Japanese - Minor
The Minor in Japanese is an academic program open to all students in the university. The minor is interdisciplinary in nature and combines courses in Japanese language and culture with electives in Japanese studies, as well as a capstone project. The minor is a valuable complement to the academic portfolio of any student majoring in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences, who wishes to add an international dimension to their intellectual profile. In addition, Japanese studies faculty offer study abroad programs in order to enrich student learning experiences and cultural knowledge while helping students attain higher proficiency in the language.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|JAPN 201||Intermediate Japanese I||4|
|JAPN 202||Intermediate Japanese II||4|
|JAPN 301||Upper Level Japanese I||3|
|JAPN 302||Upper Level Japanese II||3|
|Select one of the following: 1||3|
|Seminar in Film Studies|
|World War II in Asia and the Pacific|
|Modern East Asia|
|Twentieth Century Japan|
|Japanese Language and Culture through Manga|
|Japanese Traditional Performing Arts|
|Special Topics in...|
|Pacific Rim Business Behavior|
|Gender in Asia|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||18|
Other elective courses may be chosen in consultation with the departmental advisors.
Students must earn a C or better in all minor coursework.
A capstone project completed in an approved upper-division Japanese course is required of all students pursuing a minor in Japanese during their final year of the program. The capstone project allows students to integrate knowledge and skills about topics pertaining to Japanese language, culture, history, geography, etc. that they gained through their previous classes, study abroad experience in Japan, or personal readings. Students will consult and regularly meet with an advisor to complete a reading/writing assignment about a topic of their interest pertaining to Japan.