Japanese Major

Requirement: 10 Courses

Of the 10 courses (at least 10 credits), 8 must be at the 200 level or above. These courses should be distributed as follows:

Japanese Language Courses: 3 to 6 Courses

  • All must be above the elementary level
  • 2 of these must be a the 300 level or above
  • Language courses at the 100 level will not count toward the major

Japanese Literature/Culture Courses: 4 to 7 Courses

  • Distribution of courses: at least one course must be at the 100 level, at least one course at the 200-300 level, and at least one course at the 400 level and above  (each course must equal one credit)
  • 3 of these must be taken in AMES
  • Students may count 1-2 AMES courses dealing with other literature and cultures toward their majors. All courses have to be at the 100-level and above

Senior portfolio


Example Course Plan for Students Taking Intermediate-level Japanese:

Language Courses
JPN 203—Intermediate Japanese I
JPN 204—Intermediate Japanese II
JPN 305—Advanced Japanese I
JPN 306—Advanced Japanese II

Literature and Culture Courses
AMES 410S—Trauma and Space in Asia
AMES 365S—World of Japanese Pop Culture
ENGLISH 275S—Asian American Literature
HISTORY 226—Ancient and Early Modern Japan
RELIGION 323S—Buddhist Meditation

Literature and Culture Courses Outside of Concentration
AMES 410S—Trauma and Space in Asia
or any other AMES course on areas and cultures beyond Japan