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2024-2025 Courses Offered

Academic Requirements

In order to maintain your student visa status with the Immigration Bureau of Japan, you must stay enrolled in a minimum of 14 credits per semester. There is no maximum credit limit.

REQUIRED  COURSES


Japanese language courses are a requirement for all students of the International Division. Courses are offered at various levels, from introductory to advanced.

Courses


Students are required to take the following courses:
-    Comprehensive Japanese I, II, III, IV, V, or VI (5 credits/semester)
-    Japanese Reading I, II, III, IV, V, or VI (2 credits/semester)
-    Japanese Writing I, II, III, IV, V, or VI (2 credits/semester)

Important notice:
If you are (i) one semester student and (ii) have never studied Japanese before, the following course is an alternative option as a required Japanese course:
-     Introductory Japanese* (2 credits/semester)
*You cannot take "Japanese Reading" and "Japanese Writing" courses.

Pre-registration   


Not required.
You will be placed in the appropriate class based on the results of the Japanese Language Placement Tests and Record of Previous Japanese Studies.

ELECTIVE  COURSES

A variety of elective courses are offered in English and some other languages.  Only for the Fall semester, you may take elective courses offered in the Regular Departments.

Courses

Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 6 credits per semester*.
*Students who take the Introductory Japanese course are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

Pre-registration   

Required.
You will be asked to submit a pre-registration form for elective courses in June for the fall semester and in November for the spring semester.
*Please note that there is a maximum student number set for some courses.

Note You may pre-register elective courses offered in the Regular Departments if you satisfy the minimum requirements of Japanese proficiency determined by the respective instructor.
*Please note that satisfying the minimum requirement does not gurantee the enrollment.
*The list of courses offered in the Regular Departments is available HERE

         
      Fall 2024 Class Schedule   
        

2024 FALL SEMESTER

*All information in the lists is subject to change and will be updated periodically. Course syllabi will be uploaded in May 2024. Until then, please refer to the AY 2023-2024 course syllabi.

Required Courses: Japanese Language
Course Title
Instructor(s)/Credits/Hours per week (1hr=50min)
Introductory Japanese A*
*only available for one semester and absolute beginner students.
YOKOMIZO/2credits/4hrs
View sylllabus

N/A

Comprehensive Japanese A(I)
JO/5credits/10hrs
View syllabus Japanese Reading A(I)
KOYAMA/2credits/2hrs
View syllabus
Japanese Writing A(I)
KOYAMA/2credits/2hrs
View syllabus
Comprehensive Japanese A(II)
KAWAKITA/5credits/10hrs
View syllabus Japanese Reading A(II)
ODA/2credits/2hrs
View sylllabus
Japanese Writing A(II)
ODA/2credits/2hrs
View syllabus
Comprehensive Japanese A(III)
MORIYAMA/5credits/10hrs
View syllabus Japanese Reading A(III)
ISHIMARU/2credits/2hrs
View sylllabus
Japanese Writing A(III)
ISHIMARU/2credits/2hrs
View syllabus
Comprehensive Japanese A(IV)
IKEZAWA/5credits/10hrs
View syllabus Japanese Reading A(IV)
KAWAKITA/2credits/2hrs
View syllabus
Japanese  Writing A(IV)
KAWAKITA/2credits/2hrs
View syllabus
Comprehensive Japanese A(V)
ODA/5credits/10hrs
View syllabus Japanese Reading A(V)
MORIIZUMI/2credits/2hrs
View syllabus
Japanese  Writing A(V)
MORIIZUMI/2credits/2hrs
View sylllabus

Elective Courses: Japanese Language (offered by the International Division)
Course Title
Instructor(s)/Credits/Hours per week (1hr=50min)                                                      
Tandem Learning A(1)*
JO/2credits/2hrsJAP&ENG
*We highly recommend this course for international students enrolled in Introductory, Comprehensive Japanese A(I) and A(II) as it offers learning opportunities to collaborate with Seinan students.
View syllabus
Tandem Learning A(2)*
JO/2credits/2hrsJAP
*We highly recommend this course for international students  enrolled in Comprehensive Japanese A(III),  A(IV) and A(V) as it offers learning opportunities to collaborate with Seinan students.
View syllabus

Elective Courses (offered by the International Division)
Course Title
Instructor(s)/Credits/Hours per week (1hr=50min)                                                      
Initiation aux Etudes Japonaises A Not offered
Introduction to Japanese Studies A
AZRA/2credits/2hrsENG
View syllabus
Japanese Literature in English Translation A
MCINNIS/2credits/2hrsENG
View syllabus
History of Japan A
TBA/2credits/2hrs/ JAP (Interpreter:TBD)
Not offered
Traditional Culture of Japan A
YOSHIMURA/2credits/2hrsJAP (Interpreter:ISHIDA)
View syllabus
Traditional Culture of Japan C
YOSHIDA/2credits/2hrsJAP (Interpreter:ISHIDA, IMAMURA)
View syllabus
Japanese Psychology and Society A Not offered
Intercultural Communication A
MIYAHARA/2credits/2hrsENG
View syllabus
Traditional Japanese Sports A
NAKATA/2credits/2hrs/ENG
View syllabus
Japanese Economy A
Not offered

Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy A
KODERA/2credits/2hrs/ENG

