This minor provides two full years of modern language and culture instruction to prepare students for living and working within an intercultural society both at home and abroad. The minor consists of five courses, either five language courses or a combination of language courses with up to two culture courses. Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register. Part of the requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad.
Notes about this minor:
- This minor is closed to students majoring in applied modern language and culture who have chosen the Japanese language track; students majoring in international and global studies students who have chosen an area of study Japanese language or a field specialization in Asia; or are native speakers of Japanese.
- Posting of the minor on the student’s academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
|Choose five consecutive language courses:|
|MLJP-201||Beginning Japanese I|
|MLJP-202||Beginning Japanese II|
|MLJP-301||Intermediate Japanese I|
|MLJP-302||Intermediate Japanese II|
|MLJP-310||Practical Reading and Speaking in Japanese|
|MLJP-315||Practical Writing and Speaking in Japanese|
|MLJP-401||Advanced Japanese I|
|MLJP-402||Advanced Japanese II|
|MLJP-404||Japanese Culture in Print|
|MLJP-405||Advanced Speaking in Japanese|
|MLJP-410||Japanese for Science and Technology|
|Students can take up to two culture courses as part of the Japanese minor. In addition to culture courses listed for the minor, other courses from other departments dealing with aspects of Japanese culture, society, history, and art may also be approved by the faculty adviser.|
|HIST-252||The United States and Japan|
|HIST-265||History of Modern Japan|
|HIST-266||History of Pre-modern Japan|
|HIST-450||Modern Japan in History, Fiction, and Film|
|HIST-465||The Samurai in Word and Image|
|MLJP-351||Language in Japanese Society|
|MLJP-451||Structure of the Japanese Language|
|PHIL-311||East Asian Philosophy|
|POLS-350||Politics in East Asia|
* Course may be used when topic focuses on East Asia.
Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only
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This minor provides two full years of modern language instruction to prepare students for living and working within an intercultural society both at home and abroad. Students may choose a modern language minor in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish. Students must take five consecutive language courses beyond the introductory prerequisite language course.
0525-480 Beginning Japanese I
Required Courses—Choose five of the following:
0525-481 Beginning Japanese II
0525-482 Beginning Japanese III
0525-483 Intermediate Japanese I
0525-484 Intermediate Japanese II
0525-485 Intermediate Japanese III
0525-486 Advanced Japanese I
0525-487 Advanced Japanese II
0525-488 Advanced Japanese III