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University of Pittsburgh    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jul 14, 2024
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Japanese, BA

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Requirements for both Japanese and Chinese Majors

Students majoring in either Japanese or Chinese should follow these rules and requirements:

  • The first-year language courses may be taken on an S/NC basis, but not the second-year language courses. 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.

Culture, Literature, and Linguistics

Related Field

Three Japan-related courses offered by departments 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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