Japanese Studies Minor

Minor in “Japanese Studies” (JPS)

The Japanese Program will launch a new “Minor in Japanese Studies” (JPS) from June 1st, 2024. This minor allows students to delve deeper into Japanese culture, society, and history. Students can fulfill the minor requirements by taking a variety of Japan-related courses, including Japanese literature, film, popular culture, history, philosophy, arts, and more. All Japanese Studies courses (JPS-courses) are conducted in English. Each course might have its prerequisites; please check the course descriptions of each course on CUNYFirst.

*See the official Bulletin
https://weissman.baruch.cuny.edu/weissman-academic-departments/majors-minors/japanese-studies-minor/

To meet the requirements for the Japanese Studies (JPS) minor, you are required to take three courses, including the mandatory capstone courses. Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

Japanese Studies Minor Capstone Courses: *-mark: capstone courses.
Students are required to take ONE of the following capstone courses: 
*JPS/AAS 4950 Language, Literature, and Culture of Japan (3 credits, formerly CMP4905)
*JPS/AAS 4906 Critical Approaches to Japanese Popular Culture (3 credits, formerly CMP4906)
*JPS/AAS/FML 4907 Film and Moving Image Culture in Japan (3 credits, formerly CMP4907)

Japanese Studies Electives:
Take two courses from below:
*JPS/AAS 4905 Language, Literature, and Culture of Japan (3 credits, formerly CMP4905)
*JPS/AAS 4906 Critical Approaches to Japanese Popular Culture (3 credits, formerly CMP4906)
*JPS/AAS/FLM 4907 Film and Moving Image Culture in Japan (3 credits, formerly CMP4907)
AAS 4900 Critical Issues in Asian and Asian American Studies
HIS/AAS 3345 Asian American History
HIS/AAS 3853 The Emergence of Modern Japan
PHI 3180/AAS 3180 Philosophies from Japan
POL/AAS 3346 The Rise of Asia in World Affairs