To fulfill the remaining hours, students should take at least eight additional credit hours of electives. The following courses may be counted as electives:
JPNS courses at the 3000 level or above
Courses that focus specifically on Japanese studies in other departments, such as the Departments of Comparative Religion, History, or Political Science. All electives taken outside the Department of World Languages and Literatures must be approved by the Japanese advisor.
At least one elective must be taken as a class at WMU and not as a course during study abroad.
Students in the Japanese major are strongly encouraged to take advantage of study abroad through WMU’s exchange institutions in Japan. Students must consult with the Japanese advisor well in advance of such study in order to plan properly and obtain approval for credits to be taken as part of the required or elective hours for the major.
Students may transfer up to 16 credits earned in other institutions, including equivalents for JPNS 2000, JPNS 2010, JPNS 3000 and JPNS 3010, and up to 8 credits for elective courses.