Minor in Japanese

Requirements

At least 15 credits must be taken from the following list of courses, with at least 6 credits coming from courses in Category I, "Language Skills Courses," and 9 credits coming from courses in Category II, "Non-Language Skills Courses":

Category I: Language Skills Courses

(at least 6 credits)

  • JPN 301-302 Third-Year Japanese (4-4) (Pre: 202)
  • JPN 308 Special Japanese Reading and Writing (3) (Pre: 307)
  • (JPN 358-359 Third-Level Japanese Abroad (4-4) (Pre: 202))
  • JPN 315 Third-Year Japanese Aural Comprehension (3) (Pre: 302)
  • JPN 318 Oral Fluency Through Film (3) (Pre: 301)
  • JPN 332 Advanced Japanese Reading and Writing (Web-based) (3) (Pre: 301)
  • JPN 401-402 Fourth-Level Japanese Reading (4-4) (Pre: 302)
  • (JPN 458-459 Fourth-Level Japanese Abroad (3-3) (Pre: 302))
  • JPN 407B* Readings in Original Texts: Newspapers and Magazines (3) (Pre: 402)
  • JPN 407C* Readings in Original Texts: Social Sciences (3) (Pre: 402)
  • JPN 407D* Readings in Original Texts: Humanities (3) (Pre: 402)
  • JPN 407E* Readings in Original Texts: Modern Literature (3) (Pre: 402)
  • JPN 415 Japanese Aural Comprehension (3) (Pre: 402)
  • JPN 420 Fourth-Level Spoken Japanese (3) (Pre: 402)
  • JPN 421 Japanese Composition (3) (Pre: 402)
  • JPN 423 Advanced Listening and Speaking (3) (Pre: 421)
  • JPN 425 Japanese Translation (3) (Pre: 407B, C, D or E)
  • JPN 431 Advanced Business Writing (3) (Pre: 421)
  • JPN 486 Advanced Reading in Modern Japanese Contemporary Topics (3) (Pre: 407E and 407B, C or D)
  • JPN 490 Advanced Language Study: Japanese (3) (Pre: 485 or 486)
  • JPN 493 Project Work in Japanese (3) (Pre: 402)
  • JPN 495B* Internship Program: Business (3) (Pre: 431)
  • JPN 495C* Internship Program: Travel Industry (3) (Pre: 302 and 370 (or concurrent))

Category II: Non-Language Skills Courses

(9 credits)

a. Linguistics Courses

  • JPN 350 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics
  • JPN 370 Linguistics in Japanese Society (3) (Pre: 302/305)
  • JPN 451 Structure of Japanese (3) (Pre: 402/405 and 350 or Ling 320)
  • JPN 452 Introduction to Japanese Pedagogical Grammar (3) (Pre: 407B, C, D or E; 350 or Ling 320)
  • JPN 475 Introduction to Japanese Sociolinguistics (3) (Pre: 350 and 370)

b. Literature Courses

  • EALL 271 Japanese Literature in Translation: Traditional (3)
  • EALL 272 Japanese Literature in Translation: Modern (3)
  • (EALL 273 Third-Level Japanese Abroad (4-4) (Pre: 202))
  • EALL 371B* Traditional Japanese Literature: Prose Fiction and Literary Miscellany (3)
  • EALL 371C* Traditional Japanese Literatures: Drama and Poetry (3)
  • EALL 372B* Modern Japanese Literature: Fiction (3)
  • EALL 372C* Modern Japanese Literature: Poetry, Drama, and Criticism (3)
  • JPN 461 Introduction to Classical Japanese (3) (Pre: 407B, C, D or E)
  • JPN 466 Readings in Classical Japanese (3) (Pre: 461)
  • JPN 485 Advanced Reading in Modern Japanese (3) (Pre: 407E and 407B,C or D)

c. Other Courses

  • JPN 471 Okinawan Language and Culture I (3)(Pre: 302)
  • JPN 472 Okinawan Language and Culture II (3)(Pre: 302 and 471)
  • EALL 325B* Japanese Film: Art and History (1900-1960) (3)
  • EALL 325C* Japanese Film: Art and History (1960-Present) (3)
  • EALL 325D* Japanese Film: Art and History (Special Topics) (3)

*Only one alpha of any course may be applied toward the minor requirements.

Notes

  1. All courses must be taken for a letter grade, and each must be passed with a grade of 'C' or better. In addition, the GPA for all courses together must be 3.0 or higher.
  2. Native speakers of Japanese are not allowed to take language skills courses, so they must take all 15 credits from Category II ("Non-Language Skills Courses").
  3. All courses must be taken within the University of Hawaii system (with at least three taken at UH-Manoa), or else through a study abroad or exchange program which is directly administered by an official UH-Manoa organ (e.g., the Study Abroad Center, the Center for Japanese Studies, etc.) and which is officially recognized by the Japanese Section of UH-Manoa's Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.
  4. Students who have completed at least Japanese 202 or its equivalent, and who have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher are eligible to declare a minor in Japanese. To apply, contact the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (Moore Hall #382; 956-8940).

Brief summary of EALL degree requirements on the UH catalog