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Special Program for Exchange Students

Japanese Language Program

Seijo University has a small yet intensive and rewarding Japanese language program for international students. All international students are expected to take Japanese B (Fall) and Japanese A (Spring), Japanese Communication B (Fall) and A (Spring), and upon completion, they will receive final grades, credits that may be transferred to home universities, and official transcripts. For a detail description of the courses, please refer to "Seijo Syllabi" available at the IEO or Seijo University Online Syllabus*.

* Go to 全学共通教育/国際交流科目, to see descriptions of each course.

Japanese B/A Fall/Spring 6 hours
per wk.
4 credits
per sem.
(B: Fall semester) First term course in modern spoken Japanese. This course aims to help students acquire a solid foundation for further development of speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills. The OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) method will also be introduced and integrated into the course.
(A: Spring semester) Second term course in modern spoken Japanese. This course continues practice in speaking, reading, listening and writing. In both fall and spring courses, textbooks as well as short stories, essays, and newspaper articles will be used.
Japanese Communication B/A Fall/Spring 6 hours
per wk.
4 credits
per sem.
The purpose of these courses is for students to attain communication skills for everyday life in Japan, and to acquire language skills that will help students conduct research and perform activities in their specialized fields in the future.

English or Bilingually Conducted Courses

For those interested in attending classes conducted in English or Bilingual (Japanese and English), the following courses are particularly recommended for international students. All of these courses focus upon social, cultural, economic, or other issues concerning Japan from a comparative point of view. These courses will not only increase your knowledge and understanding about Japanese culture and society, but will also provide you a unique opportunity to discuss, interact, and share opinions with your fellow Japanese students. These following courses may not always be offered every semester. For availability and updated description of each course, please refer to Seijo Syllabus.

Japan Studies I A/I B
Introduction to Japanese Economy and Management
Spring/Fall 1.5 hours
per wk.
2 credits
per sem.
Japan Studies II A/II B
Introduction of Japanese Society
Spring/Fall 1.5 hours
per wk.
2 credits
per sem.
Japan Studies III A/III B
Introduction of Japanese Anthropology
Spring/Fall 1.5 hours
per wk.
2 credits
per sem.
Japan Studies IV A/IV B
Introduction to Japanese Cinema and Film Studies
Spring/Fall 1.5 hours
per wk.
2 credits
per sem.
Japan Studies V A/V B
Introduction to Japanese Literature
Spring/Fall 1.5 hours
per wk.
2 credits
per sem.
Japan Studies VI A/VI B
Introduction to Japanese Folklore
Spring/Fall 1.5 hours
per wk.
2 credits
per sem.
Japan Studies VII A/VII B
Introduction to Japanese Mass Media
Spring/Fall 1.5 hours
per wk.
2 credits
per sem.
Special Topic I A/I B
The Energy Imperative
Spring/Fall 1.5 hours
per wk.
2 credits
per sem.
Special Topic II A/II B
Gender Studies
Spring/Fall 1.5 hours
per wk.
2 credits
per sem.