Minor in Japanese

The minor in Japanese emphasizes language study while recognizing the importance of learning about Japan through literature, history, anthropology and religion. This program will be of particular interest to students who seek careers in education, business, government or other professions where Japanese language proficiency is important. The minor requires completion of 18 credits: 12 credits in Japanese and 6 credits in Japanese-related courses.

Required courses include Intermediate Japanese II, Advanced Japanese I, Advanced Japanese II and three specified content courses. Students who place out of one or more Japanese language courses must replace those requirements with electives approved by the minor in Japanese faculty advisor.

Japanese courses in literature, film and popular culture — all given in translation — invite students from any major to develop familiarity with the cultures of Japan. We strongly encourage our students to study in Japan for a semester or more.

Course Offerings

Louis Mangione, Ph.D.
347 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-8247

Michelle Pugliese
429 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-5628

Peggy Shadding
Anderson Hall
(215) 204-8267


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