Japanese is “a mirror language of English,” grammatically and socioculturally. So learning Japanese at Truman will open your eyes linguistically, culturally, and intellectually.
You can pursue elementary, intermediate and advanced Japanese, even continuing to fourth-year Japanese. Additional courses on Japanese culture, society and the language will enrich your learning.
Discover Connections Abroad
Immerse yourself in Japanese-speaking environments for a semester, for an entire academic year or over the summer. You can choose your destination from among the Tokyo area representing “Cool Japan,” the Kansai area with Japan’s traditional cultural center, and more.
See the study abroad office for more information.
Preparing For Lives That Matter
You can further your pursuit of Japanese studies by taking related courses in art, philosophy and religion, history, literature, economics, political science and geography. You may choose to declare an Asian Studies minor or an Interdisciplinary Studies major in Japanese studies. Truman has a highly vibrant Anime Club, and the Japanese Language Exchange Group (JLEG) serves for language and cultural exchanges with students from Japan.
Truman offers a wide variety of opportunities in classrooms, on campus, and abroad to pursue your intellectual or passionate interest in Japan.
Award-winning African-Italian film maker Fred Kuwornu visited Truman campus on November 13-14, 2014. He presented two of his documentary films : Inside Buffalo (2010) about the segregated African-American Army combat unit that fought in Italy during WWII for which he received recognition from President Obama, and his film 18 IUS SOLI (2013) examines the status […]
German Conversation Table – also known as Stammtisch, or Kaffeeklatsch — meets every Tuesday from 4-5 pm at “Sweet Expressions” on the square. Join us in honoring an old German tradition of meeting regularly to appreciate each other’s company, practicing the language, learning about the German culture, and picking up new phrases “on the go”.