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Minor in Japanese Studies
Japanese Studies Brochure (pdf.)

Director: Junji Yoshida, jyoshida@odu.edu, 683-4567

The Japanese Studies minor consists of 12 credit hours of 300- and 400- level courses that combine the study of language and culture. For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses and prerequisite courses and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Requirements: 15 credit hours
 
Prerequisite Courses: 12 credits*
JAPN 111F - Beginning Japanese 6
JAPN 212 - Intermediate Japanese 6
* Prerequisite courses do not count in the 2.00 grade point average required for the minor.

Required Courses: 6 credit hours
JAPN 311 - Advanced Japanese Language and Culture I 3
JAPN 312 - Advanced Japanese Language and Culture II 3

Elective Courses: 9 credit hours from any two different subject areas listed below:
JAPN 395/396 - Topics in Japanese**
JAPN 495/496 - Topics in Japanese 
ARTH 360 - Asian Art
ASIA 337 - Japan's Era of Transformation
ASIA 338W - Politics of East Asia
ASIA 353 - Asian Religions
FLET 310 - Faces of Japan
H&PE 497 - Theory of Martial Arts
HIST 338U - Japan's Era of Transformation
MGMT 462 - Comparative International Management
MGMT 463 - Management Seminar Abroad
PHIL 353 - Asian Religions
PHIL 485 - Japanese Religion & Philosophy
POLS 338W - Politics of East Asia
POLS 436 - Japanese Politics
  
Any study abroad course at the 300-400 level that offers three credits can fulfill one course requirement for this minor. In cases where a study abroad course fits the themes of another interdisciplinary minor, students may request approval from the minor coordinator to use that study abroad course.
 
**Topics courses dealing with Japan in any discipline can be applied toward the minor. (Advisor's approval is required.)

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