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A minor focusing on Japanese language and culture

Adding this minor to your curriculum will provide enhanced understanding of Japan's language and culture. You'll learn from expert faculty through course work that complements a broad range of major programs.

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 18 hours in Japanese beyond JPN 101 and JPN 102. Six hours from the following courses may also count toward this minor: ANT 334(3), ART 274(3), LLT 215(3-6), or REL 357(3).

Japanese (JPN) courses

  • JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I

    This course is the first part of the introductory sequence in Japanese. Students acquire Novice Mid-level proficiency in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes and begin to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Japanese-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in JPN 101.

    This course is the second part of the introductory sequence in Japanese. Students reinforce Novice Mid-level proficiency and acquire Novice High-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Japanese-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I

    Prerequisite: C or better in JPN 102.

    This course is the first part of the intermediate sequence in Japanese. Students reinforce Novice High-Level proficiency and acquire Intermediate Low-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Japanese-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in JPN 201.

    This course is the second part of the intermediate sequence in Japanese. Students reinforce Intermediate Low-Level proficiency and acquire Intermediate Mid-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Japanese-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Upon demand
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand

Adding a minor

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