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									   THE FACULTY OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
                    AND
THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES




           UTSUNOMIYA UNIVERSITY

                   2008
                Graduate Course (Doctoral Program)
      School of International Studies, Utsunomiya University


   The Doctorate Program in International Studies aims at improving professional
education in international affairs and at advancing the formation of a multicultural
public sphere. It is designed to foster leadership ability of students in clarifying issues,
making plans, implementing ideas, and administration.
   “The public sphere” means social space in which citizens freely discuss social topics
and express their opinions to influence public institutions and policy-making. In recent
years multicultural citizens and civic organizations trans-nationally collaborate to cope
with global issues such as national strife and the bilateral conflict. This public sphere in
which these citizens and civic organizations work on the issues is defined as “the
multicultural public sphere.”
   In the multicultural public sphere, citizens and civic organizations freely
communicate with one another beyond nation, race, religion and language, and build a
consensus in order to solve trans-national issues.
   Students in this program will study the multicultural public sphere in the following
three areas:
     A. Global governance: systems to preserve the multicultural public sphere.
     B. International cooperation: distribution of personal and material resources for
forming the multicultural public sphere.
     C. Multicultural exchange: interaction among people of various cultural
backgrounds for forming the multicultural public sphere.




Features of the Doctoral Program
   A. Interdisciplinary study and research under the supervision of three advisors.
      (A relevant course is “Basic Seminar in International Studies”).
   B. Professional training in information collection, research and analysis.
     Through internship and fieldwork in collaboration with international
     organizations, administrative agencies, and NGOs, students will be trained in
     information collection through multiple mediums, in comprehensive research, and
     in in-depth analysis.
     (Requires courses include “Basic Studies for International Studies,” “Seminar in
     Research Methods for International Studies,” and “On-site Studies for
     International Studies”).
   C. Joint-studies between professors and students
      The program fosters interdisciplinary discussion between professors and
      students and their cooperation to create a multicultural environment for
      research activities.
   D. A variety of learning opportunities
      The program offers evening courses, Saturday courses, Sunday courses, and
      tele-communications. It also recognizes credits for “On-site Studies for
      International Studies” if students submit reports regarding their practical
      business experiences.
   E. Supervision of students’ finishing their dissertations in three years
      Students will be directed to prepare their dissertations through three successive
      stages: a dissertation proposal, the first oral presentation, and the second oral
      presentation.
      (Requires courses include “Special Studies I,” “Special Studies II,” and
         “Special Studies III”).




Degree
   Students completing this program will be granted the following diploma: Doctor of
Philosophy in International Studies.
                       List of Courses in Doctoral Program
 Course title                                                                credit     professor

Basic Studies   Global          International Protection of Human            2        Tadashi Imai
for             Governance      Rights
International                   Disclosure of Administrative Documents       2        Hironobu
Studies                         and Protection of Personal Information                Sugihara
                                International Politics                       2        Takao Takahara
                                Study of Network Governance                  2        Yuji Nakamura
                                Environmental Governance and Natural         2        Yoichi Nakamura
                                Environment
                                International NGO Studies                    2        Yasuhiro Shigeta
                                National Unification in Arab Gulf            2        Masaki Matsuo
                                Countries
                                International Economics                      2        Masato Masuda
                                Financial System and Financial               2        Akira Isoya
                                Institutions in Contemporary America
                                Interpersonal Communication Studies          2        Makoto
                                                                                      Nakamura
                                Studies in Information Networking            2        Yongmao Ni
                International   History of International Relations in East   2        Kazuhiko Ito
                Cooperation     Asia
                                Social Structure of Modern Rural China       2        Masao Uchiyama
                                Historical Study on Japan-Taiwan             2        Kimimasa
                                Exchanges                                             Matsukane
                                International Relations in Northeast Asia    2        Kazuhiko Ito
                                Social Development in East Asia              2        Kumiko Sakamoto
                                Underclass Problems in Globalizing           2        Matsuo Tamaki
                                Societies
                                Study of Urban Thai Society                  2        Kaewmanotham
                                                                                      Malee
                                Cultural Anthropology of Insular Asia        2        Yasuyuki Karakita
                                and Oceania
                                International Development Cooperation        2        Atsunobu
                                                                                      Tomomatsu
                                Intellectual Property Rights                 2        Masaaki
                                                                                      Yamamura
                Multicultural   Studies of Art and Culture                   2        Saburo Okada
                Exchanges       Japanese Comparative Literature and          2        Takako Matsui
                                Culture
                                Japan-Korea Comparative Literature           2        Gwi-Ryun Jeong
                                Research
                                European and Japanese Comparative            2        Yumiko Ichikawa
                                Literature
                                Study of Modern Representation               2        Masahiro
                                                                                      Ishihama
                                Studies in British Cultural                  2        Sumio Takagiwa
                                Transformation
                                Formation of American Culture                2        Masafumi
                                                                                      Yoneyama
                                  Research in German Culture and           2   Naoki Watanabe
                                  Thought
                                  Study of Contemporary German Culture     2   Shunsuke
                                                                               Wakayama
                                  Studies in Intercultural Communication   2   Andrew Reimann
                                  Language Universals and English          2   Kazutaka Sasaki
                                  Linguistics
                                  Seminar in Multicultural Education       2   Jie Qi
                                  Lecture on Modern Japanese Language      2   Kazuhiko Yoshida
                                  Study of Japanese Language Teaching      2   Yumiko Umeki
                                  Geographical Studies of Korean Culture   2   Shiro Sasaki
Basic Seminar in International Studies                                     2   Advisors
Seminar in Research Methods for International Studies                      2
On-site Studies for International Studies                                  4
Special Studies I                                                          1

Special Studies II                                                         2
Special Studies III                                                        3
            Course Descriptions (Doctoral Program)

I. Basic Studies for International Studies             A comprehensive approach to the study of
                                                       environmental governance, focusing especially
International Protection of Human Rights               on the decision-making procedures needed to
Today human rights issues need to be discussed,        solve the current environmental problems. This
in consideration of the function of international      course examines the risk-management system to
human rights protection system in the United           reduce natural disasters with reference to the
Nations and other organizations. International         National Hazard Programs introduced among
human rights law is applied to the issues, and         both advanced countries, including Japan, and
NGOs as well as states play important roles on         developing countries. This course is a
behalf of international civil society. This class      combination of lectures, case studies, and related
analyzes and examines how international human          readings.
rights protection system functions, with
necessary knowledge and theory to utilize the          International NGO Studies
international human rights protection system           This lecture aims at learning about the
practically. In addition, Japanese human rights        International NGOs which are the key factor in
issues will be addressed                               the International society. It examines the role of
from the viewpoint of international human rights       International NGOs through reading "The Road
law and examined as to how international               to Development of NGO" and other material. It
human rights protection systems have influenced        also examines the development co-operation
their improvement.                                     including emergency humanitarian assistance
                                                       and advocacy. Students will give presentations
Disclosure of Administrative Documents and             each class and hand in final assignment reports.
Protection of Personal Information                     The evaluation of this lecture will be based on
In Japan “the Law Concerning Access to                 attendance, presentations and the final report.
Information Held by Administrative Organs”
came into force in April, 2001 and “the Act on         National Unification in Arab Gulf Countries
Protection of Personal Information Retained by         A study of the political and social fluctuations in
Administrative Organs” in March, 2003. In this         Arab Gulf Countries and of the perseverance of
lecture the main points of these acts will be          the ruling powers against them. This course
discussed: the endeavor towards greater                focuses on the fragmenting factors such as the
disclosure of information held by administrative       decay of traditional unification principles caused
organs, the achievement of accountability of the       by the increase of hydrocarbon income and the
Government to the citizens for its various             demands for democracy, and on the unifying
activities, and the contribution to the promotion      factors such as national unification policy,
of a fair and democratic administration that is        especially compiling national history by each
subject to the citizens’ accurate understanding        government. Students will learn about
and criticism.                                         developing theories of historical sociology and
                                                       area studies.
International Politics
This course will explore how nations’ use of           International Economics
armed force is regulated and how the regulation        The modern world economy is not regarded as a
has been framed. Students will analyze                 set of homogeneous national economies, because
international politics in terms of disarmament,        this view misses important characteristics of
and examine how disarmament movements have             countries and regions. In this lecture, the modern
developed in the nuclear age.                          world economy as a single world economic
                                                       system which has a structure of center-periphery
Study of Network Governance                            relations will be considered. The purpose of this
Public service suppliers have become                   lecture is to explain the state of the world
increasingly diversified in the world, state and       economy and relevant theories of international
regional society.? In this class, mutual influential   economy. In the first half of the lecture, historical
relationships and dynamics of partnership              changes in the world economic system will be
formations among pubic, private and voluntary          explained, focusing on the U.S. economy, EU
sectors are analyzed. Governance patterns and          economy and economies of developing countries.
network situations among policy stakeholders in        In the second half, theories of international
various policy-making processes will also be           economy on trade, international capital flow and
studied.                                               labor migration will be addressed. It is necessary
                                                       to study both theory and reality in order to
Environmental Governance and Natural                   understand the modern world economy.
Environment




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Financial System and Financial Institutions in       Taiwan from 1895 to 1945. It will also be a case
Contemporary America                                 study showing dynamic aspects of cultural
The purpose of this lecture is to understand the     changes caused mainly by different cultures. It is
method of distributing economic resources and        clear that the “Buddhism” is one of the
the problems with this distribution. This issue is   prevailing religions in both Japan and Taiwan.
approached from two sides. One is an analysis of     However, there are many differences among
system and operation. The other is an analysis of    Japanese Buddhism and Taiwanese Buddhism,
the action of the property selection in the          for example, in manners and practices of priests
household sector. Systems related to various         and their social positions. The Buddhism in each
properties in the household sector particularly      area has a unique cultural context. In this lectures
the United States will be examined.                  some historical and social factors influencing the
                                                     different regional developments will be
Interpersonal Communication Studies                  examined. The main sources will include first-
The focus of this class is on the communication of   hand material written in Japanese and Chinese.
emotion via facial expressions in the field of       Students are expected to join discussions and to
interpersonal communication studies. Emotion is      conduct an analysis based on historical methods.
a universal and basic aspect of human beings         Although focus will be on the Japanese colonial
and supports the face to face interpersonal          period, discussions may arise as to the post-war
communication. Facial expression of emotion is a     or contemporary period if students are interested
fundamental means of helping such human              in this period.
communication working to promote
communication between different cultures.            International Relations in Northeast Asia
However, cultural specific patterns of expression    In Northeast Asia, the cold war regime, which
such as "Japanese smiles" sometimes mislead          ended at the close of 20th century in the other
cross-cultural communication. In this class, both    regions, still survives. In this class, Northeast
universal and cultural specific aspects of emotion   Asia will be examined from multiple viewpoints.
will be discussed and students will explore and      For instance, Korean peninsula questions,
learn about the methods needed to find solutions     Taiwan problems, ethnic problems in China and
to problems in real life situations of cross-        the historical issue between China and Japan will
cultural interpersonal communication.                be explored.

