Bachelor of Arts in Japanese

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Major Requirements

Prospective majors must meet with an East Asian languages and literatures faculty advisor when declaring the major, each spring to obtain the advisor’s signature before fall term registration, and two terms before graduation.  The Bachelor of Arts in Japanese comes with three options: Culture-Intensive, Language-Intensive, and Linguistics-Intensive.

Any course for which a grade lower than C– is received does not count toward the major.

Prospective majors who place above the first term of the third year of a language (Third-Year Chinese (CHN 301) or Third-Year Japanese (JPN 301)) must draft an individualized program in conjunction with a department advisor.

Honors Thesis in Japanese

With the support of an advisor, students may write a thesis on a Japanese topic. Thesis topics must be approved at least one term before the thesis is submitted for honors credit.

Thesis Written in English. To count toward a Japanese degree, the thesis must be on a Japanese cultural topic with a suggested length of forty pages.

Thesis Written in Japanese. With an advisor's approval, majors may opt to write a thesis in Japanese with a suggested length of 12,500 characters.

Overseas Study

The University of Oregon has four overseas study programs in China and Japan. Students in University of Oregon study abroad programs enroll in courses with subject codes that are unique to individual programs. Special course numbers are reserved for overseas study. See International Affairs in the Academic Resources section of this catalog. Students are strongly advised to talk with their major advisor before they study abroad to plan their courses of study and make sure the courses they take in China and Japan will count toward major requirements.

Kindergarten through Secondary Teaching Careers

Students who complete the BA degree with a major in Chinese or Japanese are eligible to apply for the College of Education’s fifth-year licensure program in middle-secondary teaching or the fifth-year licensure program to become an elementary teacher. More information is available from the College of Education.

Bachelor of Arts in Japanese: Culture-Intensive Option

 At least five of the required courses must be completed within the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.

JPN 301Third-Year Japanese5
JPN 302Third-Year Japanese5
JPN 303Third-Year Japanese5
Select two of the following:8
Fourth-Year Spoken Japanese
Fourth-Year Spoken Japanese
Fourth-Year Spoken Japanese
Fourth-Year Reading and Writing Japanese
Fourth-Year Reading and Writing Japanese
Fourth-Year Reading and Writing Japanese
Advanced Readings in Japanese Literature
Advanced Readings in Japanese Literature
Advanced Readings in Japanese Literature
Classical Japanese Literary Language
Select two of the following:8
Introduction to Japanese Literature
Introduction to Japanese Literature
Introduction to Japanese Literature
Introduction to Japanese Linguistics
Four upper-division courses 116
Total Credits47

Bachelor of Arts in Japanese: Language-Intensive Option

 At least five of the required courses must be completed within the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.

JPN 301Third-Year Japanese5
JPN 302Third-Year Japanese5
JPN 303Third-Year Japanese5
Select two of the following:8
Introduction to Japanese Literature
Introduction to Japanese Literature
Introduction to Japanese Literature
Introduction to Japanese Linguistics
JPN 411Fourth-Year Spoken Japanese4
JPN 412Fourth-Year Spoken Japanese4
JPN 414Fourth-Year Reading and Writing Japanese4
JPN 415Fourth-Year Reading and Writing Japanese4
JPN 413Fourth-Year Spoken Japanese4
or JPN 416 Fourth-Year Reading and Writing Japanese
Upper-division course 14
Total Credits47

Bachelor of Arts in Japanese: Linguistics-Intensive Option

 At least five of the required courses must be completed in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.

JPN 301Third-Year Japanese5
JPN 302Third-Year Japanese5
JPN 303Third-Year Japanese5
Select two of the following:8
Fourth-Year Spoken Japanese
Fourth-Year Spoken Japanese
Fourth-Year Spoken Japanese
Fourth-Year Reading and Writing Japanese
Fourth-Year Reading and Writing Japanese
Fourth-Year Reading and Writing Japanese
Advanced Readings in Japanese Literature
Advanced Readings in Japanese Literature
Advanced Readings in Japanese Literature
Classical Japanese Literary Language
Select three of the following:12
Language and Society in East Asia
Introduction to Japanese Linguistics
Introduction to Linguistics Analysis
Japanese and Korean Phonetics
Japanese and Korean Syntax
Three upper-division courses 112
Total Credits47

Four-Year Degree Plans

Sample Cultural-Intensive Option

Sample Language-Intensive Option

Sample Linguistics-Intensive Option

Bachelor of Arts in Japanese: Cultural-Intensive Option

The degree plan shown is only a sample of how students may complete their degrees in four years. There are alternative ways. Students should consult their advisor to determine the best path for them.

