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Modern Language and Culture - Japanese minor

Minor discontinued

This minor no longer accepts new students. Currently matriculated students are not affected.

Yukiko Maru Leary, Minor Adviser
(585) 475-4558,

This minor has not been converted to semesters. A minor in Modern Language-Japanese is available.

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
View this minor's information from the retired quarter calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Legacy Quarter Text: 

The modern language and culture minor consists of five courses: three language courses beyond Beginning Level I and two culture courses. The minor provides beginning and some intermediate level study of a modern language and appropriate courses in the culture of the nations where that language is most often used. The goal of this minor is to introduce students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (e.g., history, art, literature, politics, anthropology, and music) of one particular country or area. Students will become aware of the relationship between language and culture and of the differences between their own language and culture and those of the country they choose to study.

0525-480 Beginning Japanese I

Required Courses—A sequence of three from 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

Electives—Choose two of the following culture courses:
0525-495 Japanese Culture in Print
0525-496 Structures of Japanese Language
0525-497 Languages in Japanese Society
0505-469 Art of China, Korea, and Japan
0507-468 The U.S. and Japan
0507-485 Foundations of Asian Civilization
0507-486 20th Century China and Japan
0507-489 Japan in the Modern World
0513-496 Government and Politics in East Asia