Reasons to study Japanese language and culture at CSB and SJU:

  • To become uniquely multi-lingual, standing out in the crowd.
  • To be able to engage in a big economy blended with high-tech and rich traditions.
  • To study the Japanese experience of modernity as a non-Western nation.
  • To know Japanese culture-anime, novels, art, films, fashion, J-pop, or Kabuki.
  • To learn about Japan’s interactions with other Asian areas/countries such as China, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
  • To have abundant opportunities to visit Japan and make Japanese friends on campuses.

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Course Number Course Title Credits
JAPN 111 Elementary Japanese I 4 Credits
JAPN 111A Elementary Japanese I – Abroad 4 Credits
JAPN 112 Elementary Japanese II 4 Credits
JAPN 112A Elementary Japanese II – Abroad 4 Credits
JAPN 121 TOPICS IN JAPANESE LIT 0 Credits
JAPN 121A Contemporary Japanese Women Writers 4 Credits
JAPN 202 Reading Group in Japanese 1 Credit
JAPN 211 Intermediate Japanese I 4 Credits
JAPN 211A Intermediate Japanese I – Abroad 4 Credits
JAPN 212 Intermediate Japanese II 4 Credits
JAPN 212A Intermediate Japan in Japan 4 Credits
JAPN 271 Individual Learning Project 1-4 Credits
JAPN 302 Reading Group in Japanese 1 Credit
JAPN 311 Advanced Japanese Language I 4 Credits
JAPN 312 Advanced Japanese Language II 4 Credits
JAPN 315 Advanced Japanese I Abroad 4 Credits
JAPN 316 Advanced Japanese II Abroad 4 Credits
JAPN 320 Japanese Literature in Translation 4 Credits
JAPN 321 Topics in Japanese Literature 4 Credits
JAPN 321B Love in Japanese Literature & Film 4 Credits
JAPN 321C Introduction to Japanese Film 4 Credits
JAPN 321D Anime: Studies in Movement and Transformation 4 Credits
JAPN 330 Topics in Japanese Culture 4 Credits
JAPN 330A Transnational Japan 4 Credits
JAPN 330B Japanese Folklore 4 Credits
JAPN 330C Nuclear Japan: Atomic Bombs, Atomic Energy, Atomic Art 4 Credits
JAPN 330D Nuclear Japan: Atomic Bombs, Atomic Energy, Atomic Art 4 Credits
JAPN 341 Business/Professional Japanese 4 Credits
JAPN 371 Individual Learning Project 1-4 Credits