Missouri State University

Modern & Classical Languages (MCL)
  Minor in Japanese

Temple in Japan

Why minor in Japanese at Missouri State University?

  • Our well-educated, expert faculty provide you with a learning experience that can sharpen your speaking, writing and conversation skills in Japanese.
  • Smaller class sizes mean you get to know your teachers – many of whom hold PhDs – and can get focused, one-on-one attention from them.
  • Knowing Japanese can help you land exciting jobs in a variety of fields.
  • Studying Japanese will prepare you to pursue graduate studies.

Minor Requirements

Japanese

Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music Education
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
Bachelor of Science in Education
(Non-Certifiable)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Social Work

Complete JPN 201(3), 202(3); plus an additional 12 hours from JPN 297(1-6), 311(3), 312(3); ART 274(3); LLT 215(3-6); PLS 545(3)

Japanese (JPN) courses

  • JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I

    Essentials of grammar through aural-oral practice, dictation, reading and writing. Course conducted in Japanese as far as practicable.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in JPN 101.

    Continuation of JPN 101.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I

    Prerequisite: C or better in JPN 102.

    Continuation of JPN 102 with increased emphasis on reading.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in JPN 201.

    Introduction to Japanese literature; analysis of its subjects, forms and ideals.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 297 Special Topics in Japanese

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Topics of selected interest in Japanese studies, including travel courses to Japanese-speaking countries. The specific subject matter and/or international component may change from semester to semester according to resources and demand. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 6 credit hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 311 Japanese Reading and Conversation

    Prerequisite: JPN 202.

    This course is designed to further develop and refine students' reading and speaking skills through readings of short texts, group discussions, and free conversation.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 312 Japanese Reading and Composition

    Prerequisite: JPN 202.

    This course is designed to help students strengthen and expand their reading and writing skills in Japanese through the reading of authentic Japanese articles, grammar review, writing and Kanji practice.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

Adding a minor

To add a minor, visit the Academic Advisement Center in University Hall 109.