“The coolest thing for me while studying Japanese was realizing there’s a lot more out there – there’s countless languages, countless cultures, and this is just a fraction of what’s available.”

—Sam Burke, Student, German Language and Literature major

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Japanese Studies

The minor in Japanese enables students to encounter new worlds of cultural expression, experiences and knowledge. Language study is fundamental to this process. Students studying Japanese will acquire a broad knowledge of Japanese society and culture and the Japanese language through interactive classroom experiences.

Type of Program: Minor (24 credit hours)

College: Liberal Arts and Sciences

Requirements:

  • FLJA 101: Beginning Japanese I (3)
  • FLJA 102: Beginning Japanese II (3)
  • FLJA 201: Intermediate Japanese I (3)
  • FLJA 202: Intermediate Japanese II (3)
  • FLJA 311: Advanced Japanese Conversation (3)
  • FLJA 361: Introduction to Japanese Culture (3)


Sample of electives:

  • FLJA 301: Advanced Japanese
  • Grammar and Composition (3)
  • FLJA 381: Introduction to Japanese
  • Language and Business Practices (3)
  • HIST 346: Women in Asian History (3)
  • HIST 352: Popular Culture in Japan (3)
  • HIST 470: America and Asia (3)
  • POLS 372: Politics of China, Japan, and Korea (3)

Resources:
The Language and Learning Center located in Room 101 of Watson Hall provides students with a state-of-the-art facility that provides students with resources such as an audio/video computer lab, a conference room, a theater, as well as an educated staff experienced in a wide-array of foreign languages.

Contact:
Dr. John Bentley, Assistant Chair
Foreign Language and Literature
(815) 753-6451
jbentley1@niu.edu

For more information, visit
www.niu.edu/forlangs/languages/japanese