Study Japanese and earn transferable Core credit!




Japanese Courses


JAPN 1411 - Beginning Japanese 1


JAPN 1412 - Beginning Japanese 2


JAPN 2311 - Intermediate Japanese 1


JAPN 2312 - Intermediate Japanese 2


Actual course offering vary from semester to semester, so check eConnect or the online course schedules for current availability.


Interesting Facts


•  More than 70% of Japan consists of mountains, including more than 200 volcanoes.


•  Japan has the world’s third largest economy by gross domestic product.


•  In large Japanese cities, people are paid to cram subway passengers into crowded cars during peak hours.


•  Japanese slurp their noodles loudly to indicate that they are delicious.

Study Japanese Abroad

Through MAP, the Multinational Academic Program for Study Abroad, you can study Japanese at a language school in Japan and earn Brookhaven College credit – without spending a fortune.

The Core Curriculum


In order to be eligible for a bachelor's degree at a Texas public college or university, you must first complete a Core Curriculum of courses.

When completed at Brookhaven College, the Core Curriculum is guaranteed to transfer as a block to any public university in the state of Texas.

You may apply two Japanese courses toward your Core curriculum.

  • JAPN 1411 or 1412 can be taken to complete the "Tier 1: Speaking and Listening" course.
  • JAPN 2311 or 2312 can be taken to complete the "Tier 2: Humanity, Creativity and the Aesthetic Experience" course.

Japanese Faculty

Etsuko Barber


Division Contact

Division Office, Room L408


Division Staff

M. Rosario Prado

administrative assistant to the dean


Bev Garrison

department assistant


Brian McClung

chair of foreign languages and ASL