Many students minoring in Japanese choose to complement their language studies with an interdisciplinary program.

Chinese and Japanese Studies — This program provides and opportunity for students to focus their study on this important area of the world by examining the history, culture, and religions of China and Japan, in addition to developing some proficiency in the Chinese or Japanese language. It provides an essential background for students considering a career in education, business, government, or the arts related to the East Asian cultural sphere.

International Economics & Cultural Affairs (IECA) — This program includes a core of five courses in economics and five in Japanese (language, literature, and culture), and two courses each in geography, history, and political science. Double-majors in IECA and Japanese work in international business or public affairs.

Courses Required for the Japanese Minor

A minimum of 16 credit hours in Japanese
TOTAL 16 credits

  • JAPN 101: Beginning Japanese I
  • JAPN 102: Beginning Japanese II
  • JAPN 203: Intermediate Japanese I
  • JAPN 204: Intermediate Japanese II
  • JAPN 250: Topics in Japanese Literature and the Fine Arts
  • JAPN 251: Introduction to Japanese Literature
  • JAPN 305: Advanced Japanese I
  • JAPN 306: Advanced Japanese II
JAPN 101: Beginning Japanese I
An introduction to the basic grammar of Japanese. (4 credits)
JAPN 102: Beginning Japanese II
A continuation of JAP 101. Prerequisite: JAP 101 or equivalent. (4 credits)
JAPN 203: Intermediate Japanese I
Reading, writing, and discussion in Japanese on the intermediate level, with a review of Japanese grammar. Prerequisite: JAP 102 or equivalent. (4 credits)
JAPN 204: Intermediate Japanese II
A continuation of JAP203. Prerequisite: JAP 203 or equivalent. (4 credits)
JAPN 250 / Topics in Japanese Literature and the Fine Arts
Study of selected works of Japanese literature in English translation and of their correlates in the visual arts and/or music. No knowledge of Japanese required. The topic Japanese Poetry and Calligraphy may be used to fulfill the fine arts/fine arts-literature component of the general-education requirements. (3 credits)
JAPN 251/ Introduction to Japanese Literature
Readings of representative works of Japanese literature in English. No knowledge of Japanese required. May be used to fulfill the global cultures and perspectives component of the general-education requirements. (3 credits)
JAPN 305: Advanced Japanese I
A continuation of JAP 204. Introduction of extended prose readings. Simple conversation in everyday Japanese. Prerequisite: JAP 204 or equivalent. (4 credits)
JAPN 306: Advanced Japanese II
A continuation of AP 305. Emphasis on syntax of prose texts; review of grammar. Conversation in everyday Japanese. Composition in the expository style. Prerequisite: JAP 305 or equivalent. (4 credits)

 

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