Sohail Hashmi, Chair
Denise Falk, Academic Department Coordinator
112 Ciruti Center
Overview and Contact Information
The Japanese program offers two levels of instruction. Students will build their language skills and cultural knowledge with various activities such as visiting Wa-Shin-An (the Japanese tea room at Mount Holyoke), reading short stories, writing blogs, and interviewing a group of visiting students from Japan. Students' progress is monitored by the Japanese Computerized Adoptive Test (J-CAT). Students who study Japanese may choose to complete the minor in Japanese listed here or the major in East Asian Studies for which language study is a principal component.
This area of study is administered by the Asian Studies Committee:
Satyananda Gabriel, Professor of Economics
Rie Hachiyanagi, Professor of Art
Sohail Hashmi, Professor of International Relations on the Alumnae Foundation and Professor of Politics
Kavita Khory, Professor of Politics
Susanne Mrozik, Professor of Religion
Naoko Nemoto, Professor of Asian Studies, Teaching Spring Only
Joshua Roth, Professor of Anthropology
Ajay Sinha, Professor of Art History
Ying Wang, Felicia Gressitt Bock Professor of Asian Studies
Calvin Chen, Associate Professor of Politics
Amina Steinfels, Associate Professor of Religion
Elif Babul, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Lan Wu, Assistant Professor of History
Lisha Xu, Senior Lecturer in Asian Studies
Heba Arafah, Five College Lecturer in Arabic, On Leave 2017-2018
Kyae-Sung Park, Five College Lecturer in Korean
Lei Yan, Lecturer in Chinese
Richard Chu, Five College Associate Professor of History
Mohamed Hassan, Five College Senior Lecturer in Arabic
Suk Massey, Five College Lecturer in Korean
Chihiro Hanami, Visiting Instructor in Japanese
Syonara Tomoum, Five College Visiting Instructor in Arabic
Requirements for the Minor
At least 16 credits:
|Two Japanese language courses at the 200 level or higher||8|
|An additional two 300-level courses in Japanese language||8|
ASIAN-222 Second Year Japanese I
Fall. Credits: 6
This course emphasizes speaking, listening, reading, and writing modern Japanese. Includes approximately 250 kanji. Supplements class work with audio and video.
ASIAN-223 Second Year Japanese II
Spring. Credits: 6
This course continues Asian Studies 222, Second Year Japanese I. Emphasizes speaking, listening, reading, and writing modern Japanese. Includes approximately 250 kanji. Supplements class work with audio and video.
Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Language
Prereq: ASIAN-222 or equivalent. Coreq: ASIAN-223L.
Advisory: Contact Naoko Nemoto, firstname.lastname@example.org, for placement.