Pursuing the Japanese Minor helps you cultivate a nuanced sense of diversity.  Furthermore, having the ability to communicate across languages and cultures ensures that you’re well-positioned for jobs in teaching, translation, international relations in various fields, and more.  This minor is frequently combined with majors such as English, Linguistics, Art, Psychology, Sociology/Anthropology, Philosophy/Religion, History, Business, Biology, and Computer Science.

You can study elementary, intermediate, advanced, and 4th-year Japanese to hone your language skills, and take Japanese topics courses to learn about Japanese culture and society. You can further your pursuit of Japanese studies by taking related courses in history, literature, economics, art, and philosophy/religion.

Beyond coursework, you can experience Japanese culture first-hand through study abroad programs. Our faculty-led study-abroad program combines learning Japanese immersively and visiting cultural and historic sites in Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Tokyo. The Japanese Language Exchange Group, an on-campus organization, offers opportunities to socialize with other Japanese learners and international students.

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