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Japanese at Aquinas College

Japanese Minor

Minor Requirements: 

Twenty-one (21) credit hours exclusive of JE101. Required courses:

  • JE301
  • JE302

At least 12 credit hours must be taken at Aquinas College, which may include courses taken while studying abroad. Students seeking to minor in French, German, Japanese or Spanish must complete all courses beyond the introductory level with a grade of “C” or higher to continue with the next level language class (102, 201, 202, 301, and 302). At graduation time, the student must have a cumulative G.P.A. of B– (2.7) or higher in those courses used to fulfill the minor requirement. The language minor is not available for students seeking teacher certification.

Course Grade Requirement for all Language Majors and Minors: The required grade for all courses listed beyond French, German, Japanese, and Spanish 201 is a grade of “C” or higher. All subsequent courses must also be completed with a grade of “C” or higher in order to count towards the Major or Minor.


  • WL102 Second Semester Japanese (4)

    Continuation of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Further exposure to the culture of Japan. Prerequisite: C- or higher in JE 101 or equivalent.

  • WL201 Third semester Japanese (4)

    Expansion of the four language skills and cultural knowledge at an intermediate level. Prerequisite: C or higher in JE 102 or equivalent

  • WL202 Fourth Semester Japanese (4)

    Further expansion of the four language skills and cultural knowledge at an intermediate level. Prerequisite: C or higher JE 201 or equivalent.

  • WL301: Fifth Semester Japanese

    Conversation, advanced grammar, and writing of Kanji. Students read stories in Japanese and write shore letters and compositions. Course currently not offered and replaced by equivalent transfer credits. Prerequisite: C or higher in JE202 or equivalent

  • WL302: Sixth Semester Japanese

    Conversation emphasizing “honorific” expressions in business settings and cross-cultural communication. Continued learning of Kanji for reading and writing. Course currently not offered and replaced by equivalent transfer credits. Prerequisite: C or higher in JE301 or equivalent.