Minor in Japanese

The Minor in Japanese emphasizes language study while also recognizing the importance of learning about Japan through work in fields such as literature, history, anthropology, and religion. This program will be of particular interest to students interested in careers in academia, business, government, or other professions where Japanese language proficiency is important.

This minor requires a minimum of 12 credits in Japanese and 6 credits in Japanese-related courses. The minor can only be taken as part of an undergraduate degree program and is awarded at the time of graduation. An average of 2.0 in all Japanese courses as well as a minimum grade of C- must be earned in all courses used for the minor. The specific courses required for the program are detailed in the list below.

Students who place out of JPNS 2002JPNS 3001, and/or JPNS 3002 may substitute Japanese electives. See the department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Studies (formerly Critical Languages Department) for more information on placement and appropriate substitutions.

JPNS 2002Intermediate Japanese II3
JPNS 3001Advanced Japanese I3
JPNS 3002Advanced Japanese II3
Select one of the following:3
Japanese Popular Culture and Literature
Honors Japanese Popular Culture and Literature
Japanese Popular Culture and its Literature
Japanese Literature in Film
Survey of Japanese Literature: Pre-Modern
Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature in Translation
Select any two CLA courses that focus exclusively on Japan6
Total Credit Hours18

Minors are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.