Japanese, B.A.

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
Critical Thinking Course3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
Core II Natural/Physical Science4
Core II Humanities (WI)3
Core II Social Science3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive (Core II Humanities)3
Writing Intensive3
Multicultural/International3
JPN 490 Bison image Japanese Capstone3
College-Specific
JPN 101Elementary Japanese I3
JPN 102Elementary Japanese II3
JPN 203Intermediate Japanese III3
JPN 204Intermediate Japanese IV3
300/400 COLA Literature3
COLA Literature3
COLA Humanities3
300/400 COLA Social Science3
300/400 COLA Social Science3
COLA Social Science3
COLA Natural/Physical Science4
300/400 COLA International3
300/400 COLA Multicultural3
Major-Specific
JPN 102 Cap graduation image Elementary Japanese II3
JPN 203 Cap graduation image Intermediate Japanese III3
JPN 204 Cap graduation image Intermediate Japanese IV3
300/400 JPN Elective3
300/400 JPN Elective3
300/400 JPN Elective3
400 JPN Elective3
400 JPN Elective3
400 JPN Elective3
JPN 490 Bison image Japanese Capstone3
300/400 Free Elective3
300/400 Free Elective3
300/400 Free Elective3
300/400 Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3

Major Information

  • The total number of free electives will depend on the amount of double and triple counting of requirements.
  • See course attributes each semester for courses that meet multiple requirements.
  • Questions about requirements should be directed to the College of Liberal Arts (304-696-2350). Core II and COLA requirements may not be double counted.
  • Forty-eight credit hours (sixteen 3-hour courses) must be at the 300/400 level.
  • Students must earn a C or better in ENG 201 Advanced Composition and all foreign language courses.
  • Minimum of 120 hours to graduate.
  • A major in one of the modern foreign languages consists of ten courses, typically thirty semester hours, in the same language. Courses taken at Marshall are three credit hours each. Courses that transfer from study abroad may transfer as four credit hours, but each of these courses is to be considered equivalent to one three-hour Marshall course. Courses numbered 101 do not count toward the major.

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Four Year Plan

The study of foreign languages emphasizes the development of critical thinking skills—increased powers of observation, analysis, logical reasoning, memory, and adaptability—that are immediately transferable to other areas of higher education and to a diversity of careers. In learning to understand, speak, read, and write a foreign language a student acquires direct access to another view of the world at a time when intercultural understanding, at both the national and international levels, has become an urgent priority.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I 3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication 3
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
Core II Social Science 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
JPN 102 Cap graduation image Elementary Japanese II 3
Core II Physical/Natural Science 4
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT) 3
Critical Thinking 3
COLA Social Science 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
JPN 203 Cap graduation image Intermediate Japanese III 3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition 3
Writing Intensive 3
Multicultural/International 3
COLA Social Science 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
JPN 204 Cap graduation image Intermediate Japanese IV 3
Core II Fine Arts 3
Core II Humanities (WI) 3
COLA Physical/Natural Science 4
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
300/400 JPN Elective 3
300/400 JPN Elective 3
300/400 COLA International 3
300/400 COLA Multicultural 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
300/400 JPN Elective 3
400 JPN Elective 3
300/400 COLA Social Science 3
300/400 Free Elective 3
300/400 Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
300/400 Free Elective 3
300/400 Free Elective 3
400 JPN Elective 3
400 JPN Elective 3
300/400 COLA Literature 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
JPN 490 Bison image Japanese Capstone 3
COLA Humanities 3
COLA Literature 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120