Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
O'Dowd Hall, Room 372
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2060
Fax: (248) 370-3170





For advising, please contact:

Seigo Nakao, Ph.D.

354 O'Dowd Hall
nakao@oakland.edu

Japanese

Teaching
Japanese

Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP)

Students must complete the requirements for a Japanese Language and Literature, B.A. as well as a sequence of undergraduate course work in education, including:

  • SED 3000 - Introduction to Secondary Education (4)
  • DLL 4197 - Digital Technologies in the Secondary Classroom (4)
  • FE 3010 - Educational Psychology for K-12 Educators (4) 
  • RDG 4238 - Teaching Reading in the Content Area (4)
  • SED 4100 - ST: Teaching Secondary in the Minor Methods (4) 
  • SE 4401 - Introduction to Students with Special Needs (4)
  • SED 4200 - ST: Teaching Secondary of the Major Methods (4)
  • SED 4952 - Internship in Secondary Education (12)

Also required:

  • EED 3001 - Managing the Classroom Community for U.S. Diverse Learners (4)
  • EED 4240 - Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Elementary and Middle School (3)

Teaching Major in Japanese 

Students must complete 32 credits of Japanese at the 3000-4000 level, including:

  • JPN 3140 - Advanced Japanese Grammar (4)
  • JPN 3160 - Japanese Conversation (4)
  • JPN 3180 - Japanese Composition (4)
  • JPN 3510 - Japanese Civilization (4)
  • JPN 3700 - Introduction to Japanese Literature (4)
  • JPN 4080 - Advanced Japanese Conversation and Reading (4)
  • IS 2200 - Perspectives on Japan (4)
  • 4 elective credits at the 3000-4000 level

Teaching Minor in Japanese 

Students must complete 20 credits of Japanese at the 3000-4000 level, including:

  • JPN 3140 - Advanced Japanese Grammar (4)
  • JPN 3180 - Japanese Composition (4)
  • JPN 3510 - Japanese Civilization (4)
  • JPN 3700 - Introduction to Japanese Literature (4)
  • 4 elective credits at the 3000-4000 level
Information
For Majors
Japanese Language and Literature, B.A.

Students must complete a minimum of 32 credits at the 3000-4000 level in language, culture and literature, including:

  • JPN 3140 - Advanced Japanese Grammar (4)
  • JPN 3180 - Japanese Composition (4)
  • JPN 3550 - Translation: Japanese (4)
  • JPN 3700 - Introduction to Japanese Literature (4)
  • JPN 4200 - Japanese Literature – Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (4)

Plus three of the following:

  • JPN 3150 - Advanced Japanese Texts and Contexts (4)
  • JPN 3160 - Japanese Conversation (4)
    JPN 3510 - Japanese Civilization (4)
  • JPN 4080 - Advanced Japanese Conversation and Reading(4)
  • JPN 4550 - Advanced Translation from English to Japanese (4)
  • JPN 4570 - Business Japanese (4)

and two corequisites:

  • IS 2200 - Introduction to Japan (4)

and one of the following:

  • IS 3000 - Special Topics in International Studies(4) (when the topic is Japan) 
  • AH 3010 - Japanese Art (4)
  • HST 3870 - Origins of Modern Japan, 1568-1912 (4)
  • HST 3875 - Twentieth Century Japan (4)
  • CIN 3905 - Topics in Film (when the topic is Japanese cinema) (4)
  • LIT 1000 - Introduction to Asian Literature (4)
  • LIT 2905 -  Studies in Foreign Film (when the topic is Japanese cinema) (4)
  • LIT 3905 - Topics in Foreign Literature (when the topic is Japanese literature) (4)

Students planning graduate work are strongly urged to study a second foreign language recommended by the department. At least 16 credits of those required for the major in any of the languages must be taken at Oakland University.

The department offers selected courses from the catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty.  
Go to the Oakland University catalog for details about the course description.  Specific offerings for each term may be found in the schedule of classes.

Information
For Minors
Japanese Language

Students must complete 20 credits beyond the 115 level, including:
  • JPN 314 - Advanced Japanese Grammar (4 credits)
  • JPN 316 - Japanese Conversation (2 credits)
  • JPN 318 - Japanese Composition (2 credits)
  • JPN 351 - Japanese Civilization (4 credits)
  • JPN 351 - Japanese Civilization (4)
  • JPN 355 - Translation: Japanese (4)
  • JPN 408 - Advanced Japanese Conversation and Reading (4)
  • JPN 455 - Advanced Translation from English to Japanese (4)
  • JPN 457 - Business Japanese(4)

Japanese Language and Civilization

Students must complete 20 credits beyond the 115 level, including:
  • JPN 314 - Advanced Japanese Grammar (4 credits)
  • JPN 316 - Japanese Conversation (2 credits)
  • JPN 318 - Japanese Composition (2 credits)
  • JPN 351 - Japanese Civilization (4 credits)
Plus corequisite:
  • IS 220 - Perspectives on Japan (a.k.a. Introduction to Japan)(4)
Japanese Language and Literatures

Japanese Courses
The department offers selected courses from the catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty. View the  Oakland University academic catalog for course descriptions and details. Specific offerings for each term may be found in the schedule of classes.
Japan
Club

Japan Club is an organization that teaches its members about Japan's Culture and Language.  Join us on Facebook to stay updated on events and meeting details!

For more information, please contact oujapanclub@gmail.com.