School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
This 15-credit minor is designed to provide a concentration in Japanese language and an introduction to the academic fields of Japanese literature, cultural studies, and linguistics. Additionally, the minor will allow Japanese heritage speakers the opportunity to engage in language study for special purposes (such as Business Japanese, Translation, or Classical Japanese) as well as in the study of Japanese linguistics, literature, and cultural studies.
To make an appointment to explore or declare a minor, go to www.arhu.umd.edu/undergraduate/academics/minors.
|Select 6 credits of Japanese language courses:||6|
|Intermediate Japanese II (6 credits)|
|Advanced Japanese I (6 credits)|
|Advanced Japanese II (6 credits)|
|Readings in Modern Japanese Literature (3 credits)|
|Readings in Japanese Cultural Studies (3 credits)|
|The Art of Translation|
|Directed Study in Japanese (3 credits)|
|Select one Japanese linguistics course:||3|
|History of the Japanese Language|
|Introductory Japanese Linguistics|
|Seminar in Japanese Discourse and Conversation Analysis|
|Topics in Japanese Pragmatics|
|Select one Japanese literature/cultural studies course:||3|
|Radical Transformations in Japanese Culture|
|Edo Text and Context: Origins of Japanese Popular Culture|
|Reading Japanese Empire|
|Women and Japanese Literature: Japanese Literature in Translation|
|Modern Japanese Literature and Film (In Translation)|
|Japan From the Margins|
|The Atomic Bomb in Literature and Memory|
|Special Topics in Japanese Studies|
|Select one additional 3 credit course from the lists above.||3|
- At least nine of the fifteen hours must be at the 3xx or 4xx level.
- Students must receive a "C-" or better in all courses used for the minor.
- An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation.
- No more than 6 of the 15 credits toward the minor may be taken at an institution other than UMCP.