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East Asian Studies: Japanese Culture Intensive Emphasis

Bachelor of Arts

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The program provides instruction in the languages, cultures, and civilizations of Japan; Asian humanities and religions; and Asian-American studies. Individual programs may emphasize the language, linguistics, literature, history, thought, religion, and society (ancient or modern) of one or more cultural areas. Students may specialize in Japanese or in discipline-focused studies of East Asian subjects. Advanced study of Japanese is required.

Major Details

College: College of Humanities
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: http://eas.arizona.edu/
Math Required:

General

    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
General
Second Language Required:

4 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
  • Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
  • Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
  • An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments.
  • A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.
4 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

Select a year:

UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101-First Year Composition 3
JPN (Japanese) 101 5
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
ENGL 102-First Year Composition 3
JPN (Japanese) 102 5
Math 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
JPN (Japanese) 201 5
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
4th Semester
JPN (Japanese) 202 5
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
JPN Culture Intensive Course 3
Elective 3
5th Semester
JPN Culture Intensive Course 3
EAS Additional Courses 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 3
6th Semester
EAS Additional Courses 3
EAS Additional Courses 3
EAS Additional Courses 3
Minor 3
Elective 3
7th Semester
EAS Additional Courses 3
EAS Additional Courses 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
8th Semester
EAS 498 Senior Capstone 1
EAS Additional Courses 3
EAS Additional Courses 3
EAS Additional Courses 3
Minor 3
Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

The East Asian Studies major in the Japan concentration combines coursework in Japanese history, literature, culture, and politics with advanced study of Japanese language to create a strong knowledge base for careers and further study. Graduates may apply their cultural and linguistic skills to a wide variety of fields including education, business, marketing, publishing, cultural preservation, and outreach. This major is also excellent preparation for graduate studies in East Asian studies, law, public policy, business administration, or linguistics.

Potential Career Areas

  • Education
  • International business
  • Marketing
  • Cultural/historical preservation
  • Journalism
  • Communications
  • Publishing
  • Research
  • Outreach

Sample Employers

  • Government agencies
  • Schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Publishing companies
  • Museums
  • Cultural centers
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Entertainment industry

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Foreign Correspondent $28,162 - $43,292
Museum Teacher $18,000 - $45,790
Foreign Rights Manager, Publishing $25,000 - $75,000
Corporate Community Relations Specialist $30,140 - $89,430
Foreign Student Adviser $35,000 - $60,000
Interpreter $34,000 - $45,500
Translator $37,500 - $47,500
Foreign Language Teacher $40,500 - $54,000
Market Researcher $33,300 - $60,600
Director of International Activities, Nonprofit $50,000 - $100,000
International Educator $35,000 - $60,000