Japan Studies (Minor)
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Over the next two decades, the nations of the Pacific Rim will continue to grow and exert global influence in the areas of culture, business and economics, international relations. The Japan Studies Minor provides students with an understanding of the language, culture and history of Japan and gives students a foundation on which to explore the future of this nation and its relations with others through out the world. Students of any major who intend to work overseas or in multicultural settings and firms within the United States will find this minor very useful.
To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. Go to Add a Minor to apply.
Certification of Minor
A University Minor Declaration Form should be submitted to Registration and Records for inclusion of the minor on the student’s official record. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State. Students will receive official recognition on their transcripts for the completed minor.
To complete the final certification, students should meet with the Coordinator of Advising:
Ms. Susan Navey-Davis
SIS Code: 16JSM
- 18 hours (6 courses) of course work.
- 6 hours (2 courses) hours of Japanese language instruction at or above the FLJ 201 Intermediate Japanese I level.
- Tested language competency of FLJ 202 Intermediate Japanese II or greater.
- A minimum grade of ‘C’ for all courses taken toward the completion of the minor.
- A maximum of two (2) course may be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.
- No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.
Students may declare the minor when they are enrolled in a class that counts toward the minor.
|Select six hours of Japanese language instruction 1||6|
|Elective Courses 2||12|
|Studies in World Literature|
|Asian Civilizations to 1800|
|Modern Asia: 1800 to Present|
|Fashion, Food, and Fun: Material Culture in Chinese History|
|Politics of China and Japan|
at or above the FLJ 201 level.
The department will determine whether courses which have been transferred from other institutions qualify for the minor. No more than two courses from other institutions may count toward the minor.
With the Minor advisor’s approval, additional Japan-related classes may be used to fulfill the elective course requirement.