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

Bev Garrison

department assistant


Brian McClung

chair of foreign languages and ASL