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The requirement for the liberal arts major in Japanese Language and Literature (B.A. Program) is 32 credits at the 300 and 400 levels in language, culture and literature, and must include 314, 316, 318, 355, 370 and 420 and three courses from 351, 408, 455 and 457. Two corequisite courses are required IS 220 and one from the following: IS 300 (when the topic is Japan), AH 301, HST 370, HST 371, HST 372, CIN 350 (when topic is Japanese cinema), LIT 100, LIT 251 (when topic is Japanese cinema), LIT 375 (when topic is Japanese literature). Students planning graduate work are strongly urged to study a second foreign language recommended by the department. At least 16 credits of those required for the major in any of the languages must be taken at Oakland University.
The department offers selected courses from the catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty.
Go to OAKLAND UNIVERSITY CATALOG for details about the course description.
Specific offerings for each term may be found in the SCHEDULE OF CLASSES.
JPN 114-115 Introduction to Japanese and Japanese Culture (4 each)
JPN 214-215 Second Year Japanese (4 each)
JPN 314 Advanced Japanese Grammar (4)
JPN 316 Japanese Conversation (2)
JPN 318 Japanese Composition (2)
JPN 351 Japanese Civilization (4)
JPN 355 Translation: Japanese (4)
JPN 370 Introduction to Japanese Literature (4)
JPN 390 Directed Readings in Japanese (2 or 4)
JPN 408 Advanced Japanese Conversation and Reading (4)
JPN 420 Japanese Literature – Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (4)
JPN 455 Advanced Translation from English to Japanese (4)
JPN 457 Business Japanese (4)