In the Department of East Asian Studies

A minor in Japanese is offered for students who have a substantial interest in Japanese language and culture.


ChairProfessor Hideko Abe (Japanese)
Professors Tamae Prindle and Hideko Abe; Faculty Fellow Junji Yoshida; Language Assistant Mika Kawashima

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Requirements for the Minor in Japanese

Five language courses of at least three credits each at the level of Japanese 126 or above, and one more course with a substantial literary/cultural component to be chosen from Japanese 421 or a course on Japanese literature/culture at the 200 level or higher (Japanese literature/culture courses are listed in the “East Asian Studies” section of the catalogue). Students who start taking Japanese from an upper level are expected to take at least four language courses, probably chosen from 421, 422, and independent studies 491 and 492.

Note: The minor in Japanese is intended for non-East Asian studies majors. East Asian studies majors must declare either a Chinese concentration or a Japanese concentration within the major.