Japanese and Chinese Department

The Japanese and Chinese Department houses two interdisciplinary studies programs, the Chinese Studies program and the Japanese Studies program. The goal of these programs is to provide a quality opportunity for interdisciplinary teaching and learning about the language and culture of China and Japan.


We expect our students to acquire the language skills and the analytical abilities to operate effectively in an increasingly complex and diverse world. It is our belief that as students apply what they learn in our classes they will gain an understanding and appreciation of other peoples and cultures. In addition, the Asian Studies Program coordinates with the Japanese Studies Major and the Chinese Studies Major.