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  Feb 21, 2018
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Japanese Major

Japanese Major Requirements

Study abroad. All majors are required to participate in a study-abroad program endorsed by this department. Japanese majors must attend the International Christian University program in Tokyo or the Associated Kyoto program at Doshisha University in Kyoto. If a student is unable to attend an existing Pomona-endorsed program, participation in certain other programs may be permitted upon consultation with the faculty and approval by the Study Abroad Committee.

Courses. All courses for the major must be taken for a letter grade.

Oldenborg. All majors are encouraged to reside in Oldenborg Center for at least one year.

  1.  Eight upper-division courses, including the following:
    1.  JAPN 111A PO  and JAPN 111B PO 
    2. Two 120-level Japanese language (JAPN) courses
    3. Four courses chosen from among JAPN 125 PO , JAPN 131 PO , and the 170-level Japanese literature in English (JPNT) courses. Of these four, at least one must be either JAPN 131 PO  or a 170-level JPNT course with a pre-modern focus, and at least one must be either JAPN 125 PO  or a 170-level JPNT course with a modern focus. At least three of the four classes must be 170-level JPNT courses (in other words, either JAPN 125 PO or JAPN 131 PO may be counted toward the four courses, but not both). JAPN 125 PO may only be counted toward the four courses if it is not also being counted as one of the two 120-level Japanese language courses.

    2.    Senior projects (JAPN 192A PO  and JAPN 192B PO ), guided research on selected topics in each semester of the final year.