East Asian Studies Major - Japan
Eleven courses and a study abroad experience are required for the EAS – Japan major.
- AS 150 Japanese Culture & Society
AS 150 is recommended for first and second year students, but cannot be taken by those who have studied in Japan.
- HIST 224 Modern Japan
- JPN 301 Advanced Japanese
- JPN 302 or another 300-level Japanese course
- One comparative course.
A comparative course is either a course with a broad East Asian Focus or a course focusing on China.
Two Major Electives
- Select two courses that focus on Japan from the following three categories: Arts & Humanities, History & Social; Sciences, and Language (beyond requirement or in Chinese)
- Categories and potential courses for the electives appear on the Japanese Track Requirements webpage. Link to webpage: gettysburg.edu/academic-programs/east-asian-studies/programs/japanese-track-requirements
Three Disciplinary Courses
- Two courses in a discipline and that discipline’ methods course are required
- One course must focus on Japan (or East Asia).
- Courses must be approved by the East Asian Studies department.
- Potential areas of disciplinary focus are listed on the Japanese Track Requirements webpage. Link to webpage: gettysburg.edu/academic-programs/east-asian-studies/programs/japanese-track-requirements
- AS 400- level course taken in the form of the seminar or an independent study
To be complete in the senior year
- Study abroad experience in Japan required.
- If studying abroad for a semester three courses may be counted toward the major. If studying abroad for a year four courses may be counted toward the major.
- At least one non-language course at the 300-level is required.
- No more than three courses at the 100-level may count toward the major.
- For students who choose Political Science, four disciplinary courses are required.
- If double-majoring, no more than three courses can count for both majors.