Studies in Information Networking                    Social Development in East Africa
This course will explore the problems with           Studies on social development in East Africa will
information networks and pursue relevant             be pursued from the perspective of social
solutions. It will also focus on issues such as      development based on situation analysis,
illegal access and security of code numbers in       activities of stakeholders, and community bases
terms of information engineering and                 studies on people’s livelihoods and values.
communication technology.                            Firstly, we will study regional disparities and
                                                     changes in East Africa collecting and analyzing
History of International Relations in East Asia      social development and poverty related data.
In East Asia, including Japan, China and Korea,      Secondly, activities of international organizations,
community building is being planned. On the          governments, and NGOs will be understood
other hand, many historical issues have not yet      reviewing reports. Thirdly, research on history,
been resolved. Considering the rise of China,        society, and culture of East Africa, such as
conflict between Japan and China is raging. This     Swahili Culture, African moral economy and
class aims at understanding the nature of the        endogenous development, will be studied in
issues from a historical perspective and at          order to understand the people’s perspectives.
searching for how to create a good atmosphere in     The content of the course may be adjusted to the
East Asia.                                           interests of the course participants.

Social Structure of Modern Rural China               Underclass Problems in Globalizing Societies
An exploration of the social structure of 20th       This class discusses underclass problems in the
century Chinese agricultural communities. This       contemporary world. The key concept is “social
course will focus on traditions and reformations     exclusion.” Special attention is paid to homeless
in communal habits of the production system.         people, unauthorized migrants and working
                                                     poor. There are three purposes of this course.
Historical Study on Japan-Taiwan Exchanges           First, developing an understanding of the reality
This lecture discusses the history of cultural       of the underclass on a worldwide level by
exchanges between Japan and Taiwan. The main         reading relevant books. Second, examining
topic will be the interactive relationship between   underclass problems more deeply, focusing on
Japanese and Taiwanese Buddhism, which               the reality in Asia. Third, analyzing the
results from the Japanese colonial occupation of     theoretical framework to understand underclass




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problems, specifically paying attention to the          trademark, the work, and the trade secret.
concept of “globalization.” The content of this         Providing exclusive monopolistic effect to an
class is composed of lectures, readings,                inventor or a creator, and aim at the upsurge of
discussions and the presentations by students.          creativity or originality to accomplish the
                                                        development of society, economy, or culture. In
Study of Urban Thai Society                             this course, students will learn about the
This class looks at Bangkok, a city burdened with       intellectual property rights system by adopting
deep urban problems stemming from rampant               many examples and judicial precedents of an
industrialization and urbanization, and discusses       intellectual property rights lawsuit or a
the transformation of local communities and the         intellectual property risk, and will acquire
independent initiatives taken by residents to           business abilities in each scene for the creation,
cope with these issues. It specifically focuses on      protection, and use of intellectual property rights.
neighborhood associations, known as                     Moreover, they will study the trend of the
community committees (khanakammakan                     harmonization towards a world patent system,
chumchon), and illuminates the current status of        as well as the features of the patent system of the
these committees in each area type, namely, the         West and Asia and intellectual property risk
slums, inner city areas, new residential areas,         management in research and development.
outer suburban areas and public housing estates.
The discussion will arise as to trends in               Studies of Art and Culture
government policy, such as community                    An exploration of the relationship between art
development. In the past, only the individualism        criticism and visions or images in our mind.
of the urban Thai people was accentuated, but
community-based organizations have been                 Japanese Comparative Literature and Culture
largely overlooked. This class attempts to              This course gives students an opportunity for
disprove this stereotypical view of Thai city-          considering Japanese literature and culture,
dwellers and to outline a new “communal”                especially the mutual influences between
alternative as is found in each area type (social       Japanese modern literature and Western visual
stratification structure) of urban Thai society.        arts in the Meiji era, which characterized modern
                                                        Japan. Students will intensively consider literary
Cultural Anthropology of Insular Asia and               works, essays and papers with pictures. While
Oceania                                                 also developing related research methods.
This course consists of lectures on theoretical and
ethnographic studies of Austronesian cultures           Japan- Korea Comparative Literature Research
and societies in insular Asia and Oceania. The          A lecture on how Western modern literature
lectures examine, in detail, the socioeconomic          influenced Japanese modern literature and how
structures and environmental adaptation of              Japanese modern literature influenced the
small-scale local societies of insular areas, as well   modern literature of East Asian regions such as
as the historical anthropological studies of their      South Korea, China, and Taiwan.
colonization, resistance, globalization and
production of local identities. Participants are        European and Japanese Comparative Literature
supposed to acquire theoretical perspectives and        An examination and analysis of the varied
ethnographic skills which cover perspectives            influences that modern European and Japanese
from both small-scale local societies and world         literature have had on each other.
system.
                                                        Study of Modern Representation
International Development Cooperation                   The 20th century is often called the century of
This lecture reviews the issues and methods of          exoduses, migration or refugees. This course will
international development cooperation, based on         investigate the various representations of this
case studies on Indonesia in agriculture and agro       phenomenon and will pursue the meaning of it.
industry. Relevant topics include national
development planning and administration,                Studies in British Cultural Transformation
trends of bilateral and multilateral aid, roles of      This course aims at exploring how British culture
loan and technical assistance, partnership              was a great force in fostering globalization.
between official development cooperation and            Focusing on how British culture was influenced
non-governmental organizations, participation of        and subsequently transformed as a result of the
beneficiaries to development, regional resources        inflow of foreign cultures from the 16th century
and regional industry promotion.                        to the 19th century.

Intellectual Property Rights                            Formation of American Culture
Intellectual property rights protect the valuable       This course aims to examine how mainstream
information produced by man's creative activity         culture was shaped in the founding and
for the patent, the utility model, the design, the      antebellum eras in the United States. It will also




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focus on the ideas and feelings found in various       scholars will be read and discussed
literature of the time in order to analyze how         philosophically and critically. Special attention
dominant culture is related to nationalism.            will be paid to changing notions of
                                                       “multiculturalism” and how different theoretical
Research in German Culture and Thought                 perspectives have affected the idea and practice
During the reign of Friedrich II in Berlin of the      of multicultural education in Japan, the United
eighteenth-century the Enlightenment developed         States, Europe and Australia.
under the conditions of a society with
predominantly social reform tendencies. At that        Lecture on Modern Japanese Language
time, society in Berlin was conflicted over the        Based on guided critical reading of reference
great problems of “Jews and Judaism.” This             grammar in Japanese and other languages and
seminar focuses on the subject of religious            research methodology texts in linguistics, this
tolerance as well as the rights of man in the age      lecture compares and contrasts perspectives on
of Enlightenment. The issue will be approached         linguistic phenomena among different
in two ways. First, an outline of the community        languages/dialects and among different
of Jews should be researched in order to clarify       approaches to language. Further investigation
the past state of relations between the Judaic         will be extended to finding answers to the
community and the Christian citizen society in         following three questions: 1) How can
Berlin. Second, the influences of the Judaist          perspectives be applied to specific linguistic
philosopher, M. Mendelssohn on the enlightened         research? 2) How can these be related to a
intelligentsia in Berlin, in particular the thoughts   philosophy of language or an educational ideal?
of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, will be considered.       3) How are these perspectives related to each
                                                       participant’s research topics considering surveys
Study of Contemporary German Culture                   on linguistic facts or methods of foreign
A study of the major issues in the history of          language education, problems of multilingual
Germany after the Second World War. Based on           and multicultural environment and language
the study of the master’s course, this course          policies.
mainly carries out a comprehensive study of
contemporary German culture and society.               Study of Japanese Language Teaching
                                                       An attempt to grasp the real image of today's
Studies in Intercultural Communication                 Japanese language teaching. This course focuses
This course aims at addressing the need for more       on current theories of second language
balanced and practical cultural learning in order      acquisition and language learning/teaching,
to raise students’ awareness levels and develop        which are closely related to the Japanese
real intercultural communicative competence.           language teaching. Practical issues of various
Applying ethnographic research methods                 teaching scenes, such as curriculum design and
students are taught about how to explore and           setting of teaching standards/goals, will also be
interact with other cultures locally. By               addressed.
approaching difference as a resource rather than
as a barrier and by engaging in ethnographic           Geographical Studies of Korean Culture
research through observation, participation,           This course aims at providing a specialized
interviews, surveys, interaction with others and       knowledge and applicable method for studies on
reflection on discoveries, learners will develop       Korean cultural geography and its adjacent fields,
their own world views as well as the skills they       surveying history, recent trends, main subjects,
require to communicate.                                and methodological views of relevant research.
                                                       Research into Korean folk housing, which has a
Language Universals and English Linguistics            large stock of preceding works, will be taken as a
A study of language universals and English. This       representative case for this field. Some important
course discusses the English language with             viewpoints on cultural geography, such as the
reference to language universals from the              environmental background of human activities,
viewpoint of syntax, semantics, meaning-form           regional division of cultural areas, cultural
association, and communication. In addition, it        diffusion, and cultural ecology, will also be
covers topics in comparative linguistics (such as      examined and discussed. Students will refer to
a comparison between English and Japanese) and         the articles of the journals of The Association of
teaching English or Japanese as a foreign              Korean Cultural and Historical Geographers, The
language.                                              Korean Geographical Society, The Architectural
                                                       Institute of Korea, and The Korean Society for
Seminar in Multicultural Education                     Cultural Anthropology, as well as those of
This course is intended to guide doctoral              Japanese and English literature.
students through key debates in society, culture,
history and power through which multicultural
studies are formed. The work of a number of




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II. Basic Seminar in International Studies
  A joint seminar conducted by advisors and
sub-advisors. Students will give oral
presentations on topics, explore research
methods, and create a bibliography regarding
their master’s theses and other reports. They will
also hold discussions with their advisors and
sub-advisors to make plans for their final
dissertations.


III. Seminar in Research Methods for
International Studies
   In this course students will learn research
methods and theories for analyzing material for
their studies. They will also determine which
research methods and theories are suitable for
their dissertation topics and will draw up
research plans.


IV. On-site Studies for International Studies
  In this course students will engage in research
through internship or fieldwork for more than
120 hours, based on their research plans. They
will receive guidance from their advisors and
sub-advisors before and after their research.
They will submit working papers reporting the
results of their research.


V. Special Studies I
 In this course students will construct
dissertation proposals including topics, outlines,
and bibliographies under the guidance of their
advisors. They will submit their proposals in
December of the first year of study.


VI. Special Studies II
  In this course students will frame drafts of their
dissertations, based on their dissertation
proposals, and will prepare papers submitted to
academic journals under the guidance of their
advisors. They will give the first oral
presentations on their dissertations in October of
the second year of study, and will submit their
papers to refereed academic journals by March of
the second year of study.


