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

109 Satterfield Hall
Tel: 330-672-2150

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.


Attribute 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.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
  JAPN 15101 Elementary Japanese I (4)    
  JAPN 15102 Elementary Japanese II (4)    
  JAPN 25201 Intermediate Japanese I (4)    
  JAPN 25202 Intermediate Japanese II (4)    
Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
  JAPN 35101 Advanced Intermediate Japanese I 5  
  JAPN 35102 Advanced Intermediate Japanese II 5  
  JAPN 45201 Advanced Japanese I 5  
  JAPN 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 31113 History of Japan (3)    
  JAPN 45301 Business Japanese (3)    
  JAPN 45421 Japanese Culture (3)    
  JAPN 45591 Variable Topic Seminar in Japanese (3)    
  MUS 42151 Asian Musics (3)    
DG POL 30530 Asian Politics (3)    

Note: Prerequisites can be satisfied with demonstrated language proficiency.

Special Department Note: Some courses in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages are offered on a rotating basis. Rotations and course availability may change at any time. Please see the Department's course offering projections and advising information for assistance with course planning. 

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Minimum overall 2.000 GPA.
  2. Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).