Japanese Studies

Why pursue Japanese Studies?

This certificate program in Japanese Studies is provides linguistic, cultural and practical knowledge to those interested in studying about or working in Japan. The program consists of 24 credit hours. It is intended for undergraduate students, those already holding degrees, and mature students with relevant work experience.

Admission The Certificate of Japanese Studies requires a formal application for admission. The official approval of the Asian Studies coordinator is a prerequisite for admission to the program. Students majoring in Asian Studies at Saint Mary's University are not eligible for this program.

A student of the program must complete at least 18 credit hours at Saint Mary's University. Relevant academic courses, work experience and linguistic capability may be considered for credit recognition. Applicants should submit a resume of relevant work experience, official university transcripts and any other relevant documentation.

Program Courses This program consists of 12 required credit hours and a number of optional credit hours. All students are required to take Japanese 1100.0 (Introductory Japanese) and Japanese 2200.0 (Intermediate Japanese).

Students must also select 12 optional credit hours in at least two different disciplines from the following courses:

  • ANTH 2326.1(.2)
  • ANTH 2327.1(.2)
  • ASNT 3300.1(.2)
  • ASNT 3302.1(.2)
  • ASNT 2303.1(.2)
  • ASNT 4410.1(.2)
  • GEOG 3360.1(.2)
  • HIST 1222.1(2)
  • HIST 1223.1(2)
  • HIST 2354.1(.2)
  • HIST 2355.1(2)
  • HIST 2356.1(2)
  • HIST 4511.1(2)
  • RELS 2327.1 (.2)
  • RELS 2340.1(2)

At least 12 credit hours must be at the 3000 level or above.

Requirements Students are encouraged to complete the program within five years. A minimum cumulative quality point average of 2.00 in the Certificate of Japanese Studies is required.

Faculty & Staff

Laura Becerril
Languages & Cultures
Departmental Secretary

Dr. Alexandre Avdoulov
Languages & Cultures
Associate Professor

John McGee
Languages & Cultures
Part-time Instructor

Contact Recruitment:

Account inquiries, payment information, transcripts and confirmation of enrolment:
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Other inquiries:
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