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 300 - Introduction to Secondary Education (4)
  • IST 397 - Integrated Technology in Secondary Curricula (4)
  • RDG 338 - Teaching Reading in the Content Area (4)
  • FE 406 - Educational Psychology for K-12 Educators
  • EED 420 - Managing the Classroom Community for U.S. Diverse Learners (4)
  • SED 427 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Students (4)
  • SE 401 - Introduction to Students with Special Needs (4)

Also required:

  • EED 428 - Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Elementary and Middle School (3)
  • SED 428 - Teaching of the Major Field (4)
  • SED 455 - Internship in Secondary Education (12)

Secondary Teaching Minor in Japanese (STEP) 

Students must complete 20 credits of Japanese at the 300-400 level, including:

  • JPN 314 - Advanced Japanese Grammar (4 credits)
  • JPN 316 - Japanese Conversation (2 credits)
  • JPN 318 - Japanese Composition (2 credits)
  • JPN 370 - Introduction to Japanese Literature (4)
  • JPN 408 - Advanced Japanese Conversation and Reading (4)
  • plus 4 credit elective
Information
For Majors
Japanese Language and Literature, B.A.

Students must complete a minimum of 32 credits at the 300-400 level in language, culture and literature, including:

  • JPN 314 - Advanced Japanese Grammar (4)
  • JPN 316 - Japanese Conversation (2)  
  • JPN 318 - Japanese Composition (2)
  • JPN 355 - Translation: Japanese (4)
  • JPN 370 - Introduction to Japanese Literature (4)
  • JPN 420 - Japanese Literature – Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (4)

Plus three of the following:

  • JPN 351 - Japanese Civilization (4)
  • JPN 408 - Advanced Japanese Conversation and Reading(4)
  • JPN 455 - Advanced Translation from English to Japanese (4)
  • JPN 457 - Business Japanese (4)

and two corequisites:

  • IS 220 - Introduction to Japan (4)

and one of the following:

  • IS 300 - Special Topics in International Studies(4) (when the topic is Japan) 
  • AH 301 - Japanese Art (4)
  • HST 370 - Origins of Modern Japan, 1568-1912 (4)
  • HST 371 - Twentieth Century Japan (4)
  • HST 372 - The Political Economy of Japan (4)
  • CIN 350 - Topics in Film (when the topic is Japanese cinema) (4)
  • LIT 100 - Introduction to Asian Literature (4)
  • LIT 251 -  Studies in Foreign Film (when the topic is Japanese cinema) (4)
  • LIT 375 - 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.