The Japanese Studies minor focuses on Japanese language, literature and culture though an interdisciplinary combination of language, culture, politics and history courses.​

Course Requirements

  • Three quarters of college-level Japanese language study (at any level).
  • Five additional courses from at least two different disciplines, chosen in consultation with an advisor or faculty member, from the current approved Japanese Studies Allied Course List.

Japanese Studies Allied Course List

Art and Architecture, History of



International Studies

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Modern Languages


Political Science

Religious Studies

Students majoring in Japanese Studies (BA) or minoring in Japanese are restricted from earning this minor.