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Japanese Minor

(HEGIS: , CIP: 16.0102 Linguistics)

Department of Linguistics

609 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1030

Jeff Good

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Why study Japanese Minor at UB?

*Not a baccalaureate degree program

The minor in Japanese provides a solid foundation for an understanding and appreciation of Japanese language, culture, and society, and offers valuable knowledge and experiences to supplement any major.  Five Japanese language courses are combined with one elective to develop language skills and enhance intercultural awareness.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all requirements, the students are expected to acquire intermediate-level proficiency in Japanese in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and cultural knowledge and understanding desired for the target level of proficiency.

The Learning Environment

Class size is limited for language courses in order to promote each student’s participation and interaction with the instructors as well as other students. The use of the target language is essential in class. Independent studies may be arranged for advanced levels to meet specific needs of students.

About Our Facilities

The Department of Linguistics is housed in Baldy Hall, and has several dedicated classrooms and meeting spaces. The department also holds classes in centrally scheduled space throughout the campus.

About Our Faculty

The faculty of the Linguistics department includes internationally known and respected scholars, with diverse backgrounds and interests. The Japanese Program has a full-time faculty director, a full-time adjunct faculty coordinator, and several adjunct faculty instructors.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the Linguistics program website for additional information about our faculty.

Career Outlook

The minor enhances students' marketability and is particularly useful to those who aspire to an Asia-related academic or professional career in education, government, communications, business, and other fields in the United States and abroad.

Academic Advising

Academic Advising within Linguistics is done by the Directors of Undergraduate Studies. There are Directors assigned to Linguistics and the Chinese, German, Japanese, and Korean language programs. Students with questions about degrees within Linguistics should consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Linguistics, and those with questions about the Chinese, German, Japanese, and Korean programs should consult with the Directors in charge of those programs. Students interested in one of the Languages and Linguistics concentrations within the Linguistics major are welcome to consult with either the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Linguistics or the Director in charge of the relevant language program.

Academic Advising Contact Information

Dr. Mitsuaki Shimojo, Program Director, email Dr. Shimojo

Scholarships and Financial Support

Students in this program may qualify for scholarships and financial support from a number of sources, including:

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Published: Feb 01, 2023 08:50:24