japanJapanese Studies

For students interested in developing a well-rounded understanding of Japanese, the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures offers foundation courses in the Japanese Language at the elementary and intermediate level.These courses can then complement other region-specific courses in the disciplines of History and Political Science as well as courses with a global emphasis from a variety of disciplines such as Communications, Business, Economics, Environmental Science, Film and Art History.

Students who wish to further their proficiency in Japanese may conduct a semester of study abroad in Tokyo at Temple University or Sophia University. In addition, the College regularly offers short-term and summer programs in Japan with a focus on Business, Communication, Fashion Merchandising, or other disciplines through the Marist Study Abroad Program. Upon their return, some students request special permission to maintain their Japanese language proficiency through independent study or a teaching internship. Such independent work must be approved by the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts.

Course Offerings in Japanese on Campus:

  • Elementary Japanese I (3 credits)
  • Elementary Japanese II (3 credits)
  • Intermediate Japanese I (3 credits)
  • Intermediate Japanese II (3 credits)
  • Advanced language and culture courses taken abroad will receive a special topic course title on the student's transcript

Sample Course Offerings on Campus from Other Disciplines:

  • ENG 201 Introduction to Linguistics
  • POSC 255 Political Economy: The Rise of the Asia-Pacific
  • HIST 267 Women In Asia
  • HIST 268 Traditional Asia
  • HIST 269 Modern Asia
  • HIST 318 Drug Trade in Asia
  • POSC 255 Political Economy: The Rise of the Asia-Pacific
  • REST 268 Traditional Asia