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East Asian Languages and Literatures

Requirements for the Minor

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

East Asian Languages and Cultures Minor Option I: 19 credit hours

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 306JPN 310JPN 504 and JPN 508 (10 credit hours), or CHIN 504 and CHIN 508 (10 credit hours), or KOR 504 and KOR 508 (8 credit hours)

Required Electives for Minor Option I: 

Students studying Chinese or Japanese languages must complete three elective courses:

  • Six of these elective hours must be at the 300 level, or above, focusing on the country of the language being studied.
  • Three hours may be a course that covers East Asia broadly.
  • Three hours may be a 100 level course.

Students studying the Korean language must complete four elective courses:

  • Six of these elective hours must be at the 300 level, or above, focusing on Korea.
  • Six hours may be courses that cover East Asia broadly.
  • Three hours may be a 100 level course.

East Asian Languages and Cultures Minor Option II: 18 credit hours

Language Skills Requirement for Minor Option II: 

Students must complete the Intermediate level 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: (18 credit hours)

Twelve of these 18 hours must be Junior or Senior level courses:

  • Pre-Modern Culture: Satisfied by the completion of one course on the pre-modern culture of the country of the language being studied (3 credit hours). It must be a Junior or Senior level course.
  • Modern Culture: Satisfied by the completion of one course on the modern culture of of the country of the language being studied (3 credit hours). It must be a Junior or Senior level course.
  • East Asian Studies Electives: Satisfied by the completion of four courses on: Japan, China, Korea, or East Asia. Six hours may be 100 level courses.

Minor Hours and 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 Fs and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator ».

 


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