Japanese Language and Literature

The Japanese program equips students with oral and written proficiency in Japanese and an understanding of Japanese history, literature and culture through language, literature and film courses. The program is housed in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Areas of study include Asian studies, art history, business, fine arts, history, international affairs and religion.

What can I expect to learn in the Japanese Language and Literature program at GW?

Students learn to read, write and speak Japanese. They not only learn about the Japanese way of thinking, but also gain the ability to view themselves and others in a broader perspective.

What is the Japanese Language and Literature community like at GW?

The Japanese language and literature program is a close-knit community of faculty and students dedicated to advancing knowledge of Japanese language, literature and culture in and out of the classroom.

What can I do in the Japanese Language and Literature field?

Careers are available in international business, journalism, law, medicine, education, federal government or nonprofits. Graduate study areas include Japanese language and literature, Japanese history and Asian studies.