will be introduced to the cultural heritage of Japan through courses on
literature, history, visual culture, language, and linguistics. Minors will be
able to communicate effectively (listening, speaking, and writing) in Japanese
and will learn critical skills in analyzing and interpreting literary and
cultural materials appropriate to the student's area of specialization.
Students will achieve advanced linguistic competency and be able to demonstrate
practical skills in using Japanese for translation and interpretation. Students
will be able to relate relevant issues to other areas in the humanities.
minor in Japanese consists of four courses in Japanese above the 100
level plus two additional elective courses (of 3 credits or more) in the area of concentration
(subject code 565). The elective courses may be language courses or culture courses.