Minor in Japanese Studies

Catalog Year: 2022-2023

Banner Code: LA-MINOR-MCL-JPNS

This minor enables students to advance their Japanese language skills and develop a sound understanding of Japanese culture and history from a global perspective.

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Students must select an emphasis in either the study of Japanese language or the history and culture of Japan.

Language Emphasis

Japanese Language  
Select four courses from the following: 12
Advanced Reading and Speaking I  
Advanced Reading and Speaking II  
Readings in Japanese Culture  
Integrated Study of Japanese Language and Society I  
Integrated Study of Japanese Language and Society II  
Japanese and Japan-Related History  
Select one course from the following: 3
Introduction to Japanese Culture  
Survey of East Asian History (Mason Core)  
Survey of East Asian History (Mason Core)  
Modern Japan (Mason Core)  
Postwar Japan (Mason Core)  
Arts of Japan (Mason Core)  
Elective  
Select one course from the following: 3
Introduction to Japanese Culture  
Japanese Culture in a Global World (Mason Core)  
Japanese Cinema  
Topics in Japanese Literature (Mason Core)  
Readings in Japanese Culture (if not used to fulfill the Japanese language requirement)  
Topics in Japanese Popular Culture  
Video Games and Japan  
Japan in Motion  
Readings in Japanese Modern Fiction  
Animals and Nature in Japan  
RS: Advanced Studies in Asian Art  
Asian American Women Writers (Mason Core)  
Government and Politics of Asia  
Political Economy of East Asia  
Introduction to Religions of Asia (Mason Core)  
Buddhism (Mason Core)  
Total Credits 18

History and Culture Emphasis

Japanese Language  
Select two courses from the following: 6
Advanced Reading and Speaking I  
Advanced Reading and Speaking II  
Readings in Japanese Culture  
Integrated Study of Japanese Language and Society I  
Integrated Study of Japanese Language and Society II  
Japanese and Japan-Related History  
Select two courses from the following: 6
Introduction to Japanese Culture  
Survey of East Asian History (Mason Core)  
Survey of East Asian History (Mason Core)  
Modern Japan (Mason Core)  
Postwar Japan (Mason Core)  
Arts of Japan (Mason Core)  
Electives  
Select two courses from the following: 6
Introduction to Japanese Culture  
Japanese Culture in a Global World (Mason Core)  
Japanese Cinema  
Topics in Japanese Literature (Mason Core)  
Readings in Japanese Culture (if not used to fulfill the Japanese language requirement)  
Topics in Japanese Popular Culture  
Video Games and Japan  
Japan in Motion  
Readings in Japanese Modern Fiction  
Animals and Nature in Japan  
RS: Advanced Studies in Asian Art  
Asian American Women Writers (Mason Core)  
Government and Politics of Asia  
Political Economy of East Asia  
Introduction to Religions of Asia (Mason Core)  
Buddhism (Mason Core)  
Total Credits 18