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 2002, JPNS 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 2002||Intermediate Japanese II||3|
|JPNS 3001||Advanced Japanese I||3|
|JPNS 3002||Advanced Japanese II||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Japanese Popular Culture and Literature|
or JPNS 2996
|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 Japan||6|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
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.