Courses & Programs
Major Program (part of Modern Languages Major)
You may choose Japanese as one the two concentrations that make up the Modern Languages Major where you study 30 credits worth of one language (one concentration) and another 30 of another language (another concentration). All this means is that you will complete either all or most of the required courses for the Japanese Minor (see below) plus the transfer credits from a Japanese university through one of our exchange programs, with the total of 30 credits for Japanese.
Minor in Japanese Studies
The Minor in Japanese Studies is designed to provide students with an intermediate to advanced level competence in Japanese along with an understanding of various aspects of Japanese society, its civilization, its culture and its institutions.
The minor in Japanese consists of 24 credits of Japanese language courses and courses on Japan.
|JSE101||Introduction to Japanese I (concurrent registration of JSE150 strongly recommended for exchange programs)||Fall||3|
|JSE102||Introduction to Japanese II||Winter||3|
|JSE201||Intermediate Japanese I||Fall||3|
|JSE202||Intermediate Japanese II||Winter||3|
|JSE301||Advanced Japanese I||Fall||3|
|JSE302||Advanced Japanese II||Winter||3|
|JSE150||Introduction to Japanese Society and Culture (concurrent registration of JSE101 strongly recommended for exchange programs)||Fall||3|
|JSE310||Independent Study I||Winter||3|
|JSE311||Independent Study II||Fall/Winter||3|
|JSE320||Introduction to Debate in Japanese||Fall/Winter||3|
|JSE330||Introduction to Japanese Linguistics||Fall/Winter||3|
|JSE401||Internship in Yamaguchi I||Fall||3|
|JSE402||Internship in Yamaguchi II||Winter||3|
You can also take a 6-credit intensive Japanese course JSE100, which combines JSE101 and JSE102. The course is offered every 2 years in Spring. It meets Monday through Thursday, 3 hours a day. The offering of this course is scheduled in Spring 2015 and in Spring 2017, pending a budgetary approval. (N.b., as of March 16, 2015, it has become clear that JSE100 is NOT offered in Spring 2015, due to a budgetary compression.)
You may also transfer credits earned elsewhere to satisfy partially the requirements for the minor. For example, you may transfer the credits you will earn at a Japanese university through our exchange programs in order to obtain a Minor in Japanese Studies from Bishop’s University.