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Chinese and JapaneseDepartment

chineseandjapanese.vassar.edu

The department offers two majors—Chinese and Japanese—with numerous courses in language, literature, and culture, taught either in English or in the language of study, depending on the course level and the nature of the material. The Chinese program offers five year/levels of language courses providing options for students with or without previous knowledge of the language and to students choosing either the traditional or simplified scripts. The Japanese program offers four year/levels of language courses. Students are encouraged to study abroad in China or Japan. The department also offers correlate sequences in both Chinese and Japanese.