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For Graduate Students

This certificate program is designed to help a graduate student in science or engineering gain the reading and communication skills needed to understand technical information written in Japanese and to interact successfully with Japanese counterparts. To receive the certificate a student must complete a minimum of 18 credits in approved courses related to Japanese language and culture, technical Japanese, and Japanese technology and management. Courses are offered by the Dept. of Engineering Professional Development (EPD) and the Dept. of East Asian Languages and Literature (E Asian). At least six credits of technical Japanese (EPD 330/EPD 332 or EPD 374/EPD 375) are required. Twelve credits worth of electives may be chosen from the following list.

Course No. Course Title Prerequisites Credits Semester
E Asian 319 First Semester Japanese none 6 fall
E Asian 320 Second Semester Japanese E Asian 319 6 spring
EPD 330 Basic Technical Japanese I none 3 fall
EPD 332 Basic Technical Japanese II Basic Technical Japanese I 3 spring
EPD 374 Intermediate Technical Japanese I Basic Technical Japanese II 3 fall
EPD 375 Intermediate Technical Japanese II Intermediate Technical Japanese I 3 spring
EPD 430 Japanese for Business and Industry Intermediate Technical Japanese II 3 fall
EPD 450 Japanese for Politics and Government Intermediate Technical Japanese II 3 spring
EPD 530 Advanced Technical Japanese Seminar Intermediate Technical Japanese II 3 fall, spring
EPD 630 Research in Japanese Technical Literature Intermediate Technical Japanese II 3 fall, spring

For additional information please contact:

Professor James L. Davis
Department of Engineering Professional Development
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Room M1056D Engineering Centers Building
1550 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Tel: 608/262-4810
Fax: 608/265-4734

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