The Japanese Language and Culture minor is ideal if you have completed your World Culture and Language Requirement in Japanese (up to Japanese 201-level or equivalent) while majoring in another field, but also want to work in Japan or with the Japanese in your future career.
This minor allows you to continue developing your Japanese ability while enriching your language knowledge through in-depth study of the Japanese culture. You will acquire an understanding of the dynamic history and and the diverse peoples of the Japanese archipelago. You are introduced to philosophical and psychological perspectives (ideas, beliefs, attitudes, values), practices, customs, and creative works such as literature, art, and music of the Japanese culture. You also have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the Japanese-American experience from both Japanese and American historical perspectives.
A Japanese Language and Culture minor integrates well with all other CSUMB majors,including but not limited to science and technology, the arts, education, and business. Some of our students have been attracted to trilingual media and environmental science opportunities (Japanese-Spanish-English) and other interesting career fields throughout the Pacific Rim.