Academics

Certificates in Technical Japanese Studies

Undergraduate Certificate

Students who receive this certificate develop conversational and written skills in colloquial Japanese, as well as reading and translation skills in technical Japanese. These skills are valued by employers when students apply for Japan-related jobs.

The following courses are required: Asian Lang. & Cultures 104, Asian Lang. & Cultures 203, Eng. Prof. Dev. 374, Eng. Prof. Dev. 375, Second Semester Japanese (6 cr.), Third Semester Japanese (6 cr.), Intermediate Technical Japanese I (3 cr.), and Intermediate Technical Japanese II (3 cr.).

 

Japanese Language Courses (12 credits)

In order to enroll in Asian Lang. & Cultures 104 students must either:

  1. Complete Asian Lang. & Cultures 103 (6 credits), OR
  2. Complete Asian Lang. & Cultures 123 (3 credits) and Asian Lang. & Culture 124 (3 credits), OR
  3. Place out of Asian Lang. & Cultures 103 by passing a placement test

The combination of ALC 104 and ALC 203 will give students a strong foundation for interacting with Japanese counterparts. ALC 123, ALC 124 and ALC 203 are frequently offered during the summer. This makes it possible for students with heavy credit loads to begin or continue their study of Japanese during the summer.

 

Technical Japanese Courses (6 credits)

The combination of EPD 374 and EPD 375 will give students experience reading Japanese essays on a range of scientific and technical topics—including computer science, physics, chemistry, and various fields of engineering. Students read and translate essays from all of these fields into English. In the process, students develop a strong technical vocabulary in Japanese and learn expressions that frequently appear in Japanese journal articles and technical reports.

This certificate is available to all undergraduate students at the UW-Madison, regardless of major. Students may not elect the pass/fail option for any course that is used to satisfy the requirements for this certificate.

Graduate and Professional Certificates in Technical Japanese

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.

tech japanese curriculum

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
E-mail: davis@epd.engr.wisc.edu

 

This certificate program is designed to help a technical professional 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 participant 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 directly from the University of Wisconsin-Madison by the Department of Engineering Professional Development (EPD). 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.

prof tech japan curric

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
E-mail: davis@epd.engr.wisc.edu

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

608/262-4810
jldavis1@wisc.edu