Japanese Studies

Program Description

The certificate in Japanese Studies provides a multidisciplinary approach covering the philosophy, religion, art history, and literature of Japan as well as issues in history, politics, geography, sociology/anthropology, and international relations. The program is intended to enhance degree-seeking student's competitiveness upon graduation. This certificate is only available to degree-seeking students.

Requirements (18 Credits)

A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses (C- is not acceptable).

  • 4 semesters of Japanese Language (up to 12 credits can apply toward certificate)
  • Two courses in area studies (6 credits)
  • Students may receive credits through study abroad or internship programs.

Japanese Language Course Offerings

  • JPN 1130 Japanese I
  • JPN 1131 Japanese II
  • JPN 2200 Intermediate Japanese I
  • JPN 2201 Intermediate Japanese II
  • JPN 3140 Japanese for Business
  • JPN 3242 Intermediate Japanese Conversation
  • JPN 3243 Advanced Japanese Composition
  • JPN 3400 Advanced Japanese I
  • JPN 3401 Advanced Japanese II
  • JPN 3412 Advanced Japanese Conversation.
  • JPN 3420 Japanese Through Technology

Placement examination

Placement examinations are given to students who have studied Japanese prior to coming to FIU and who want to know which class s/he should enroll in. Please contact Asuka Mashav for more details.

Study Abroad in Japan

The following universities offer semester and year exchange programs. Additionally, a six-week intensive language program is offered in Ritsumeikan University.

  • Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka
  • Kanda University of International Studies, Tokyo
  • Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto

For a complete list of available courses, see the Complete List of Courses.