The Japanese program at the University of Montana has experienced phenomenal growth over the last decade. The program first offered a major in Japanese in 1992 and has grown since to include over eighty majors and minors. We feel that this growth is the result of an enthusiastic team of teachers who pay careful attention to each student. The Japanese program offers a range of courses in language, literature, and culture. Students can choose from courses in culture, classical and modern Japanese literature, business Japanese, cross-cultural communication, and translation. For advanced learners, one course also prepares students to take the Level Two Japanese Proficiency Test.
This program produces students comfortable in both academic and professional settings. Past students have chosen to be graduate students in Ph.D. programs in Japanese literature; teachers in Japan in the JET program; teachers of English as a Second Language; and businessmen working in large financial corporations in Tokyo.