Japanese Studies Requirements (BA)

Japanese Studies (BA)

Marjorie Rhine (Coordinator), E-Mail: asia@uww.edu

This interdisciplinary major is offered cooperatively between UW-Whitewater and UW-Oshkosh. Students can use non-core courses offered by either campus. It emphasizes the study of Japanese language and culture. The major prepares students for a variety of career opportunities to work in Japan or for a Japanese organization, have an international career, or enter graduate/professional training in international or Asian/Japanese Studies. A minimum 2.25 GPA is required in major courses. The major also requires the following:

  • Completion of a senior thesis
  • An approved field experience in Japan
  • Taking a national Japanese language proficiency test
  • A portfolio with 3 projects or papers from courses in the major
  • An oral exit interview in Japanese
Major Requirements
JAPANESE 103BEGINNING JAPANESE III (GH)4
JAPANESE 201INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I (GH)4
JAPANESE 202INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II (GH)3
JAPANESE 203INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE III (GH)3
JAPANESE 499THESIS IN JAPANESE STUDIES (capstone)3
Select 3 units of East Asian regional courses from the following:3
GEOGRAPHY OF EAST ASIA (GS)
ASIAN LITERATURES (GH)
INTRODUCTION TO WESTERN RELIGIONS (GH)
ASIAN RELIGIOUS THOUGHT (GH)
THE EAST ASIAN TRADITION (GH)
EAST ASIA SINCE 1800 (GH)
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF ASIA
And the following courses from UW-Oshkosh:
ART 317
ART HISTORY, ART OF INDIA, CHINA, AND JAPAN
ENGLISH 221
ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
ENGLISH 361
ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE - OPTIONAL CONTENT
Select 9 units of Japanese history and culture courses from the following:9
JAPANESE LITERATURE
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF JAPAN
CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE SOCIETY
GENDER AND FAMILY IN JAPAN
MODERN JAPAN 1
MODERN JAPAN
JAPANESE CONTEMPORARY ISSUES THROUGH THE LENS OF THE MEDIA
And the following courses from UW-Oshkosh:
ENVSTDS/ENGLISH 244
JAPANESE NATURE WRITING
TRADITIONAL JAPAN
MODERN JAPAN
JAPANESE 315
BILINGUAL APPROACHES TO JAPANESE CULTURE AND SOCIETY
RELSTDS 337
JAPANESE RELIGION
RELSTDS 344
ZEN BUDDHIST PRACTICE
RELSTDS 345
ZEN BUDDHIST ART AND LITERATURE
Select 4-6 units of electives from the following:4-6
Any course not used in #4
TOPICS IN JAPANESE STUDIES
TRAVEL STUDY
INTERNSHIP IN JAPANESE CULTURE
EXCHANGE STUDY
And the following courses from UW-Oshkosh:
JAPANESE 305
BASIC KANJI IN CONTEXT
JAPANESE 320
ADVANCED JAPANESE I
JAPANESE 360
SPECIAL TOPICS IN JAPANESE
JAPANESE 446
INDEPENDENT STUDY
Total Units33-35
1

Note: UW-Whitewater HISTRY 376 and HISTRY 386 are unrequisites.

An approved minor is required for this major.