The Japan Studies Certificate is a 15-credit program that allows students to pursue studies that focus on one or more disciplinary areas focused on Japan. Students who wish to pursue graduate-level studies and/or a career in a Japan-related field may want to add this credential to their main academic preparation. Others who have an interest in Japanese society and culture can also benefit from this certificate.
(1) Courses need to be in at least two different prefixes.
(2) The subject matter varies in rotating topic courses (e.g., HIST 497, RLST 485 etc.); and special topics courses (i.e. classes numbered 281 and 481). When concerned with Asian Studies, these courses may be applied to either the Japan-focused or East Asia-focused categories with the approval of the Asian Studies Coordinator.
(3) Three credits of an appropriate internship can count towards the certificate with the approval of the Asian Studies Coordinator.
(4) No more than 6 transfer credits may be counted towards the certificate.
(5) No more than 3cr from an appropriate language class may be counted toward the certificate.