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Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (AP) – Japanese Studies


The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics offers a minor degree program in Japanese studies. Students may also pursue a Certificate of Proficiency in Japanese language.

Location: S561 Ross Building, Tel.: 416-736-5016
Affiliated Faculty: N. Ota, K. Toratani, N. Yabuki-Soh

The Honours Minor in Japanese Studies may be combined with any approved Honours B.A. program that offers a major/minor option in the Faculties of Environmental Studies (Bachelor of Environmental Studies - BES), Health, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Fine Arts or Science and Engineering. For further details on requirements, refer to the listings for specific Honours programs that may be pursued jointly with other Faculties.

This core curriculum ensures that students will achieve advanced level language proficiency based on knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture in cross- cultural contexts. Each student’s language proficiency varies based on the entry level knowledge of the language.

Students are required to take further courses at the 3000 and 4000 levels according to their choices of the following suggested (unofficial) streams: language and culture; language and business; language and teaching; advanced language.

The Honours Minor program provides students with an advanced level of language proficiency and advanced knowledge and understanding of the area studies they choose.