Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

College of Letters & Science

Japanese Major Worksheet

Worksheet for the Bachelor's Degree in Japanese

This worksheet is produced for the student's convenience. The Department's official language for degree requirements is stated in the Undergraduate Catalog. It is the responsibility of the student to read carefully the degree requirements and ensure that they are met. It is strongly advised that the student discuss any questions or concerns with the Undergraduate Advisor

L&S College Requirements: For a complete description of L&S requirements see the Bulletin, note esp. that the minimum acceptable GPA in major courses is 2.0.

Department Requirements

Done

No. of Credits

Courses in Japanese Language

203 Third Semester Japanese 

 

6

204 Fourth Semester Japanese

 

6

303 Fifth Semester Japanese

 

4

304 Sixth Semester Japanese

 

4

403 Seventh Semester Japanese

 

3

404 Eighth Semester Japanese

 

3

Courses in Japanese Literature

353 Survey of Japanese Literature to 1868

 

3

354 Survey of Japanese Literature from 1868

 

3

Course in Japanese Civilization

EA 253 Introduction to Japanese Culture and Civilization

or HIST 104 Introduction to East Asian History: Japan

 

3

Elective Requirement

Five credits of department courses in Japanese studies

 

5

Additional work in East Asian humanities and social science is recommended.

 

Elective Requirement: Select from E ASIAN 313, 314, 323, 324, 335, 357, 358, 361, 364, 367, 376, 377, 378, 434, 563, 564, 573, 574, 681, 682, 691, 692, 699; LIT TRANS 368, 372, 373. 

For elective course titles and information on when these courses are offered, click here.

L&S requires that students complete 15 credits of upper-level work in the major. *Please note that upper-level required courses for the major also count toward the 15 credits of upper-level work rule, so this requirement is typically completed in the process of fulfilling the major requirements listed above. Courses which count toward the 15 credits advanced work in the Japanese major: E ASIAN 303, 304, 313, 314, 323, 324, 335, 353, 354, 357, 358, 364, 367, 377, 403, 404, 430, 434, 466, 503, 563, 564, 573, 574, 681, 682, 691, 692, 699, HIST 453, 454; LIT TRANS 368, 372, 373. 

Upper-level language and literature equivalents are often available while studying abroad as a UW exchange student at Nanzan, Hokkaido, Keio, or Sophia. Consult the Undergraduate Adviser or appropriate language professor when designing your program of study.

Please do not enroll in either LIT TRANS 263 or LIT TRANS 264, Survey of Japanese Literature in translation (for non-majors). Converting these courses to E ASIAN 353 or 354 requires additional coursework.

BASED ON 2009-2011 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, COLLEGE OF LETTERS AND SCIENCE