Available Courses

Special Courses for Visiting Exchange Students

Visiting exchange students are assigned to a specific department but are allowed to take any courses, including regular courses taught in Japanese, in any department. In addition, KGU provides special courses for visiting exchange students: Japanese courses designed especially for exchange students with a limited proficiency in Japanese. The courses are either taught bilingually (Japanese/English) or in English.

  • Japanese Class

  • Japanese Culture Class

  • Japanese teacher

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Offered in Spring Semester

Course Title Credits Courses per week Contents
Japanese IA
Japanese IIA
Japanese IIIA
Japanese IVA
1
1
1
1
4 times (90 min each) all together in each level All the Japanese courses are divided into 3 levels:
1. Intermediate
2. Upper Intermediate
3. Advanced
Seminar in Japanese Culture IA-IIA 2 1 time (180 min) Japanese society and culture
(lectures and fieldwork)
International Communication
Seminar I
2 1 time (90 min) This seminar aims at developing intercultural communication ability between Japanese and foreigners and is taught bilingually in English and Japanese. Japanese speaking ability is enhanced through the discussion and classwork activities like communication games and short field trips.
Semester Seminar I 2 1 time (90 min) In this seminar, students will think about hospitality in Japanese society by finding hospitality in Japanese everyday life and discussing it. We use bilingual texts about Japanese everyday life.
Semester Seminar II 2 1 time (90 min) As a next step of Semester Seminar I, students will continue to think about hospitality in Japanese society by finding hospitality exists in Japan and discussing it. But, in this seminar, we use bilingual texts about “Japanese culture,” not only everyday life.
Japanese Economy and Business 2 1 time (90 min) This seminar helps students acquire a deep knowledge of the Japanese economy and business matters, utilizing local examples of commerce and business to enhance your knowledge.

※ as of 2015 academic year

Offered in Fall Semester

Course Title Credits Courses per week Contents
Japanese IB
Japanese IIB
Japanese IIIB
Japanese IVB
1
1
1
1
4 times (90 min each) all together in each level All the Japanese courses are divided into 3 levels:
1. Lower-Intermediate
2. Intermediate
3. Advanced
Seminar in Japanese Culture IB-IIB 2 1 time (180 min) Japanese society and culture
(lectures and fieldwork)
Special Lectures on Japanese Culture and Society 2 1 time (90 min) Several instructors alternate in presenting lectures and leading discussions in English on Japanese culture, society, communication, and business.
International Communication
Seminar II
2 1 time (90 min) This seminar provides an opportunity to discuss with Japanese students various aspects of Japanese culture.  You will learn Japanese language and culture through discussions conducted in English.
Semester Seminar I 2 1 time (90 min) Same as Spring Semester (shown above)
Semester Seminar II 2 1 time (90 min) Same as Spring Semester (shown above)
International Relations and Current Issues 2 1 time (90 min) Topics pertaining to the economic and cultural dimensions of Japan's relations with other nations and peoples are explored through lectures and class discussions. The course is taught in English by two instructors.  One focuses on economic issues while the other focuses on cultural issues.

※ as of 2015 academic year

Full year Courses

Course Title Credits Courses per week Contents
Seminar I
(World Englishes)
4 1 time (90 min) This seminar in Japanese and English focuses on the how English is spoken and used around the world. The “closest” Englishes (Chinese English, Korean English, and Japanese English) will receive special attention!
Seminar II
(Japanese Culture and Society)
4 1 time (90 min) Roughly equal numbers of Japanese and non-Japanese students participate in this class, which is conducted bilingually. The goal is to explore cultural differences and similarities through discussion and group activities.

※ as of 2015 academic year