Major in Japanese (None)

While a Japanese major is not officially part of the curriculum, students who pursue advanced study of the language beyond the 3-year sequence (beyond JAPN 312) and take additional literature/culture classes may discuss creating an Individualized Major in Japanese (40 credits) with the Japanese program head.

Minor in Japanese (20 credits)

212 (4) or 216 (4) abroad; 311 (4) or 315 (4) abroad; 312 (4) or 316 (4) abroad; one or more from the categories JAPN 320, 321, or 330 (4); and/or one course from the Asian Studies Program list or abroad with emphasis on Japan (4). See below for details.

Courses in the JAPN 321 category (Topics in Japanese Literature):

JAPN 321A Japanese Women Writers

JAPN 321B Love in Japanese Literature & Film

JAPN 321C Introduction to Japanese Film

JAPN 321D Anime: Studies in Movement and Transformation

Courses in the JAPN 330 category (Topics in Japanese Culture):

JAPN 330A Transnational Japan

JAPN 330B Japanese Folklore

JAPN 330C Nuclear Japan: Atomic Bombs, Atomic Energy, Atomic Art

JAPN 330D Nuclear Japan: Atomic Bombs, Atomic Energy, Atomic Art (embedded study abroad course)

Advanced language study beyond JAPN 312: 

JAPN 341 Business and Professional Japanese

JAPN 371 Individual Learning Project (directed readings in Japanese, reading groups, research in Japanese for capstone projects, translation work)

Asian Studies Program courses that can count toward the Japanese minor:

HIST 319 Monsters and Modernity

HIST 314 Missionary Positions: Christianity in East Asia

ART 309D East Asian Gardens

Language courses taught abroad:

115 Elementary Japanese I Abroad

116 Elementary Japanese II Abroad

215 Intermediate Japanese I Abroad

216 Intermediate Japanese II Abroad

315 Advanced Japanese I Abroad

316 Advanced Japanese II Abroad

Courses taught abroad in English

COLG 385 Study Abroad Seminar

COLG 110 Japanese Animation/Manga/Fashion

HIST 300D Japanese Culture/Life

SA 375I Japanese Politics/Economics & Society

Courses (JAPN)