Minor

NOTE: The revised major and minor in Japanese will be in effect for the Fall 2011 entering class. Students who have entered the University of Notre Dame before 2011 will have the option of choosing either the old or revised program if they complete Third Year Japanese I and II as four credit courses.

The minor in Japanese (revised 2011) requires a minimum of 15 credit hours distributed as follows:

  1. Language Study: Students must complete at least two semesters of the language or the equivalent, beyond the first year.
    • 10000 level language courses do not count toward a major, supplementary major, or minor.
    • Students with grades lower than B- are not advised to proceed to the next level.
  2. Literature and Culture: At least one upper division 3 credit course in Japanese literature taught by EALC faculty.  University Seminars do not satisfy this requirement.
  3. Asian Studies: Remaining credit hours may be fulfilled by more advanced language courses or other East Asia-related courses offered by the Department, cross-listed by the Department, or approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

The minor in Japanese (students enrolling before Fall 2011) requires 15 credit hours distributed as follows:

  1. Language Study: Students must complete at least two semesters of the language or their equivalent, beyond the first year.
    • 10000 level languages do not count toward a major, supplementary major, or minor.
    • Students with grades lower than B- are not advised to proceed to the next level.
  2. Literature: One 3 credit course in Japanese literature taught by a member of the Department. University Seminars do not satisfy this requirement.
  3. Asian Studies: The remaining credit hours may be fulfilled by other East Asia-related courses offered by the Department, cross-listed by the Department, or approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.