VII. Special Studies III
  In this course students will give the second oral
presentations on their dissertations in May of the
third year of study. They will submit preliminary
dissertations for initial examination in September.
They will receive instruction from their advisors
and sub-advisors, and will correct and improve
their dissertations within three months of this
submission. Their final dissertations will be
submitted in December.




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                       Graduate Course
   School of International Studies, Utsunomiya University

       General Policies and Regulations of the Graduate Course

  The Graduate School of International Studies was established in 1999. It aims at
establishing a comprehensive, interdisciplinary methodology of education and
research, overcoming the restrictions of the old single discipline framework of
graduate study in Japan. It is also designed to foster the ability of students to
actively cope with challenging international situations in the future.

Features of the Graduate School Program
  * Specialized and interdisciplinary study and research of cultural and social
    globalization.
  * Comprehensive approaches to the comparative analysis of societies and
    cultures aimed at integrating social human and information sciences, in order
    to grasp better the nature of international problems.
  * Practical training through fieldwork, practicums, and comprehensive seminars
    in both the social studies and cultural studies programs. Students can acquire
    fieldwork skills in Japan and abroad.
  * Training of professionals by fostering theorizing and practical abilities, that is,
    the ability to analyze and research international issues, to comprehend
    different cultures from a global perspective, to communicate in foreign
    languages, and to resolve social issues.
  * Educational exchange programs with the universities shown on page 15.
  * Guidance in job placement:
      Organization for international exchange
      International culture work sections in local governments
      Analyst groups in research organizations or companies
      International marketing or exchange sections in companies
      Publication, marketing research, product development,
      import/export sections in companies
      Doctoral programs
      Graduate school abroad




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Programs in International Studies at the Graduate School
  a. International Social Studies Program
     This program offers courses for study and research on global social issues
     such as ethnic problems, political strife, and environmental pollution. The
     program aims to analyze the economic, political, and social systems involved
     in the problems and to explore both theoretical and practical solutions for
     them. It focuses on local areas in relation to the international community.
     Students can improve their ability in researching social events, data processing,
     and formulating theoretical approaches.

  b. International Cultural Studies Program
     This program offers courses for study and research on cultural issues such as
     religious strife or intercultural communication barriers in the world. It aims to
     analyze the influencing cultural systems and to explore theoretical and
     practical solutions of such issues. Students in this program can improve their
     ability to research and to interpret cultures with breadth and depth of
     knowledge of diverse cultural traditions and history.

  c. International Exchange Studies Program
    This program offers courses for study and research on international exchange
    at global and local levels. It aims at logically and empirically analyzing local
    and global issues using interdisciplinary approaches. With focus on practical
    international exchange activities originating from civil society in Japan,
    students in this program are expected to contribute to the formation of diverse
    global societies and cultures.

Requirements for Master's Degree in International Studies
 a. Admission
     The Graduate School of International Studies (GIS) holds general entrance
     examinations, entrance examinations for applicants with vocational experience,
     as well as entrance examinations for students of non-Japanese nationality who
     do not have a scholarship sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture,
     Sports, Science and Technology of the Japanese Government. (MEXT). All of
     these examinations are held in September and February. GIS encourages
     students of non-Japanese nationality to apply for a research student’s MEXT
     scholarship. The research students selected by the Japanese government
     become sponsored by MEXT and have the privilege of entering GIS without a
     written test but must take an interview.

 b. General Requirements
  (i) A minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework (6 credits in required
      subjects and 24 credits in electives for International Social Studies Program
      and International Cultural Studies Program; 6 credits in required subjects, 16
      credits in electives, and 8 credits in on-site training in international studies
      for International Exchange Studies Program) is required in addition to the
      master's thesis and a final oral examination for the degree of Master of



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       International Studies. At least one full academic year must be residing in the
       vicinity of the Graduate School of International Studies.
 (ii) 6 credit hours for thesis research in the second year of the program are
       required of a student working toward a master's degree. A thesis must be
       submitted by all candidates for the degree of Master of International Studies.
 (iii) 6 credit hours of the following required subjects in their respective programs
       must be taken by all students:
          Special Research in International Social Studies
          Special Research in International Cultural Studies
          Special Research in International Exchange Studies

Other Regulations and Special Features of the Graduate School
 a. Graduate students accepted in a program may choose two academic advisors
    on the basis of the research plan submitted in their Graduate School
    application. Both the academic advisors and other faculty members will guide
    the students in course selection and individual research. Students will have a
    thesis advisory committee of three members of the Graduate School faculty.
 b. All courses, other than the Special Research in each program, are open to any
    graduate students enrolled in the Graduate School. Students are also allowed
    to enroll in courses offered at this University outside of the Graduate School of
    International Studies.




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                 List of Graduate Courses in Master Program

  International Social Studies Program              International Cultural Studies Program

Comprehensive International Studies A              British Culture and Its Changing Process
  (Cultures of the English Speaking Countries)     Comparative Study of Contemporary Cultures
Comprehensive International Studies B              Comprehensive International Studies A
    (Internationalization and Japan)                   (Cultures of the English Speaking Countries)
    (Local Societies and Contemporary World I)     Comprehensive International Studies B
     (Local Societies and Contemporary World )         (Internationalization and Japan)
     (Studies of the United States)                    (Local Societies and Contemporary World I)
Contemporary West Asia                                  (Local Societies and Contemporary World )
Development and Local Communities in                    (Studies of the United States)
     Southeast Asia                                East Asian Exchange I
Development and Local Communities in Thailand      East Asian Exchange II
Development and Social Change                      European Intellectuals and Modern Thought
Economic and Social Development                    Human Emotion and Motivation
Formation and Modification of Behavior             International English Communication
Geography and Human Life in the Circum-Japan-      Language and Cognition
    Sea Area                                       Language Universals and the Study of English
Globalization and Traditional Culture of Asia           Grammar
    Pacific Region                                 Modern European Literature and Its Varied
Information Network                                    Influence
Information Society and Administrative Law         Multiculturalism in the United States
International Development Cooperation              Practicum in Fieldwork
International Economic Integration                 Preservation of International Cultural Heritages
International Economics and Finance                Structure of Art and Culture
International Environmental Cooperation            Study of American Culture
International Law and Human Rights                 Study of Chinese Culture
International Maritime Exchange                    Study of Contemporary Cultural
International Organization Law                         Representations
International Terrestrial Exchange                 Study of Contemporary German Culture
Latin American Societies                           Study of European Enlightenment
Model and Simulation                               Study of Japanese Literature and Culture
Politics of Contemporary China                     Tradition of French Culture and Its
Practicum in Fieldwork                                 Transformation
Social Structures in North China Farm District
International Relations in the Pacific Rim
Study of Comparative Policies
                                                                      Required:
                   Required:                       Special Research in International Cultural Studies
Special Research in International Social Studies




                                                                                                        5
International Exchange Studies Program

A Comparative Linguistic Research:
    From Japanese to English
Comparative Study of Contemporary Cultures
Comprehensive International Studies A
   (Cultures of the English Speaking Countries)
Comprehensive International Studies B
    (Internationalization and Japan)
    (Local Societies and Contemporary World I)
     (Local Societies and Contemporary World )
     (Studies of the United States)
Contemporary Japanese and Japanese Language
    Teaching
Contemporary Southeast Asian Exchange
East Asian Exchange I
East Asian Exchange II
Geography and Human Life in the Circum-Japan-
    Sea Area
International Behavior and Communication
International English Communication
International Exchange and Japanese Language
    Teaching
International Human Rights
International Maritime Exchange
International NPO Establishment
International NPO Management
International Relations and Areas in East Asia
International Service
International Terrestrial Exchange
International Volunteer
Islamic Society and International Relations
Latin American Societies
Multicultural Education
Overseas Chinese Network
Practicum in Fieldwork
Preservation of International Cultural Heritages
Special Lecture on Teaching Japanese as a Foreign
    language
Special Lecture on Tropical Agriculture
Study of Japanese Literature and Culture
Transformation in Maritime Asia-Oceania Areas
Underclass Problems in Global Cities
U.S. Economy and Capital Market
Village Development and Community

                   Required:
On-site Training in International Studies
Special Research in International Exchange
   Studies




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                       Graduate Course Descriptions

I. International Social Studies Program               4 credits
                                                      Graduate standing or permission
Comprehensive International Studies A                 Lecture/Seminar course
4 credits                                             An examination and analysis of the social issues
Graduate standing or permission                       facing Bangkok. Among the topics to be
Lecture/Seminar course                                discussed are industrialization, urbanization, and
(Culture of the English Speaking Countries)           transformation of local communities.
A comparative study of the cultures of the
English speaking countries. This course will          Development and Social Change
examine their literature, journalism, film, drama,    4 credits
linguistics and tourism.                              Graduate standing or permission
                                                      Lecture/Seminar course
Comprehensive International Studies B                 This course introduces students to current
2 credits                                             development theories. Then, students will select
Graduate standing or permission                       an area of interest in Japan and research this area
Lecture/Seminar course                                by applying development theory. Students will
 (Internationalization and Japan)                     make hypotheses and present reports on their
An examination and analysis of the acceptance of      findings.
foreign culture in Japan and of the influence of
Japanese culture in foreign countries. This course    Economic and Social Development
will focus on the areas of literature, philosophy     4 credits
and language.                                         Graduate standing or permission
Comprehensive International Studies B                 Lecture/Seminar course
                                                      The importance of social development with
 (Studies of the United States)                       emphasis on human-centered development has
This course will explore how the U.S. has united      been recognized in accordance with various
its citizens of various ethnic backgrounds and        problems encountered through pursuing mere
how it has developed into a global superpower.        economic growth. This course re-evaluates
Students will approach the U.S. in the fields of      concepts related to development, examines
economics, culture, history, and international        various global issues, and explores specific area
relations.                                            cast studies related to the topics concerned.
                                                      Among the vital issues to be discussed are
Contemporary West Asia                                modernization, poverty, human development,
4 credits                                             culture, and gender.
Graduate standing or permission                       .
Lecture/Seminar Course                                Formation and Modification of Behavior
This course will explore the contemporary             2 Credits
political issues of the Middle East.                  Graduate standing or permission
Among the topics to be discussed are US               Lecture/Seminar Course
intervention in the political affairs of the Middle   An analysis of the formation and modification of
East, the conflict between Arab and Israel, the       human behavior incorporating various readings.
emergence of Islamic fundamentalism,                  Stress will be placed on the relationship between
religious/ethnic conflicts and economic               basic cognitive/learning processes and behavior
globalization.                                        in real social situations.

