What is the Japanese major like at Notre Dame?
“It's a different way of thinking. Once you have a foothold, you really start developing a sense of mastery,” said Japanese major Joshua Kuiper.
In Japanese, you’ll take classes like:
- Language Studies
- The Samurai in Literature
- Religion and the Visual Arts
- Japanese Popular Culture
- Japanese Horror
- Ancient Japan
- Translation Studies
- Modern Japanese Literature
Japanese majors pursue their passions while developing skills such as cross-cultural engagement, communication, translation/interpretation, and textual analysis.
After graduation, students go on to top graduate and professional schools and work in a variety of professions and industries. First jobs include:
- Japan Exchange and Teaching Program
- Consulting assistant, Chicago Tokyo Group
- Economic analyst, China Policy
- Data editor, NetProspex
- Business management associate, General Mills
“There are so many opportunities with Japanese. I definitely see myself trying to keep up with the language,” said Japanese major Madison Oswald. “I want Japanese to be a very important part of me in the future.”
“I definitely see myself trying to keep up with the language. I want Japanese to be a very important part of me in the future.”