Japanese (B.A.)

Effective Date: November 2011

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
JAPNS 001 - Level One Japanese ANotes for: JAPNS 001

JAPNS 001

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 030 - Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 030

ENGL 030

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Science (GN)Notes for: Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
First Year Seminar (FYS)

First Year Seminar (FYS)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
JAPNS 002 - Level One Japanese BNotes for: JAPNS 002

JAPNS 002

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
CAS 100 (GWS) - Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100 (GWS)

CAS 100 (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Any level Japan-related course from list of approved courses for Supporting Courses and Related AreasNotes for: Japan Related

Japan Related

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)Notes for: Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/generaleducation/knowledge5
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
JAPNS 003 Level Two Japanese ANotes for: JAPNS 003 Level Two Japanese A

JAPNS 003 Level Two Japanese A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
JAPNS 120 - Japanese Literature in its Cultural ContextNotes for: JAPNS 120 (GH;IL)

JAPNS 120 (GH;IL)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or JAPNS 121 - Japanese Film and New MediaNotes for: JAPNS 121 (GH;IL)

JAPNS 121 (GH;IL)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Quantification (GQ) Notes for: Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
Natural Sciences with Lab (GN)Notes for: Natural Sciences with Lab (GN)

Natural Sciences with Lab (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
JAPNS 110 - Level Two Japanese BNotes for: JAPNS 110

JAPNS 110

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Arts (GA)Notes for: Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
US Cultures (US)

US Cultures (US)

3
BA Requirement: Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arts, Foreign Languages, Natural Sciences, Quantification (may not be taken in the area of the student's primary major; foreign language credits must be in a second foreign language)

BA Requirement: Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arts, Foreign Languages, Natural Sciences, Quantification (may not be taken in the area of the student's primary major; foreign language credits must be in a second foreign language)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
JAPNS 401 (IL) Level Three Japanese A Notes for: JAPNS 401 (IL) Level Three Japanese A

JAPNS 401 (IL) Level Three Japanese A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Natural Sciences (GN)Notes for: Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
BA Requirement: Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arts, Foreign Languages, Natural Sciences, Quantification (may not be taken in the area of the student's primary major; foreign language credits must be in a second foreign language)

BA Requirement: Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arts, Foreign Languages, Natural Sciences, Quantification (may not be taken in the area of the student's primary major; foreign language credits must be in a second foreign language)

3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)Notes for: Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
JAPNS 402 (IL) - Level Three Japanese BNotes for: JAPNS 402 (IL) - Level Three Japanese B

JAPNS 402 (IL) - Level Three Japanese B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
JAPNS 421 (IL) - Courtly JapanNotes for: JAPNS 421 (IL) - Courtly Japan

JAPNS 421 (IL) - Courtly Japan

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or JAPNS 422 (IL) War and the Warrior in JapanNotes for: JAPNS 422 (IL) War and the Warrior in Japan

JAPNS 422 (IL) War and the Warrior in Japan

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or JAPNS 423 (IL) Men, Women, and AnimalsNotes for: JAPNS 423 (IL) Men, Women, and Animals

JAPNS 423 (IL) Men, Women, and Animals

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or JAPNS 424 (IL) Traveling VoicesNotes for: JAPNS 424 (IL) Traveling Voices

JAPNS 424 (IL) Traveling Voices

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or JAPNS 425 - Beyond AnimeNotes for: JAPNS 425 - Beyond Anime

JAPNS 425 - Beyond Anime

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or JAPNS 426 (HIST, ASIA 474) Early Modern JapanNotes for: JAPNS 426 (HIST, ASIA 474) Early Modern Japan

JAPNS 426 (HIST, ASIA 474) Early Modern Japan

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 202B (GWS) Effective Writing: Writing in the HumanitiesNotes for: ENGL 202B (GWS) Effective Writing: Writing in the Humanities

ENGL 202B (GWS) Effective Writing: Writing in the Humanities

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Arts (GA)Notes for: Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
JAPNS 403Y (IL) Level Four Japanese ANotes for: JAPNS 403Y (IL) Level Four Japanese A

JAPNS 403Y (IL) Level Four Japanese A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
JAPNS 450 (IL) Introduction to Classical JapaneseNotes for: JAPNS 450 (IL) Introduction to Classical Japanese

JAPNS 450 (IL) Introduction to Classical Japanese

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or JAPNS 452 (IL) Contemporary Japan: Cultures, Lifestyles, Trends

JAPNS 452 (IL) Contemporary Japan: Cultures, Lifestyles, Trends

or JAPNS 453 (IL) Japanese FilmNotes for: JAPNS 453 (IL) Japanese Film

JAPNS 453 (IL) Japanese Film

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or JAPNS 454 (IL) Japanese Literature Notes for: JAPNS 454 (IL) Japanese Literature

JAPNS 454 (IL) Japanese Literature

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)Notes for: Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Elective

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 14.5

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
JAPNS 404 (IL) Level Four Japanese BNotes for: JAPNS 404 (IL) Level Four Japanese B

JAPNS 404 (IL) Level Four Japanese B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Any level Japan-related course from list of approved courses for Supporting Courses and Related AreasNotes for: Any level Japan-related course from list of approved courses for Supporting Courses and Related AreasENGL 202C

Any level Japan-related course from list of approved courses for Supporting Courses and Related AreasENGL 202C

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)Notes for: Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Elective

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 13.5

Additional Notes

Additional Notes:

  • Scheduling patterns for courses may vary according to the semester they are taught. Additionally, general education courses are interchangeable. Students may choose the course(s) they wish to take in any given semester based on preference, availability, and academic goals.
  • At least one Natural Science course must be a laboratory course.
  • All freshmen must take a First Year Seminar (FYS) during the fall or spring of their first year. Most FYSs in the College of the Liberal Arts are 3 credits and count as a General Humanities (GH) or General Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS) course.

 

Course Codes:

 

Program Notes:

  • Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese must complete at least 124 credits
  • Students who begin the Japanese language sequence at a level higher than JAPNS 001 need to replace the bypassed credits with additional Japanese courses (or elective courses) in consultation with Japanese adviser.
  • Students pursuing a Japanese major are strongly encouraged to meet with the departmental advisor early to discuss an educational plan and education abroad in a Japan. A full year or fall/spring semester abroad is highly recommended.  For curricular sequencing, the program encourages students to pursue this Education Abroad experience in their junior year, typically following JAPNS 401. When preparing an application to study abroad, consult with the Japanese program’s study abroad adviser regarding acceptable courses at the foreign program or institution.
  • Students starting out at a Penn State Commonwealth campus are strongly encouraged to complete JAPNS 001 and 002 at University Park in the summer before their first fall semester at University Park.
  • Several of the courses required for the Japanese major fulfill the IL and OC requirements.
  •  All students must complete at least one 3 credit WRITING INTENSIVE course.  JAPNS 403Y, required of all Japanese majors, will satisfy this requirement. Students who complete the equivalent of JAPNS 403Y abroad should take a W/Y designated course towards the General Education, Bachelor of Arts, or elective course requirements. 
  • All freshmen must take a First Year Seminar (FYS) during the fall or spring of their first year. Most FYSs in the College of the Liberal Arts are 3 credits and count as a General Humanities (GH) or General Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS) course.
  • At least one Natural Science course must be a laboratory course.
  • For a list of related area courses applicable to the Japanese major, visit: http://asian.la.psu.edu/under-jpns.shtml
  • In some cases the two related area courses required for the Japanese major may count towards the GH and/or GA requirement as well.  Please see the departmental advisor for details.

 

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/generaleducation/knowledge5