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About the Major

Spoken by over 130 million people, Japanese is spoken almost exclusively in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities around the world. The major in East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL) develops proficiency in the Japanese (EAJ) language and acquaints students with the literature and cultural history of Japan. Courses are also available for those interested in business Japanese, classical Japanese, film and women's studies. An EALL major is excellent general preparation for entry to professional schools or careers in foreign service, commerce, translation, business, and tourism, among others.

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Possible Careers for this Major

Prehealth & Prelaw
Any CLAS major may prepare you for admission to professional schools such as medical school, vet school, law school, etc.

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  • Political Advisor
  • Public Relations / Communications Officer
  • Reporter
  • Sales Agent
  • Translator
  • Travel Agent
  • Writer
  • Analyst
  • Business Administrator
  • Consultant
  • Customs Officer
  • Editor
  • Educator
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Interpreter
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Some Unique Opportunities in this Major
  • Study Abroad in Japan: Kansai Gaidai in Osaka and Aoyama Gakuin in Tokyo.
  • JPN 4940 Internship: Every semester there is a chance to work as an intern at the Harn Museum and learn about items in Japanese art. You can earn from 1-3 credits toward the major by combining work at the museum and writing a paper.
  • Internships at other institutions may be possible. Contact the undergraduate coordinator for EAJ if you’re interested.
  • For more opportunities, please refer to the department website
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