Welcome to Japanese Language Program
We serve East Asian Studies majors, Japanese minors, and any student who wishes to study the Japanese language.
In addition to First-Year, Second-Year, and Third-Year Japanese, we offer Advanced Japanese, which is a two-year, four-course series, each course covering a different topic, such as business, literature, international relations and contemporary social issues. This curricular design maximizes our teaching resources to meet the needs of our students who, in increasing numbers, arrive at college with multiple years of Japanese in secondary schools or who accelerate their Japanese training by studying in the summer or abroad prior to their senior year at approved schools.
Every year some graduates go to Japan under a “JET” program: the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme. Others go to graduate schools for further studies in East Asian studies or Japanese studies. In addition to academia some alumni have pursued careers in translation, journalism or work as consultants to Japanese companies. Regardless of whether one will use the language beyond college or not, it is our aim that every student who comes to our program will find his or her college career enriched deeply.