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.

Chinese Emphasis

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:3102Third-Year Chinese: First Semester - Third Year Chinese: Second Semester6
CHIN:4103-CHIN:4104Fourth-Year Chinese: First Semester - Fourth-Year Chinese: Second Semester6
One of these:
CHIN:3202Chinese Literature: Prose3
CHIN:3341Chinese Literature: Poetry3
CHIN:4203Modern Chinese Writers3
CHIN:4206Transnational Chinese Cinemas3

Hindi Emphasis

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.

Japanese Emphasis

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:1001First-Year Japanese: First Semester5
JPNS:1002First-Year Japanese: Second Semester5
JPNS:2001Second-Year Japanese: First Semester5
JPNS:2002Second-Year Japanese: Second Semester5

The minor with Japanese emphasis must include the following courses.

JPNS:3001Third-Year Japanese I3
JPNS:3002Third-Year Japanese II3
One course in literature and translation3
One course in linguistics and advanced language studies3
One course in literature and translation, or in linguistics and advanced language studies, or in cultural studies3

Students select courses in literature and translation, linguistics and advanced language studies, and cultural studies from the lists below.

Literature and Translation

JPNS:3201Workshop in Japanese Literary Translation3
JPNS:3202Traditional Japanese Literature in Translation3
JPNS:3203Modern Japanese Fiction in Translation3
JPNS:3204Topics in Japanese Literature in Translation3
JPNS:3205Major Authors in Modern Japanese Literature3
JPNS:3206Warriors' Dreams3
JPNS:3207Japan Illuminated: Japanese Literature and Visual Culture3
JPNS:3208Japanese Film3
JPNS:3210Japanese Theater3
JPNS:3601Contemporary Japanese Culture3
JPNS:4201The Tale of Genji3

Linguistics and Advanced Language Studies

JPNS:3107Classical Japanese: First Semester3
JPNS:3128Introduction to Japanese Linguistics3
JPNS:3401Language in Japanese Society3
JPNS:3402Japan: Culture and Communication3
JPNS:3501Japanese for Professional Purposes II3
JPNS:4501-JPNS:4502Fifth-Year Japanese I - Fifth Year Japanese II6

Cultural Studies

Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures
JPNS:1506Asian Humanities: Japan3
JPNS:3135Postmodern Aesthetics and Japanese Culture3
Anthropology
JPNS:2175Japanese Society and Culture3
Art History
JPNS:2250Introduction to the Art of Japan3
JPNS:3260Japanese Painting3
History
JPNS:4610Japan - Age of the Samurai3
JPNS:4615Modern Japan3
JPNS:4620Japan-U.S. Relations3
Religious Studies
JPNS:1115Japanese Religions3
JPNS:3660Japanese Religion and Thought3
World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
JPNS:3700Topics in Global Cinema3

Sanskrit Emphasis

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:2902First-Year Sanskrit: Second Semester4
SOAS:3901Second-Year Sanskrit: First Semester3
SOAS:3902Second-Year Sanskrit: Second Semester3
SOAS:4201Third-Year Sanskrit: First Semester3
SOAS:4202Third-Year Sanskrit: Second Semester3
SOAS:5201Individual Sanskrit for Advanced Studentsarr.