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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies

109 Satterfield Hall
Tel: 330-672-2150
Fax: 330-672-4009

The Japanese minor provides a solid grounding in the Japanese language through challenging coursework in the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. The electives allow students to explore different aspects of traditional and contemporary culture and society in Japan and in Asia as a whole.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  JAPN 15101 Elementary Japanese I  
    15102 Elementary Japanese II  
    25201 Intermediate Japanese I  
    25202 Intermediate Japanese II  
Type Course Title Credits
  JAPN 35101 Advanced Intermediate Japanese I 5
    35102 Advanced Intermediate Japanese II 5
    45201 Advanced Japanese I 5
    45202 Advanced Japanese II 5
  Electives: choose from the following: 6
  ARTH 42023 The Arts of Japan (3)  
DG  GEOG 37070 Geography of East and Southeast Asia (3)  
  HIST 41116 History of Japan (3)  
  JAPN 45301 Business Japanese (3)  
    45421 Japanese Culture (3)  
    45591 Variable Topic Seminar in Japanese (3)  
  MUS 42151 Asian Music (3)  
DG POL 30530 Asian Politics (3)  


*Prerequisites can be waived by demonstrated proficiency.

The department reserves the right to substitute appropriate courses.

Minimum cumulative 2.000 GPA required for graduation.

Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F). For information on the major Residence Requirements please visit the University Residence Requirements policy.