The Program in Japanese Studies coordinates a variety of campus offerings dealing with the language, history, culture, and political economy of Japan.

The program is especially strong in the area of modern and contemporary Japan. In addition to courses available in the Departments of Anthropology, Economics, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Political Scienc, Sociology, Theatre and Dance and Visual Arts, qualified undergraduates may also enroll in Japan-related courses in the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies with consent of instructors.

Japanese Studies Learning Objectives and Assessments

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  • Are you interested in taking a Japanese language course at UCSD? Get information on the placement exam.
  • The Japanese National Honor Society - College Chapter (JNHS-CC) recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence in the study of the Japanese language.
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