Effective Fall 2015

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

All majors and minors in the department must earn a minimum grade of C (a grade of C- is not acceptable) in each upper-division course that carries the LJPN subject code.  Courses taught in English may not be used to meet the requirements for the minor. 

Lower Division (9 credits may apply toward the minor) 19
First-Year Japanese I
First-Year Japanese II
Second-Year Japanese I (GT-AH4)
Second-Year Japanese II (GT-AH4)
Kanji Study 2
Upper Division 312
Select a minimum of 12 credits from the following, of which at least 6 credits must be at the 400- level:
Third-Year Japanese I
Third-Year Japanese II
Introduction to Japanese Cinema Studies
Historical Aspects of the Language and Society
Integrated Japanese: Beyond Words
Advanced Kanji Study 2
Program Total Credits:21

 Students must complete lower-division language courses or place out of lower-division courses through the placement testing.  Students who place into LJPN 201 or LJPN 304 will have to replace some or all of the lower-division credits with upper-division Janpanese classes or other language-appropriate, department-approved, non-LJPN courses.  See the department for a list of these courses. 


LJPN 208 and LJPN 408 may only count once toward the minor.  


Other courses, such as LJPN 495 or LJPN 496 may be petitioned to substitute for one of the courses below.

Any transferred language courses, other than gtPathways courses, will be evaluated by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures for equivalency to CSU language courses or as substitutions for CSU language courses.