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University of Pittsburgh    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Sep 28, 2022
 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Japanese, BA


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The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures offers courses in the language, literature, film, linguistics, and culture of China and Japan; the department offers both a major and a minor in Japanese. A full sequence of courses in the modern standard language of Japan and a variety of offerings, ranging from introductory to specialized, illuminate various facets of Japanese civilization. Students whose interests range broadly across the civilization of East Asia may want to take advantage of the Asian Studies certificate program. The departmental curriculum for the Japanese major is composed of three main categories as follows.

  • Courses designed to develop competence in the four skills of the Japanese language, plus courses for advanced study.
  • Courses taught in English and focused on the mainstream of Japanese culture as reflected in literature, drama, and film.
  • Courses for the advanced study of literature and linguistic analysis.

Requirements


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.

Culture, Literature, and Linguistics


Related Field


Complete three Japan-related courses offered by other departments (not EALL) in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

Writing course


Japanese majors must complete JPNSE 1908 - DIRECTED WRITING FOR MAJORS  in conjunction with one of the courses marked with an asterisk (*) in the culture, literature, and linguistics section.

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