Language: Japanese

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Academic Unit: 
School of International Letters and Cultures

Japanese is one of the most popular majors in SILC, and our graduates have gone on to successful careers in a variety of fields, including education, translation, international relations, and entertainment. We offer a range of courses focused on language (beginning through advanced level), literature, history, religion, and popular culture. Our faculty is eager to work with students interested in independent research. Any Barrett student who is considering majoring or minoring in Japanese should contact the FHA, William Hedberg.

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Faculty Honors Advisors

William Hedberg

Thesis/Creative Projects: 

Typically, theses have taken the form of a research paper focused on a topic of the student's choice, but we are certainly open to alternate forms of academic research as well.

Academic Preparation: 

Students are highly encouraged to begin their study of Japanese language as early as possible, to enable research with primary language sources later on in their academic careers. Students pursuing a major or minor in Japanese will also be required to take courses focused on Japanese literature and culture.

Other Honors Opportunities: 
The Japanese faculty is eager to offer honors enrichment contracts, and students should contact instructors on a case-by-case basis to inquire about enrichment possibilities.