Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
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Diversify your career prospects with Japanese communication skills and cultural contexts that will help you succeed in the US and abroad.
A minor in Japanese can enhance your career opportunities in the U.S. and abroad, as well as expand your personal horizons and strengthen your critical thinking and communication skills.

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Why Earn a Japanese Minor?

The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers coursework leading to a minor in Japanese. This minor can help you meet your foreign language requirement for many undergraduate degrees, as well as learn in-demand skills for the global marketplace.

Our faculty members include native speakers, leaders in national and international organizations and award-winning professors. Students who complete their minor will have advanced-level reading, writing, and communication skills in Japanese.

Studying Japanese opens the door to a variety of new career paths, new experiences, and new opportunities for personal growth and exploration. The Japanese minor is designed to develop language skills as well as sociocultural competencies through the study of the Japanese language and culture.

Japanese Minor Highlights

We work closely with the Study Abroad office to provide multiple opportunities for international work and study. These opportunities allow you to immerse yourself in the language and experience the culture first hand.
We offer a variety of opportunities to practice Japanese and learn more about the cultures, including conversation groups and film series.
Our World Language Learning Center provides 80 computer workstations, more than 30 software programs for self-study and assignments, multi-language audio and video media and presentation equipment.
The Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major.
Studying a world language allows you to acquaint yourself with another culture and develop a global perspective. It also can strengthen your analytic and interpretive skills, leading to high scores in math and English courses and on entrance exams.

Japanese Minor Courses You Could Take

Business Japanese (3 hrs)
Introduction to Japanese business culture and development of appropriate advanced language skills.
Japanese Cultural Expressions Through the Ages (3 hrs)
Exploration of Japanese art and culture throughout the ages.
Japanese Society Today (3 hrs)
Exploration of contemporary Japanese society through readings and discussions.
Japanese Food Culture (3 hrs)
Students learn about the intricacies of Japanese food culture through a variety of reading materials and video clips.
Advanced Topics in Japanese Culture (3 hrs)
Study of Japanese cultural products and practices with an emphasis on the past associated with the present.
Advanced Japanese I (3 hrs)
Advanced listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar. Topics include Japanese society, culture, history and intercultural communications.

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