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Courses in English

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.

Course List for 2020 Academic Year

The first term described as 前期- spring semester (A) runs from April to July, and the second term described as 後期-fall semester (B) runs from September to January.

Japan Studies

Course Title Semester Hours per week Credits Syllabus
Japan Studies IB
<Introduction to Japanese Economy and Management>
Fall 1.5 2 pdf
Japan Studies IIIA
<Introduction to Anthropology of Japan>
Spring 1.5 2 pdf
Japan Studies IIIB
<Introduction to Anthropology of Japan>
Fall 1.5 2 pdf
Japan Studies IVA
<Introduction to Gender and Law in Japan>
Spring 1.5 2 pdf
Japan Studies IVB
<Introduction to Gender and Law in Japan>
Fall 1.5 2 pdf
Japan Studies VA
<Introduction to Japanese Literature>
Spring 1.5 2 pdf
Japan Studies VB
<Introduction to Japanese Literature>
Fall 1.5 2 pdf
Japan Studies VIA
<Introduction to Japanese Folklore>
Spring 1.5 2 pdf
Japan Studies VIB
<Introduction to Japanese Folklore>
Fall 1.5 2 pdf
Japan Studies VIIA
<Introduction to Japanese Mass Media>
Spring 1.5 2 pdf
Japan Studies VIIIA
<Introduction to Japanese Cinema>
Spring 1.5 2 pdf
Japan Studies VIIIB
<Introduction to Japanese Cinema>
Fall 1.5 2 pdf

Special Topics

Course Title Semester Hours per week Credits Syllabus
Special Topics IA
<"Cold Wars" and Contemporary History>
Spring 1.5 2 pdf
Special Topics IB
<"Cold Wars" and Contemporary History>
Fall 1.5 2 pdf
Special Topics IIA
<Gender Studies>
Spring 1.5 2 pdf
Special Topics IIB
<Gender Studies>
Fall 1.5 2 pdf
Special Topics IIIA
<Sport and Society>
Spring 1.5 2 pdf
Special Topics IIIB
<Sport and Society>
Fall 1.5 2 pdf
Special Topics ⅣA
<Language, Culture and Communication>
Spring 1.5 2 pdf
Special Topics ⅣB
<Language, Culture and Communication>
Fall 1.5 2 pdf

Area Studies

Course Title Semester Hours per week Credits Syllabus
European Studies B
<Introduction to the EU - History, Policy and Institution>
Fall 1.5 2 pdf
North American Studies A
<Ethnic Diversity in the United States>
Spring 1.5 2 pdf
Asian Studies A
<Exploring Contemporary Cultures and Societies in Asia>
Spring 1.5 2 pdf