Requirements for the Minor in Japanese Studies (JNH)

All courses offered for the minor must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher.

Completion of the minor requires 18-19 credits.

1. JPN 211 Intermediate Japanese I
2. Five of the following:
HIS 220 Introduction to Japanese History and Civilization
AAS 216 Introduction to Japanese Studies
AAS 246/RLS 246 Korean and Japanese Religions
AAS 322 Literature of Japan
AAS 331 Japanese Literature in the Feminine Domain
AAS 332 Japanese Literature in the Meiji Era
AAS 346 Philosophy of Education in Korea and Japan
AAS 447 Directed Readings in Asian and Asian American Studies
AAS 487 Supervised Research in Asian and Asian American Studies
AAS 382/RLS 382 Japanese Buddhism
HIS 220 Introduction to Japanese History and Civilization
HIS 344 20th-Century Japan
HIS 431, HIS 432 Colloquium in Asian History (appropriate topic only)
JPN 311 Advanced Japanese I
JPN 312 Advanced Japanese II
JPN 331 Social Sciences Topics in Japanese Studies
JPN 332 Humanities Topics in Japanese Studies
JPN 410  Business Japanese
JPN 411  Advanced Japanese III
JPN 412  Advanced Japanese IV
JPN 447 Independent Study
LIN 431 Structure of an Uncommonly Taught Language (appropriate topic only)
PHI 344 Japanese Thought and Philosophy

Notes:
1. Students excused from JPN 211 because of previous Japanese language proficiency are required to take an extra course from Requirement 2.
2. From requirement 2, no more than six language credits are accepted.
3. Independent study may fulfill only three credits.
4. The Japanese Studies minor has full-year and half-year study abroad programs with five major Japanese universities. In addition, a summer program is offered during which students stay with Japanese host families for one month while studying in Japan. Credits earned during these programs count toward the Japanese Studies minor and the major in Asian and Asian American Studies.