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Japanese Program

Welcome to the Japanese Program at the University of Maryland

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Degree Programs

Academic Programs

The Japanese major and minor provide essential training in language, literature, linguistics and culture in preparation for entering East Asia-related careers in such fields as higher education, the arts, business, government, international relations, or the media. Students may also consider majoring or minoring in Japanese and another discipline, such as business, computer science, engineering, government and politics, economics and journalism, as well as completing coursework toward fulfillment of a Certificate in East Asian Studies.


Special Programs and Centers

Related Programs and Centers

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Faculty

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Japanese Program Faculty

The Japanese Program offers essential training in language, literature, linguistics, and culture. Our accomplished faculty, dedicated language teachers, strong cluster in UMD’s Language House, and active student association all contribute to a welcoming space where you can learn with others who share a passion about Japan. All of us in the Japanese program pride ourselves in offering the feel of a small liberal arts college that comes with the diverse benefits of a major university.

The Japanese Major and Minor provide robust preparation for entering East Asia-related careers in such fields as higher education, the arts, business, government, international relations, or the media. Students may also consider majoring or minoring in Japanese and another discipline, such as business, computer science, engineering, government and politics, economics and journalism, as well as completing coursework toward fulfillment of a Certificate in East Asian Studies.

 

Advising and Courses

Advising

The Japanese undergraduate advisors are available for consultation about any aspect of your study of Japanese. To ensure that you have fulfilled all the requirements for graduation, the department recommends that every Japanese major and minor confer with an advisor at registration time each semester.

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Courses

The Japanese program at the University of Maryland offers a wide range of courses on the language, literature and linguistics of Japan.

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Program Director

Michele M Mason

Associate Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Japanese Minor Advisor, Japanese

4224 Jimenez Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-3745

Major Advisor

Makiko Inoue

Senior Lecturer, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Senior Lecturer and Advisor, Japanese

(301) 405-0495

Minor Advisor

Michele M Mason

Associate Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Japanese Minor Advisor, Japanese

4224 Jimenez Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-3745