Japanese (Minor / Certificate)

Declaration in or before Summer 2009

Critical Languages (College of Liberal Arts)

Japanese Minor Requirements

The minor in Japanese emphasizes language study while also recognizing the importance of learning about Japan through work in fields such as literature, history, anthropology, religion, and geography and urban studies. A grade of C- or higher must be earned in all courses for the minor.

Students must complete total of six courses (18 credits) to earn a minor in Japanese.

Following three courses:

  • Japanese 2002 (formerly Critical Languages 0171), Japanese Intermediate II
  • Japanese 3001 (formerly Critical Languages 0270), Japanese Advanced I
  • Japanese 3002 (formerly Critical Languages 0271), Japanese Advanced II

Select one elective course from the following listing:

  • Japanese 2096/2996 (formerly Critical Languages W120/H190), Japanese Popular Culture and Literature
  • Japanese 2021 (formerly Critical Languages 0121) / Asian Studies 2021 (formerly 0222), Japanese Literature in Film
  • Japanese 2011 (formerly Critical Languages 0220) / Asian Studies 2011 (formerly 0220), Survey of Japanese Literature: Ancient
  • Japanese 2012 (formerly Critical Languages 0221) / Asian Studies 2012 (formerly 0221), Survey of Japanese Literature: Modern

Select any two elective courses (6 credits) that focus exclusively on Japan.

Students who place out of 2002 (formerly 0171) will need one additional elective; those who place out of 3001 (formerly 0270) will need two additional electives; those who place out of 3002 (formerly 0271) will need three additional electives.

Certificate of Specialization in Japanese

A Certificate of Specialization in Japanese focuses on learning language skills and developing a strong foundation for the effective use of Japanese socially and professionally. This program should be of particular interest to students considering careers in international business, government service, or other professions where foreign language proficiency is important.

This program also contributes to meeting the diverse language needs of students with personal or academic interests in Japan and its culture. A grade of C- or higher must be earned in all required courses.

Students must complete the following 6 courses (20 credit hours).

  • Japanese 1001 (formerly Critical Languages 0070), Japanese Elements I
  • Japanese 1002 (formerly Critical Languages 0071), Japanese Elements II
  • Japanese 2001 (formerly Critical Languages C170), Japanese Intermediate I
  • Japanese 2002 (formerly Critical Languages 0171), Japanese Intermediate II
  • Japanese 3001 (formerly Critical Languages 0270), Japanese Advanced I
  • Japanese 3002 (formerly Critical Languages 0271), Japanese Advanced II

This certificate is only available for nonnative Japanese speakers.