Asian Languages (Japanese)

Description
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.

Requirements 

  • 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
Notes: JPN 201 (5 credit hours) and JPN 202 (5 credit hours) or JPN 210 (8 credit hours) are prerequisites to JPN 300-level language courses. 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)

JPN 210 Intensive Japanese II (6-8) (Prerequisite(s): JPN 102 with B or better or JPN 110 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only JPN 201 or JPN 202 or JPN 210)

JPN 294: Special Topics (3)

JPN 309: Japanese Oral Communication I (3)

JPN 310: Japanese Oral Communication II (3)

JPN 311: Japanese Composition I, G (3)

JPN 394: Special Topics (3)

JPN 401: Reading Modern Japanese Texts I (L or HU) & G)) (3) (Prerequisite(s): JPN 302 with C or better; SLC 202 with C or better)

JPN 414: Introduction to Classical Japanese (3) (Prerequisite(s): JPN 302 with C or better)

JPN 415: Advanced Classical Japanese (3) (Prerequisite(s): JPN 414 with C or better)

JPN 445: Readings in Modern Japanese Letters and Culture (3) (Prerequisite(s): JPN 401 with C or better; SLC 202 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only JPN 445 or JPN 535)

JPN 485: Literary Translation: Theory and Practice (3) (Prerequisite(s): JPN 401 with C or better; SLC 421 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only JPN 485 or JPN 585)

JPN 492: Honors Directed Study or JPN 493: Honors Thesis (L) (3) *Honors students only

JPN 494: Special Topics (3)

JPN 499: Individualized Instruction (3)

SLC 421 Japanese Literature in Translation, (L or HU) & G (3)*

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

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.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
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DARs Code

DARs Code

LAJPNEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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