The 42-credit hour Japanese major combines language courses with courses in Japanese culture to ensure you get a full experience in the program. You can also enhance your program and fulfill major requirements by studying abroad through the Japan Center for Michigan Universities.

Course Requirements


Japanese honors requirements

  1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, and at least 6 designated honors courses (18 hours minimum) overall, including at least two honors courses outside the major. A minimum 3.5 grade point average for honors courses.
  2. At least two honors courses (of the 6) taken in the Hubers Asian Studies Program, at least one of the two at 300-level, earning at least a 3.5 average for them.
  3. Completion of a 'substantial' honors paper by enrolling in a departmental (i.e. a department other than Asian Studies) honors thesis course or by independent study in the last semester of enrollment (typically three hours of credit) and writing an honors thesis of 35-50 pages. The thesis must be read and approved by the honors supervisor and two other faculty members and defended in a meeting with them.

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