View syllabus
Natural World of Japan A
YAMANE/2credits/2hrsJAP (Interpreter:MAEDA)
View syllabus
International Cooperation Theory A
Not offered
Introduction to Japanese Cinema A
LEE/2credits/2hrs/ENG
View syllabus
Japanese Communication through Manga and Anime A
IKEZAWA/2credits/2hrs/ENG
View syllabus
Japanese Society through Manga and Anime A
IKEZAWA/2credits/2hrs/ENG
View syllabus
Introduction to Global Sociology A
YAMAMOTO/2credits/2hrsENG
View syllabus
Cultural Exchange between Japan and the West A Not offered
Japanese Business Culture A
WANG/2credits/2hrsENG
View syllabus

Japanese Business Statistics A
HASHIMOTO/2credits/2hrs/ENG

View syllabus
Independent Study
2credits (*Upon request)
 

         
     Spring 2025 Class Schedule   
        

2025 SPRING SEMESTER

Required Courses: Japanese Language
Course Title
Instructor(s)/Credits/Hours per week (1hr=50min)
Introductory Japanese B*
*only available for one semester and absolute beginner students.
JO/2credits/4hrs
View syllabus

N/A

Comprehensive Japanese B(I)
JO/5credits/10hrs
View syllabus Japanese Reading B(I)
KOYAMA/2credits/2hrs
View syllabus
Japanese Writing B(I)
KOYAMA/2credits/2hrs
View syllabus
Comprehensive Japanese B(II)
KAWAKITA/5credits/10hrs
View syllabus Japanese Reading B(II)
ODA/2credits/2hrs
View syllabus
Japanese Writing B(II)
ODA/2credits/2hrs
View syllabus
Comprehensive Japanese B(III)
MORIYAMA/5credits/10hrs
View syllabus Japanese Reading B(III)
ISHIMARU/2credits/2hrs
View syllabus
Japanese Writing B(III)
ISHIMARU/2credits/2hrs
View syllabus
Comprehensive Japanese B(IV)
ISHIMARU/5credits/10hrs
View syllabus Japanese Reading B(IV)
KAWAKITA/2credits/2hrs
View syllabus
Japanese  Writing B(IV)
KAWAKITA/2credits/2hrs
View syllabus
Comprehensive Japanese B(V)
ODA/5credits/10hrs
View sylllabus Japanese Reading B(V)
IKEZAWA/2credits/2hrs
View syllabus
Japanese  Writing B(V)
IKEZAWA/2credits/2hrs
View syllabus
Comprehensive Japanese B(VI)
IKEZAWA/5credits/10hrs
View syllabus Japanese Reading B(VI)
MORIIZUMI/2credits/2hrs
View syllabus
Japanese  Writing B(VI)
MORIIZUMI/2credits/2hrs
View syllabus

Elective Courses: Japanese Language (offered by the International Division)
Course Title
Instructor(s)/Credits/Hours per week (1hr=50min)                                                      

Tandem Learning B(1)*
JO/2credits/2hrsJAP&ENG
*We highly recommend this course for international students enrolled in Introductory Japanese, Comprehensive Japanese B(I) and 
B(II) as it offers learning opportunities to collaborate with Seinan students.

View syllabus
Tandem Learning B(2)*
JO/2credits/2hrsJAP
*We highly recommend this course for international students  enrolled in Comprehensive Japanese B(III), B(IV),  B(V), and B(VI) as it offers learning opportunities to collaborate with Seinan students.
View syllabus

Elective Courses (offered by the International Division)
Course title
Instructor(s)/Credits/Hours per week (1hr=50min)                                                      
Introduction to Japanese Studies B
AZRA/2credits/2hrsENG
View syllabus
Japanese Literature in English Translation B
MCINNIS/2credits/2hrsENG
View syllabus
Traditional Culture of Japan B
YOSHIMURA/2credits/2hrsJAP (Interpreter: YANASE)
View syllabus
Traditional Culture of Japan D
YOSHIDA/2credits/2hrsJAP (Interpreter: YANASE)
View syllabus
Japanese Psychology and Society B
BABA/2credits/2hrs/JAP (Interpreter: IMAMURA)
View syllabus
Intercultural Communication B
MIYAHARA/2credits/2hrsENG
View syllabus
Traditional Japanese Sports B
NAKATA/2credits/2hrs/
View syllabus
Japanese Economy B
KATO/2credits/2hrsENG
View syllabus
Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy B
WINKLER/2credits/2hrs/ENG
View syllabus
Natural World of Japan B
KAJIWARA/2credits/2hrsJAP (Interpreter: MAEDA)
View syllabus
Introduction to Japanese Cinema B
LEE/2credits/2hrs/ENG
View syllabus
Japanese Communication through Manga and Anime B
IKEZAWA/2credits/2hrs/ENG
View syllabus
Japanese Society through Manga and Anime B
IKEZAWA/2credits/2hrs/ENG
View syllabus
Conflict of Laws B
TADA/2credits/2hrs/ENG
View syllabus
Interpersonal Communication B
MIYAHARA/2credits/2hrsENG
View syllabus
Japanese Stock Market B
JUNG/2credits/2hrsENG
View syllabus
Modern Japanese State and Society  B
AUGUSTINE/2credits/2hrs/ENG
View syllabus
Organizational Communication B
KIYOMIYA/2credits/2hrsENG
View syllabus
Independent Study
2credits (*Upon request)
 

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