Development and Local Communities in                  Geography and Human Life in the Circum-
Southeast Asia                                        Japan-Sea Area
4 credits                                             4 credits
Graduate standing or permission                       Graduate standing or permission
Lecture/Seminar course                                Lecture/Seminar course
An examination and analysis of development            This class is designed to accommodate the
issues in Southeast Asia, particularly the            research interests of graduate students who aim
Philippines. Among the topics to be discussed         to conduct their research on human geographical
are development politics, international division      subjects in the Circum-Japan-Sea Area, mainly
of labor, feminization of poverty, and primate        Korea, Japan and the surrounding area. Students
city.                                                 will study research methods and problems of
                                                      previous studies in order to develop their own
Development and Local Communities in                  research plans.
Thailand
                                                      Information Network
4 credits                                            Latin American Societies
Graduate standing or permission                      4 credits
Lecture/Seminar course                               Graduate standing or permission
The course teaches the underlying principles of      Lecture/Seminar course
the computer network through detailed                The course is an interdisciplinary program that
discussion of the development of the network,        introduces students to the cultures and societies
the fundamental algorithms and protocols.            of Latin America. It provides a broad overview
                                                     of the major issues facing Latin America, and
Information Society and Administrative Law           offers historical background as well as an
4 credits                                            introduction to the complex and dynamic
Graduate standing or permission                      realities of contemporary Latin American
Lecture/Seminar course                               societies. The approach will be primarily
This course focuses on the study of information      thematic, with some attention paid to important
disclosure law, how it influences important          examples and case studies.
policy agenda of national and local governments
and prevention/resolution of conflict.               Politics of Contemporary China
                                                     4 credits
International Development Cooperation                Graduate standing or permission
4 credits                                            Lecture/Seminar course
Graduate standing or permission                      Since the establishment of the People’s Republic
Lecture/Seminar course                               of China in 1949, Chinese politics has undergone
Students will study International Development        various transformations: from a pro-Soviet stance,
Cooperation through critical reading of literature   through the Sino-Soviet Controversy and the
on the methods (resource and social mapping) of      Cultural Revolution, to reform and an open
Participatory Rural Appraisal that have been         policy.
developed by many non-governmental
organizations in developing countries. The           Practicum in Fieldwork
methods include transect walks, opportunity          Depending on the area of research, experiential
matrix, group analysis, well being ranking,          field studies is essential in addition to theoretical
seasonal diagramming, livelihood analysis,           knowledge. Students are advised and supervised
matrix scouring, and institutional diagramming.      throughout the field work term. They participate
                                                     in various types of field work and/or activities of
International Economics and Finance                  public and private organizations or community
4 credits                                            service both in Japan and abroad.
Graduate standing or permission
Lecture/Seminar course                               Social Structures in North China Farm District
This course addresses the function of financial      2 credits
and capital markets, and its effects on the real     Graduate Standing or permission
economy. The main focus will be put on the           Lecture/Seminar course
markets of the U.S.A. in the 1980s and beyond        An examination and analysis of modern North
(the age of "globalization").                        China under Mao Tse Tung and Deng Xiao Ping.
                                                     Among the topics to be discussed are economic
International Environmental Cooperation              growth, changes in village life, and
4 credits                                            modernization of farming in North China.
Graduate standing or permission
Lecture/Seminar course                               International Relations in the Pacific Rim
The course provides students with an                 4 credits
opportunity to analyze and assess international      Seminar Course
cooperation on major environmental issues            A study of regionalism and regional
affecting more than one country, utilizing           organizations in the Pacific Rim. Aims to
theoretical approaches to the study of               examine their major theories and to discuss the
international politics                               usefulness of such theories in analyzing
                                                     international relations in the region. Also focuses
International Law and Human Rights                   on the ideas and projects of the East Asian
4 credits                                            Community.
Graduate standing or permission
Lecture/Seminar course                               Study of Comparative Policies
Students will read various articles and              4 credits
documents on International Human Rights Law          Graduate standing or permission
(in English) and examine human rights systems        Lecture/Seminar course
of the U.N. and other regional organizations.        An examination and analysis of policy processes
                                                     in developed countries and the important issue
of "governance" which needs the building of           economics, culture, history, and international
cooperative partnerships among public, private        relations.
and voluntary sectors. The concept of "policy
networks" is a key perspective towards the            East Asian Exchange I
understanding of the function and structure of        4 credits
the complex interrelationship between actors          Graduate Standing or permission
concerned in policy process.                          Lecture/Seminar course
                                                      An in-depth study of the influences the countries
                                                      located in East Asia have upon each other.
II. International Cultural Studies Program            Students will read original texts, conduct
                                                      research and present their research to the class.
British Culture and Its Changing Process
4 credits                                             East Asian Exchange II
Graduate standing or permission                       4 credits
Lecture/Seminar course                                Graduate Standing or permission
An examination and analysis of modern British         Lecture/Seminar course
history and culture. Among the topics to be           This course considers contact, exchange, and
discussed are the roots and development of            changes in East Asia. Specifically, it will focus on
democracy, free trade, civil society, and             the relationship between the Empire of Japan
globalization, and their relationship with cultural   and the modernization of Colonial Taiwan.
change.
                                                      European Intellectuals and Modern Thought
Comparative Study of Contemporary Cultures            4 credits
2 credits                                             Graduate standing or permission
Graduate standing or permission                       Lecture/Seminar course
Lecture/Seminar course                                An examination of modern French
This course will explore current issues and topics    philosophers such as that of Sartre, of
of interest in cultural studies. Using identity and   Merleau-Ponty, and Foucault among others.
individual sub-cultures as a starting point, the
aim will be to explore, determine and describe        Human Emotion and Motivation
various levels of group membership, diversity         4 credits
and orientation which form culture. Topics            Graduate standing or permission
considered include communication, gender,             Lecture/Seminar
religion, globalization, art, stereotypes and         An examination and analysis of emotional
media.                                                communication. Theoretical issues in emotion
                                                      and data from the field of facial expressions of
Comprehensive International Studies A                 emotion will be incorporated. Cross-cultural
4 credits                                             comparisons in emotional communication will
Graduate standing or permission                       also be discussed.
Lecture/Seminar course
(Cultures of the English Speaking Countries)          International English Communication
A Comparative study of the cultures of the            4 credits
English speaking countries. This course will          Graduate standing or permission
examine their literature, journalism, film, drama,    Lecture/Seminar course
linguistics and tourism.                              The purpose of this course is to observe the state
                                                      of English and/or the varieties of English in the
Comprehensive International Studies B                 world, and discuss the usage, characteristics and
2 credits                                             techniques of English communication. Students
Graduate standing or permission                       will be given articles to read from journals such
Lecture/Seminar course                                as World Englishes, English Today, etc.
 (Internationalization and Japan)
An examination and analysis of the acceptance of      Language Universals and the Study of English
foreign culture in Japan and of the influence of      Grammar
Japanese culture in foreign countries. This course    4 credits
will focus on the areas of literature, philosophy     Graduate standing or permission
and language.                                         Lecture/Seminar course
                                                      An in-depth study of English grammar and
(Studies of the United States)                        language universals. This course discusses the
This course will explore how the U.S. has united      diversity and universality of human language
its citizens of various ethnic backgrounds and        and the logical problem of language acquisition
how it has developed into a global superpower.        by investigating data on English and other
Students will approach the U.S. in the fields of      languages from the viewpoint of the theory of
generative grammar. In addition, it deals with a        Lecture/Seminar course
communicative grammar of English.                       Using various sources of alternative media,
                                                        students will be afforded the opportunity to hear
Modern European Literature and its Varied               reports of world events from the voices of the
Influence                                               under-represented. Students will then compare
4 credits                                               these images with mainstream images.
Graduate standing or permission
Lecture/Seminar course                                  Study of Contemporary German Culture
Studies on the techniques, rhetoric, and effects of     4 credits
literary works, especially modern English fiction.      Graduate standing or permission
                                                        Lecture/Seminar course
Multiculturalism in the United States                   A study of the major historical issues appearing
4 credits                                               in post-World War Two Germany. Mainly, this
Graduate standing or permission                         course provides students with a comprehensive
Lecture/Seminar course                                  study of contemporary German culture and
The course examines the multicultural history of        society.
the United States. Among the topics to be
discussed are Native American cultural heritage,        Study of European Enlightenment
African American civil rights movements,                4 credits
Jewish immigrants in New York, and Japanese             Graduate standing or permission
Americans during the Second World War.                  Lecture /Seminar course
                                                        This course is organized as a combination of
Practicum in Fieldwork                                  lecture and seminar, and will be conducted in
Depending on the area of research, experiential         Japanese and German. The main purpose of this
field studies is essential in addition to theoretical   course is an attempt to understand 18th century
knowledge. Students are advised and supervised          Europe and its people who lived in the context of
throughout the field work term. They participate        a history of contacts with the outer world.
in various types of field work and/or activities of     Students will be expected to make presentations
public and private organizations or community           (in either German or Japanese).
service both in Japan and abroad.
                                                        Study of Japanese Literature and Culture
Structure of Art and Culture                            4 credits
4 credits                                               Graduate standing or permission
Graduate standing or permission                         Lecture/Seminar course
Lecture/Seminar course                                  The purpose of this course is an attempt to
This course will enable students to gain an             explore the genius of modern Japanese literature
understanding of the structure of art and culture,      and culture. Students read literary works, essays,
and will examine modern art in the 20th century.        and papers intensively. They also study research
                                                        methods
Study of American Culture
4 credits                                               Tradition of French Culture and its
Graduate standing or permission                         Transformation
Lecture/Seminar course                                  4 credits
A study of the major issues in the history of the       Graduate standing or permission
United States. The course will examine and              Lecture / Seminar course
analyze the cultural politics, social dynamics and      An examination and analysis of French Culture
ideologies that have shaped American society.           from 16th to 20th century, focusing on the history
                                                        of representation of “the other”. Mainly, this
Study of Chinese Culture                                course will explore the texts of the French
4 credits                                               travellers who “discovered” non-european
Graduate standing or permission                         countries.
Lecture/Seminar course
This seminar considers contact, exchange, and
changes in Buddhism in East Asia. Specifically, it      III. International Exchange Studies Program
will focus on the relationship between Japanese
Buddhism and the modernization of Chinese               A Comparative Linguistic Research: From
Buddhism.                                               Japanese to English
                                                        4 credits
Study of Contemporary Cultural                          Graduate standing or permission
Representations                                         Lecture/Seminar course
4 Credits                                               A comparative study of Japanese and English.
Graduate standing or permission                         This course discusses the syntactic, semantic, and
functional properties of English by investigating     grass-root level, with the Southeast Asian people
the commonalities and differences between the         in their peaceful development.
two languages from the viewpoint of speakers of
Japanese. In addition, it deals with knowledge of     East Asian Exchange I
English grammar to be learned by Japanese             4 credits
speakers to be communicatively competent.             Graduate Standing or permission
                                                      Lecture/Seminar course
Comparative Study of Contemporary Cultures            An in-depth study of the influences the countries
2 credits                                             located in East Asia have upon each other.
Graduate standing or permission                       Students will read original texts, conduct
Lecture/Seminar course                                research and present their research to the class.
This course will explore current issues and topics
of interest in cultural studies. Using identity and   East Asian Exchange II
individual sub-cultures as a starting point, the      4 credits
aim will be to explore, determine and describe        Graduate Standing or permission
various levels of group membership, diversity         Lecture/Seminar course
and orientation which form culture. Topics            This course considers contact, exchange, and
considered include communication, gender,             changes in East Asia. Specifically, it will focus on
religion, globalization, art, stereotypes and         the relationship between the Empire of Japan
media.                                                and the modernization of Colonial Taiwan

