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Modern Languages and Cultures - Japanese immersion

Yukiko Maru Leary, Immersion Adviser

This immersion introduces students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (history, art, literature, politics, anthropology, and music) of Japan. The immersion consists of three language courses or two language courses and one culture course. Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register. 

Notes about this immersion:

  • This immersion is closed to students majoring in applied modern language and culture who have chosen the Japanese language track, and students majoring in international and global studies who have chosen an area of study in Japanese language, a field specialization in Asia, or who are fluent native speakers of Japanese.
Choose two or three consecutive language courses:
   MLJP-201    Beginning Japanese I
   MLJP-202    Beginning Japanese II
   MLJP-301    Intermediate Japanese I
   MLJP-302    Intermediate Japanese II
   MLJP-310    Practical Reading and Speaking in Japanese
   MLJP-315    Practical Writing and Speaking in Japanese
   MLJP-401    Advanced Japanese I
   MLJP-402    Advanced Japanese II
   MLJP-404    Japanese Culture in Print
   MLJP-405    Advanced Speaking in Japanese
   MLJP-410    Japanese for Science and Technology
   MLJP-415    Professional Japanese
One culture course may be used in place of one language course:
   ANTH-255    Regional Archaeology*
   FNRT-200    Anime
   HIST-252    The United States and Japan
   HIST-450    Modern Japan in History, Fiction, and Film
   HIST-265    History of Modern Japan
   HIST-266    History of Pre-modern Japan
   HIST-465    Samurai in Word and Image
   MLJP-351    Language in Japanese Society
   MLJP-404    Japanese Culture in Print
   MLJP-451    Structure of the Japanese Language
   PHIL-311    East Asian Philosophy
   POLS-350    Politics of East Asia

* This course may be used when the topic focuses on East Asia.