Japanese

View of Mt. Fuji over cherry trees and Japanese architecture

Ancient Tradition and Modern Innovation

Expand your view by getting a taste of the nation that embraces ancient tradition and modern innovation! Learn Japanese through experience-focused language classes. Discover new ways to understand manga, literature, and even perform in world-renowned kabuki.

DEGREE PROGRAMS

We offer a Bachelor of Arts and Minor in Japanese, a Master of Arts in Japanese, and a Certificate in Teaching Japanese as a Second Language.

SECOND LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

Students can also fulfill their Bachelor of Arts (BA), or Master of Arts (MA) second language requirement in Japanese.

PLACEMENT & ADVISING

Connect with an academic advisorfaculty advisor, or schedule a Japanese placement interview.

Capstone

We offer a Senior Capstone class, Japanese and Chinese Language Program for Elementary Students, that provides students an opportunity to work with elementary school programs that offer Japanese and Chinese in the Portland area. Students often assist a classroom teacher, help develop teaching materials, and work on promotion of second-language education at the elementary level. The class itself addresses various issues pertaining to second-language learning and teaching, including multiple intelligences, Japanese/Chinese language/culture, and diversity. For more information, contact Suwako Watanabe at watanabes@pdx.edu

STUDY ABROAD

PSU's Education Abroad offers study abroad programs in Japan.

RESOURCES