Comprehensive International Studies A                 Geography and Human Life in the Circum-
4 credits                                             Japan-Sea Area
Graduate standing or permission                       4 credits
Lecture/Seminar course                                Graduate standing or permission
(Cultures of the English Speaking Countries)          Lecture/Seminar course
A Comparative study of the cultures of the            This class is designed to accommodate the
English speaking countries. This course will          research interests of graduate students who aim
examine their literature, journalism, film, drama,    to conduct their research on human geographical
linguistics and tourism.                              subjects in the Circum-Japan-Sea Area, mainly
                                                      Korea, Japan and the surrounding area. Students
Comprehensive International Studies B                 will study research methods and problems of
2 credits                                             previous studies in order to develop their own
Graduate standing or permission                       research plans.
Lecture/Seminar course
 (Internationalization and Japan)                     International English Communication
An examination and analysis of the acceptance of      4 credits
foreign culture in Japan and of the influence of      Graduate standing or permission
Japanese culture in foreign countries. This course    Lecture/Seminar course
will focus on the areas of literature, philosophy     The purpose of this course is to observe the state
and language.                                         of English and/or the varieties of English in the
                                                      world, and discuss the usage, characteristics and
(Studies of the United States)                        techniques of English communication. Students
This course will explore how the U.S. has united      will be given articles to read from journals such
its citizens of various ethnic backgrounds and        as World Englishes, English Today, etc.
how it has developed into a global superpower.
Students will approach the U.S. in the fields of      International Exchange and Japanese Language
economics, culture, history, and international        Teaching
relations.                                            2 credits
                                                      Graduate standing or permission
Contemporary Southeast Asian Exchange                 Lecture/Seminar course
4 credits                                             The course provides research activities, practice
Graduate standing or permission                       and discussions to understand the significance of
Lecture/Seminar course                                communication in Japanese language in the
Southeast Asia, having overcome a long history        international community. The topics will be
split by colonization and the cold war, is            taken not only from so-called Japanese language
acquiring its own regional identity within the        pedagogy but also from related fields of studies.
framework of the ASEAN. This course
encourages students to develop a broad                International Service
understanding on the dynamic realities of             4 credits
contemporary Southeast Asian people's exchange,       Graduate standing or permission
and to explore possibilities to cooperate, at a       Lecture/Seminar course
Students will study issues on the behavior and          Lecture/Seminar course
ethics of an expert in international development        This course aims at basic understanding of
cooperation and cultural exchange, based on             underclass problems in big cities in Asia,
critical reading of literature. The issues              specifically focusing on homeless people and
include biases against peripheral                       illegitimate foreign workers. Several key issues
areas, separation between practitioners and             related to poverty will be discussed. Students
researchers, moral in fieldwork, total and partial      will understand that underclass problems in big
recognition, learning from others, and a                cities relate to global economic changes, the
paradigm change in practice.                            nature of labor markets, politics and public
                                                        welfare policy.
Latin American Societies
4 credits                                               U.S. Economy and Capital Market
Graduate standing or permission                         4 credits
Lecture/Seminar course                                  Graduate standing or permission
The course is an interdisciplinary program that         Lecture/Seminar course
introduces students to the cultures and societies       This course provides an overview of the
of Latin America. It provides a broad overview          institutions, products, and processes by which
of the major issues facing Latin America, and           capital is directed from savers to borrowers. The
offers historical background as well as an              aforementioned represent the capital market; the
introduction to the complex and dynamic                 smooth functioning of the capital market has
realities of contemporary Latin American                much to say about the growth and efficiency of
societies. The approach will be primarily               an economy. In this course we are going to focus
thematic, with some attention paid to important         on several themes related to the capital market:
examples and case studies.                              its economic role, financial innovation, and risk.
                                                        In addition, we will look at a variety of sectors
Multicultural Education                                 within the market: treasuries, preferred equity,
2 credits                                               corporations, swaps, and global equities.
Graduate standing or permission
Lecture/Seminar course
The purpose of this course is to provide a
dialogue about the society, culture, history and                    Required Course:
power through which multicultural studies are
formed. We will read and discuss the work of a          On-site Studies in International Studies
number of scholars philosophically and                  8 credits
critically. Special attention will be paid to           This is a compulsory subject meant to build up
changing notions of "multiculturalism" and how          abilities of practical international exchanges and
different theoretical perspectives have affected        contributions initiated from Japan. It consists
the idea and practice of multicultural education        mainly of overseas field work or international
in the United States, Europe, Australia, Japan, etc.    contribution activities for a given period of time.
                                                        Students are to conduct on-site studies in
Practicum in Fieldwork                                  organizations (affiliated schools, NGO, NPO,
Depending on the area of research, experiential         public institutions, etc.) that have agreed to
field studies is essential in addition to theoretical   accept them. Students must receive a certificate
knowledge. Students are advised and supervised          and an achievement report from their respective
throughout the field work term. They participate        organization for credit approval.
in various types of field work and/or activities of
public and private organizations or community
service both in Japan and abroad.

Study of Japanese Literature and Culture
4 credits
Graduate standing or permission
Lecture/Seminar course
The purpose of this course is an attempt to
explore the genius of modern Japanese literature
and culture. Students read literary works, essays,
and papers intensively. They also study research
methods

Underclass Problems in Global Cities
4 credits
Graduate standing or permission
                 Undergraduate Course
Faculty of International Studies, Utsunomiya University

 General Policies and Regulations of the Undergraduate Course


A. Undergraduate Programs
  Students are required to take an Introductory Seminar in the first semester
of the first year and begin to take Literacy Education courses in their first year,
and may begin to take both General Education and International Studies
courses in their first year. See the 2006 catalog for a complete list of courses.

 1. Introductory Seminars in Academic Study (2 credit hours required)
   This is a required 15-week course. Each seminar enrolls a limited number of
students and is taught by a full-time faculty member who introduces students
to research and report writing in an area of study of the instructor's choice.

 2. Literacy Education Courses (10 credits required)
  These are required courses consisting of English (English as a foreign
language) , Basic Information Processing, and Sports and Health.

 3. General Education Courses (22 credits required)
  These are elective courses that include subjects in the humanities, social
sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, environmental sciences, and
practicums taught by full-time and part-time (adjunct) faculty of the entire
university.

 4. International Studies Courses (90 credits required)
  a. Foundation Courses (24 credits required)
    (i) Basic courses: 12 credit hours or 6 basic courses are required.
    (ii) Foreign language courses: 10 credit hours are required.
      Students choose one language from among Chinese, English, French,
      German, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Thai as their major foreign
      language and must take 6 credits in it and 4 credits of other languages.
   (iii) Information Processing courses: 2 credit hours are required.
   b. Department Core Courses (8 credits required)
      8 credit hours or 4 courses are required for students of the International
      Social Studies Department and the International Cultural Studies
      Department, respectively.
  c. Elective Courses (44 credits required)
      44 credit hours or 22 courses are required. Students must take 28 credits
      in elective courses of their department and 16 credits in all the other
      courses of FIS.
   d. Seminars/Laboratory Work/Fieldwork/Practicums (4 credits required)
     4 credit hours are required at the seminar/laboratory/fieldwork or
     practicum level.
  e. Preparatory Seminar for Thesis Research (2 credits required)
  f. Thesis Research (8 credits required)
    A graduation thesis is required of all FIS the Faculty of International
    Studies students working toward a bachelor's degree. Students choose
    a thesis advisor in the second semester of their third year. In principle
    the thesis advisor will be a full-time faculty member of FIS from whom
    the student has already taken a seminar course.

B. Course Registration
   All students register at the beginning of both spring and fall semesters.
Students must submit course registration forms to the Educational Affairs
Section of the university.

C. Grades
   Course work is graded as "A"(80-100), "B"(70-79), "C"(60-69) and "F"(Fail).
Only a grade of "A", "B", or "C" is acceptable for course work in a student's
major field of study. A grade of "P" (Pass) is accepted for credit toward
fulfilling General Education course requirements.

D. Maximum Number of Courses Taken in One Semester
   The maximum number of courses that students may take in one semester is
equivalent to 24 credit hours. However, students who demonstrated
outstanding academic performance in the previous semester are allowed to
take up to 30 credit hours in the following one.

E. Transfer, Withdrawal, Study Abroad and Leave of Absence
   1. Transfer: Students who wish to transfer (to another Department, Faculty,
      or University) must notify their assigned faculty adviser and should carry
      out the necessary procedures with the Educational Affairs Section of the
      University.
   2. Withdrawal: Students who wish to withdraw from the Faculty of
      International Studies must notify the Educational Affairs Section in
      writing after consulting their faculty adviser as well as the chair of their
      department in the Faculty of International Studies.
   3. Study abroad: Students may study abroad for credit upon permission of
      the President of the University. The period of study abroad will be
      considered as a part of the period of attendance at this university.
      Students may transfer up to 60 hours of credits taken abroad at other
      institutions toward fulfilling the requirements for the bachelor's degree.
   4. Leave of absence: Students are required to notify the Educational Affairs
      Section in writing after consultation with their faculty adviser as well as
      the chair of their department in the Faculty of International Studies.
      Leave of absence is not permitted in principle unless the student has
      plans to return. Students should consult with the Educational Affairs
     Section before submitting the documents for leave of absence, especially
     if it is a question of payment of tuition.

