University of Hawaii at Hilo Catalog 2013–2014

B.A. in Japanese Studies Requirements

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Group 1. General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative Requirements

Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment lasting longer than one semester.

Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements.

The new GE basic, core, and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted at hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/gened/.

Group 2. Major Requirements (and Assigned Credits)

  1. Required Core Courses (6)
    • LANG/JPST 200 Introduction to Japanese and Chinese Studies (3)
    • JPNS/JPST 495 Japanese Studies Seminar (3)
  2. Language Core Courses
    • For Non-Native speakers of Japanese only:
      • JPNS/JPST 101–102, 101S-102 or 102S, or 107 Elementary Japanese (7-8)
      • JPNS/JPST 201–202 Intermediate Japanese (8)
      • JPNS/JPST 301–302 Third-Year Japanese (6)
    • For Native speakers of Japanese only:
      • LING 102 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
      • LING/ANTH 121 Introduction to Language (3)
      • LING/ANTH 321 Morphology and Syntax (3)
      • LING/ENG 324 Modern English Grammar and Usage (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 425 Translation Workshop (3)
      • Two upper division Writing Intensive Courses (6)
  3. Japan-related Courses (18) semester hours required, six different courses selected from at least two of the following three blocks:
    • Block I.
      • HIST/JPST 310 History of Japan I: Early Japan (3)
      • HIST/JPST 311 History of Japan II: Tokugawa to Meiji (3)
      • HIST/JPST 314 History of Japan III: 20thCentury to present (3)
      • POLS/JPST 353 Politics of Japan (3)
      • ANTH/JPST 356 Japan (3)
      • ANTH/JPST 358 Japanese Immigrants (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 359 Japanese in HawaiĘ»i (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 370 Language, Culture and Identity of Japan (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 494 Special Topics in Japanese Studies (1-3)
    • Block II.
      • JPST 315 East Asian Religions (3)
      • JPNS/JPST/ENG 365 Japanese Literature in English (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 370 Language, Culture and Identity of Japan (3)
      • MUS/JPST 375 Japanese Music (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 380 Japanese Mythology in Film (3)
      • ART/JPST 381 Art of Japan (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 382 Gender & Minorities in Japanese Comics (Manga) (3)
      • JPNS/JPST/DRAM 383 Japanese Theatre and Performance (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 385 Postwar Japan through Film and Literature (3)
      • PHIL/JPST 430 Philosophy of Zen (3)
      • PHIL/JPST 450 Mahayana Buddhist Philosophy (3)
      • COM/JPST 457 Japanese Culture and Communication (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 494 Special Topics in Japanese Studies (1-3)
    • Block III.
      • JPST 340 Japanese Composition (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 345 Methods for Teaching Japanese (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 401 Fourth-Year Japanese I (3) (Non-Native speakers only)
      • JPNS/JPST 402 Fourth-Year Japanese II (3) (Non-Native speakers only)
      • LANG/JPST/CHNS 410 History of Chinese Characters (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 425 Translation Workshop (3)
      • JPNS/JPST/LING 451 Structure of Japanese I (3)
      • JPNS/JPST/LING 452 Structure of Japanese II (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 481 Readings in Modern Japanese Literature (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 494 Special Topics in Japanese Studies (1-3)

Total in Group 2: 45-46 Semester Hours

Total Semester Hours Required for the B.A. in Japanese Studies

120 Semester Hours

Notes

  1. A 2.0 GPA or better is required in courses that are required for the major.
  2. At least 45 total semester hours must be earned in upper division courses (300-level courses or above) for graduation.
  3. To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese Studies, students must fulfill the requirements for the major and meet all of the University’s other baccalaureate degree requirements. (Please see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements in this Catalog.)
  4. Students should always check course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered.
  5. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.