Japanese Minor Requirements:
Students who choose a minor in Japanese language and culture should select two courses at the 3000-level or above in addition to any 4000-level course either from a Japanese language course (JPN4000-level course) or a literature, culture, or film course (CMP/AAS4000-level course) as the capstone course for the Tier III Minor requirement. The capstone course for the minor has to be taken at Baruch College.
COURSES for the JAPANESE MINOR:
JPN3001 Intensive Intermediate Japanese I (4 credits)
JPN3002 Intensive Intermediate Japanese II (4 credits)
JPN4000 Advanced Japanese Oral and Written Communication (3 credits)
JPN4003 Japanese Contemporary Japanese Literature, Film, and Culture (3 credits)
JPN4501 Japanese for Global Market (3 credits)
CMP/AAS 4905 Literature, Culture, and Language in Contemporary Japan (3 credits)
CMP/AAS 4906 Critical Approaches to Japanese Popular Culture (3 credits)
Notes: CMP/AAS 4905 or CMP/AAS 4906 needs “prerequisite: ENG/LTT 2800 or 2850.” Both courses are conducted in English.
Please be aware that NOT all the capstone courses are offered every term. Currently, we offer one CMP/AAS4000-level course every spring term and one JPN4000-level course every fall term. Please plan ahead and take the course early.
Notes#1: You are NOT allowed to take two different level language courses in the same semester (i.e. One can NOT take JPN3001 and JPN3002 in the same semester).
Notes#2: You are permitted to take a language course (JPN3000-level course) and a literature, culture, or film course (CMP/AAS-4000 level course) simultaneously in the same semester.
The quickest way to fulfill the minor requirements: after finishing JPN1002, take JPN3001 in the first semester and JPN3002 & AAS/CMP-4000 level capstone course in the second semester.
A more balanced way to fulfill the minor requirements: after finishing JPN1002, take JPN3001 in the first semester and JPN3002 in the second semester; and then take JPN4000-level or CMP/AAS4000-level course in the following semester.
For an advanced student or one who has previously learned Japanese at an academic institution (i.e. high school) more than 2 years: after you take an assessment (contact the coordinator), you can fulfill the requirements by taking THREE 4000-level courses from any of the JPN or CMP/AAS courses.