Interested students may take Japanese and/or Chinese language and culture courses. While there are currently no Japanese or Chinese major or minor options, courses can be used to fulfill electives, to fulfill requirements for the Asian Studies Minor (see below), and, in some cases, to fulfill Discovery Program requirements and the bachelor of arts foreign language proficiency requirement.
The Department offers courses in Japanese and Chinese languages and cultures. See our Courses page.
Students interested in Japanese are also urged to consider study abroad and courses in other departments focused on Japan. A list of some of those courses can be found in the list of approved courses for the interdisciplinary Asian Studies minor. Courses in Japanese are not currently offered at every level every semester. Students wishing to pursue their studies of Japanese must therefore build their semester schedules with available offerings.
The Asian Studies Minor
The College of Liberal Arts offers an interdisciplinary minor in Asian Studies. Asian language coursework can count towards this minor. See the program website for more information.
The Confucius Institute at UNH (CI-UNH) is a partnership between the University of New Hampshire and Chengdu University in China that engages the life of the University with the larger community, both locally and globally. The institute offers a full curriculum in Chinese language and culture.
CI-UNH also provides opportunities for cultural learning and exchange for regional schools—primary through post-secondary. At a time when China is the third largest trading partner for New Hampshire, CI-UNH can provide unique opportunities for business and industry in the state.
The STARTALK Chinese Language Summer Camp is a non-residential program sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures for students about to enter grades 6 through 12.