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)

JSP 200

Foundations of Japanese Studies

3 units

JSP 203

Japanese History

3 units

JSP 204

Japanese Politics

3 units

JSP 205

Japanese Society

3 units

JSP 206

Japanese Economy

3 units

JSP 207

Modernization of Japan

3 units

II.   AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

(12 units)

Economics

JSP 201E

Statistics for Economists

3 units

JSP 202E

Research Methods in Economics

3 units

JSP 220E

Macroeconomic Theory

3 units

JSP 221E

Microeconomic Theory

3 units

Sociology

JSP 201S

Statistics for Sociologists

3 units

JSP 202S

Research Methods in Sociology

3 units

JSP 210S

Sociological Theory

3 units

JSP 211S

Research Techniques

3 units

Political Science

JSP 201P

Statistics for Political Scientists

3 units

JSP 202P

Research Methods in Political Science

3 units

JSP 230P

Theory and Practice of Policy Studies

3 units

JSP 231P

Dynamics of Philippines-Japan Relations

3 units

History

JSP 201H

Statistics for Historians

3 units

JSP 202H

Research Methods in History

3 units

JSP 240H

Historiography

3 units

JSP 241H

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

36 units


 

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