Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Roadmap
120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 45
To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.
ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.
Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.
Required of all candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese are 12 units of complementary studies, which must come from courses bearing a prefix other than JAPN, and not cross-listed with JAPN. Complementary Studies for the Japanese major can be satisfied via four possible routes:
12 units in any foreign language other than Japanese (may include MLL-prefixed courses);
12 units of course work taken as partial completion of a second major or minor;
12 units of course work taken in an approved study abroad program (including CSU Study Abroad and SF State Bilateral);
12 units of course work in related disciplines with the prior approval of a Japanese Program advisor.
Related disciplines typically include (but are not limited to) linguistics, literature, humanities, philosophy, history, art, theatre arts, anthropology, education, international relations, international business, and any aspect of East Asia or Asian Americans. Where a course with a non-JAPN prefix (and not cross-listed with JAPN) is taken as a core requirement or elective for the Japanese major, the said course may also count towards complementary studies (i.e., double-counting allowed).