Students who wish to study Japanese for the first time should enroll in JPNS 1000 - Basic Japanese I. Those students who have exposure to the language, either through high school coursework or through other experience, should contact our Japanese advisors to determine an appropriate beginning course for their language studies at WMU.
Students interested in majoring or minoring in Japanese should meet with our Japanese advisors early in their study career. Together the student and advisor will complete a major or minor slip, listing the required courses as well as the number and type of elective courses needed by the student to complete a Japanese major or minor.
Requirements for the minor may change with each new WMU Undergraduate Catalog. The requirements applicable to each student are usually determined by the catalog year under which that student begins his/her study at WMU. Our Japanese advisors can help you determine which requirements apply to you.