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About University of California Santa Barbara:

The Santa Barbara campus was incorporated into the University of California in 1944. Originally a small teachers' college, the campus now hosts over 1,000 faculty and nearly 22,000 students, with over 200 majors, degrees, and credentials.

The Japanese progam at UCSB started in 1966, while the East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies Department was created in 1994, including Chinese and East Asian Studies as well.

Resources and Facilities

Minimal amounts of Japanese materials are available in several other libraries on the UCSB campus, including the following:

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Institution: University of California at Santa Barbara
Founded: 1944
Type: State university
Location: Santa Barbara, CA

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Japanese Studies

Undergradute studies

  • B.A. in Japanese or Asian Studies available through the East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies (EALCS) Department.
  • A special five-year program offering a B.A. and M.A. in Japanese or Asian Studies is also available.
  • 24 faculty and professional staff teaching Japanese-focused courses.
  • Courses are taught outside the EALCS department with a Japanese concentration in film and media studies, history, history of art and architecture, and religious studies.
  • Study abroad opportunities are available.
  • For undergradute applications to UCSB, please visit their Admissions webpage.

Graduate studies

  • M.A. and Ph.D. available from the East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies Department with an emphasis in one of the five following emphases:
    • film, media, performing arts and popular culture
    • gender and sexuality studies
    • literature, linguistics, and translation studies
    • modernity, colonialism, and globalization studies
    • religiosity and the history of ideas.
  • The EALCS Department also offers a concentration in Shinto Studies.

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