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Japanese, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #120 (WUR) Washington, D. C., DC, United States
The Japanese major from Georgetown University combines thorough training in spoken and written language with study of Japanese culture through a broad range of materials and approaches, including classical and modern literature, linguistics, history, philosophy, visual arts and popular culture.
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Overview

The Program

Most courses are conducted in Japanese with readings in Japanese. The Japanese major from Georgetown University begins with language study and an introduction to issues in East Asian cultures (JAPN-024 East Asia: Texts and Contexts) and proceeds through advanced work in language and culture including a semester or year abroad. In order to familiarize themselves with relevant critical and historical issues in the field, students must take at least one course on Japanese culture offered by the department in English in addition to "East Asia: Texts and Contexts." The major culminates in a Senior Seminar paper or Senior Honors Thesis on a topic of the student's choice within the area of Japanese cultural studies.

In addition to courses offered by the department, a variety of Asian studies courses is also available through other departments. Majors are highly recommended to fulfill their general education history requirement by taking at least one semester of Japanese or Asian history, but we encourage students to take two semesters of Japanese or Asian history, which serves as important background to advanced coursework and the overseas study experience. Beyond that, Japan-related courses are offered in Economics, Government, International Affairs, Theology, Sociology, Art History, and other fields. These can be taken as free electives, or can in some cases fulfill general education requirements. These outside courses can often be counted toward an Asian Studies Certificate. Students should seek help from their department advisors to develop a well-integrated academic program built around their interests and drawing upon this rich variety of resources.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • East Asia: Texts and Contexts
  • Integrative Advanced Japanese
  • Business Japanese
  • Readings in History and Society
  • Media Japanese
  • Catholicism in Japanese Culture
  • Megacity Edo-Tokyo
  • Mass Society and Culture in Modern Japan

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Our application is conveniently located online for you to complete at your own pace. There is a $35, non-refundable fee. 
  • Submit an up-to-date version of your resume or CV.
  • Write an essay explaining why you are interested in pursuing this degree. Your essay should be two to three pages in length, typed, and double-spaced.
  • Your writing sample should be no longer than 500 words.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official High School transcripts of GED Certification
  • Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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