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Academics and Requirements


Asian Languages & Cultures Advising +

Appointments are scheduled on the department's online advising calendar. Please go to for more information.

Students who have a formal or informal interest in Asian Studies are encouraged to consult a department advisor.

Japanese Language and Literature (through end of Winter 2001) +


Last date to declare Chinese or Japanese concentration is April 17, 2001 | Current Requirements for Asian Studies concentration

Prerequisites to Concentration. Japanese 102 or 361.

Concentration Requirements. Concentrators will be required to take a minimum of 38 additional credits. These 38 credits must include at least two departmental courses in literature in translation (Japanese 402 and one of Japanese 401 or 400), 20 credits of language courses beyond the first-year level (equivalent to the third-year level), and six credits in social science or humanities courses relating to East Asia. Six additional credits are required, composed either of additional cognates or advanced language courses (Japanese 407/408 or 461). Possible cognate courses may be found in Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Economics, History, History of Art, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, and Women's Studies and in the schools of Architecture and Urban Planning, Business Administration, Education, Law, Music, and Natural Resources and Environment.

Honors Concentration: Candidates for the Honors concentration must complete all regular requirements for the concentration, maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and at least 3.5 in courses elected as part of a concentration plan. They must also demonstrate the ability to do original work by writing an Honors thesis and must elect Japanese 391 and 392 and, if possible, Japanese 393 and 394. Recommendations for the designation of "Honors," "high Honors," and "highest Honors" in Japanese are made on the basis of the student's performance in the Honors course and the quality of the student's Honors thesis.

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