Japanese Minor

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)

CAPSTONE COURSES:
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.

Examples:
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.