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Japanese Studies (Minor)

The Japanese Studies minor focuses on Japanese language, literature and culture though an interdisciplinary combination of language, culture, politics and history courses.​

Course Requirements

  • Three quarters of college-level Japanese language study (at any level).
  • Five additional courses from at least two different disciplines, chosen in consultation with an advisor or faculty member, from the current approved Japanese Studies Allied Course List.

Japanese Studies Allied Course List

Art and Architecture, History of

Course Title Quarter Hours
HAA 216
JAPANESE ART
HAA 219
JAPANESE FILM ARTS
HAA 220
BUDDHIST ART
HAA 297
SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE (Japanese Film Arts)
HAA 373
KYOTO (WORLD CITIES)
HAA 397
SPECIAL TOPICS/HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE (Japanese Painting and Prints)
HAA 397
SPECIAL TOPICS/HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE (Japanese Art and the Warrior Elite)

Geography

Course Title Quarter Hours
GEO 315
THE STATE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

History

Course Title Quarter Hours
HST 263
JAPAN TO C. 1200
HST 264
JAPAN c.1200 - 1800
HST 265
JAPAN, c. 1800-PRESENT
HST 322
TOPICS IN ASIAN HISTORY
HST 339
HISTORY FROM PICTURES: VISUAL CULTURE IN EAST ASIAN HISTORY
HST 340
CULTURE AND GENDER IN JAPAN

International Studies

Course Title Quarter Hours
INT 330
TOPICS IN EAST ASIAN STUDIES (Japanese Culture I)

Japanese Studies

Course Title Quarter Hours
JPN 342
ADVANCED HIGH JAPANESE I
JPN 343
ADVANCED HIGH JAPANESE II
JPN 344
ADVANCED HIGH JAPANESE III

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Course Title Quarter Hours
MLS 407
SELF,CULTURE AND SOCIETY IN CONTEMPORARY JAPAN (undergraduates by permission)

Modern Languages

Course Title Quarter Hours
MOL 308
TOPICS IN JAPANESE LITERATURE
MOL 310
JAPANESE CULTURE
MOL 320
MODERN JAPANESE LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION

Philosophy

Course Title Quarter Hours
PHL 287
INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN PHILOSOPHIES

Political Science

Course Title Quarter Hours
PSC 253
ASIAN POLITICS
PSC 349
ADVANCED TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (International Political Economy of the Pacific Rim)
PSC 350
JAPANESE POLITICS
PSC 359
ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS (Japanese Politics, Culture, and Society)

Religious Studies

Course Title Quarter Hours
REL 202
ETHICAL WORLDS: MORAL ISSUES ACROSS CULTURES (Atom Bomb Discourse)
REL 205
RELIGION AND ETHICS (Industrial Diseases)
REL 205
RELIGION AND ETHICS (Japanese Ethics)
REL 222
CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUES (Industrial Disease in Cross-cultural Perspective)
REL 245
RELIGION IN JAPANESE HISTORY, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE
REL 247
LITERATURE AND RELIGION IN JAPAN
REL 320
TOPICS IN RELIGIOUS ETHICS (Atomic Age)
REL 342
ZEN MIND

Students majoring in Japanese Studies (BA) or minoring in Japanese are restricted from earning this minor.

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