F. Educational and Exchange Programs
  Educational and exchange programs with the following universities are available:

     Australia         Victoria University of Technology
     Bangladesh        University of Dhaka
     Canada            University of Northern British Columbia
     Chzech            Palacky University in Olomouc
     China             Fudan University
                       Inner Mongolia Agricultural University
                       Ningbo University
                       University of Electronic Science and Technology
                       University of Hong Kong
                       Zhejiang Normal University
                       Zhejiang University
                       Zhejiang University of Technology
     France            Universite d’Orleans
     Germany           Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nurnberg
     Indonesia         Bogor Agricultural University
     Korea             Sang Myung University
                       Sangju National University
                       Iksan National College
                       Cheonan Yonam College
     Mongolia          University of the Humanities
                       Mongolian State University of Agriculture
     Taiwan            National Taiwan Normal University
                       National Chengchi University
     Thailand          Kasetsart University
     U.S.A.            California State University at Los Angeles
                       Oklahoma State University
                       University of North Dakota



                            List of Undergraduate Courses
(1) Foundation Courses
     Basic Courses                    Foreign Language Courses                  Information
                                                                                Processing Courses
                             English Conversation    Russian Reading
                             Academic Writing A,B    Thai Conversation I, II
 International Relations     Current English         Thai Composition          Information
 Introduction to Area        German Conversation     Thai Reading A,B            Processing
   Studies                   German Composition      Korean Conversation       Introduction to
 Theory of Global Citizen    German Reading A,B,C    Korean Composition          Database
   Society                   French Conversation     Korean Reading A,B,C      Introduction to
 International English       French Composition      Spanish Conversation        Programming
   Communication             French Reading A,B,C    Spanish Composition
 Cultural Anthropology       Chinese Conversation    Spanish Reading
 Cross-Cultural              Chinese Composition       A,B,C
   Communication             Chinese Reading A,B,C   Seminar in Language
                             Russian Conversation      Learning in Foreign
                             Russian Composition       Countries
(2) International Social Studies Department
                                   Department Core Courses
International Politics        International Law                        Theory of International
International Society                                                    Economics
                                 Electives                                   Seminars/Practicums
North-East Asian Studies              Rural Sociology in Southeast       Seminars in Theory of
Modern and Contemporary                  Asia                              International Economics
  China                               East Asian Society                 Seminars in Social History of
Southeast Asian Studies               Social History of East Asia          East Asia
West Asian Studies                    Theory of Geography                Practicum in Southeast Asian
African Studies                       Comparative Geography in Asia        studies
Russian and Soviet Studies            Introduction to Philosophy         Seminar in West Asian Studies
European Economy                      European Enlightenment             Seminar in Comparative
Introduction to Economics             Urban Planning                       Geographic Research in Asia
Microeconomics                        Community Planning                 Seminar in Social and
Macroeconomics                        Social Issues of Contemporary        Economic Aspects of the
Economic Policy                          Japan                             United States
Public Finance                        Area Study I, II                   Seminar in Area Study II
International Economics and           Physical Geography                 Seminar in Contemporary
  Finance                             Urban Geography                      China
Economic Development of               Population Geography               Seminar in International
  Developing Countries                Trade Network Studies                Relations
Japanese Economy                      Computational Economic Science Seminar in International Law
Special Lectures on                   Basic Economic Information         Seminar in Administrative Law
  International Studies I, II, III,      Sience                          Seminar in Public
  IV                                  Introduction to Artificial           Administration
Social and Economic Aspects of           Intelligence                    Practicum in Area Study I
  the United States                   Statistics                         Practicum in Thai Urban
Japanese Politics                     Environment and International        Sociology
Japan-US Relations                       Cooperation                     Practicum in International
Current International Problems        Regional Environmental Control       Cooperation Studies
Modern Political Thought              Soil and Water Conservation        Experiments in Behavior
International Organization            Contemporary Social Welfare          Systems
International Cooperation             Introduction to Social Welfare     Seminar in European
  Studies I, II                       Ethnography                          Enlightenment
Japanese Constitutional Law I,        Teaching Japanese as a Foreign     Seminar in Teaching Japanese
  II                                     Language I, II                    as a Foreign Language II
Comparative Studies of                Methodology of Teaching            Practicum in Teaching Japanese
  Constitutional Laws                    Japanese as a Foreign             as a Foreign Language I
International Human Rights               Language                        Seminar in Methodology of
  Law                                 Contemporary Japanese I, II          Teaching Japanese as a
Administrative Law I, II              English Reading in International     Foreign Language
Public Administration                    Studies                         Practicum in Introduction to
Local Public Autonomy                 Japan’s International Relations      Computer Networks
Leisure Administration                Internship in International        Practicum in Economic
Civil Law I, II                          Studies                           Simulation
Industrial Sociology                                                     Seminar in Environment and
Thai Urban Sociology                                                       International Cooperation
                                                                         Seminar in Ethnology
                                                                         Seminar in Economic
                                                                           Development of Developing
                                                                           Countries
                                                                         Special Seminar in
                                                                           International Studies


                                                                            Required Courses:
                                                                       Preparatory Seminar for Thesis
                                                                         Research
                                                                       Thesis Research
(3) International Cultural Studies Department

                                         Department Core Courses
 Introduction to Linguistics             Cultural Studies               Art and Culture
 Contemporary Thoughts of Europe
                               Electives                                      Seminars/Practicums
 Japanese Culture                   Comparative Study of Juvenile       Seminar in Ethnography
 History of Japanese Thought          Literature                        Seminar in Art and Culture
 Japanese Literature and            Introduction to European            Seminar in Cultural
   Culture                            History                             Representation Studies A,B,C
 Studies in Japanese Budo           Outline of Japanese History         Seminar in Contemporary
   (Material Arts)                  Introduction to Archeology            Thought of Europe
 Korean Cultural Studies            Outline of Asian History            Seminar in European
 Chinese Cultural Studies           Introduction to Philosophy            Enlightenment
 History and Culture in             History of Western Philosophy       Seminar in International English
   Modern Europe                    Contemporary Philosophy and           Communication
 Christian Cultural Studies           Culture                           Practicum in Interpersonal
 Comparative Geography in           European Enlightenment                Communication
   Asia                             Comparative Study of Thought        Seminar in Linguistics
 British Cultural Studies           Comparative Study of Religions      Seminar in Japanese Linguistics
 History of British Literature      Contemporary Art                    Seminar in Japanese Literature
 American Cultural Studies          Thought of Art                        and Culture
 History of American Literature Western Aesthetics                      Seminar in Korean Cultural
 German Cultural Studies A, B       Studies in Cultural                   Studies
 German Philology                     Representation                    Seminar in Chinese Cultural
 French Cultural Studies            Kinesics                              Studies
 Comparative Study of Eastern       Structures and Functions of         Seminar in Asian Comparative
   and Western Culture                Language                            Geography
 History of Cultural Exchange       Linguistics and Speech Sounds       Seminar in German Cultural
   Between Japan and Korea          Language and Cognitive Science        Studies
 Japanese-Chinese Literary          Contrastive Linguistics             Seminar in French Cultural
   Relations                        Japanese Linguistics                  Studies
 Comparative Study of               History of Japanese Language        Seminar in British Cultural
   Japanese and European            Comparative Study of the              Studies
   Literature                         Japanese and Chinese              Seminar in British Literature
                                      Language                          Seminar in American Cultural
                                    International Communication           Studies
                                    Ethnography                         Seminar in American Literature
                                    Study of Gender                     Seminar in Comparative Study
                                    Interpersonal Communication           of Eastern and Western
                                    Special Lectures on International     Culture
                                      Studies I, II, III, IV            Seminar in Comparative Study
                                    Teaching Japanese as a Foreign        of Japanese and European
                                      Language I, II                      Literature
                                    Methodology of Teaching             Seminar in Teaching Japanese as
                                      Japanese as a Foreign               a Foreign Language II
                                      Language                          Practicum in Teaching Japanese
                                    Contemporary Japanese I, II           as a Foreign Language I
                                                                        Seminar in Methodology of
                                   Audio Visual Education                 Teaching Japanese as a
                                   Internship in International            Foreign Language
                                     Studies                            Language in Society


                                                                             Required Courses:
                                                                        Preparatory Seminar for Thesis
                                                                          Research
                                                                        Thesis Research
               Undergraduate Course Descriptions

I. Introductory Seminars on Academic Study           understand the essentials of the C programming
                                                     language, from statements and variables to
Introductory Seminar                                 structures and abstract data types.
2 credits
First year                                           Experimental Psychology
Seminar course                                       2 credits
This course will present discussions on the          Third year
political, economic, and cultural relations          Laboratory Course
between Japan and China, in the postwar period       An expansion of the topics presented in Behavior
based on the viewpoint of interdependence and        Systems. Students will be taught experimental
competition. It will also deepen students'           design, data collection, and data processing.
understanding about "the Taiwan Issue " and          They will be expected to design and carry out an
"the Sino-Japanese economic cooperation              original experiment and present their results.
problem" in contemporary international politics
through reading various key historical               Greek Moral Thoughts
documents.                                           2 credits
                                                     First to Fourth year
Introductory Seminar                                 Lecture course
2 credits                                            This class provides students with a historical
First year                                           survey of ancient Greek moral thoughts from
Seminar course                                       Thales to the Stoics.
The course facilitates students to pursue research
independently and as groups. Within the broad        History of International Politics
theme of re-thinking the linkages between the        2 credits
world, region, and one’s livelihoods, the students   First to Fourth year
learn to select their own topics, to gather          Lecture course
information, to make presentations, and to           An examination and analysis on modern history
discuss related issues.                              of East Asia. Topics include the process of
                                                     modernization of Japan and the role of Japanese
II. Literacy/General Education Courses               invasions in neighboring nations.

