Asian Languages & Literatures

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(L-R) Lijun Ma, Faye Merritt, Shaohua Guo, Noboru Tomonari, Mariko Kaga, Mark Hansell, and Kimie Tago

Carleton's strong Department of Asian Languages and Literatures supports its broad based Asian Studies Program. Our Chinese and Japanese programs offer not only elementary, intermediate and advanced language courses, but also a variety of content courses in literature, linguistics, and culture taught in English. In both Chinese and Japanese there are three dedicated, full-time faculty members (two native speakers of the target language, the other of English).

Carleton graduates have been employed as translators and interpreters. Others have applied their Chinese and Japanese language training in such diverse areas as law, business, education, the arts, and diplomatic service, and in a wide variety of graduate and professional programs. Carleton also offers a certificate of advanced study in foreign language and literature, or in foreign language and area studies.