Jun 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Bulletin

Japanese, BA Major in

Administered by the Department of Comparative Literature, Languages, and Linguistics 

Also see Hofstra’s Minor in Japanese .

The BA major in Japanese provides students with a solid foundation of Japanese language skills, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension.  In addition, through carefully selected foundational and elective courses, students gain an understanding of Japan’s literary and cultural traditions and history.  Students are encouraged to augment their study of Japanese at Hofstra with study abroad. 

Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 124

124 semester hours of course work, including at least 94 semester hours in liberal arts courses

Major Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 30

Japanese Language Courses – Semester Hours: 15

Selected from the following:

Foundation Course - Semester Hours: 3

Selected from the following:

Elective Courses – Semester Hours: 9

Selected from the following:

Capstone Course - Semester Hours: 3

Students in the major may complete a capstone project, in which they may write a senior or honors thesis on a literary or non-literary topic, create an annotated translation or a multimedia project, or some other experience approved by the program director. Students may satisfy the capstone requirement with other coursework, as deemed appropriate, in consultation with the program director.

Complete BA Requirements

BA Requirements  in HCLAS.

Recommended Program Sequence - Total Hours: 124