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Welcome to the Japanese Studies Program at UCSD

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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 availabe in the Departments of Anthropology, Economics, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Political Science, 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


Lecturer in Japanese Language 2016-2017
The Japanese Studies Program is now accepting applications for a full-time lecturer's position for 2016-2017. Submit your applications online here: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00988

Winter 2016 Quarter Tutorial Sections schedules
For JAPN 10B students, please visit JAPN 10B Tutorial Sections Enrollment Instructions.
For JAPN 20B students, please visit JAPN 20B Tutorial Sections Enrollment Instructions.

Online Placement Test

Japanese Language Placement Testing is now offered online. E-mail japan@ucsd.edu for more information.

Spring 2016 TA Applications

The Applications for Spring 2016 Quarter Teaching Assistants are now accepted. Please submit your online application by 3:00 pm on Friday, February 5, 2016. Please see the Graduate page for the URL and important details.

The 2015-16 Joseph Naiman Graduate Fellowship in Japanese Studies
Congratulations to Charls T. McClean (Political Science) and Caroline Collins (Communications)!

2014-15 Japanese National Honor Society Inductees
Congratulations to Dylan Yokoyama, Laura Lee, and Jialing "Christena" Si!

Placement Exam

Are you interested in taking a Japanese language course at UCSD?

Get information on the placement exam.

Japan National Honor Society - College Chapter (JNHS-CC)

The Japanese National Honor Society - College Chapter (JNHS-CC) recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence in the study of the Japanese language. For detailed info, go to Language -> Japanese National Honor Society.

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