A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.
To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.
In addition to University Requirements:
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.
|Minimum Units for Completion||19|
Students who satisfy the requirements of the minor in Japanese are expected to have the ability to read and write Japanese texts at the intermediate level and interact effectively in the spoken language. In addition to language, students are also expected to be familiar with various aspects of Japanese culture, such as education system, etiquette, food, greetings, and housing. Students who complete the minor are able to write short papers in Japanese, communicate at a level that would be understood by native and non-native speakers of Japanese, and are aware of different speech styles used in formal/informal situations, and perform daily tasks that allow them to function effectively and efficiently in daily life when they communicate with native speakers and/or when they are abroad. Students who complete the Japanese minor have the necessary foundational base to advance their proficiency in the Japanese language, the opportunity to gain intercultural understanding and the ability to better compete in the international market.
Student Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes are Aligned with Standards for Language Learning created by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Upon completing this minor, students will be able to:
Take the following 19 units with a Grade of "C" or better in each course:
You may only take lower-level JPN courses if you have not already taken advanced JPN coursework. For instance, after you have completed 200-level JPN courses, you cannot take JPN courses at the 100 level.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.