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

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Major in Japanese

Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 16.0302

University Studies Requirements...............................46-49 hrs

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 30. JPN 301 serves as a gateway courses to the upper level culture and literature courses. A minimum grade of C is required in 301. MLA 400 is required for the major; passing scores on the third year proficiency exams are required for entry into MLA 400.

Required Courses..............................................................19 hrs
MLA 099 Transitions
JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I
JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II
JPN 301 Conversation and Composition I
JPN 302 Conversation and Composition I
JPN 401 Advanced Japanese I
JPN 402 Advanced Japanese I

MLA 400 Senior Seminar

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 hrs
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
JPN 421 Topics in Japanese Literature
JPN 441 Topics in Japanese Cultural Studies
JPN 460 Studies in a Genre

Approved Electives in Japanese..................................9 hrs

   Select from JPN courses beyond JPN 301.

Required Support Courses Japanese Major........................3 hrs

   Select one course from the following:
HIS 475 Modern Japan
ART 425 Art of Asia
HIS 340 Modern East Asia

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

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

Electives........................................................................10-16 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements..................................120 hrs1

1Each student must submit a senior research project.

 

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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