As a Letters & Science student, you will take a variety of courses across the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities to satisfy university-wide General Education Requirements plus additional classes in formal reasoning, international awareness, and research to satisfy Letters & Science degree requirements.
There are also quality requirements (minimum GPA) and residency requirements (number of classes taken at UWM).
Degree requirements may vary depending on when you first started college either at UWM or elsewhere.
The Japanese program at UWM is available under the Committee Interdisciplinary Major umbrella. It aims to provide students with the linguistic and cultural fluency required to live and work in a Japanese environment. This involves rigorous study of the Japanese language as well as training in a wide array of topics in Japanese culture. As a testament to the efficacy of our program, many of our graduates currently live in Japan, and others live in the United States pursuing careers utilizing their Japanese skills. This page is under revision. For up to date information about major requirements, please contact the department directly or your academic advisor.
|Required Courses (16 credits)|
|One of the Following Required Courses (3 credits)|
|Research Requirement (3 credits)|
The following courses satisfy the research requirement of the L&S degree.
Students wishing to have one of the following courses to produce their capstone project should notify the instructor before enrolling. Capstone projects are comprised of an enhanced final project conceived and conducted in consultation with the course instructor.
Students select additional courses from the following approved electives to reach a total of 30 credits. At least one course must be taken outside the Japan curricular area.
At least 15 credits must be taken at the advanced (300 and above) level in residence at UWM. The program requires a minimum of 18 credits at the 300 level or above taught in Japanese.
|Honors in the Major|
Students who have excelled academically during the course of their degree at UWM can be graduated with honors in the major. This involves both the requisite GPA and completion of an enhanced capstone project. Students should consult their program advisor prior to enrolling in their capstone course in order to file for honors in the major. Japanese students who meet the following requirements may apply to the undergraduate advisor to graduate with "Honors in the Major:"
Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad. Up to 12 credits from study abroad programs will be accepted as electives for the program. Any language credits acquired from study abroad must not duplicate language credits acquired from classes taken at UWM.
The College requires that students attain at least a 2.000 GPA on all credits for the Japanese submajor, including any transfer work.