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Chiyo Sanada

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Kathleen McKain, chair

Japanese Program (m.)

Department overviewJapanese (m.)

As countries of the world become increasingly interdependent through trade and commerce, the need for graduates with a knowledge of other cultures and languages has correspondingly increased. The Japanese studies minor at Saint Martin's University is intended to broaden a student's knowledge of Japan and the country's language and culture. It is comprised of Japanese language courses as well as courses in intercultural communication, history, and international business and economics.

A minor in Japanese studies is especially useful to business administration students interested in developing the communication skills needed for successful business transactions with Pacific Rim firms. Those with majors in other disciplines can also broaden their education and future potential through a linkage of courses within their major to Japanese language and other studies.

To graduate with a minor in Japanese studies, students must complete all University basic core graduation requirements, the requirements of their major area of study, and a total of 18 semester hours in Japanese studies.

Teaching endorsement for K-12

The teaching endorsement for kindergarten-12 is offered through the University's education division. Please see the Saint Martin's University undergraduate catalog for more information about completing an education degree.

The Japanese teaching endorsement prepares education majors to be teachers of the Japanese language and culture in kindergarten through 12th grades.

Please visit the College of Education and Professional Psychology to view the Japanese teaching endorsement requirements.

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