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As of Academic year 2016-17, we will no longer offer the Bachelor of Arts in Japanese. Students interested in majoring in Japanese studies may instead declare in the Bachelor of of Arts in East Asian Studies, Japan Subplan. Students who declared his or her major before September 1, 2016, are still "Japanese majors," completing the Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Japanese (see below). Students declaring after September 1, 2016 may declare in the Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies, China Subplan; the requirements for the "Japan Subplan" can be found here.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Japanese

  1. Gateway course: JAPANGEN 92
  2. Modern Japanese language requirement:
    1. JAPANLNG 1, 2, and 3 (First-Year Japanese Language, Culture, and Communication), or JAPANLNG 5 (Intensive First-Year Japanese)
    2. JAPANLNG 21, 22, and 23 (Second-Year Japanese Language, Culture, and Communication), or JAPANLNG 20 (Intensive Second-Year Japanese)
    3. JAPANLNG101, 102, and 103 (Third-Year Japanese Language, Culture, and Communication)
  3. JAPANGEN 138 (Introduction to Modern Japanese Literature and Culture), which is the required Writing in the Major (WIM) course
  4. Content Courses:
    1. Four courses in JAPANGEN or JAPANLIT at the 100 level, with one in each of the following areas as approved by the undergraduate adviser: pre-modern Japan, modern Japan, and Japanese linguistics
    2. Four other content courses dealing with Japan, primarily at the 100 level, as approved by the undergraduate adviser
  5. JAPANGEN 198, Senior Colloquium in Japanese Studies, including the completion of a capstone essay of approximately 7,500 words, written either in a directed reading course or for one of the content courses above. Must have an adviser for the capstone essay by the beginning of Autumn Quarter, senior year.

Please Note: Students who complete third-year Japanese at KCJS satisfy the language requirement but are required to take a placement test if they wish to enroll in JAPANLNG 211, 212, 213 (Fourth-Year Japanese)