Japanese Minor

Department of Asian Studies


New West 113, CB# 3267

(919) 962-4294

Mark Driscoll, Japanese Program Advisor


Nadia Yaqub, Chair


Li-ling Hsiao, Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies


Lori Harris, Department Manager


The Department of Asian Studies offers five major concentrations, nine minors, and instruction in Asian and Middle Eastern languages. In addition to the interdisciplinary minor in Asian studies, there are language-focused minors in Arabic, Chinese, modern Hebrew, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, Korean, and Persian.

Department Programs




In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
Four language courses beyond JAPN 203, chosen from among the following:12-13
Intermediate Japanese II
Advanced Japanese I
Advanced Japanese II
Gateway to Mastering Japanese
Japanese Journalism
Japanese Modernism
Topics in Contemporary Japanese Literature
Food and Culture in Japan
Making Music in Japan
Fashioning Japan: Gender, Nation, and Dress
Manga as a Japanese Art and Culture
Sports in Japanese Culture
Understanding Japanese Business Culture and Its Practice
Japanese Culture through Film and Literature
Topics in Japanese Language and Literature
Investigating Japanese Culture through TV Dramas
Advanced Topics in Japanese Language and Literature
Total Hours12-13

Placement credit (PL) may not be used to meet minor requirements.

See the program page here for special opportunities.