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University of Pittsburgh    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
  May 19, 2022
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Japanese, BA

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Chinese and Japanese major requirements

Chinese or Japanese majors may take first-year language courses on an Satisfactory/No Credit (S/NC) basis. Second-year language courses must be taken on a letter grade basis. In the third and fourth years, majors have the option of taking two additional courses S/NC, one of which may be an advanced language course.


The Japanese major requires completion of 54 credits and a minimum GPA of 2.0 in departmental courses. This program includes elements from four categories: courses designed to develop competence in the four skills of the Japanese language; courses taught in English and focused on the mainstream of Japanese culture as reflected in literature, drama, film, and linguistics; courses related to Japan offered in other departments of the Dietrich School; and a capstone experience for graduating seniors.

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