Japanese Program (m.)
Department overview • Japanese (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
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
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.