Minor in Japanese

Students minoring in Japanese must complete 18 units at the 200, 300, and/or 400 level with a grade equivalent of 2.0 or higher in each course.  Twelve units must be taken at the 300-400 level.

Required courses
JPNS 301JAPANESE COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION I 13
JPNS 302JAPANESE COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION II 13
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 Native and Heritage speakers of Japanese may earn up to 6 units for JPNS 301 and/or JPNS 302 by taking the Languages, Literatures and Cultures Departmental Challenge Exam.

Electives 212
Students must take an additional 12 units from the following electives.
The following two courses may be applied toward the minor; however, students who have already completed a Japanese course at the 300 level may not register for lower-level courses:
JAPANESE INTERMEDIATE I
JAPANESE INTERMEDIATE II
Upper-level electives:
JAPANESE CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION THROUGH MANGA
DIRECTED READINGS IN JAPANESE
JAPANESE TRAVEL & STUDY ABROAD
One of the following courses, taught in English, may count toward the Japanese minor:
EAST ASIAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE
ART OF JAPAN
GEOGRAPHY OF EAST ASIA
JAPAN, 1830-1930
JAPAN, 1930-PRESENT
PHILOSOPHIES OF CHINA & JAPAN
GOVERNMENTS AND POLITICS OF EAST ASIA: FOCUS ON CHINA AND JAPAN
Total Units18
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 Language minors may transfer up to 6 units toward a minor and must earn 6 upper-division units at Towson. Courses should be selected in consultation with the student's minor advisor.

 
 
Additional Elective Options:
Students may also petition the Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department to take one of the following courses as an elective toward the Japanese minor. Written approval must be received from the Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department prior to enrolling in the course:
ASST 270SPECIAL TOPICS IN ASIAN STUDIES1-4
ASST 470ADVANCED TOPICS IN ASIAN STUDIES1-4
ASST 490DIRECTED READINGS IN ASIAN STUDIES1-3
ASST 492INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ASIAN STUDIES1-3
ASST 494INTERNSHIP IN ASIAN STUDIES1-3
PHIL 380PHILOSOPHICAL TOPICS3
PHIL 470PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS3