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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.

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.

The minor in Asian languages with Chinese emphasis
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

 

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.

The following courses are prerequisite to the Japanese emphasis; they do not count toward the minor.

Table of Japanese Emphasis Courses
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.

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

Literature and Translation courses
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:3206 Warriors Dreams 3
JPNS:3208 Japanese Film 3
JPNS:3210 Japanese Theater 3
JPNS:3601 Contemporary Japanese Culture 3
JPNS:4201 The Tale of Genji 3

Linguistics and Advanced Language Studies

Linguistics and Advanced Language Studies courses
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

Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies courses
Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures  
JPNS:1506 Asian Humanities: Japan 3
JPNS:3135 Postmodern Aesthetics and Japanese Culture 3
Anthropology  
JPNS:2175 Japanese Society and Culture 3
Art History  
JPNS:2250 Introduction to the Art of Japan 3
JPNS:3260 Japanese Painting 3
History  
JPNS:4610 Japan - Age of the Samurai 3
JPNS:4615 Modern Japan 3
JPNS:4620 Japan-US Relations 3
Religious Studies  
JPNS:1115 Japanese Religions 3
JPNS:3660 Japanese Religion and Thought 3
World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures  
JPNS:3700 Topics in Global Cinema 3

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.

Sanskrit Emphasis Courses
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.

Required Courses

Korean Studies Minor Required Courses
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

Electives

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).

Korean Studies Minor Electives
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.

Study Abroad

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.

Russian Minor

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.

Russian Minor Courses
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.

Russian and Eastern European Studies Minor
SLAV:1131 Introduction to Russian Culture 3
SLAV:1132 Russia Today 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:1531 Slavic Folklore 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
POLI:3413 Russian Politics 3