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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

This 15-credit minor is designed to provide a concentration in Japanese language and an introduction to the academic fields of Japanese literature and linguistics. Additionally, the minor will allow Japanese heritage speakers the opportunity to engage in language study for special purposes (such as Business Japanese, Diplomatic Translation, or Classical Japanese) as well as in the study of Japanese linguistics and literature.

Requirements for the 15 credit minor in Japanese include:

A. 6 credits of Japanese language courses, selected from the following list, with placement based on the student's language proficiency: JAPN202 (6), JAPN301 (6), JAPN302 (6), JAPN401 (3), JAPN402 (3), JAPN403 (3), JAPN404 (3), JAPN405 (3), JAPN406 (3), JAPN411 (3), JAPN412 (3), JAPN499 (3)

B. One 3 credit course focusing on Japanese linguistics selected from the following list: JAPN421, JAPN422, JAPN428, JAPN438

C. One 3 credit course focusing on Japanese literature selected from the following list: JAPN217, JAPN298, JAPN317, JAPN414, JAPN415, JAPN416, JAPN418, JAPN498

D. An additional 3 credits from one of the three lists above.

  • At least nine of the fifteen hours must be at the 300-400 level.
  • Students must receive a "C-" or better in all courses used for the minor.
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation.
  • No more than 6 of the 15 credits toward the minor may be taken at an institution other than UMCP.

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