2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Sep 22, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Japanese Studies Minor

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Tomoko Walter
HBC 217 Suite A


The goal of the Japanese Studies minor is to combine Japanese language skills with humanistic inquiry into the literature, film and culture of Japan. The minor helps students to improve their proficiency in speaking, reading, writing and understanding modern Japanese language, while also building the analytical skills required for sensitive and critical interpretations of a broad range of cultural material.


Admission to the Japanese Studies minor is open to all undergraduates who have completed JPS 201 or the equivalent with the grade of B- or better.

Total Credits Required:

Minimum of 18 credits


JPS 101, 102, and 201 do not count toward the JPS minor.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Comprehend relatively long utterances and descriptive text on familiar topics and detect main idea

2. Produce relatively long utterances to express oneself in a variety of everyday situations, both formal and informal

3. Can skim conversational narratives and descriptive text on familiar topics and comprehend

4. Express ideas, opinions, arguments and perform some functional writing task

5. Identify sociocultural information useful to carry out daily conversation and identify basic characteristics of Japan today

Minor Requirements


A course taken through SU Abroad or other centers can be considered to substitute for one of the elective courses, upon approval of Japanese minor advisor.

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