The undergraduate minors in Chinese and Japanese have been designed to give students majoring in other departments an opportunity to gain a substantial introduction to Chinese or Japanese language, as well as an introduction to the culture and civilization of East Asia. The minors consist of a minimum of 20 units from the following requirements: One introductory core course, below. Three other departmental courses in the relevant field approved by the adviser, and language requirement as listed below.
Japanese Minor Requirements
- Completion of language study through the second-year level for students with no previous training in Japanese. Students who already have first-year competence in Japanese must complete the third-year course. Students who already have a competence at the second-year level may fulfill the language component of the minor by taking three courses in the department using materials in either Chinese or Japanese. These courses may be language courses such as the third-year sequence mentioned above, the fourth-year language sequence, or they may be advanced literature and linguistics courses, depending on the capabilities and interests of the student.
- JAPANGEN 92: Introduction to Japan
- Three courses selected from among the department's other offerings in the literature, linguistics, and civilization of the relevant minor area (JAPANGEN, JAPANLIT). All courses for the minor must be taken for a letter grade and completed with a GPA of 2.0 or better. Consult with the Undergraduate Studies Adviser to potentially count one of the OSPKYOTO courses taught by a Stanford home campus faculty member toward the minor.