Degree Map
First Year
FallMilestonesCredits
JPN 101 First-Year Japanese 5
WR 121 College Composition I 4
Group-satisfying courses 8
 Credits 17
Winter
JPN 102 First-Year Japanese 5
WR 122
College Composition II
or College Composition III
Complete writing requirement4
Group-satisfying courses 8
 Credits 17
Spring
JPN 103 First-Year Japanese 5
Group-satisfying courses 12
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Second Year
FallMilestonesCredits
JPN 201 Second-Year Japanese 5
One major survey course (JPN 305, 306, 307, 315) 4
Group-satisfying courses 8
 Credits 17
Winter
JPN 202 Second-Year Japanese 5
One major survey course (JPN 305, 306, 307, 315) Complete major survey requirement4
Group-satisfying course 8
 Credits 17
Spring
JPN 203 Second-Year Japanese Complete lower-division language requirement5
Upper-division elective course 4
Group-satisfying course Complete group requirements4
Elective course 4
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Third Year
FallMilestonesCredits
JPN 301 Third-Year Japanese 5
Upper-division elective course 4
Electives 8
 Credits 17
Winter
JPN 302 Third-Year Japanese 5
Upper-division elective course 4
Electives 8
 Credits 17
Spring
JPN 303 Third-Year Japanese Complete third-year language requirement5
Upper-division elective course Complete upper-division elective requirement4
Electives 8
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Fourth Year
FallMilestonesCredits
One 400-level Japanese language course 4
Electives 12
 Credits 16
Winter
One 400-level Japanese language course Complete fourth-year language requirement4
Electives 8
 Credits 12
Spring
Electives 16
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 44

 

Bachelor of Arts in Japanese: Language-Intensive Option

The degree plan shown is only a sample of how students may complete their degrees in four years. There are alternative ways. Students should consult their advisor to determine the best path for them.

Degree Map
First Year
FallMilestonesCredits
JPN 101 First-Year Japanese 5
WR 121 College Composition I 4
Group-satisfying courses 8
 Credits 17
Winter
JPN 102 First-Year Japanese 5
WR 122
College Composition II
or College Composition III
Complete writing requirement4
Group-satisfying courses 8
 Credits 17
Spring
JPN 103 First-Year Japanese 5
Group-satisfying courses 12
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Second Year
FallMilestonesCredits
JPN 201 Second-Year Japanese 5
One major survey course (JPN 305, 306, 307, 315) 4
Group-satisfying course 8
 Credits 17
Winter
JPN 202 Second-Year Japanese 5
One major survey course (JPN 305, 306, 307, 315) Complete major survey requirement4
Group-satisfying course 8
 Credits 17
Spring
JPN 203 Second-Year Japanese Complete lower-division language requirement5
Upper-division elective Complete upper division elective4
Group-satisfying course Complete group requirements4
Elective course 4
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Third Year
FallMilestonesCredits
JPN 301 Third-Year Japanese 5
Electives 12
 Credits 17
Winter
JPN 302 Third-Year Japanese 5
Electives 12
 Credits 17
Spring
JPN 303 Third-Year Japanese Complete third-year language courses5
Electives 12
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Fourth Year
FallMilestonesCredits
JPN 411 Fourth-Year Spoken Japanese 4
JPN 414 Fourth-Year Reading and Writing Japanese 4
Electives 8
 Credits 16
Winter
JPN 412 Fourth-Year Spoken Japanese 4
JPN 415 Fourth-Year Reading and Writing Japanese 4
Electives 8
 Credits 16
Spring
JPN 413
Fourth-Year Spoken Japanese
or Fourth-Year Reading and Writing Japanese
Complete fourth-year language requirement4
Electives 12
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48

 

Bachelor of Arts in Japanese: Language-Intensive Option

The degree plan shown is only a sample of how students may complete their degrees in four years. There are alternative ways. Students should consult their advisor to determine the best path for them.

Degree Map
First Year
FallMilestonesCredits
JPN 101 First-Year Japanese 5
WR 121 College Composition I 4
Group-satisfying courses 8
 Credits 17
Winter
JPN 102 First-Year Japanese 5
WR 122
College Composition II
or College Composition III
Complete writing requirement4
Group-satisfying courses 8
 Credits 17
Spring
JPN 103 First-Year Japanese 5
Group-satisfying courses 12
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Second Year
FallMilestonesCredits
JPN 201 Second-Year Japanese 5
One major survey course (JPN 305, 306, 307, 315) 4
Group-satisfying course 8
 Credits 17
Winter
JPN 202 Second-Year Japanese 5
One major survey course (JPN 305, 306, 307, 315) Complete major survey requirement4
Group-satisfying course 8
 Credits 17
Spring
JPN 203 Second-Year Japanese Complete lower-division language requirement5
Upper-division elective Complete upper division elective4
Group-satisfying course Complete group requirements4
Elective course 4
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Third Year
FallMilestonesCredits
JPN 301 Third-Year Japanese 5
Electives 12
 Credits 17
Winter
JPN 302 Third-Year Japanese 5
Electives 12
 Credits 17
Spring
JPN 303 Third-Year Japanese Complete third-year language courses5
Electives 12
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Fourth Year
FallMilestonesCredits
JPN 411 Fourth-Year Spoken Japanese 4
JPN 414 Fourth-Year Reading and Writing Japanese 4
Electives 8
 Credits 16
Winter
JPN 412 Fourth-Year Spoken Japanese 4
JPN 415 Fourth-Year Reading and Writing Japanese 4
Electives 8
 Credits 16
Spring
JPN 413
Fourth-Year Spoken Japanese
or Fourth-Year Reading and Writing Japanese
Complete fourth-year language requirement4
Electives 12
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48