The Japanese language and linguistics program at Earlham has a national reputation for excellence, providing comprehensive individual, interactive and hands-on instruction. This program is conducted in a learner-friendly environment designed to guide you toward your maximum potential.
If you wish to explore and major in Japanese language and linguistics, choose the Japanese studies major with a focus in Japanese language and linguistics.
Our alumni have pursued graduate studies as Japanese/Asia/international specialists. They have used their Japanese language skills in a variety of career fields.
The Japanese language and linguistics program does not offer a major but a minor.
Students who are pursuing majors other than Japanese Studies and who fulfilled the general education language requirement by taking the basic Japanese courses may continue their Japanese language study. The Japanese language and linguistics minor enables those students to incorporate Japanese into their major in another field.
To earn a minor in Japanese language and linguistics, you must complete the following courses, in addition to general education requirements:
One JAPN linguistics from the following:
In addition to courses listed in the catalog, you may apply to certain courses taken off-campus with the approval of the program convener. JAPN 352 may not be applied toward meeting the requirements of the Japanese studies major.
90% of work seekers who majored in the humanities between 2018-2022 were employed, pursuing graduate school or volunteering within six months of graduation.