Japanese Language and Cultural Studies Minor

Acting Coordinator: Kayo Shintaku, Ph.D.
Office Location: Garey Hall 38C
Telephone: 610-519-5076


The Japanese Language and Cultural Studies program offers a variety of courses, including language, traditional and popular culture, society, history, and literature. The program represents a cutting-edge intellectual experience that provides its minors with a real advantage in critiquing, understanding, and navigating the global landscape.

MINOR (28 credits)

A minor is open to all students and requires six courses with a maximum of 28 credits. 

Program Notes: 

  • GIS team-taught courses and contents courses from other departments with ASN attribute also qualify for JPN electives.
  • Courses taken as part of a study abroad will be counted.
  • Internship related to Japanese studies may be counted as an independent study.

Required Minor Courses:

Item #
JPN Elective  +
JPN Elective  +


The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2020. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog.