BA in Japanese & Linguistics

The joint major in Japanese & Linguistics provides an opportunity for students to combine the study of Japanese language, literature, and culture with the study of linguistics. The major consists of 13 courses completed with a grade of C or higher:

Five courses in Japanese

  • Two advanced Japanese language courses from the following offerings: CAS LJ 303, 304, 403, 404
  • Three Japanese literature courses, at any level, from: CAS LJ 250, 251, 316, 350, 451, 480, 481

Five courses in linguistics

  • CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics
  • Three core courses in linguistics: CAS LX 502 Semantics I, CAS LX 510 Phonetics, CAS LX 522 Syntax I (may be taken in any order; all have CAS LX 250 as a prerequisite)
  • One additional CAS LX elective at or above the 300 level

One course in Japanese linguistics

Chosen from the following (or other relevant courses, including courses offered abroad, with advisor approval):

  • CAS LJ 410 The History of the Japanese Language
  • CAS LJ 510 The Structure of the Japanese Language

Two additional electives

  • One course in Japanese linguistics (listed above), general linguistics (CAS LX courses at or above the 400 level), sociolinguistics (CAS AN 521), or other linguistics course with advisor approval
  • One additional CAS LJ course at the 300 level or above in the area of advanced language, linguistics, culture, film, literature, or translation; options include courses taken abroad, with advisor approval