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Academic Department: World Languages and Cultures
Main Office: FA 101
Phone Ext: 7480
Program Website:
Main Numbers: (415) 457-8811  /  (415) 883-2211
In-depth information about each program is available in the Course Catalog, including program descriptions, faculty lists, degree requirements, and course listings. The Course Catalog is available to view and print in PDF* format.
About the Program

A major reason for studying the Japanese language is the enrichment of one’s intellectual growth in the context of the rest of the world. In learning Japanese, one also learns about the culture, philosophy, and civilization of another people, thereby broadening understanding of the world. On the practical side, any field of specialization (journalism, medicine, law, business, teaching) is enhanced if one can speak another language. In California, knowledge of a modern language is now required in many jobs that deal with the public such as Civil Service, social work, nursing, and other service-oriented fields.

Career Options
Diplomatic Service, Editor, Foreign Correspondent, Foreign Service Officer, Hotel Management, Import/Export, International Business, Teacher, Tour Guide, Translator/Interpreter, Travel Agent.

Policy Statement Regarding Sequence of Enrollment in Modern Language Classes
Although students are advised to enroll in language courses sequentially, they will not be precluded from enrolling in lower level language classes after completion of more advanced courses. Students should be aware, however, that units resulting from the lower level courses may not be accepted at transfer institutions as a part of the required transferring units.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities.

Department Phone: (415) 485-9480

NameSend EmailOfficePhone
Morse, Atsuko H AC 231 7356
Prince, Kuniko I AC 231 7480
Current and Future Courses

TermSection (CRN)CourseDatesDaysTimeCampusRoomInstructor
Fall 2019 80285 JPNS 101 - Elementary Japanese I 08/19/19-12/07/19 MW 04:10 PM-06:00 PM KTD AC 104 Morse, Atsuko
80286 JPNS 101 - Elementary Japanese I 08/19/19-12/07/19 TuTh 04:10 PM-06:00 PM KTD AC 102 Prince, Kuniko
80289 JPNS 203 - Intermediate Japanese III 08/19/19-12/07/19 MW 04:10 PM-06:00 PM KTD AC 102 Prince, Kuniko