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Minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures

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Requirements for the Minor

Students selecting this minor must complete one of the following options:

East Asian Languages and Cultures Minor Option I

Advanced Language Requirement for Minor Option I. Must complete the third year of one of the following languages: Japanese, Chinese, or Korean. Satisfied by JPN 504 and JPN 508, or CHIN 504 and CHIN 508, or KOR 504 and KOR 508.

Required Electives for Minor Option I. Students who choose to pursue Korean language must complete 1 additional Korean Culture course.

  • Japanese or Chinese Culture Requirement. Satisfied by 3 courses on Japanese or Chinese Culture (9 hours)
  • Korean Culture Requirement. Satisfied by 4 courses on Korean culture (12 hours).

East Asian Languages and Cultures Minor Option II

Core Knowledge and Skills for Minor Option II. Must complete the second year of one of the following languages: Japanese, Chinese, or Korean. Satisfied by JPN 204 and JPN 208, or CHIN 204 and CHIN 208, or KOR 204 and KOR 208.

Required Electives for Minor Option II. Satisfied by completion of 18 hours on East Asian Studies pertaining to the language studied:

  • Pre-Modern History. Satisfied by completion of 1 course on the pre-modern history of 1 of the following: Japan, China, or Korea (3 hours).
  • Modern History. Satisfied by completion of 1 course on the modern history of 1 of the following: Japan, China, or Korea (3 hours).
  • East Asian Studies Electives. Satisfied by completion of 4 courses on 1 of the following: Japan, China, or Korea (12 hours).

Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18-19 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 junior/senior (300+) hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 18-19 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

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