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Major Curriculum

General Major Requirements

Requirement to enter into the major program:

  • Complete first year Japanese (Japanese 110 and 111) or pass a placement test demonstrating equivalent skills.

 

Requirements to graduate with a B.A. degree in Japanese studies:

    • Minimum 2.25 GPA in major courses
    • Complete the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test or ACTFL OPI
    • Complete an oral exit interview (in Japanese)
    • Submit three performance assessments (student choice) from three different courses used in the major plus the senior thesis to be part of a student portfolio

 

Course Requirements (Required: 33 minimum credits)

Group 1 Japanese Language Study – 14 credits
All Courses Required

  • Japanese 210 - Introduction to Japanese III (4 credits)
  • Japanese 211 - Intermediate Japanese I (4 credits)
  • Japanese 310 - Intermediate Japanese II (3 credits)
  • Japanese 311 - Intermediate Japanese III (3 credits)

 

Group 2 Japanese Culture in Global Context – 3 credits
Select one (1) course from the following:

  • Art 317 - Art History, Art of India, China and Japan (3 credits)
  • English 221 - Asian American Literature (3 credits)
  • English 361/561 - Asian American Literature (3 credits)

 

Group 3 Japanese History and Culture – 9 credits
Select three (3) courses from the following:

  • Environmental Studies/English 244 - Japanese Nature Writing (3 credits)
  • History 375 - Traditional Japan (3 credits)
  • History 376 - Modern Japan (3 credits)
  • Japanese 315 - Bilingual Approaches to Japanese Culture and Society (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Japanese 310
  • Religious Studies 337 - Japanese Religion (3 credits)
  • Religious Studies 344 - Zen Buddhist Practice (3 credits)
  • Religious Studies 345 - Zen Buddhist Art and Literature (3 credits)

 

Group 4 Capstone – 3 credits
All Courses Required

  • Japanese 464 - Senior Thesis in Japanese Studies (3 Credits)
    Prerequisite: Japanese 311

 

Group 5 Electives – 4-6 credits
Select two (2) courses from the following:

  • Japanese 305 - Basic Kanji in Context (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Japanese 111
  • Japanese 320 - Advanced Japanese I (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Japanese 311
  • Japanese 360 - Special Topics in Japanese (1-3 credits) Repeatable
  • Japanese 446 - Independent Study (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Japanese 310
  • Group 3 courses not already used in Group 3
  • Completion of an internship program

 

Note:

  • The major is a collaborative program created with UW-Whitewater. Courses offered by UW-Whitewater through distance-education are not listed above.
  • Appropriate classes taken in Japan in an exchange program officially endorsed by UW Oshkosh or UW-Whitewater may be substituted for language and culture courses that cover equivalent or similar content.
by linnm37 — last modified Feb 11, 2013 06:51 PM