The Japanese minor gives you insight into intercultural understanding and communication. Our courses strengthen your global perspective by giving you a foundational knowledge of Japan's linguistic, social, cultural and economic impacts on the world.

Community events and Japanese clubs on DU's campus provide support and engagement with Japanese language and culture. Study abroad opportunities in Nagasaki, Nagoya, Osaka and elsewhere mean you can immerse yourself in the diverse cultures of Japan.

After graduation, Japanese students find careers in fields like finance, business and education. Alumni of the minor have participated in the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program and have won the prestigious Critical Language Scholarship for Japanese.

DU's minor in Japanese offers:

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    Small, interactive classes that allow students ample opportunity to work with our accomplished instructors. 

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    Study abroad opportunities around the globe. 

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    Access to the support and programs of DU’s Center for World Languages and Cultures. 

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    Independent study programs and collaboration with faculty members. 

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Degree Requirements

  • To minor in Japanese, you will need a minimum of 24 quarter hours of approved courses.
  • 20 of these courses will be language classes beyond the intermediate level (JAPN 2001).
  • One course will be JAPN 1416 Postwar Japan: Changing Perspectives in Literature and Culture. 

See the DU Undergraduate Bulletin for full course requirements.


Join a global community by studying Japanese language and culture.

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