- In person
- Kent Campus
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 curriculum allows students to explore different aspects of traditional and contemporary culture and society in Japan
Admission to a minor is open to students declared in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students declared only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Speak in Japanese using appropriate styles of speech and manners on topics ranging from personal to cultural and social issues
- Write in Japanese using appropriate linguistic styles on various topics
- Read and comprehend various types of writing in Japanese such as newspaper articles, short stories and web content with the help of dictionaries and other resources
- Distinguish formal, informal and honorific expressions, and successfully code-switch, according to appropriate social contexts
- Discuss Japanese cultural traditions and contemporary aesthetics
|Prerequisite Requirements 1|
|ELEMENTARY JAPANESE I|
|ELEMENTARY JAPANESE II|
|INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I|
|INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II|
|JAPN 35101||INTENSIVE JAPANESE GRAMMAR||3|
|JAPN 35325||READINGS IN MODERN JAPANESE||3|
|JAPN 35326||READINGS IN TRADITIONAL JAPANESE||3|
|JAPN 45211||WRITING IN JAPANESE||3|
|JAPN 45212||ORAL COMMUNICATION IN JAPANESE||3|
|Minor Electives, choose from the following:||6|
|HISTORY OF JAPAN|
Japanese (JAPN) Upper-Division Electives (30000 or 40000 level)
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||21|
Prerequisites may be satisfied with demonstrated language proficiency.
|Minimum Minor GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
- Students must complete at least two upper-division (30000 or 40000 level) courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
- Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).