Japanese at Westminster
Professor Takashi Ibira has infused our Japanese program the last two years. He has expanded the Japanese classes to the second-year level and ambitiously envisions the day when, perhaps, Westminster can offer a minor in Japanese.
Although a world language like Japanese can be intimidating to many students, Westminster is a great place to study with our small classes, an emphasis on practical application in your studies, and dedicated faculty who can help you on a one-on-one basis. While Japan is rich with culture far older than many Western countries, it is also now a major player in global markets and politics. Studying Japanese will enhance your understanding of this fascinating Land of the Rising Sun.
The Language program offers four semesters of Japanese. It is designed to give students practical tools for communicating in written and spoken Japanese and to deepen cultural sensitivity. While Japanese has great practical advantages for certain fields, most notably business, it would expand the cultural horizons of any liberal arts student.