Minor Requirements

A minor in Japanese Studies consists of at least 15 units of Japanese language (lower or upper division) and at least 16 units of upper-division non-language coursework taken from two or more departments.

Students who are placed in a lower division Japanese language course (JAPN 10A-B-C or JAPN 20A-B-C) are required to take three lower division language courses and four upper-division non-language courses.

Students who are already beyond first- and second-year language levels will be placed in one of our upper-division Japanese language courses, JAPN 130A-B-C, JAPN 140A-B-C, or JAPN 150A-B-C, and are required to take four upper-division language courses and three upper-division non-language courses.

The language requirement can be waived by demonstrating the equivalent proficiency through a placement exam. The required number of courses must be fulfilled by taking other non-language upper-division courses.

Students may use one non-language course or 4 UC units taken abroad. All courses to be used for the minor must be approved by the Japanese Studies Program and must be taken for a letter grade. Please see Study Abroad for more detail.


[Japanese Studies Minor Requirements Chart]


1. Novice Japanese learners: 3 Lower-Division Japanese courses & 4 Upper-Division non-language courses

JAPN 10A/20A

(5 units)

JAPN 10B/20B

(5 units)

JAPN 10C/20C

(5 units)

Non-lang. course

(4 units)

Non-lang. course

(4 units)

Non-lang. course

(4 units)

Non-lang. course

(4 units)


2. Intermediate Japanese learners:  4 Upper-Division Japanese courses & 3 Upper-Division non-language courses

JAPN  130ABC

140ABC/150ABC

(4 units)

JAPN  130ABC

140ABC/150ABC

(4 units)

JAPN  130ABC

140ABC/150ABC

(4 units)

JAPN  130ABC

140ABC/150ABC

(4 units)

Non-lang. course

(4 units)

Non-lang. course

(4 units)

Non-lang. course

(4 units)


3. Advanced/Native-like Japanese learners: 7 Upper-Division non-language courses

Non-lang. course

(4 units)

Non-lang. course

(4 units)

Non-lang. course

(4 units)

Non-lang. course

(4 units)

Non-lang. course

(4 units)

Non-lang. course

(4 units)

Non-lang. course

(4 units)

 
Please email japan@ucsd.edu for more information on the online Japanese placement test. The test will determine in which Japanese language course you need to enroll.