Master of Arts in Japanese Studies

 


This graduate degree program is designed to provide a broad understanding of the Japanese people, their culture, historical development and contemporary problems.
 
The program was developed to interact with discipline-based programs of the graduate school, namely: Economics, History, Political Science and Sociology. It has the following objectives:

  • To provide a flow of specialists on Japan with a high level of practical and intellectual competence needed in the diplomatic service, public service, government, media and education;

  • To form specialists on Japan who can address the growing economic, political and strategic importance of the Asia-Pacific region; and

  • To create an original and substantial academic tradition of Japanese Studies in the country.

 

Curriculum of the Master of Arts Major in Japanese Studies

I.     REQUIRED SUBJECTS 

(18 units)

JPN 220

Foundations of Japanese Studies

3 units

JPN 230

Japanese History

3 units

JPN 240

Japanese Politics

3 units

JPN 221

Japanese Society

3 units

JPN 250

Japanese Economy

3 units

JPN 231

Modernization of Japan

3 units

II.   AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

(12 units)

Economics

JPN 251

Statistics for Economists

3 units

JPN 252

Research Methods in Economics

3 units

JPN 253

Macroeconomic Theory

3 units

JPN 254

Microeconomic Theory

3 units

Sociology

JPN 222

Statistics for Sociologists

3 units

JPN 223

Research Methods in Sociology

3 units

JPN 224

Sociological Theory

3 units

JPN 225

Research Techniques

3 units

Political Science

JPN 241

Statistics for Political Scientists

3 units

JPN 242

Research Methods in Political Science

3 units

JPN 243

Theory and Practice of Policy Studies

3 units

JPN 244

Dynamics of Philippines-Japan Relations

3 units

History

JPN 232

Statistics for Historians

3 units

JPN 233

Research Methods in History

3 units

JPN 234

Seminar in Historiography

3 units

JPN 235

Research Projects in Japanese History

3 units

III.    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

The student should pass at least level 4 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test  given by the Japanese Government through its local representative. The student should present the certificate to the Japanese Studies Program, which in turn submits it to the Registrar.

IV.    COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS

V.      THESIS WRITING AND ORAL DEFENSE

(6 units)

SUMMARY

  Required Subjects

18 units

  Area of Specialization

12 units

  Thesis

  6 units

Total required units

36 units


 

For admission requirements and deadlines, please contact the Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs.