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Certificate in Japanese Studies for Engineering Majors

Japanese has become an important language in engineering and in business. In all major industrial fields Japanese technology is regarded as world class. An increasing number of American companies are establishing technical operations in Japan. These companies need engineers who can read and communicate in both English and Japanese. To meet this need, the College of Engineering offers a sequence of courses leading to a Certificate in Japanese Studies. This option is recommended for students who seek a balance among comprehension of technical Japanese, the ability to use Japanese in daily life, and an understanding of Japanese culture.

In order to receive this certificate a student must complete a minimum of 27 credits.

Freshman Year Required Courses

E Asian 103 First Semester Japanese, 6 cr
E Asian 104 Second Semester Japanese, 6 cr

Sophomore Year Required Course

E Asian 203 Third Semester Japanese, 6 cr

Junior Year Required Courses

EPD 374 Intermediate Technical Japanese I, 3 cr
EPD 375 Intermediate Technical Japanese II, 3 cr

One elective course may be chosen by the student from the approved list. The elective course should be in Japanese politics, history, or literature, 3 cr

For more information about the certificate, contact: Professor James L. Davis, Engineering Professional Development, Room M1056D, Engineering Centers Building, 1550 Engineering Drive, Madison, WI 53706; 608-262-4810; davis@epd.engr.wisc.edu.