Advising and Placement for Japanese

Advising

For questions relating to Japanese courses or advising guidance, please contact:

Dr. Noriko Reider
149 Irvin Hall
(513) 529-2522 Office
(513) 529-2526 Department Office

Dr. Reider provides academic advising for the Japanese minor and the East Asian Languages and Cultures major: reviewing DARS, evaluating transferred credits, helping a course plan toward graduation, signing a declaration form, giving counsel regarding study abroad, graduate school, and career.

The bulletin board across from 150 Irvin contains information about career opportunities, study and work abroad, and department activities. The study abroad drawers in 132 Irvin contain graduate programs, summer programs, and one semester or longer programs in Japan/US


Careers

Students with a Japanese minor have taken jobs in computer software companies, the military, airline companies, educational institutions, and publishing companies, etc; many of them are directly/ indirectly related to Japan. JET, the Japanese government sponsored English teaching/ cultural exchange program is one of the most popular postgraduate internship opportunities.

The Career Planning and Placement Office (CPPO) maintains a library of reference works in 228 Hoyt. This office also sponsors a wide variety of workshops on resume writing, interviewing skills and career choices. The announcements of the CPPO are posted on the GREAL bulletin board.


Course Placement

If this is a new language for you (i.e., no prior experience in this language), students should enroll in Japanese 101 and do not need to take a placement exam or advisement evaluation.

If you have had previous experience or education in this language, please talk to the language advisor prior to enrolling in a language course. The language advisor would be able to interview briefly and recommend a best placement based on your written, spoken, listening, literary, and cultural competence.

If you cannot talk with the language advisor before enrolling, general guidelines for enrolling in Japanese courses can be found on Miami's Foreign Language Placement test web site. Please read the instructions on this site carefully, select Japanese, and read the guidelines for a general placement recommendation.