Asian Languages Minor
The minor in Asian languages is offered with four emphases: Chinese, Japanese, and Sanskrit. Credit for the minor varies by emphasis. 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. 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.
|Course Number||Course Name||Semester Hours|
|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 Japanese emphasis requires 15 s.h., including 12 s.h. earned in courses considered advanced for the minor taken at the University of Iowa.
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||4-5|
|JPNS:2002||Second-Year Japanese: Second Semester||4-5|
The minor with Japanese emphasis must include the following courses.
|JPNS:3001-JPNS:3002||Third-Year Japanese I-II||6|
|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: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||Business Japanese 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.|
Korean Studies Minor
The minor in Korean Studies requires a minimum of 15 s.h., with a maximum of 6 s.h. in transfer course work selected from the Ewha International Summer College, the University of Seoul International, or from the summer school courses in Korean offered through a Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) e-school. Prior approval of transfer course work by the Korean language program coordinator is required. 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.
|One of these:|
|KORE:1135||Korean Language in Culture and Society||3|
|KORE:1500||Asian Humanities: Korea||3|
|Two of these:|
|KORE:3101||Third-Year Korean: First Semester||3|
|KORE:3102||Third-Year Korean: Second Semester||3|
|KORE:4000||Fourth Year Korean: First Semester||3|
|KORE:4001||Fourth Year Korean: Second Semester||3|
Students proficient through upper-level Korean language courses (more advanced than third-year Korean or with a Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) level of 3 or higher) and who have an approved waiver from the Korean language program coordinator may substitute 6 s.h. of other course work from the list below instead of completing the Korean language requirement.
Students who do not have a waiver must complete a minimum of 3 s.h. in a related area elective. They can select a course from the list below or consult with the Korean language program coordinator for approval to take a different elective course.
Students select 6 s.h. from the following (consult Korean language program coordinator for options involving study abroad or waivers).
|KORE:1135||Korean Language in Culture and Society (if not already taken)||3|
|KORE:1500||Asian Humanities: Korea (if not already taken)||3|
|HIST:2607||Civilizations of Asia: Korea||3|
|HIST:2687||Perspectives on Korea||3|
|HIST:4685||Modern Korean History||3|
|Related elective (approval required)||3|
|Study abroad options (see "Study Abroad" below)||arr.|
Students may select a maximum of 6 s.h. (one or two courses per year) from courses offered by the Ewha International Summer College or from the University of Seoul International Summer School or a CIC e-school. Consult the Korean language program coordinator before undertaking study abroad work.
The minor in Russian requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in Russian courses, including 12 s.h. earned in courses considered advanced for the minor taken at the University of Iowa. 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. Students may count a maximum of 3 s.h. taught in English toward the minor.
The department recommends that students choose courses numbered 3000 or above for the minor, such as the following sequences.
|SLAV:3111-SLAV:3112||Third-Year Russian I-II||8|
|SLAV:3113-SLAV:3114||Beginning Composition and Conversation I-II||8|
|SLAV:4111-SLAV:4112||Fourth-Year Russian I-II||8|
Russian and Eastern European Studies Minor
The minor in Russian and Eastern European Studies requires a minimum of 15 s.h., including 12 s.h. earned in courses taken at the University of Iowa. 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.
Students select courses from the following.
|SLAV:1131||Introduction to Russian Culture||3|
|SLAV:1450||Diversities of Eastern Europe: Culture, Art, and Politics||3|
|SLAV:1500||Ukraine, a Country at the Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Seminar on Ukrainian History and Culture||3|
|SLAV:1532||Religion and Culture of Slavs||3|
|SLAV:2131||Women in Russian Society||3|
|SLAV:2531||Topics in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies||arr.|
|SLAV:3082||Youth Subcultures After Socialism||3-4|
|SLAV:3100||West and East: Women in the Slavic World||3|
|SLAV:3131||Health Care and Health Reforms in Russia||3|
|SLAV:3202||Russian Literature in Translation 1860-1917||3|
|POLI:3410||Russian Foreign Policy||3|