Japanese, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 18

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N607

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

Students must successfully complete at least 18 hours of coursework in Japanese, including at least 9 hours at the upper-division level. Note that introductory courses (JAPN 1115 and JAPN 1225) are not counted toward this total.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement.

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Japanese program in the Department of Modern Languages, Literature, & Linguistics.

Required Courses

JAPN 2013Intermediate Japanese Listening and Speaking3
JAPN 2113Intermediate Japanese3
JAPN 2223Intermediate Japanese (Continued)3
JAPN 3013Advanced Japanese Listening and Speaking3
or JAPN 3133
Choose 6 hours from the following:6
Any Japanese 3000- or 4000-level course
Japan Through Film and Literature
Japanese Literature since 1945
Pre-Modern Japanese Literature and Culture
Modern Japanese Literature and Culture
MLLL 4183
Total Credit Hours18
  • Minors in the College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.
  • Approved April 2011