Overview of the Japanese Program
The Japanese Program offers a vibrant community that engages students in active learning and a variety of extracurricular activities. Students develop communication skills in both spoken and written Japanese as well as knowledge of Japanese cultural and literary traditions. By taking courses in all levels of Japanese language, literature, and culture and spending a semester at a Japanese university, students hone their language skills and deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and society. The goal of the Japanese Program is to help students succeed in professional and personal interactions with Japan after graduation. Former students have gone on to teach English in Japan, work at Japanese companies and the Japanese embassy.
Nicholas Albertson (link to faculty page), Assistant Professor of Japanese
Yasuko Takata Rallings, Associate Professor of the Practice
Kazumasa Ueda, Part-time Adjunct Instructor
For Prospective Students:
We offer seven Japanese language courses: Elementary Japanese (JPN101&102), Intermediate Japanese (JPN153&201), and Advanced Japanese (JPN220, 230, 231). If you have taken Japanese previously, please read the placement test information.