The Japanese Language Program at Rice offers a three-year academic program of studies. The courses offered through CLIC guide students to understand the Japanese-speaking culture and society through our focus on language awareness and critical language analysis.

Japanese is an option to fulfill the language requirements for the Asian Studies major and minor and the Linguistics major. Japanese is recognized as a critical language by the United States Department of State. The Center offers the Certificate in Language and Intercultural Communication in Japanese.

Course Sequence

Decorative infographic showing the sequence of Japanese courses from JAPA 141 to 142 to 263 to 264 to 301 and ending with 302

Before registering for a Japanese course, take the Language Placement Test to find out which course is right for you.

Study Abroad

Please visit our Study Abroad pages for information on our 6 week, 6 credit summer faculty led Rice in Country study abroad programs and our CLIC Language Study Scholarship Awards. For additional study abroad opportunities visit the Study Abroad Office’s website.

Japanese Language Faculty