Japanese Studies

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

B.A. Degree; Minor

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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

* Students must earn a C grade (2.0) 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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