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Minor in Japanese Studies

The minor in Japanese Studies may be of particular interest to students in business, social sciences, and other languages and interdisciplinary subjects. It includes both language and literature and other Japanese area studies courses.

A minor in Japanese Studies (EALC) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • Completion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the baccalaureate degree in effect when the student was admitted to their home school.
  • Completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course.
  • All course work must be at the 200 level or above.
  • 6 credits must be at the 300 level or above.
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be taken on the IUPUI campus
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/admissions/update-major-form.html


Completion of first-year college Japanese or equivalent (EALC-J 131 and J 132: Beginning Japanese I-II, 4 credits each at IUPUI).

Minor Requirements-choose 5 courses (15 cr.):

  • EALC-E 231: Japan: The Living Tradition (3 cr.)
  • EALC-E 351: Studies in East Asian Culture (3-6 cr.)
  • EALC-E 384: East Asian Nationalism and Cultural Identity (3 cr.)
  • EALC-J 201: Second-Year Japanese I (3 cr.)
  • EALC-J 202: Second-Year Japanese II (3 cr.)
  • EALC-J 301: Third-Year Japanese I (3 cr.)
  • EALC-J 302: Third-Year Japanese II (3 cr.)
  • EALC-J 330: Business Japanese (3 cr.)
  • EALC-J 401: Fourth-Year Japanese I (3 cr.)
  • EALC-J 402: Fourth-Year Japanese II (3 cr.)
  • EALC-J 495: Japanese Translation Seminar (3 cr.)
  • EALC-J 498:  Individual Studies in Japanese (1-3 cr.)
Accelerated Second Degree: The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are waived for undergraduate students whose first major is outside the School of Liberal Arts and whose second major is a Bachelor of Arts degree from the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Students are only required to complete the courses in their major of choice in Liberal Arts. The IUPUI General Education Core or the Indiana transferable general education core must be successfully completed. Students must complete the degree outside Liberal Arts in order to have the Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies waived for degree completion. The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are only waived for students who actively pursue and complete another degree program outside of Liberal Arts.