                                                     History of Japan and Asia
Behavior Modification
                                                     2 credits
2 credits
                                                     First to Fourth year
Third year
                                                     Lecture course
Lecture Course
                                                     The aim of this course is to explain the 100+ year
An analysis of how human behavior is shaped by
                                                     long Sino-Japanese relations from the time of the
the interactions of innate and environmental
                                                     first Sino-Japanese war of 1894 from the both
factors from the standpoint of learning theories.
                                                     sides of “cooperation” and “hostility”. Topics to
British and American Literature                      be examined include such "hot" topics as the
2 credits                                            Nanjing Massacre, “Comfort Women”, and
First to Fourth year                                 Sovereign Rights of the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands.
 Lecture course                                      In addition, the actual conditions of postwar
American and British short stories are discussed:    Sino-Japanese trade, investment and ODA will
characteristics of the short story, reasons of the   be discussed.
rise of the short story in the US., early American
                                                     Internationalization and Human Rights
short stories, O. Henry's short stories, the
                                                     2 credits
development in Britain and Ireland, Bloomsburry
                                                     First year
group, H.E.Bates' short stories.
                                                     Lecture course
Programming                                          Students will form an understanding of human
2 credits                                            rights problems in Japan from the standpoint of
Second year                                          international standards. Among the topics to be
Lecture course                                       examined are rights of resident aliens, postwar
The course is intended to provide students with      compensation, minorities in Japan, refugee
a complete introduction to the most important        problems, women’s rights, and children’s rights.
aspects of C programming. Students will
                                                     Internet and Government Information
2 credits                                            Comparative Literature
First year                                           2 credits
Seminar course                                       First year
An examination and analysis of government            Lecture course
information on internet websites, especially         This course is an introduction to comparative
concerning government newsletters from various       literature.
ministries and government offices. Among the
topics to be discussed are the characteristics of    Japanese Literature
up-to-the-minute reports, the intentions of          2 credits
government, the utility value of government          First to Fourth year
information and its effect on people.                Lecture course
                                                     This course aims to appreciate the description of
Introduction to Human Geography                      nature and human beings in Japanese short verse.
2 credits                                            Students read haiku in season. They may enjoy
First year                                           compose haiku.
Lecture course
In this course, various topics of human              Korean Literature
geography will be discussed. First the students      2 credits
will be presented with basic concepts and            First year
methods of human geography. Then, these              Lecture course
concepts and methods will be applied using a         A survey of Korean literature emphasizing genre,
geographical view of Utsunomiya and its              style and context.
surrounding region through map reading, and
case studies of cultural geography in Japan.         Modern European Thought
                                                     2 credits
Introduction to International Relations              Second Year
2 credits                                            Lecture course
First year                                           This course provides students with a historical
Lecture course                                       survey of modern european thoughts from Denis
An introduction to the major topics of the current   Diderot to Michel Foucault. Mainly, the problem
international relations. Topics include the          of “limitations of the reason” is explored.
theoretical history of war and peace, United
Nations and world order, humanitarian                Music Culture in Latin America
intervention and human security, NGOs and            2 credits
human rights and the reconciliation in the war-      First to Fourth year
torn societies.                                      Lecture course
                                                     This course is designed to give an overview of
Introduction to Moral Philosophy                     Latin American music culture, focusing
2 credits                                            especially on popular music. The students will be
First to Fourth year                                 trained to listen to the music and write about it
Lecture course                                       with critical sense.
An introductory course investigating the
fundamental concepts of ethics.                      Modern Moral Thoughts
                                                     2 credits
Introduction to Philosophy                           First to Fourth year
2 credits                                            Lecture course
Second year                                          This class provides students with a historical
Lecture course                                       survey of modern moral thoughts from Hobbes
Students will be expected to read the works of       to Hegel.
various important philosophers such as
Descartes and Rousseau in order to become            Theory and Practice in Modern Politics
engaged in philosophical thought.                    2 credits
                                                     First year
Introduction to Social Development                   Lecture course
2 credits                                            An examination and consideration of problems
First to Fourth year                                 in Japanese politics, especially the thinking
Lecture course                                       pattern of the Liberal Democratic Party and the
The course introduces concepts and issues of         function and structure of policy decision making
social development, mainly of developing             processes in the LDP. Among the topics to be
countries. Main issues dealt in the course are       discussed are the relationship between party
education, health, population, poverty, water,       politics and bureaucratic administration, the
environment, gender, and participation.
possibility of power exchange and the power of        skills such as finding main ideas, recognizing
media.                                                organizational patterns, and guessing vocabulary
                                                      will be incorporated.
Theory and Methods of Historical Science
2 credits                                             English Reading
First to Fourth year                                  First year
Lecture course                                        1 credit
This course is divided into two parts. Part one is    Lecture course
the theory of history which will attempt to           Students will read William Saroyan's short
answer the following questions, "What is              stories.
history?" and "Why must it be studied?" How to
distinguish what is true or false in primary and      English Reading
secondary historical sources will be explored.        2 credits
Part two will present case studies of some            First to Second year
historical events such as the Hanaoka Incident of     Seminar course
1945 and the process of its lawsuit settlement in     English reading for practical use. This course is
2000. Studies of personalities, events, ideas and     intended to help students learn how to read
institutions in China from earliest times to the      correctly and effectively by reading a essays on
present day will also be presented according to       contemporary issues of health and the
students’ interests.                                  environment.

English Grammar                                       English Reading
1 credit                                              2 credits
First year                                            First to Second year
Lecture course                                        Seminar course
Grammatical reading of university-level English.      This course focuses on the development and
Through the use of a textbook focusing on             practice of basic reading skills necessary for
Australia, students will gain both a                  successful university-level reading in the English
comprehensive understanding of Australian             language.
culture and modern English grammar and usage.
                                                      Special Seminar in English Grammar
English Grammar                                       2 credits
2 credits                                             First to Second year , Junior and Senior
First to Second year                                  Seminar course
Seminar course                                        This course is an advanced seminar in English
This is a course for students who need to develop     writing. This course is intended to help each
and practice basic English grammar necessary for      student learn the process of writing and become
successful university-level reading and writing.      a better writer of English. Its major focus will be
                                                      on the organization of paragraphs and essays in
English Reading                                       academic settings.
2 credits
First to Second year                                  English Grammar
Seminar course                                        1 credit
An interpretation and appreciation of essays and      First to Second year
short stories written by American and British         Seminar course
authors such as George Orwell and Lafcadio            Students will practice grammar and apply their
Hearn. A detailed explanation of sentence             skills to writing English composition. The course
structure and vocabulary will be given.               will focus on: impersonal subject, subjunctive,
However, students will be encouraged to become        narrative verbs, negation, adjective construction,
more independent readers.                             nominal construction, and tense.

English Reading                                       English Grammar
1 credit                                              1 credit
First year                                            First to Second year
Practical course                                      Seminar course
This practical course has three main parts:           This course is a continuation of English
Extensive Reading, Intensive Reading and              Grammar I and will provide more practice in
Reading Skills. Students will read short stories at   English grammar with practical application to
a comfortable reading level to increase fluency.      composition. The course will focus on: auxiliary
Intensive readings will be done in class to           verb, cognitive verb, comparison, pronoun,
increase vocabulary and to read longer, more          progressive tense, sentence adverb, and the
complicated texts. Exercises focusing on reading      causative verb.
English Communication                                 Introduction to German
Advanced English Conversation                         2 credits
1 credit                                              First year
Second year                                           Lecture course
Practical course                                      Students will be introduced to basic vocabulary,
Students will analyze and practice English            expressions, set phrases, and simple sentences in
conversation by means of reading the scripts and      texts.
watching the video series of Sherlock Holmes
and Dr. Watson.                                       Intermediate German
                                                      2 credits
English Conversation                                  Second year
1 credit                                              Reading Course
First year                                            This course is aimed at improving overall skills
Lecture course                                        in German and advancing their knowledge of
A topic based course in which authentic content       German grammar and structure. Students will
is the springboard for meaningful language work.      be presented with a variety of reading materials
The emphasis of the course will be on speaking        appropriate for their level and interests.
with ample opportunity for interacting with class
members.                                              Advanced French
                                                      2 credits
Introduction to Chinese (Mandarin)                    Second year
2 credits                                             Seminar course
First to Fourth year                                  This course is designed for students who have a
Lecture course                                        basic knowledge of French. Development of
This is a yearlong standard oral Chinese              vocabulary and conversational skills will be the
(Mandarin) course that lays particular emphasis       focus of the course.
on fostering the listening and speaking ability of
the learners. This course will present everyday       Elementary French
phraseology for many situations of conversation.      2 credits
Each lesson will be supported by movies and TV        First year
dramas recorded from programs of CCTV (China          Seminar course
Central TV).                                          This course introduces students to the basic
                                                      vocabulary and common expressions of the
Introduction to Chinese                               French language.
2 credits
First year                                            Introduction to Korean
Seminar course                                        2 credits
This course introduces students to Chinese            First year
language, politics and culture. It focuses on         Lecture course
pronunciation and acquisition of basic grammar.       This course is intended as an introduction to
Moreover, an introduction to the Chinese              Korean listening, speaking, reading, writing and
political economy and present-day culture of          grammar.
China is integrated in the course.
                                                      Introduction to Thai
Intermediate Chinese                                  2 credits
2 credits                                             First to Fourth year
Second year                                           Seminar course
Seminar course                                        This course aims at mastering basic grammar
In this course, students will advance their           and pronunciation of Thai.
conversation, reading comprehension and
cognitive skills in the Chinese language. The
content of the class text will focus on present-day
                                                      III. Foundation courses
China.                                                (i) Basic courses
Basic German                                          International Relations
2 credits                                             2 credits
First year                                            Lecture course
Seminar course                                        An introduction to the basic concepts, structures
The purpose of this course is to help the students    and theories of international relations. Examines
make their first step towards understanding the       the history of nation-state system, balance of
German language and culture.                          power, collective security system, hegemony and
alliance, international regimes and institutions,     (ii) Foreign language courses
north-south divide and globalization.
                                                      Academic English Writing A
Introduction to Area Studies                          2 credits
2 credits                                             Third year
First year                                            Seminar course
Lecture course                                        This course focuses on basic processes of writing
Area study is a new approach of social science to     an academic essay. The first part of the course
overcome the limitations of studying traditional      deals with paragraph organization, paragraph
academic disciplines separately. Area study           development and supporting techniques. The
combines various approaches in an                     second part of the course expands to essay
interdisciplinary method in order to analyze a        organization and methods of development. The
certain area, region and/or country. Because the      third part of the course discusses how to apply
present world society is changing dramatically, it    essay writing technique when taking a timed
is necessary to have a comprehensive perspective      essay test.
of it by combining and integrating results of
traditional disciplines.                              Academic English Writing B
                                                      2 credits
                                                      Third year
International English Communication
                                                      Seminar course
2 credits
                                                      This class aims at students' ability to write an
First year
                                                      extended research paper. Students will learn the
Lecture course
                                                      techniques of summarizing, paraphrasing, and
Fundamental terminology and basic theories of
                                                      quoting from source materials to support their
communication. The course gives the students
                                                      theses. They will be encouraged to go beyond
the arts of English communication in cross-
                                                      written material and incorporate interviewing or
cultural situations. The class will also focus on a
                                                      other media to use as source material. They will
variety of topics that influence language learning
                                                      also be taught how to use a style manual such as
and communication. Among the topics are
                                                      APA or MLA to accurately cite references.
linguistic discrimination, bilingualism, and
regional and social varieties of language.
                                                      Academic English Writing A
                                                      2 credits
Cultural Anthropology
                                                      Third year
2 credits
                                                      Seminar course
First year
                                                      An introduction to academic writing in English.
Lecture course
                                                      This course is designed:
This course aims at basic cross-cultural
                                                      (a) to increase fluency in written expression
understanding. After reviewing various
                                                      (b) to familiarize students with various academic
definitions of culture in cultural anthropology
                                                      writing techniques
and related areas of study, lectures examine
                                                      (c) to enable each student write a short research
concepts of culture and methods current in
                                                      paper correctly and effectively
modern anthropology such as cultural relativism,
participant observation, and ethnography. The
                                                      Advanced English Reading
lectures also introduce various examples of
                                                      2 credits
ethnography. Trough these case studies, the
                                                      Third year
lecture aims at both the deeper understanding of
                                                      Seminar course
other cultures and the critical evaluation of
                                                      An intensive reading course at the advanced
methods of cross-cultural understanding.
                                                      level. Students will read English texts in a
                                                      variety of genres from journalism to criticism.
Cross-cultural Communication
2 credits
                                                      English Conversation (Intensive Training
First year
                                                      Course)
Lecture course
                                                      2 credits
This class will promote the mutual
                                                      Second year
understanding of international multi-cultural
                                                      Seminar course
societies. It will introduce students to basic
                                                      This intensive course consists of three
notions of communication, culture, and cross-
                                                      preparatory sessions and a 4-day, off campus
cultural communication via psychological
                                                      training program. Classes, extra-curricular
studies on issues in cross-cultural
                                                      activities, daily living and casual conversation
communication. Students will deepen their
                                                      are conducted in English, simulating a foreign
understanding of human communication and
                                                      experience. Extra-curricular activities include
communication behavior.
                                                      games, a walk-rally and drama among others.
Current English                                        Korean Conversation
2 credits                                              2 credits
Third year                                             Second year
An intensive reading course for current English.       Seminar course
Students will read mainly English journalistic         A topic based course in which authentic content
texts.                                                 is used to present students with daily phrases,
                                                       forms of address and vocabulary necessary to
Chinese Reading A                                      carry on intermediate level conversations.
2 credits
Second year                                            Korean Reading
Seminar course                                         2 credits
The purpose of this course is to gain the reading      Second year
ability of advanced level Chinese. A text on           Seminar course
Chinese traditional culture will be used in the        This course will provide students with selected
course.                                                readings in various disciplines.

