Asian Studies: Japan Studies
Demonstrate general factual knowledge of the literature, humanities, history, politics, economics, geography, and social conditions of East Asia. The courses that are the foundation for this knowledge are the core coures in the major: Asian 200, Intro to Asin Studies: Methods and Materials; Asin 342, Asian Literary Traditions; History 231, Introduction to East Asian History; IHum 240, Introduction to the Humanities of Asia; and either Poli 348, Government and Politics of Asia or Poli 385, International Relations of Asia.
Communicate in Japanese at the "intermediate" level according to ACTFL proficiency guidelines-i.e. "handle successfully a variety of uncomplicated communicative tasks in straightforward social situations . . . limited to those predictable and concrete exchanges necessary for survival." Comprehend "simple, sentence-length speech . . . in a variety of basic personal and social contexts." Read "short, non-complex texts that convey basic information and deal with basic personal and social topics."
Demonstrate effective writing skills by completing a research paper on a major East Asian topic.
Research Philosophies and Methodologies
Understanding basic research philosophies and methodologies associated with research in the social science and humanities.