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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


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. The minor will, in addition, 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: JAPN 202 (6), JAPN 301 (6), JAPN 302 (6), JAPN 401 (3), JAPN 402 (3), JAPN 403 (3), JAPN 404 (3), JAPN 405 (3), JAPN 406 (3), JAPN 411 (3), JAPN 412 (3), JAPN 499 (3)

B. One 3 credit course focusing on Japanese linguistics selected from the following list: JAPN 421, JAPN 422, JAPN 428, JAPN 438

C. One 3 credit course focusing on Japanese literature selected from the following list: JAPN 217, JAPN 298, JAPN 317, JAPN 414, JAPN 415, JAPN 416, JAPN 418, JAPN 498

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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