Independent Study (JAPN 199)

 

See the information and instruction on how to request enrollment in JAPN 199 below.

https://students.ucsd.edu/academics/enroll/special-enrollment/special-studies-classes.html

If you have any questions, contact the Japanese Studies Program via the VAC for assistance.

 

Directed Honors Thesis Program (JAPN 196A-B)

 

Japanese Studies Directed Honors Thesis Program is designed for seniors who wish to undertake an extended research or creative production project under supervision of a Japanese Studies faculty member. Because the Honors Program requires a two-quarter sequence of courses, students get an opportunity to work at length with faculty on an individual project.

How to Enroll

  1. Select a faculty member with whom you plan to do research. It is generally advised you seek a professor with whom you have taken courses with.
  2. Before meeting with a professor, have a general idea of what topic or issue you would like to research. Many times, students expand on previous papers/assignments.

    Contact the faculty member, and provide them with proof of meeting the GPA and unit requirements for 196A-B (Eligible students must have completed 90 units with at least a 3.2 Overall GPA and 3.5 Major GPA)

  3. Once your placement is confirmed, fill out the JAPN 196AB Faculty-Student Agreement Form.
  4. Submit the form to the Japanese Studies Office (HSS 1001) for final approval. Applications are due on Friday of Week 1 of the quarter in which you will be conducting your JAPN 196 research commitment.
  5. Once you receive a notification that JAPN 196AB is created in Schedule of Classes, enroll in it via WebReg.
  6. Enjoy your research!