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Japanese

The Japanese major program at Temple University Japan Campus is a unique undergraduate degree program designed to offer a comprehensive four-year Japanese language curriculum in a JSL (Japanese as a Second Language) setting. It aims to achieve advanced and well-balanced proficiency in Japanese so that students will be well-equipped with linguistic skills and fully prepared to examine socio-cultural aspects of Japan and Japanese literature.

The Bachelor of Arts in Japanese will be conferred upon the student after the completion of 123 credits across the following requirements categories:

  • 36 credit hours of General Education coursework
  • 43 credit hours (14 courses) required for major; major courses must be passed with at least a C-
  • 44 elective credit hours

 

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

1. University requirements

  • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major.
  • Students must complete the General Education curriculum (36 s.h.)

2. Major requirements (minimum 43 credits)

  • Language requirements (16 credits): Japanese 2702, 3001, 3002, 4001 and 4002
  • Language Skills (12 credits): Choose 4 courses from the following: Japanese 2003, 2301, 2631, 3000, 3003, 3010, 3096, 3631, 4003
  • Area Studies electives and Writing Intensive (12 credits): In consultation with the Major Coordinator, choose 4 content courses in other related disciplines that focus exclusively on Japan, one of them being a writing-intensive (WI) course taught in English.
  • Capstone (3 credits): Japanese 4196, 4296, or 4396

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different.

 

Freshman Year – 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Japanese 1001 Japanese Elements I 4 LC
English 0802 or 0812 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
GenEd 08xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Subtotal      15  
   
Freshman Year – 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Japanese 1002 Japanese Elements II 4 LC
Japanese 1301 Kanji I 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
GenEd 08xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Subtotal      16  
 
Sophomore Year – 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Japanese 2701 Japanese Intermediate I 4 LC
Japanese 2301 Kanji II 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
GenEd 08xx World Society 3 GG
Subtotal      16  
 
Sophomore Year – 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Japanese 2702 Japanese Intermediate II 4  
Japanese 1003 Oral Intensive Japanese I 3  
CLA 2000+ Area Studies Elective 1 (Social Science) 3  
GenEd 08xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx Arts 3-4 GA
Subtotal      16-17  
 
Junior Year – 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Japanese 3001 Japanese Advanced I 3  
Japanese 2631 Structure of Japanese Language I 3  
CLA 2000+ Area Studies Elective 2
(Writing Intensive taught in English)
3 WI
CLA 2000+ Upper Level CLA Elective 3  
CLA 0800-4999 Any CLA Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year – 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Japanese 3002 Japanese Advanced II 3  
Japanese 3096 Intermediate Writing in Japanese 3 WI
CLA 2000+ Area Studies Elective 3 (Social Science) 3  
CLA 0800-4999 Any CLA Elective 3  
CLA 0800-4999 Any CLA Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Japanese 4001 Japanese Advanced III 3  
Japanese 4003 Advanced Oral Japanese 3  
CLA 2000+ Area Studies Elective 4 3  
CLA 0800-4999 Any CLA Elective 3  
CLA 0800-4999 Any CLA Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Japanese 4002 Japanese Advanced IV 3  
Japanese 4000+ Writing Intensive Capstone: Seminar in Japanese and Japan 3 WI
CLA 0800-4999 Any CLA Elective 3  
Any 0800-4999 One Elective in Any School or College
3  
Any 0800-4999 One Elective in Any School or College
3  
Subtotal      15  
         
Minimum Degree Total   123  
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