Asian Languages (Japanese)
Students pursuing a concentration in Japanese gain an understanding of the language, literature and cultures of Japan. There are opportunities to partake in study abroad programs, which can serve to enhance a student's experience and education.
- Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours which includes 12 upper division hours for this concentration.
- All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
- Students must complete a minimum of 6 JPN/SLC upper division (300-400 level) hours offered by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
- A maximum of 6 hours are allowed from 200 level courses.
- * A maximum of 3 hours of SLC 421 credit can be applied to this concentration.
- Course substitutions are allowed for heritage and advanced speakers of the language. Consult an advisor in the School of International Letters and Cultures.
- 6 hours of additional upper-division JPN courses should be selected in consultation with a School of International Letters and Cultures advisor.
Core 6 Hours Required
JPN 301 Third-Year Japanese I, G (3) (Prerequisite: JPN 202 with C or better)
JPN 302 Third-Year Japanese II, G (3) (Prerequisite: JPN 301 with C or better)
Electives 12 Hours Required
Students may use a maximum of 6 credits from the 200-level.
Select upper division hours in consultation with an advisor.
Choose elective courses from the following:
JPN 201 Second-Year Japanese I, G (5) (Prerequisites: JPN 102 with a C or better; Students with credit for JPN 202, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314 or 321 may not enroll in JPN 201)
JPN 202 Second-Year Japanese II, G (5) (Prerequisite: JPN 201 with C or better)
JPN 206 Japanese Calligraphy (1) (Prerequisites: JPN 101 with C or better)
Any JPN 300 level course
Any JPN 400 level course
SLC 421 Japanese Literature in Translation, (L or HU) & G (3)*
All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.
BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:
A meeting with your academic advisor to:
Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration
- One course meeting general studies MA requirement
- ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
- Minimum 2.00 GPA
Required Courses (12 credit hours):
BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)
BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better
BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area
BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better
For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses
For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop
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- How to transfer to ASU from a Two-Year school transfer.asu.edu/ CommunityColleges
Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa
- Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
- MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
- Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.