Japanese Studies (Minor)

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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
JAPANESE ART
JAPANESE FILM ARTS
BUDDHIST ART
SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE (Japanese Film Arts)
KYOTO (WORLD CITIES)
SPECIAL TOPICS/HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE (Japanese Painting and Prints)
SPECIAL TOPICS/HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE (Japanese Art and the Warrior Elite)

Geography

Course Title Quarter Hours
THE STATE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

History

Course Title Quarter Hours
JAPAN TO C. 1200
JAPAN c.1200 - 1800
JAPAN, c. 1800-PRESENT
TOPICS IN ASIAN HISTORY
HISTORY FROM PICTURES: VISUAL CULTURE IN EAST ASIAN HISTORY
CULTURE AND GENDER IN JAPAN

International Studies

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

Japanese Studies

Course Title Quarter Hours
ADVANCED HIGH JAPANESE I
ADVANCED HIGH JAPANESE II
ADVANCED HIGH JAPANESE III

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

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

Modern Languages

Course Title Quarter Hours
TOPICS IN JAPANESE LITERATURE
JAPANESE CULTURE
MODERN JAPANESE LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION

Philosophy

Course Title Quarter Hours
INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN PHILOSOPHIES

Political Science

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

Religious Studies

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

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