The Japanese Studies Minor seeks to develop students’ understanding of Japanese culture, while also fostering a broader understanding of Japan’s influence in the world. The required culture classes (JPN 25100 and JPN 25200 ) will give students a foundation specifically in Japanese culture and society, and the additional elective courses offer students the option to customize the aspects of Japan they want to research.This minor is designed to be flexible and accommodate students who do not take Japanese language classes, but rather have an interest purely in Japanese culture. The majority of classes that satisfy this minor are taught in English, however some Japanese language classes can be used to fulfill it. Students who complete the minor will have a well-rounded perspective on Japanese history and contemporary issues that will give insight into Japan. No grade below B- shall be considered to fulfill these requirements.
Students must complete the following courses (6 credit hours)