The Japanese Program regularly uses undergraduate TAs for our first-year and second-year language classes. Students interested in a TA-ship should contact Professor Tomoko Kato. All TAs will take MDLL 401: Internship/Practicum in Teaching Foreign Languages during their first semester of teaching.
The Japanese Program also has opportunities for students to work as TAs in our content classes. Please contact Professor Michael Cronin if you are interested. Below are some of our recent TAs in our content classes.
Andrew Kim worked as a teaching assistant for the Japanese Cinema survey course, organizing screenings and introducing films.
Charles Fliss TAed for JAPN 330: Japan's Gross National Cool and in JAPN 150W: Japanophilia assisting students with research and writing of postings to the class website.
Pam Kennedy worked as a teaching assistant in JAPN 330: Japan's Gross National Cool assisting students with research and writing of postings to the class website.
Danielle Ramsak worked as a Mellon Fellow in JAPN 280: East Asian Cultures Through Film supervising the online discussion board based around the film screenings.
Peter Zimmerman worked as a Mellon Fellow in JAPN 308: Popular Culture and Nationalism in Millennial Japan: 1980s-2000s assisting students with research and writing of postings to the class wiki site. Peter also gave a guest lecture on the reception of Japanese art in Europe.