Information for First-Year Students

Asian Languages & Literatures (ASLN)

Chair: Associate Professor Noboru Tomonari

See Chinese and Japanese.

Chinese (CHIN)

Chair: Associate Professor Noboru Tomonari

Carleton's Chinese program offers not only elementary, intermediate and advanced language courses, but also a variety of content courses taught in English on literature, film, linguistics, and culture. Students can fulfill the general language requirement by taking Chinese, and may go on to earn a Certificate of Advanced Study.

Can I major in it? Students may petition for a special major. A minor is also available.

Topics explored: Chinese language, literature, and culture.

How to get started: Students interested in beginning study of Chinese should enroll in Chinese 101 in the Fall term. Students who have already studied Chinese should take the placement exam during New Student Week and enroll in the appropriate course.

Japanese (JAPN)

Chair: Associate Professor Noboru Tomonari

Carleton's Japanese program offers not only elementary, intermediate and advanced language courses, but also a variety of content courses taught in English on literature, film, linguistics, and culture . Students can fulfill the general language requirement by taking Japanese, and may go on to earn a Certificate of Advanced Study.

Can I major in it? Students may petition for a special major. A minor is also available.

Topics explored: Japanese language, literature, and culture.

How to get started: Students interested in beginning study of Japanese should enroll in Japanese 101 in the Fall term. Students who have already studied Japanese should take the placement exam during New Student Week and enroll in the appropriate course.