The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures offers a minor in Japanese.


In order to receive full credit for courses in a language they must be taken in the numerical sequence (115 through 235) as listed below. A previous course cannot be repeated to improve a grade once a higher course in the sequence is in progress or has been completed

  • JPAN 115 Japanese Language I (5)
  • JPAN 125 Japanese Language II (5)
  • JPAN 135 Japanese Language III (5)
  • JPAN 215 Japanese Language IV (5)
  • JPAN 225 Japanese Language V (5)
  • JPAN 235 Japanese Language VI (5)
    An intuitive approach to understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in Japanese. These courses include practice in reading and writing, kanji, hiragana, and katakana.
  • JPAN 315 Variable Topics (5)
    An introduction to Japanese culture and civilization with emphasis on the basic traditions and structures of Japanese society.