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Our Mission

Learning Japanese will open doors to new places and new possibilities. Our interactive, proficiency-oriented classes aim to develop students' language skills and socio-cultural awareness and competencies. Students have many opportunities to practice their language skills and connect with Japanese speakers through class projects, language clubs, and various events throughout the year.


Minoring in Japanese is a fun and exciting adventure - it will show that you possess determination, grit, and no fear of challenging yourself. Along the way, you will meet and make friends with people from diverse backgrounds, and expand your (view of the) world. We are committed to fostering competent global citizens who are critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators, and good collaborators.


Core Faculty


Michiko Kaneyasu

Michiko Kaneyasu

Assistant Professor

Minori Marken

Minori Marken

Lecturer

Japanese Minor Coordinator



Tentative Course Offerings


Fall 2022

Course Units Days Hours Instruction Mode Textbook Instructor
Beginning Japanese 111F 6 MTRF

19:10-20:25 Online (synchronous) Irodori A1 Gale
Beginning Japanese
111F 6 MWF 12:00-13:50 In-class Irodori A1 Marken
Beginning Japanese
111F 6 MWF 13:00-14:50

In-class

Irodori A1 Okada
Beginning Japanese
111F 6

MW

F

17:45-19:00

16:20-19:00

In-class Irodori A1 Shikimachi
Intermediate Japanese 212 6 n/a n/a Online (asynchronous) Marugoto A2 (online) Kaneyasu
Kanji Skills for Reading Japanese 309 3 MW 15:00-16:15 In-class

Key to Kanji

Kanji: Look and Learn

Okada
Communicative Competence: Speaking and Listening 311 3 TR 11:00-12:15 In-class or Online (synchronouns) options Irodori A2 Marken
Communicative Competence: Writing and Reading 312 3 TR 13:30-14:45 In-class or Online (synchronous) options Irodori A2 Marken
Japanese Language Acquisition and Teaching 496/596 3 M 16:20-19:00 In-class or Online (synchronous + additional work) options n/a Kaneyasu

Spring 2023 (tentative)

Course Units Days Hours Instruction Mode Textbook Instructor
Beginning Japanese 111F 6 MTRF 19:10-20:25 Online (synchronous) Irodori A1 Gale
Beginning Japanese 111F 6 TBA n/a Online (asynchronous) Marugoto A1 (online) Kaneyasu
Intermediate Japanese
212 6 MWF

13:00-14:50 In-class Irodori A2 Marken
Intermediate Japanese 212 6 MWF
10:00-11:50

In-class

Irodori A2 Okada
Intermediate Japanese
212 6

MW

F

17:45-19:00

16:20-19:00

In-class Irodori A2 Shikimachi
Communicative Competence: Speaking and Listening 311 3 TR 13:30-14:45 In-class or Online (synchronous) options Irodori A2 Marken
Communicative Competence: Writing and Reading 312 3 TR 11:00-12:15 In-class or Online (synchronous) options Irodori A2 Marken
Manga and Anime: Cross-linguistic and Cross-cultural Perspectives 395 3 MW 15:00-16:15 In-class n/a Kaneyasu