This major allows students to develop their language skills in Chinese or Japanese while simultaneously gaining significant knowledge about the Asian context. Students share a strong interdisciplinary curriculum and choose to concentrate their language study in Chinese or Japanese. The non-language curriculum will be taught in English and includes film, literature, history, politics and religion. The major requires one semester of study abroad in China/Taiwan or Japan. The minimum number of units for the major is 34.

Minimum 32 units that include:

JAPN 023  Intermediate Japanese, Third Semester                
JAPN 025  Intermediate Japanese, Fourth Semester
JAPN 125  Advanced Japanese I    
JAPN 126  Advanced Japanese II    
SABD 000 Overseas Study (Study Abroad in Japan) *        

Select four of the following:

  • ARTH 122 Japanese Art History     
  • ASIA 120 Asian Cinemas  
  • ASIA 124 Society, Gender and Culture in East Asia              
  • ASIA 130 East Asian Literature      
  • HIST 030 East Asian Civilization I  
  • HIST 031 East Asian Civilization II 
  • HIST 143 Japan in War and Peace               
  • JAPN 170 Japanese Literature in Translation           
  • POLS 152 Politics of Asia  
  • RELI 135 Asian Religious Traditions            
  • RELI 152 Confucian Traditions      
  • RELI 154 Buddhist Traditions            

Note:

  1. *Language requirement begins with the intermediate level; at least one semester (or a summer with a minimum of 8 weeks) of language requirement must be completed in Japan
  2. No more than two equivalent courses (as determined by the advisor) may be completed while studying in Japan.

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Dept of Modern Language/Literature
209.946.2291 trobertscamps@pacific.edu