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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog
Oakland University
  Dec 18, 2017
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Japanese Studies, B.A. program

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Course requirements for the major in Japanese studies include:

The Japanese studies major consists of a minimum of 44 credits, of which 24 credits must be taken in Japanese studies; 12 credits in a complementary area of study; and 8 credits at the 300-400 level in an appropriate language. Language courses at the 100 and 200 level do not count toward the total number of credits for the major in either the primary or secondary area.  The complementary area of study ordinarily consists of the appropriate introductory international course and two additional courses in the area, which may be either international studies courses or departmental courses. IS 490  , the capstone course, must have a subject matter relevant to Japanese studies in order to count for credit toward the major.
   Duplication of course credit in the primary and complementary areas is not permitted. However, majors may apply their courses in international studies to their general education requirements.

4. 4 credits in IS 490 (Directed Research), focused on the core area

5. 8 credits in Japanese language at the 300-400 level

Other coursework

With the approval of the International Studies Program director or faculty adviser prior to enrollment, students may also use the following courses for major credit provided that the specific course topic to be studied in an given semester is consistent with their chosen major.


Students using this catalog to meet Japanese studies major requirements may also use any course subsequently approved as satisfying requirements #2 and #3 above and published in a later catalog.

Additional information

Students wishing to study in Japan may do so through an exchange program between Oakland University and Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, and the Japan Center for Michigan Universities, Hikone, Shiga, Japan. See Study Abroad Opportunities.

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