College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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 306JPN 310JPN 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 the completion of 1 course on the pre-modern history of 1 of the following: Japan, China, or Korea (3 hours)
  • Modern History. Satisfied by the 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 the completion of 4 courses on 1 of the following: Japan, China, or Korea (12 hours)

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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Our Statement on Diversity in support of Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk and the University of Kansas Black Student Union’s efforts to combat racism.
The School of Languages & Cultures serves as a gateway to understanding the diversity of the world, through learning languages, literatures, and cultures, past and present. Through its research and teaching, the SLLC offers students opportunities for deep engagement with a wide range of languages, literatures, and cultures that provide the knowledge and skills to interact with and understand the world. The faculty and students who teach, research, and learn in the SLLC consider issues of diversity fundamental to all of our work. The study of others' languages, literatures, and cultures enables us to develop deep empathy and perspective informs the way that we approach issues before us, whether on a personal, local, regional, national, or global scale. Therefore take it as axiomatic that the SLLC stands for a campus that is committed to the meaningful sharing, contemplation, and discussion of ideas that emerge from multiple cultural perspectives and experiences. We continually rededicate ourselves to the principle of diversity. We strive to create an atmosphere where all students and faculty feel comfortable and welcome to express their views as well as work together to solve conflict. Further, we view our mission as a center of diversity on a flagship campus as requiring us to lead by example.

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