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» Japanese Program

Japanese Studies studentsThe Japanese Studies Program is a vibrant entity in the Department of Languages at Chapman University.  The program actively pursues the advancement and improvement of the Japanese Studies program benefiting the students tremendously.  Each semester at least one upper-division course is offered to facilitate the completion of a Japanese Studies Minor for interested students.

The coursework available within the Japanese Studies program has been developed to span a variety of topics including Japanese communication strategies, business Japanese and Japanese culture and history.  Personal attention to quality education is an essential part of the program and the instructors take pride in the level of achievement of their students.

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+ - Degrees Offered

Minor in Japanese: Requirements for completing a minor in Japanese: 21 credits, at least 15 of which must be upper-division. Students must complete 15 credits from section I, and 6 additional credits from section II, or approved Japanese language/Japan related coursework in a study abroad program in Japan. For more information regarding this program, please see the course catalog.

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+ - Studying Abroad Options

The Center for Global Education at Chapman offers the possibility of studying abroad in Japan on several exchange programs for a semester or academic year.  Some programs offer a wide variety of courses taught in English focusing specifically on Japan and Asia as well as Japanese language courses ranging from beginning through advanced levels.  On other programs, students can take all of their courses in Japanese. Japanese family homestay participation is available and highly encouraged. Please note some of the applications for the Japan programs are accepted once per year during the fall semester for study abroad in the following fall or spring. Substantial merit scholarships are available to qualified students.  Students contemplating the Personalized Japanese Studies Minor and those actively pursuing it are strongly encouraged to spend at least one semester in Japan.  Students who participate in the exchange programs in Japan can transfer their language course credits to Chapman University to assist the completion of their personalized Japanese studies minor. Visit the Center for Global Education for more information.

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