MCL - Japan Studies
In the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MCLLC), the Japan Studies program offers:
- 4 years of Japanese language instruction, from the beginning to the advanced level;
- A range of modern and pre-modern Japanese cultural and literary studies courses in English;
- Study abroad opportunities in Japan;
- Internship opportunities in the Bluegrass region;
- Extracurricular/club activities on campus; and much more!
In addition, in collaboration with faculty members in other academic units on campus (such as history, geography, sociology, art and visual studies), we offer a range of courses on Japan, Asia, and beyond from an interdisciplinary perspective. In addition to language courses and cultural/literary studies courses offered from MCLLC, students are able to take these interdisciplinary courses in order to pursue:
- A major in Japan Studies;
- A major in Foreign Languages and International Economics/Japanese;
- A minor in Japan Studies; and
- A major in International Studies with East Asia concentration.
We hope that you will join us to explore Japan, and broaden your horizons as a global citizen of the 21st century.
Where can Japan studies take me?
By studying Japanese language, literature, and culture at MCLLC and beyond, we aim to help students gain a solid base to advance their explorations of Japan, scholarly or otherwise. Indeed, UK graduates studying with us:
- Have gone on to graduate work in law, geography, finance, and Asian/Japanese studies;
- Have joined the “Japan Exchange and Teaching” (JET) program, sponsored by the Japanese Government; and
- Have entered Japanese companies of various kinds in the U.S. and Japan.
Officers of the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures are:
- MCLLC Chair - Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- MCLLC Associate Chair - Harald Höbusch (email@example.com)
- MCLLC Director of Undergraduate Studies - Jeff Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- MCLLC Director of Graduate Studies - Milena Minkova (email@example.com)
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