B.A. in Japanese Studies Requirements

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.

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 on the General Education website.

Group 2. Major Requirements and Assigned Credits (44-46 credits)

  1. Required Core Courses (6)
    • LANG/JPST 200 Intro to Jpns & Chns Studies (3)
    • JPNS/JPST 495 Japanese Studies Seminar (3)
  2. Language Core Courses (20-22)
    • For Non-Native speakers of Japanese only (20-22):
      • JPNS/JPST 101 Elementary Japanese I (4) or JPNS/JPST 101S Elementary Japanese I, Special (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 102 Elementary Japanese II (4) or JPNS/JPST 102S Elementary Japanese II Special (3), or JPNS/JPST 107 Accelerated Element Japanese (8)
      • JPNS/JPST 201-202 Intermediate Japanese I (4), Intermediate Japanese II (4)
      • JPNS/JPST 301-302 Third-Year Japanese I (3), Third-Year Japanese II (3)
    • For Native speakers of Japanese only (21):
      • 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 (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 425 Translation Workshop (3)
      • Two upper division Writing Intensive Courses (6)
  3. Japan-related Courses (18) credits required, six different courses selected from at least two of the following three blocks:
    • Block I.
      • HIST/JPST 310 Hist of Japan I: Early Japan (3)
      • HIST/JPST 311 Hist Japan II: Tokugawa to Mej (3)
      • HIST/JPST 314 Hist of Jpn III: 20th Cent-Pre (3)
      • POLS/JPST 353 Politics Of Japan (3)
      • ANTH/JPST 356 Japan (3)
      • ANTH/JPST 358 Japanese Immigrants (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 359 Japanese in Hawai'i (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 370 Lang, Cul & Identity of Japan (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 494 Special Topics in Subject Matter (To Be Arranged)
    • Block II.
      • JPST 315 East Asian Religions (3)
      • JPNS/JPST/ENG 365 Japanese Lit in English (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 370 Lang, Cul & Identity of Japan (3)
      • MUS/JPST 375 Jpnse Music (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 380 Japanese Mythology in Film (3)
      • AH/JPST 381 Art of Japan (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 382 Gender & Min Japanese Comics (3)
      • JPNS/JPST/DRAM 383 Japanese Theatre & Performance (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 385 Postwar Japn thru Film & Lit (3)
      • PHIL/JPST 430 Philosophy of Zen (3)
      • PHIL/JPST 450 Mahayana Buddhist Phil (3)
      • COM/JPST 457 Japanese Culture & Commun (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 494 Special Topics in Subject Matter (To Be Arranged)
    • Block III.
      • JPNS/JPST 340 Japanese Composition (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 345 Methods for Teaching Japanese (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 401 Fourth-Yr Japanese I (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 402 Fourth-Year Japanese II (3)
      • 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 Rdgs in Modern Japanese Lit I (3)
      • JPNS/JPST 494 Special Topics in Subject Matter (To Be Arranged)

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

120 Credits

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 wishing to make timely progress toward graduation are urged to pay careful attention to all degree requirements.
  5. In addition, when planning a schedule of courses, it is imperative to be aware of course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered. This information is available in the course listings in this Catalog.
  6. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are urged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.