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.