Japanese Language and Literature Programs

The Japanese Language and Literature Program offers undergraduates a major and a minor in Japanese. A full course listing is available on the GW Bulletin.


Major in Japanese Language and Literature

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

  1. The general requirements of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.
  2. Prerequisite courses: JAPN 1001-2, 2003-4, or equivalent.
  3. Required courses for the major:
  4. 18 additional credit hours of upper level Japanese courses.
  5. 6 credit hours in related upper level courses outside the program, as approved by the program advisor.

A requirement worksheet is provided.


Minor in Japanese and Literature

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

  1. Prerequisite courses: JAPN 1001-2, 2003-4, or equivalent.
  2. Required courses for the minor: JAPN 3105-6
  3. 12 additional credit hours of upper level Japanese courses, of which 3 credit hours must be chosen from the following:

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