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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