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.


ChairAssociate Professor Hong Zhang (Chinese)
Professor Hideko Abe; Assistant Professor Laura Nuffer (on leave 2022-2023); Visiting Assistant Professor Jun Takahashi; Language Assistant Maiko Kawano

Requirements +

Requirements for the Minor in Japanese

Six courses are required to fulfill the minor in Japanese. They include five language courses of at least three credits each at the level of Japanese 126 or above and one more course chosen from either a 400-level course in Japanese or a course on Japanese literature/culture (needs to be approved by the advisor for Japanese) at the 200 level or higher.