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Modern Language Studies Department

Japanese Language and Society


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Beyond Samurai Warriors and Hibachi Food

Discover new ways to see and think about Japanese culture with a minor in Japanese Language and Society. You’ll learn how to communicate in the language and about such topics as gender, media and contemporary society.

The program focuses on language-learning as a transformative activity and fosters international understanding while providing knowledge and skills that are increasingly essential in our global society.

Japanese Language and Society requires a minimum of 20 credit hours (five courses) at the 200-level or above.

If it's your dream to move to Japan to travel or teach, or to work for a company based in Japan, this minor will prepare you to continue studying the language and give you the confidence to immerse yourself in Japanese culture.

College Catalog

For more information about courses for the Modern Language Studies Department, visit the online, searchable College Catalog. In addition to the Undergraduate Catalog, information includes academic department and major information as well as academic regulations and resources; admission standards and requirements; and tuition, fees and financial aid information.