Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Japanese Language and Literature
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.
|Introductory language sequence (16 credits or the equivalent)|
& JAPN 1002
|Beginning Japanese I|
and Beginning Japanese II
|or JAPN 1005||Intensive Beginning Japanese|
& JAPN 2004
|Intermediate Japanese I|
and Intermediate Japanese II
|or JAPN 2006||Intensive Intermediate Japanese|
|JAPN 2004||Intermediate Japanese II|
|Required courses (15 credits)|
|JAPN 3105||Intermediate Japanese III|
|JAPN 3106||Intermediate Japanese IV|
|JAPN 3111||Japanese Literature in Translation|
|JAPN 3112||Japanese Literature in Translation|
|JAPN 4109||Introduction to Bungo, Literary Japanese|
|Six courses (18 credits) of Japanese (JAPN) courses numbered 3000 or above.|
|Two courses (6 credits) from the following:|
|AH 2190||East Asian Art|
|ANTH 3705||Anthropology of East Asia|
|CHIN 3111||Chinese Literature in Translation|
|CHIN 3112||Chinese Literature in Translation|
|CHIN 3136W||Chinese Women in Myth, Literature, and Film|
|or WGSS 3136||Chinese Women in Myth, Literature, and Film|
|or WGSS 3136W||Chinese Women in Myth, Literature, and Film|
|EALL 3811||Confucian Literature in East Asia|
|or REL 2811||Confucian Literature in East Asia|
|EALL 3814||Religion and Philosophy in East Asia|
|or REL 2814||Religion and Philosophy in East Asia|
|EALL 3831||Daoism in East Asia|
|or REL 3831||Daoism in East Asia|
|or REL 3831W||Daoism in East Asia|
|ECON 2170||Introduction to the Economy of Japan|
|HIST 3610||China to 1800|
|HIST 3611||History of Modern China|
|HIST 3621||History of Modern Japan|
|IAFF 2091||East Asia-Past and Present|
|KOR 3111||Korean Literature in Translation|
|KOR 3112||Korean Literature in Translation|
|PSC 2370||Comparative Politics of China and Northeast Asia|
|PSC 2374||Politics and Foreign Policy of Japan|
|PSC 2475||International Relations of East Asia|
In addition to the University General Education Requirement, undergraduate students in Columbian College must complete a further, College-specific general education curriculum—Perspective, Analysis, Communication, or G-PAC. Together with the University General Education Requirement, G-PAC engages students in active intellectual inquiry across the liberal arts. Students achieve a set of learning outcomes that enhance their analytical skills, develop their communication competencies, and invite them to participate as responsible citizens who are attentive to issues of culture, diversity, and privilege.
G-PAC approved courses, Dean's Seminars, and Sophomore Colloquia that may be available for registration are listed on the CCAS Advising website.
Coursework for the University General Education Requirement is distributed as follows:
- Writing—one approved course in university writing and two approved writing in the disciplines (WID) courses.
- Humanities—one approved course in the humanities that involves critical or creative thinking skills.
- Mathematics or Statistics—one approved course in either mathematics or statistics.
- Natural or Physical Science—one approved laboratory course that employs the process of scientific inquiry.
- Social Sciences—two approved courses in the social sciences.
Coursework for the Columbian College general education curriculum is distributed as follows:
- Arts—one approved course in the arts that involves the study or creation of artwork based on an understanding or interpretation of artistic traditions or knowledge of art in a contemporary context.
- Global or Cross-Cultural Perspective—one approved course that analyzes the ways in which institutions, practices, and problems transcend national and regional boundaries.
- Humanities—one approved course in the humanities that involves critical thinking skills (in addition to the one course in this category required by the University General Education Requirement).
- Local or Civic Engagement—one approved course that develops the values, ethics, disciplines, and commitment to pursue responsible public action.
- Natural or Physical Science—one approved laboratory course that employs the process of scientific inquiry (in addition to the one course in this category required by the University General Education Requirement.
- Oral Communication—one course in oral communication.
Certain courses are approved to fulfill the requirement in more than one of these categories.
Courses taken in fulfillment of G-PAC also may be counted toward majors or minors. Transfer courses taken prior to, but not after, admission to George Washington University may count toward the University General Education Requirement and G-PAC, if those transfer courses are equivalent to GW courses that have been approved by the University and the College.
EALL faculty will recommend students for EALL departmental special honors based on the following criteria:
In addition to the general requirements stated under University Regulations, candidates for special honors must have attained by the end of the fall semester of the senior year:
- a 3.7 grade-point average in the Japanese major
- at least a 3.4 average overall
- a minimum of C- in every course that they have taken at GW
The Japanese program selects two students at the most based on the students' overall performance in the program.