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Japanese Language

Degrees Offered: Minor

Japanese Program

The study of Japanese at Syracuse University provides basic competence in speaking, reading, and writing. Four 4-credit courses and additional two 3-credit courses are offered through Intermediate level. Supplementary 1-credit conversation courses are also offered at three different levels.

Study Abroad

To become more fluent in Japanese and to gain additional insight into the Japanese culture and its people, students are encouraged to study abroad. For further information, contact the SU Abroad Program in Japan.

Japanese Placement Exam

If you have studied Japanese either formally or informally, lived in Japan, or grown up in a Japanese-speaking household, you must take a placement exam before being allowed to register for any Japanese grammar course. For more information, contact Tomoko Walter prior to the beginning of the semester. You must present your student ID to take all language placement tests.