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Learn about the many reasons the University of Idaho could be a perfect fit for you. Schedule Your Visit

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Alternative Service Break

Travel to Ecuador, Nicaragua or the Philippines during winter break Dec. 27, 2016 to Jan. 9, 2017. Application deadline Sunday, Sept. 18. Apply for ASB

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Parent Orientation

Students and parents can learn their way around campus and discover the many opportunities at UI. Orientation events are Aug. 18-21. Register

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UI Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Learn More

Japanese & Chinese Programs

While the Department of Modern Languages & Cultures does not currently offer degrees in Japanese or Chinese, students have an opportunity to learn the basics of the language here at the University of Idaho. These courses may also be used towards earning an Asian Studies minor. Students interested in furthering their language study should consider studying abroad.

Japanese Courses

  • JAPN 101, 101L, 102, 102L: Elementary Japanese I-II and labs
  • JAPN 201, 201L, 202: Intermediate Japanese I-II and lab
  • JAPN 301: Japanese Reading
  • JAPN 302: Japanese Writing
  • JAPN 303: Japanese Speaking
  • JAPN 404: Special Topics

Chinese Courses (offered in partnership with the Confucius Institute)

  • CHIN 110, 110L, 112, 112L: Elementary Chinese I-II and labs
  • CHIN 210, 210L, 212, 212L: Intermediate Chinese I-II and labs
  • FLEN 204: Intro to Chinese Culture (in English)

Modern Language and Cultures

Physical Address:
302 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
Modern Languages & Cultures Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3174
Moscow, ID 83844-3174

Phone: 208-885-6179

Fax: 208-885-5221


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