Japanese B.A.

 

Degree Requirements as of Fall 2017

Students who declare their Japanese B.A. after May 26, 2017 will follow this program.


 
University Graduation Requirements 44
Preparation for the Major 20
JPN 025A. Intermediate Japanese C2   4
JPN 025B. Intermediate Japanese C2   4
(Or JPN 25A/B equivalent)
Foreign Language Requirement
12 units of a second world language (or equivalent) 12
Requirements of the Major 42
JPN 101A. Advanced Japanese     4
JPN 101B. Advanced Japanese     4
JPN 101CAdvanced Conversational Japanese     4
JPN 102. Japanese Culture     3
FORL 100W. Writing Workshop Z   3
Complete six courses from:
JPN 103. Japanese Ideography and Calligraphy     4
JPN 105Media Japanese     4
JPN 107Japanese for Business Professionals     4
JPN 110. Japanese Linguistics     4
JPN 120. Japanese Literature and Translation     4
JPN 130. Readings in Japanese Culture     4
JPN 140. Modern Japanese Drama and Lyric     4
JPN 150. Japanese Narratives and Life Stories     4
University Electives 14

Total Units: 120


University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the SJSU Policies and Procedures. Please refer to this website for more information:http://www.sjsu.edu/registrar/students/graduation/.

 

Degree Requirements Prior to Fall 2017

Students who declared their Japanese B.A. before May 26, 2017 are following this program. However, coursework that has not yet been completed will follow the unit values listed in the degree requirements above.


 
University Graduation Requirements 44
Preparation for the Major 16-20
JPN 025A. Intermediate Japanese C2   5
JPN 025B. Intermediate Japanese C2   5
(Or JPN 25A/B equivalent)
Foreign Language Requirement
One year of a second world language, ancient or modern (or equivalent) 6-10
Requirements of the Major 29
JPN 101A. Advanced Japanese     4
JPN 101B. Advanced Japanese     4
JPN 102. Japanese Culture     3
FORL 100W. Writing Workshop Z   3
Complete five courses from:
JPN 103. Japanese Ideography and Calligraphy     3
JPN 107. Japanese for Business Professionals     3
JPN 110. Japanese Linguistics     3
JPN 120A. Modern Japanese Literature     3
JPN 120B. Classical Japanese Literature     3
JPN 130. Readings in Japanese Culture     3
JPN 140A. Modern Japanese Drama and Lyric     3
JPN 140B. Classical Japanese Drama and Lyric     3
JPN 160. Special Topics in Japanese Studies     3
Required Minor 12-21
A minor in another world language is recommended  
University Electives 6-19

Total Units: 120

 


 Advising


 For more information or advising, contact: 

Yasue_Yanai Yasue Yanai
Ph.D., Georgetown University
Japanese Coordinator & Advisor
Office Hours: M 8:00 - 9:00AM &
F 11:00 - 12:00PM
Clark Hall 410L 
408-924-4063 
yasue.yanai@sjsu.edu
Keach Ibana Keach Inaba
Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa
Japanese Advisor
Office Hours: MTWR 7:30 - 8:10AM
Clark Hall 429
408-924-4593 
seiichiro.inaba@sjsu.edu

 

Japanese Placement Test


Japanese B.A. Learning Objectives and Outcomes

PLO1.Language & Communication: Demonstrate Intermediate-high (ACTFL) level of Japanese linguistic knowledge and skills in writing, reading, speaking and listening in three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive and presentation).

PLO2.Cultural Analysis and Comparison: Analyze and compare a wide variety of texts, human relationships, social values, products, practices and perspectives of Japanese society with those of their own culture, drawing upon their cultural knowledge of Japan.

PLO3.Intercultural competence: Demonstrate ability to evaluate situations appropriately and choose appropriate expressions and communication strategies to meet their intention in intercultural settings including Japan, such as business, study abroad, homestay etc.

PLO4. Linguistic analytical competence: Demonstrate analytical competence of phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic and pragmatic components of contemporary Japanese language.

PLO5. Literary text, audiovisual and art appreciation and analytical competence: Demonstrate ability to appreciate and interpret Japanese literary texts, audiovisuals and arts and to recognize stylistic elements, social values and backgrounds in the literature, TV drama, films and arts.

PLO6. Translation skills: Demonstrate advanced translation skills of modern contemporary literature.

PLO7. Research: Demonstrate ability to develop and carry out research projects in Japanese language.