Major Requirements

To major with a concentration in Japanese you will need to take 39 credit hours of course-work, including:

  • FLL 120 Foreign Cultures
  • FLL 121 Special Topics through World Cultures
  • FLL 485: Foreign Language Capstone Seminar
  • JPA 201: Intermediate Japanese I (may not be required, based on language placement exam results)

You will also take 9 hours of 200-level classes, 9 hours of 300-level classes, and 9 hours of 400-level classes.

Course Catalog

A complete list of major requirements and courses are available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.

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"A little culture" in Japanese script.  — A Little Culture

Toshinan at the Japanese Gardens. The Japanese gardens at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens stand out among such gardens outside of Japan, so much so that the Japanese government has designated it a Japanese Cultural Center. The Garden's teahouse is called Tōshin'an, written with the Chinese characters for “light” (tō), “heart” (shin), and “retreat” (an), meaning “the retreat for lighting understanding in each other’s hearts.” It was built by famed master miyadaiko (temple and shrine builder) Kazunori Tago from Maebashi, an official Japanese friendship city of Birmingham. Image courtesy of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.