The undergraduate minor in Asian languages is offered with four emphases: Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, and Sanskrit. The minor requires 14-15 s.h.; credit required for the minor depends on the emphasis area selected. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.
The minor requirements for each emphasis are listed below.
The minor in Asian languages with Chinese emphasis requires 15 s.h., including 12 s.h. earned in courses considered advanced for the minor taken at the University of Iowa. The minor must include the following course work. Some of these courses have prerequisites; students must complete all of a course's prerequisites before they may register for that course.
|Both of these sequences:|
|CHIN:3101-CHIN:3102||Third-Year Chinese: First Semester - Third Year Chinese: Second Semester||6|
|CHIN:4103-CHIN:4104||Fourth-Year Chinese: First Semester - Fourth-Year Chinese: Second Semester||6|
|One of these:|
|CHIN:3202||Chinese Literature: Prose||3|
|CHIN:3341||Chinese Literature: Poetry||3|
|CHIN:4203||Modern Chinese Writers||3|
|CHIN:4206||Transnational Chinese Cinemas||3|
The minor in Asian languages with Hindi emphasis requires 14 s.h., including 11 s.h. earned in courses considered advanced for the minor taken at the University of Iowa. The courses SOAS:2101 First-Year Hindi-Urdu: First Semester and SOAS:2102 First-Year Hindi-Urdu: Second Semester do not count as advanced courses for the minor.
The minor in Asian languages with Japanese emphasis requires 15 s.h., including 12 s.h. earned in courses considered advanced for the minor taken at the University of Iowa. Furthering Language Incentive Program (FLIP) credit may not be counted toward the Japanese emphasis.
The following courses are prerequisite to the Japanese emphasis; they do not count toward the minor.
|JPNS:1001||First-Year Japanese: First Semester||5|
|JPNS:1002||First-Year Japanese: Second Semester||5|
|JPNS:2001||Second-Year Japanese: First Semester||5|
|JPNS:2002||Second-Year Japanese: Second Semester||5|
The minor with Japanese emphasis must include the following courses.
|JPNS:3001||Third-Year Japanese I||3|
|JPNS:3002||Third-Year Japanese II||3|
|One course in literature and translation||3|
|One course in linguistics and advanced language studies||3|
|One course in literature and translation, or in linguistics and advanced language studies, or in cultural studies||3|
Students select courses in literature and translation, linguistics and advanced language studies, and cultural studies from the lists below.
Literature and Translation
|JPNS:3201||Workshop in Japanese Literary Translation||3|
|JPNS:3202||Traditional Japanese Literature in Translation||3|
|JPNS:3203||Modern Japanese Fiction in Translation||3|
|JPNS:3204||Topics in Japanese Literature in Translation||3|
|JPNS:3205||Major Authors in Modern Japanese Literature||3|
|JPNS:3207||Japan Illuminated: Japanese Literature and Visual Culture||3|
|JPNS:3601||Contemporary Japanese Culture||3|
|JPNS:4201||The Tale of Genji||3|
Linguistics and Advanced Language Studies
|JPNS:3107||Classical Japanese: First Semester||3|
|JPNS:3128||Introduction to Japanese Linguistics||3|
|JPNS:3401||Language in Japanese Society||3|
|JPNS:3402||Japan: Culture and Communication||3|
|JPNS:3501||Japanese for Professional Purposes II||3|
|JPNS:4501-JPNS:4502||Fifth-Year Japanese I - Fifth Year Japanese II||6|
|Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures|
|JPNS:1506||Asian Humanities: Japan||3|
|JPNS:3135||Postmodern Aesthetics and Japanese Culture||3|
|JPNS:2175||Japanese Society and Culture||3|
|JPNS:2250||Introduction to the Art of Japan||3|
|JPNS:4610||Japan - Age of the Samurai||3|
|JPNS:3660||Japanese Religion and Thought||3|
|World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures|
|JPNS:3700||Topics in Global Cinema||3|
The minor in Asian languages with Sanskrit emphasis requires 15 s.h., including 12 s.h. earned in courses considered advanced for the minor taken at the University of Iowa. The course SOAS:2901 First-Year Sanskrit: First Semester does not count as an advanced course for the minor. The advanced courses must be chosen from the following list.
|SOAS:2902||First-Year Sanskrit: Second Semester||4|
|SOAS:3901||Second-Year Sanskrit: First Semester||3|
|SOAS:3902||Second-Year Sanskrit: Second Semester||3|
|SOAS:4201||Third-Year Sanskrit: First Semester||3|
|SOAS:4202||Third-Year Sanskrit: Second Semester||3|
|SOAS:5201||Individual Sanskrit for Advanced Students||arr.|