Japanese Language and Culture: Communicating with Japanese Speakers

Arts and Humanities

Japanese Language and Culture: Communicating with Japanese Speakers

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  • Academic Plan
  • Cognate
    Arts and Humanities
  • Responsible Academic Unit

    Contact Info
    • Name: Rebecca Doran
    • Email: rdoran@miami.edu
    • Phone: Please contact by email
    • Location: 210-11 Merrick
  • Recommended for
    Students interested in East Asian languages and/or cultures, in International Studies, or in intercultural contact in general.
  • Required Courses
    Students must complete at least 3 courses for at least 9 credits.
  • Number of Groups: 1

Cognate Categories


Centered on the Japanese language and culture courses offered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, this cognate covers the linguistic skills and cultural competencies needed to communicate within a Japanese-speaking environment and to interpret the cultural products of the Japanese-speaking world. The introductory and intermediate language courses in Japanese teach oral and written communication and cover cultural practices and norms through examples from history, literature, and visual media. Thus they teach students how to communicate in the language and according to its cultural codes.

Option Groups

Complete exactly 1 of the following option groups:

*Indicates an inactive course

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