Japanese Studies First Year Class

Japanese studies offers an introduction to the main elements of the modern Japanese language – both oral and written – with opportunities to study the history, culture, economy, and geography of Japan.

Program overview

Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree options:

  • Any degree, minor

Japanese is known to be one of the most unique and complex languages in the world – with a high degree of inflections, three sets of scripts in its writing system, etc.

At Mount Allison, students are guided step by step to study this language with clear instruction and materials.

Courses include introductory and intermediate Japanese*.

Although primarily a language program, an interdisciplinary minor in Japanese studies includes courses in geography, economics, history, and religious studies.

Find out more about Japanese studies courses in the academic calendar – modern languages and literatures.

*You are not expected to have any previous knowledge of Japanese.

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