The Japanese program offers elementary and intermediate-level core classes on a yearly basis (111 and 211 in the fall, 112 in the spring). Students interested in pursuing higher-level courses can do so through study abroad and/or the ACTC consortium in consultation with the department.

The primary goal of the Japanese program at St. Thomas is to provide students with the opportunity to:

  1. Learn basic and intermediate levels of Japanese through speaking, listening, reading and writing activities (the three writing systems of hiragana, katakana and kanji are covered)
  2. Develop cultural knowledge and intercultural skills
  3. Explore the study of the Japanese language and culture as an integral part of a liberal arts education
  4. Prepare for study abroad opportunities

Japanese Undergraduate Courses

Course Number Title Credits
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