Courses in Japanese are offered with the assumption that many of the students will be visiting Japan in the near future. Thus, the Japanese program strives to:
- Lay a solid foundation in the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing. All three writing systems (hiragana, katakana and kanji) are covered.
- Give students basic language skills sufficient to manage day-to-day life in Japan
- Promote interest in Japan, Japanese people, and their culture
- Help students fulfill professional and personal endeavors at an international level
- Eliminate fear of speaking Japanese in front of people.
- Provide the foundation for earning a major or minor in the language.
Students wishing to major or minor in Japanese may do so by special arrangement with Macalester College and approval of the St. Thomas Department of Modern and Classical Languages.
Minor in Japanese
- Completion of JAPN 212 or equivalent
- Eight additional credits selected in consultation with the department adviser
|JAPN 111||Elementary Japanese I||4|
|JAPN 112||Elementary Japanese II||4|
|JAPN 211||Intermediate Japanese I||4|
|JAPN 212||Intermediate Japanese II||4|
|JAPN 243||Individual Study||2 OR 4|
|JAPN 311||Advanced Japanese||4|
|JAPN 312||Advanced Japanese II||4|
|JAPN 393||Individual Study||2 OR 4|
|JAPN 495||Individual Study||2 OR 4|