Japanese Studies

Minor in Japanese Studies

Undergraduate students from any division of the university who are not majoring in Liberal Arts can minor in Japanese Studies. Zen Buddhism, samurai, haiku, Yakuza, sushi, anime, Kurosawa: a minor in Japanese Studies will open doors to these and other marvels of this fascinating language and culture. The language skills and cultural understanding acquired through a minor in Japanese Studies can benefit students interested in a broad range of subjects and professions from journalism, law, business, and government to history, the arts, and education.

Combining language study with area study, the minor in Japanese Studies has two goals: to give students a substantial introduction to the Japanese language and to introduce students to the study of Japanese culture in translation through courses in literature, history, religion, film, philosophy, art history, and sociology offered at Lang and throughout the university.

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