Japanese, Minor

We live in a truly  global world where the leaders of tomorrow will dwell in and negotiate all transactions in spaces not claimed in exclusivity by a single people, language or culture. Knowing Japanese will help you become a truly global citizen. Our minor certifies that you have attained intermediate to advanced levels of listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency in the language. It also opens  before you a fascinating cultural and intellectual world in and beyond the classroom with a myriad of opportunities to travel, live and work abroad.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Students will be required to take a total of five classes. These classes may include courses and language classes at or above the intermediate level in Dialogues of Civilization at NU. A maximum of two courses of transfer credits, including transferable courses taken abroad.

Required Courses

CLTR 1120Introduction to Languages, Literature, and Culture4

Required Language Courses

Students may waive any of these courses by taking the language exam in the World Language Center.

JPNS 2101Intermediate Japanese 14
or JPNS 2301 Intermediate Japanese Immersion 1
JPNS 2102Intermediate Japanese 24
or JPNS 2302 Intermediate Japanese Immersion 2


Japanese Film
Introduction to Japanese Pop Culture
Cultural Engagement Abroad
Japanese Literature and Culture
Modern Japan
Advanced Japanese 1
Advanced Japanese Immersion 1
Advanced Japanese 2
Advanced Japanese Immersion 2
Directed Study

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor