M.A. in Japanese Studies Requirements

Courses in the M.A. in Japanese Studies are designated by the JS prefix. A total of 30 credits are required for graduation, to be distributed as follows:

FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED BEFORE 2016

Credit-track students
Arts and Culture category courses 4 credits
Thought and Society category courses 4 credits
Elective courses in any JS category * 22 credits
Research Guidance ** 0 credit
Graduation Project *** 0 credit
Thesis-track students
Arts and Culture category courses 4 credits
Thought and Society category courses 4 credits
Elective courses in any JS category * 18 credits
Research Guidance ** 0 credit
Thesis Seminar *** 4 credits
Master's Thesis *** 0 credit

* Up to 8 credits of non-JS courses (AG, BD and graduate courses in any other program at Sophia University) can be counted as Elective Courses.

** Taken every semester.

*** Typically taken in the final semester.


FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN 2016 OR AFTER

Credit-track Students
Introduction to Japanese Studies (taken in the first semester upon enrollment) 2 credits
Arts and Culture category courses 4 credits
Thought and Society category courses 4 credits
Elective Courses in any JS category * 20 credits
Research Guidance ** 0 credit
Graduation Project ** 0 credit
Thesis-track students
Introduction to Japanese Studies (taken in the first semester upon enrollment) 2 credits
Arts and Culture category courses 4 credits
Thought and Society category courses 4 credits
Elective Courses in any JS category * 16 credits
Research Guidance *** 0 credits
Thesis Seminar ** 4 credits
Master's Thesis ** 0 credit

* Up to 8 credits of non-JS courses (AG, BD and graduate courses in any other program at Sophia University) can be counted as Elective Courses.

** Taken every semester.

*** Typically taken in the final semester.