May 25, 2024  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Japanese Language and Culture Minor

Japanese Language and Culture Minor Requirements

The minor consists of five courses (20 credits).

  1. Language Proficiency
    Minors must demonstrate language proficiency equivalent to the level upon completion of JAPA 306 . No more than three language courses may be counted toward the minor. These courses include: JAPA 305 , JAPA 306 , JAPA 407  and JAPA 408 . The following courses do not count toward the minor: JAPA 101 , JAPA 102 , JAPA 203 , and JAPA 204 . There is no minimum number of language classes a student must take in order to satisfy the requirements of the minor. Students who test out of JAPA 306  may, if they choose, complete the minor by taking five content courses.
  2. Japan-Focused Content Courses
    Minors must take at least two Japan-related content courses. Examples include courses on Japanese literature, film, history, art history, music history, geography, religion, and linguistics. At least one of these courses must be taken at Macalester and have the prefix of JAPA.