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Japanese Major Requirements and Electives

Requirements Offered Each Fall

E ASIAN 203 – Third Semester Japanese
E ASIAN 303 – Fifth Semester Japanese
E ASIAN 403 – Seventh Semester Japanese
E ASIAN 353 – Survey of Classical Japanese Literature

Requirements Offered Each Spring
E ASIAN 204 – Fourth Semester Japanese
E ASIAN 304 – Sixth Semester Japanese
E ASIAN 404 – Eighth Semester Japanese
E ASIAN 354 – Survey of Modern Japanese Literature

Requirements Offered Each Year
E ASIAN 253 – Introduction to Japanese Culture and Civilization
HIST 104 – Introduction to East Asian History: Japan *requirement is EA 253 or HIST 104

Electives Offered Each Fall
E ASIAN 335 – Intermediate Japanese Conversation
E ASIAN 357 / ART HIST 372 – Arts of Japan
E ASIAN 376 – Manga

Electives Offered Each Spring
E ASIAN 377 – Business Japanese Communication
E ASIAN 378 – Anime

Electives Offered Each Year
E ASIAN 364 – Introduction to Buddhism
LIT TRANS 368 – Modern Japanese Fiction
LIT TRANS 372 – Classical Japanese Prose in Translation
LIT TRANS 373 – Topics in Japanese Literature

Electives Offered Every Other Year
E ASIAN 323 – First Year Classical Japanese I
E ASIAN 361 – Masterworks of Japanese Literature: The Tale of Genji
E ASIAN 367 – Japanese Poetic Tradition: Haiku

Electives Offered As Needed
E ASIAN 681, 682 – Senior Honors Thesis I & II
E ASIAN 691, 692 – Senior Thesis I & II
E ASIAN 699 – Directed Study

Electives Offered Less Than Yearly
E ASIAN 313, 324 – Japanese for Social Studies I & II
E ASIAN 324 – First Year Classical Japanese II
E ASIAN 358 – Language in Japanese Society
E ASIAN 434 – Introduction to Japanese Linguistics
E ASIAN 563, 564 – Readings in Modern Japanese Literature I & II
E ASIAN 573, 574 – Readings in Classical Japanese Literature I & II