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A minor in Japanese provides a significant complement to any declared major in the sciences, social sciences, humanities or the arts. The Japanese minor is comprised of a balance of literature and culture courses taught in English or Japanese, and a minimum of beginning third-year language proficiency. Whatever path one follows upon graduation, fulfilling the Japanese minor prepares the student for the increasingly global contexts of the modern world.


20 units

Choose 20 units of upper division JPN courses

  • All upper division courses, including both language courses and literature in translation courses, may be used to meet this requirement.
  • One approved lower division course (JPN 010, 025, 050) may also be used.
  • In addition, students must demonstrate their language proficiency, normally through completion of JPN 006.
  • Only four units from 192, 197T, 198, and 199 may be applied to the minor.

Total = 20 units

Minor Advisors

Lauren Wong (530) 752-4999

Please consult the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.