Major in Japanese 2013-2014

The Asian Languages and Civilizations department reserves the right to change major requirements at any time. Please check with the Asian Languages and Civilizations department or the CU Boulder catalog for the most current listing of requirements. You are subject to the requirements in effect at the time you declare your major as an Arts & Sciences degree seeking student.

Students must complete the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences and the required courses listed below. JPNS 1010, 1020, and 2110 do not count towards the maximum of 45 credits in the major department.

Courses required for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Japanese at CU-Boulder and Colorado Community College applicable courses.

CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses

Prerequisites

  • JPNS 1010 (5) Beginning Japanese 1
  • JPN 111 (5) Japanese Language 1
  • JPNS 1020 (5) Beginning Japanese 2
  • JPN 112 (5) Japanese Language 2
  • JPNS 2110 (5) Intermediate Japanese 1
  • JPN 211 (3) Japanese Language III and
  • JPN 212 (3) Japanese Language IV

Japanese Language & Literature Track:

The student must complete 30 credit hours of courses in Japanese language and literature above 2110. JPNS 2120 or its equivalent is the prerequisite to upper-division courses required for the major. At least 25 credit hours must be at the upper-division level.

CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses
  • JPNS 2120 (5) Intermediate Japanese
  • JPNS 3110 (5) Advanced Japanese 1
  • JPNS 3120 (5) Advanced Japanese 2
  • JPNS 4110 (3) Readings in Modern Japanese 1
  • JPNS 4120 (3) Readings in Modern Japanese 2
  • or
  • JPNS 4210 (3) Contemporary Japanese 1 and
  • JPNS 4220 (3) Contemporary Japanese 2

Additional credit hours selected from the following courses, including two of the asterisked courses:

  • JPNS 3441 (3) Language and Japanese Society
  • JPNS 3811 (3) Love, Death, and Desire: Classical Japanese Literature in Translation
  • JPNS 3821 (3) Monsters, Monks, and Mayhem: Medieval Japanese Literature in Translation
  • JPNS 3831 (3) The Floating World of Play and Passion: Early Modern Japanese Literature in Translation
  • JPNS 3841 (3) Tradition and Transgression: Modern Japanese Literature in Translation
  • JPNS 4030 (3) Japanese Syntax
  • JPNS 4310 (3) Classical Japanese 1 and
  • JPNS 4320 (3) Classical Japanese 2
  • JPNS 4300 (3) Open Topics
  • JPNS 4070 (3) Second Language Acquisition in Japanese
  • JPNS 4080 (3) Kanji in Japanese
  • JPNS 4210 (3) Contemporary Japanese 1
  • JPNS 4220 (3) Current Issues 2
  • JPNS 4900 (1-3) Independent Study
  • JPNS 4950 (3) Honors Thesis

Japanese Language & Civilization Track:

In addition to the requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, students must complete 30 credit hours apportioned as follows, of which 18 must be upper-division.

CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses
  • JPNS 2120 (5) Intermediate Japanese
  • JPNS 3110 (5) Advanced Japanese 1
  • JPNS 3120 (5) Advanced Japanese 2

Students may choose 15 credit hours from other JPNS or ALC courses, excluding language courses numbered below 2120. Of these 15 credit hours, 6 credit hours may be satisfied by courses focusing wholly or substantially on Japan offered by other departments, subject to approval by the Japanese undergraduate advisor.