The Japanese minor requires students to complete 23 hours of study. This includes 9 hours of upper-level courses. The minor can include language and literature courses, among others. Some students take Japanese to fulfill their foreign language requirement and then decide to continue into an academic minor.
Most degree programs at Baylor do not require a student to select a minor area of study. Students may choose to minor in a field that supplements their major. Or, they may choose to pursue an area of academic interest completely outside their major. For example, a Language and Linguistics major who has a particular interest in Asian languages may choose to minor in Japanese. This helps them gain a greater understanding of languages in this region.
Courses a student might take include Japanese Reading Skills, Japanese Civilization or Intermediate Japanese for Business.
For more information, contact Dr. Yuko Prefume at Yuko_Prefume@baylor.edu.