits
    JPN F330—Classical Japanese Literature—3 credits
    JPN F331W—Women's Voices in Japanese Literature—3 credits
    JPN F332—Japanese Cultural Traditions and Arts—3 credits
    JPN F333—Twentieth Century Japanese Prose Fiction—3 credits
    JPN F482—Selected Topics in Japanese—3 credits
    HIST F121—East Asian Civilization—3 credits
    HIST F122—East Asian Civilization—3 credits
    HIST F331—Modern Japan—3 credits
    HIST F333—Foundations of Japanese History—3 credits
    HIST F414—Women and Gender in East Asian History—3 credits
    GEOG F311W—Geography of Asia—3 credits
    PS F321—International Politics—3 credits
    PS F464W—East Asian Governments and Politics—3 credits
  6. Completion of semester exchange in Japan or written departmental approval.**
  7. Minimum credits required—120 credits

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

** After completion of language training through the 202-level, students may study in Japan as long as they complete a minimum of 15 credits of Japanese language study at the upper-division level to fulfill the Japanese Studies core requirements. JPN F475 must be taken in residence at UAF.

*** Instructor-approved Japan-related courses taken during time abroad may count toward this requirement.

**** Courses taken to satisfy requirement 4 may not be retaken or otherwise counted to satisfy requirement 5.

Note: Students planning a double major for a single B.A. may double count a maximum of 9 credits from the major requirements toward a second major. Students earning two degrees (B.A./B.B.A.) are not subject to double counting restrictions.

Minor

  1. Complete the following:
    Japanese course credits at the 100-level or above—3 credits
    Japanese course credits at the 200-level or above—12 credits
  2. Minimum credits required—15 credits

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