Major Programs

Japanese Major Requirements

The major in Japanese Language and Culture requires 30 semester hours numbered above JPN2220 including a minimum of six semester hours at the 4000-level. A maximum of nine semester hours in Japanese culture and literature can count toward the thirty semester hour requirement. A minor is also required.

Other major options include:


Fifteen (15) semester hours in Chinese language courses and fifteen (15) semester hours in Japanese language courses all numbered above 2220, plus twelve (12) semester hours of CHT/JPT 3000-level courses in culture and literature. Of the combined thirty (30) Chinese/Japanese language coursework, at least six (6) semester hours must be taken from two 4000-level courses in one language and three (3) semester hours from a 4000-level course in the other language. The student should consult with the Chinese and Japanese advisers to select appropriate courses. No minor is required with the co-major program.


A major in Japanese with a concentration in Business may be selected. The program consists of eighteen (18) semester hours of Japanese language courses beyond the A & S language requirement, plus a total of twenty-seven (27) hours in the business components (at least 12 hours of core courses and 9 hours in a specialized track from designated courses in the College of Business; a maximum of 6 hours of JPN 3000-level courses in Business Japanese may count toward the 27 business components requirement). The student should consult with an adviser to select courses. No minor is required.


Major requirement check sheets can be obtained from the undergraduate advisor in DIF 364.

Major Courses in Japanese Language
JPN 1120 Elementary Japanese I (4cr) None
JPN 1121 Elementary Japanese II (4cr) JPN 1120
JPN 2220 Intermediate Reading & Conv. (4cr) JPN 1121
JPN 2300 Review Grammar and Syntax (4cr) JPN 2220
JPN 3132 Listening Drill I (1 cr) JPN 1121
JPN 3133 Listening Drill II (1 cr) JPN 2300
JPN 3202 Readings in Short Stories and Essays (3cr) JPN 2300
JPN 3240 Conversational Japanese (3 cr) JPN 2300
JPN 3250 Practical Skills in Japanese Communication (3 cr) JPN 2300
JPN 3301 Kanji Drill I (1 cr) None
JPN 3302 Kanji Drill II (1 cr) JPN 3301 OR JPN 2300
JPN 3303 Writing and Reading Japanese (3cr) JPN 2220
JPN 3440 Business Japanese I (3cr) JPN 2300
JPN 3441 Business Japanese II (3cr) JPN 3440
JPN 4130 Reading Modern Japanese Literature (3cr) JPN 4000
JPN 4412 Advanced Japanese (3cr) JPN 3202
JPN 4413 Advanced Japanese B (3cr) JPN 3202
JPN 4414 Advanced Japanese C: Reading & Writing (3 cr) JPN 3202
JPN 4930r Special Topics (3cr) Permission
Major Courses in Japanese Culture and Literature
JPT 3122r Modern Japanese Literature in Translation (3cr)  
JPT 3391r Japanese Film and Culture (3cr)  
JPT 3510 Japanese Economy and Environment (3cr)  
JPT 3511 Japanese Popular Culture (3cr)  
JPT 4020r Japanese Calligraphy (1cr) JPN 1120
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