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Major in Japanese
Byodo-in Temple, Uji, Kyoto prefecture, Japan

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Major in Japanese

MAJOR:Japanese

Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 16.0302

University Studies Requirements....................................41-44 hrs

(See Academic Degrees and Programs.)

University Studies selections must include:

University Studies Elective

CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology

Note: Intermediate level modern language courses completed as part of the major or minor also satisfy modern language requirements for the B.A. All majors and minors, including those who score at or above the 301 level on the Placement Exam, will be required to take JPN 301. JPN 301 serves as a gateway course to the upper level culture and literature courses. A minimum grade of C is required in JPN 301. MLA 400 (with research project) is required for the major; passing scores on the third year proficiency exams are required for entry into MLA 400.

Required Courses................................................................22 hrs

MLA 100T Transitions 

JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I

JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II

JPN 301 Conversation and Composition I

JPN 302 Conversation and Composition II

JPN 401 Advanced Japanese I

JPN 402 Advanced Japanese II

MLA 400 Senior Seminar1

Note: Credit for JPN 101 and 102 may not be used for the major but will be counted for graduation.

Approved Electives in Japanese..........................................6-9 hrs

Select two from the following:

JPN 306 Introduction to Japanese Literature

JPN 315 Global Cinema in Japanese

JPN 323 Japanese Culture and Civilization

JPN 324 Contemporary Japanese Culture and Civilization

JPN 331 Advanced Language Practice

JPN 350 Modern Japanese Literature in Translation

Limited Electives....................................................................6 hrs

Select two from the following upper-level courses:

JPN 421 Topics in Japanese Literature

JPN 441 Topics in Japanese Cultural Studies

JPN 460 Studies in a Genre

Required Support Course....................................................3-6 hrs

Select one from the following:

ART 425 Art of Asia

HIS 340 Modern East Asia

HIS 475 Modern Japan

POL 454 Government and Politics of Asia

Note: The department strongly recommends that majors study abroad for at least one summer.

Required Minor..............................................................21-24 hrs

Electives.........................................................................12-18 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements........................................120 hrs

1Each student must submit a senior research project.

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The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.

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