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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

If you are interested in declaring a Japanese major or minor or need advising, contact Cindy Walter, Academic Advisor.

JAPANESE MAJOR (31 CREDITS)

1) All of the following courses:
JPN 202, Second-year Japanese II (5 credits)
JPN 301, Third-year Japanese I (4 credits)
JPN 302, Third-year Japanese II (4 credits)
JPN 401, Fourth-year Japanese I (3 credits)
JPN 402, Fourth-year Japanese II (3 credits)
JPN 369, Japanese Literature and Culture I (3 credits)
JPN 469, Japanese Literature and Culture II (3 credits)

2) Two of the following elective courses:
JPN 350, Studies in Japanese Language (3 credits)
JPN 431, Advanced Spoken Language (3 credits)
JPN 441, Japanese Short Stories (3 credits)
JPN 451, Advanced Japanese for Japanese Language Proficiency Test Preparation
JPN 471, Classical Japanese I
JPN 472, Classical Japanese II

Completion of a capstone experience:
In consultation with the instructor of a 400 level course.

Cognate requirement

ADDITIONAL MAJOR IN JAPANESE (28 CREDITS)

This option is designed to encourage students to combine a major in Japanese with a major in another field.

1) All of the following courses:
JPN 202, Second-year Japanese II (5 credits)
JPN 301, Third-year Japanese I (4 credits)
JPN 302, Third-year Japanese II (4 credits)
JPN 401, Fourth-year Japanese I (3 credits)
JPN 402, Fourth-year Japanese II (3 credits)
JPN 369, Japanese Literature and Culture I (3 credits)
JPN 469, Japanese Literature and Culture II (3 credits)

2) One of the following elective courses:
JPN 350, Studies in Japanese Language (3 credits)
JPN 431, Advanced Spoken Language (3 credits)
JPN 441, Japanese Short Stories (3 credits)
JPN 451, Advanced Japanese for Japanese Language Proficiency Test Preparation
JPN 471, Classical Japanese I
JPN 472, Classical Japanese II 

JAPANESE MINOR (16-17 CREDITS)

1) All of the following courses:
JPN 201, Second-Year Japanese I (5 credits)
JPN 202, Second-Year Japanese II (5 credits)
JPN 369, Introduction to Japanese Literature and Culture (3 credits)

2) One of the following elective courses:
JPN 301, Third-Year Japanese I (4 credits)
JPN 302, Third-Year Japanese II (4 credits)
JPN 350, Studies in Japanese Language

TEACHING MINOR IN JAPANESE

4-1. Secondary School Endorsement in Japanese (24 credits)
4-2. Elementary School Endorsement in Japanese (24 credits)

For more information about the teacher preparation program, visit the website of College of Education: http://www.educ.msu.edu

JAPANESE SPECIALIZATION IN ASIAN STUDIES

5-1. Language Emphasis (32-35 credits)
5-2. General Emphasis (21-29 credits)