The Union College minor in Japanese, offered through the department of modern languages and literatures, gives students a solid foundation in Japanese language and culture with classes in basic, intermediate and advanced Japanese.
In addition, Union offers a fall term abroad in Osaka through an exchange program with Kansai-Gaidai University. Students take intensive courses in written and spoken Japanese and have additional opportunities to improve language skills by staying with a host family.
Because there are so many ways to make connections across disciplines at Union, you might be inspired to study Japanese culture and music in a Japanese drumming workshopo ffered through the department of music, or take a visual arts class in Edo prints and printmaking.
Proficiency in Japanese opens up extensive career opportunities. Students of Japanese are well-suited for careers that require exposure to global issues in the arts, diplomacy, domestic and international business, education, engineering, government service, journalism, law, politics and technology.