Asian Languages (Japanese) (BA)

Students in the BA program in Asian languages with a concentration in Japanese study the language, literature and culture of Japan and gain a respectable measure of competence in reading, writing, oral and aural skills in the Japanese language. Students also gain linguistic and cultural competence through the required study of classical Japanese. Throughout the program, students take courses in either Chinese or Korean language or culture and related courses in Japanese and East Asian culture on topics such as:

  • art
  • government
  • Japanese history
  • linguistics
  • literary and cultural theory
  • religion

In addition, ASU offers summer or yearlong programs to study abroad in Japan. More information on study abroad opportunities is available at https://mystudyabroad.asu.edu/.

Degree Offered

Asian Languages (Japanese) (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Location
Tempe

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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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Career Outlook

Knowledge of multiple languages and intercultural competencies enhance any occupation and offer graduates many career opportunities. Language-intensive careers include:

  • foreign correspondent or media professional
  • foreign service officer
  • health professional
  • intelligence officer
  • international banking and finance professional
  • international businessperson
  • language teacher
  • law and immigration professional
  • multilingual administrative professional
  • NGO professional
  • professor of language, literature and culture
  • social services professional
  • translator or interpreter
  • travel professional

Career fields and occupations using languages include:

  • advertising, marketing or communications
  • airline industry
  • film, television or multimedia
  • hospitality industry
  • hotel and resort management
  • intelligence
  • international education and study abroad administration
  • international law
  • lifestyle management
  • military
  • ministry
  • public relations
  • publishing
  • technology industries

Additional education and certification may be required for some career paths.

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