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Modern Languages and Literature
209.946.2291
Wendell Phillips Center Annex
Beth Moreno
Administrative Assistant
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211
bmoreno@pacific.edu

Asian Language Programs

Asian Language and Studies Major (Chinese and Japanese Concentrations)


This major allows students to develop their language skills in Chinese or Japanese while simultaneously gaining significant knowledge about the Asian context. Students share a strong interdisciplinary curriculum and choose to concentrate their language study in Chinese or Japanese. The non-language curriculum will be taught in English and includes film, literature, history, politics and religion. The major requires one semester of study abroad in China/Taiwan or Japan. The minimum number of units for the major is 34.

Chinese Concentration
Chinese Minor
Japanese Concentration
Japanese Minor


Chinese Concentration


Minimum 32 units that includes:

CHIN 023 Intermediate Chinese, Third Semester  
CHIN 025 Intermediate Chinese, Fourth Semester              
CHIN 125 Advanced Chinese I        
CHIN 126 Advanced Chinese II      
SABD 000 Overseas Study (Study Abroad in China or Taiwan)        

Select four of the following:       

  • ARTH 120 Chinese Art History        
  • ASIA 120 Asian Cinemas  
  • ASIA 124 Society, Gender and Culture in East Asia              
  • ASIA 130 East Asian Literature      
  • HIST 030 East Asian Civilization I  
  • HIST 031 East Asian Civilization II 
  • HIST 141 Pre-Modern China to 1840          
  • HIST 142 Modern Chinese History              
  • RELI 135 Asian Religious Traditions            
  • RELI 152 Confucian Traditions      
  • RELI 154 Buddhist Traditions        
  • POLS 152 Politics of Asia      

Note:

  1. Language requirement begins with the intermediate level; at least one semester (or a summer with a minimum of 8 weeks) of language requirement must be completed in China or Taiwan.
  2. No more than two equivalent courses (as determined by the advisor) may be completed while studying in China/Taiwan.

 

Chinese Minor


Students must complete a minimum of 24 units and 6 courses with a Pacific minor grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn a minor in Chinese Studies.

Minor Requirements:

  • CHIN 011A First-Year Chinese, First Semester            
  • CHIN 011B First-Year Chinese, Second Semester    
  • CHIN 023 Intermediate Chinese, Third Semester  
  • CHIN 025 Intermediate Chinese, Fourth Semester              

Select two of the following:

  • ARTH 122 Japanese Art History     
  • ASIA 120 Asian Cinemas  
  • ASIA 124 Society, Gender and Culture in East Asia              
  • ASIA 130 East Asian Literature      
  • CHIN 125 Advanced Chinese I       
  • HIST 030 East Asian Civilization I  
  • HIST 031 East Asian Civilization II 
  • HIST 141 Pre-Modern China to 1840          
  • HIST 142 Modern Chinese History              
  • POLS 152 Politics of Asia  
  • RELI 135 Asian Religious Traditions            
  • RELI 152 Confucian Traditions      
  • RELI 154 Buddhist Traditions        

Notes:

  1. At least 3 of the minor courses must be taken in the Department of Modern Language and other departments approved by MLL.
  2. Approved semester or year-long program in China or Taiwan recommended.
  3. Students can waive 8 minor units if they have already satisfied first and second semester language.

Japanese Concentration

 

Minimum 32 units that include:

JAPN 023  Intermediate Japanese, Third Semester                
JAPN 025  Intermediate Japanese, Fourth Semester
JAPN 125  Advanced Japanese I    
JAPN 126  Advanced Japanese II    
SABD 000 Overseas Study (Study Abroad in Japan) *        

Select four of the following:

  • ARTH 122 Japanese Art History     
  • ASIA 120 Asian Cinemas  
  • ASIA 124 Society, Gender and Culture in East Asia              
  • ASIA 130 East Asian Literature      
  • HIST 030 East Asian Civilization I  
  • HIST 031 East Asian Civilization II 
  • HIST 143 Japan in War and Peace               
  • JAPN 170 Japanese Literature in Translation           
  • POLS 152 Politics of Asia  
  • RELI 135 Asian Religious Traditions            
  • RELI 152 Confucian Traditions      
  • RELI 154 Buddhist Traditions            

Note:

  1. *Language requirement begins with the intermediate level; at least one semester (or a summer with a minimum of 8 weeks) of language requirement must be completed in Japan
  2. No more than two equivalent courses (as determined by the advisor) may be completed while studying in Japan.

 

Japanese Minor

Students must complete a minimum of 24 units and 6 courses with a Pacific minor grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn a minor in Japanese.  

Minor Requirements:

  • JAPN 011A First-Year Japanese, First Semester        
  • JAPN 011B First-Year Japanese, Second Semester  
  • JAPN 023 Intermediate Japanese, Third Semester              
  • JAPN 025 Intermediate Japanese, Fourth Semester            

Select two of the following:       

  • ARTH 122 Japanese Art History     
  • ASIA 120 Asian Cinemas  
  • ASIA 124 Society, Gender and Culture in East Asia              
  • ASIA 130 East Asian Literature      
  • HIST 030 East Asian Civilization I  
  • HIST 031 East Asian Civilization II 
  • HIST 143 Japan in War and Peace               
  • JAPN 125 Advanced Japanese I    
  • JAPN 170 Japanese Literature in Translation           
  • POLS 152 Politics of Asia  
  • RELI 135 Asian Religious Traditions            
  • RELI 152 Confucian Traditions      
  • RELI 154 Buddhist Traditions        

Note:

  1. At least 3 of the minor courses must be taken in the Department of Modern Languages and other departments approved by MLL.
  2. Approved semester program in Japan Recommended.
  3. Students can waive 8 minor units if they have already satisfied first and second semester language.