Chinese Reading B                                      Korean Composition
2 credits                                              2 credits
Second year                                            Second year
Seminar course                                         Seminar course
The purpose of this course is to gain the reading      This course will provide students with training
ability of advanced level Chinese. A text on           in intermediate level writing.
Chinese traditional culture will be used in the
course.                                                Spanish Composition
                                                       2 credits
                                                       Third year
Chinese Reading C                                      Lecture course
2 credits                                              During this course students will develop skills
Third year                                             for writing texts in Spanish. The students will be
Seminar course                                         provided with an explanation of composition
The purpose of this course is to gain the reading      skills and basic grammar points to ensure to
ability and power of expression of advanced            express themselves in written Spanish. Students
level Chinese. The course text focuses on Taiwan,      will participate in diverse activities such as
Hong Kong, and Overseas-Chinese societies.             periodically writing brief reports on given topics.
                                                       Students will also submit written descriptions of
French Reading A                                       current events prepared from analysis of
2 credits                                              Spanish language newspapers.
Second year
Seminar course                                         Spanish Reading C
Students will practice reading various texts of        2 credits
daily French based on current topics ranging           Third year
from politics to sports. Students will further their   Lecture course
understanding of grammar and strengthen their          This course is intended for those students who
reading comprehension skills.                          have had some previous experience of the
                                                       language. The students will further develop their
French Composition                                     abilities to use Spanish for reading texts related
2 credits                                              to a variety of situations and purposes. The
Third year                                             course is focused on reading (fiction and non-
Seminar course                                         fiction) with the goals of applying effective
Students will develop the ability to express           reading techniques and strategies, increasing
themselves in writing using daily French.              vocabulary, and improving general reading and
                                                       oral communication skills.
German Reading
2 credits                                              Thai Conversation
Second year                                            2 credits
Reading Course                                         Second year
This is an intermediate level course. Students         Seminar course
will be presented with a variety of reading            This course aims at being familiar with
materials in order to practice and develop             conversational phrases and at improving
reading skills.                                        speaking and listening skills in Thai.
(iii) Information Processing Courses                   ideas and concepts of environmental issues in
                                                       global society.
Information Processing
2 credits                                              (ii) Electives
Second year
Lecture course                                         Administrative Law I
Students will learn how to process digital             2 credits
information. They will acquire skills of searching     Second year
information on Web pages, making documents,            Lecture course
data processing on spread sheets, and                  This course is an introduction to the study of law.
presentation. Students will be required to write       It consists of an examination of the
reports and make a presentation.                       administrative view of law, focusing on
                                                       executive and political responsibilities.

IV International Social Studies Department             Administrative Law II
(i) Department core courses                            2 credits
                                                       Third year
International Politics                                 Lecture course
2 credits                                              This course is a continuation of Administrative
First year                                             Law (1). It consists of an examination and
Lecture course                                         analysis of the administrative process of law.
Among the topics to be discussed are ideological
conflict, the separation and unification of states,    African Studies
ethnic problems, revolution and war, economic          2 credits
growth and modernization.                              Second year
                                                       Lecture course
International Law                                      The course aims at enriching knowledge and
2 credits                                              understanding of the African region and its
First year                                             people. After introduction of the African nations,
Lecture Course                                         natural environment, history, culture, and world
Students will learn the basic concepts and             heritage, contemporary issues such as conflicts,
theories of international law. Among the topics        malnutrition, gender, HIV/AIDS, urbanization,
to be examined are the historical development,         and endogenous development are discussed.
legal sources, domestic impact, fundamental
rights of States, peaceful settlement of               International Cooperation Studies II
international disputes, and the U.N. collective        2 credits
security system.                                       Third year
                                                       Lecture course
Theory of International Economy                        Lecture and workshop on methods of technical
2 credits                                              cooperation for rural and agricultural
Second year                                            development in developing countries. The
Lecture course                                         methods to be discussed are fieldwork
This course familiarizes students with the basic       techniques; appraisal by missions; project cycle
theory of international trade and finance. A clear     management including problem analysis,
understanding of the determinants and nature of        objective analysis, and project design matrix; and
international trade and financial flows is vital for   participatory rural appraisal.
any international study. The needed theoretical
foundations are provided in this course along          Area Study II
with practical applications, so as to enable           2 credits
students to understand current events in the           Second year
international                                          Lecture course
                                                       This course offers an examination and analysis of
International Society                                  labor migration in Asian regions. This course will
2 credits                                              study Japan, Taiwan, South Korea as labor
Second year                                            receiving countries, and the Philippines as a
Lecture course                                         labor sending country. Two issues will be
This course consists of three parts. Part one          discussed: (1) the impact of the inflow of foreign
provides general knowledge of the concept and          laborers on receiving societies and (2) The reason
aspects of globalization. Part two deals with          why so many Filipinos have gone abroad to
poverty issues in a global society. In this part,      work .
special attention will be paid to homelessness
and global migrants. Part three offers the basic
Behavioral Systems                                     nation states in the area, oil and economic
2 credits                                              development and so on. The students will
Second year                                            analyze and examine the present world political
Lecture Course                                         structure more critically from the viewpoint of
An analysis of human behavior and an                   the Middle East because of its specific regional
examination of the system and sub-systems              geopolitical and historical positions.
involved, including cognitive, motivational, and
learning systems.                                      East Asian Society
                                                       2 credits
European Enlightenment                                 Third year
2 credits                                              Lecture course
Second to Fourth year                                  This course will survey the history of modern
Lecture course                                         and contemporary China from the Opium War to
This course is intended to afford students an          present. Upon this foundation, students will
appreciation of the way that “enlightenment”           examine Chinese society from its political life,
was developed and received in European                 economy, social system, culture, and
civilization. We will examine a few select             international relations in every era. To
materials which address theological,                   understand today's China, The White Papers of
philosophical, cultural and social subjects and        the government of the People’s Republic, such as
historical themes. We will consider their relation     Tibet, population, national defense and human
to 18th century thought.                               rights, will be read as
                                                       reference documents.
Computational Economics
2 credits                                              Environment and International Cooperation
Second year                                            2 credits
Lecture course                                         First to Fourth year
Students will study computational models and           Lecture course
computer simulations for the economics of              The course is designed to familiarize students
complex systems. This is a theoretical course          with key issues and debates regarding
which will be followed by Computational                international cooperation on environment. The
Economics Laboratory.                                  course provides students with an opportunity of
                                                       analyzing and assessing international
Computational Economics Laboratory                     environmental cooperation on various modalities
2 credits                                              ranging from international treaty, non-binding
Third year                                             agreements, moderate policy dialogues, ODA,
Laboratory course                                      cooperation among private sectors, research
Students will study techniques of building             cooperation etc.
computational models of economics and
techniques of computer programming for                 Foundations of Computational Economics
economic simulations.                                  2 credits
                                                       First year
Comparative Geography in Asia                          Lecture course
2 credits                                              Students will study mathematics, computer
Second year                                            science and computer programming to build a
Lecture course                                         foundation for computational economics.
In this course, regional and varietal
characteristics of Asia are discussed through an       Modern and Contemporary China
interregional comparison of various geographical       2 credits
subjects such as location and size of the territory,   First year
climate, population, material culture and life         Lecture course
habits of each country.                                This course will present a historical overview of
                                                       China’s international relations. The former part
West Asian Studies                                     of the course will introduce China’s foreign
2 credits                                              policy and diplomatic thoughts of Chinese
Second to Fourth year                                  diplomats, and the structure and process of
Lecture course                                         foreign policy-making. The latter part will deal
West Asia, or the Middle East, is an area on the       with China’s political, economic, and security
globe which has its own specific characteristics       relations with the US, Asia, and Europe,
and is a focal point of contradiction between the      especially the regional relationships in East Asia.
developed Western countries and developing
countries in the region. The lectures deal with        Social History of East Asia
modern Islam revival and political implications,       2 credits
Second year                                           An analysis of the structures and functions of
Lecture course                                        international organizations through historical
An examination and analysis of East Asian             and theoretical perspectives. A special emphasis
history, especially modern China under Mao Tse        on the United Nations System from its history to
Tung and Deng Xiao Ping. Among the topics to          the ongoing organizational reform. European
be discussed are the separation and unification of    Union and other regional organizations will also
states, economic growth, and modernization.           be examined.

Industrial Sociology                                  Area Study I
2 credits                                             2 credits
Second to Fourth year                                 Second to Fourth year
Lecture course                                        Lecture course
This lecture looks at the history of Industrial       This course deals with the change of civilian life
Sociology in America, especially the Hawthorne        style, consciousness, social relations and social
Experiment and the Human Relations Approach.          structure which have been brought about by the
From the perspective of Industrial Sociology,         national development plan and/or regional
Japanese management will be examined,                 development plan.
particularly the long term employment system,
labor relations and gender and the workplace.         Leisure Administration
                                                      2 credits
International Human Rights Law                        Third year
2 credits                                             Lecture course
Second year                                           Functions and structures of public
Lecture course                                        administration are explained through examining
An overview and analysis of International             sports and leisure activities as social
Human Rights Law and its impact on Japan and          phenomenon. Many sports have been exploited
the international community. Among the topics         by governments. Sport is one element of culture.
to be examined are the historical development,        And as such "the sports world" will be analysed
domestic implementation and national courts,          from a social science perspective in an effort to
implementation measures under international           grasp the mechanism of historical and social
conventions on human rights, activities of U.N.       characteristics of Japanese sports organizations.
human rights organizations, and regional
protection of human rights.                           Local Autonomy
                                                      2 credits
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)          Second year
2 credits                                             Lecture course
Third year                                            Students attending this class will consider the
Lecture course                                        functions and systems of local government.
This course is intended to provide an overview        Topics to be discussed are decentralization,
of the problems and methods studied in the field      international exchanges, the budget, and
of artificial intelligence. The focus of the course   policymaking processes concerning local
will be on the study of methods of knowledge          government. Moreover, there will be reference to
representation, data structures, and                  communication routes from local government to
algorithms useful to the development of               central government.
intelligent programs.
                                                      Contemporary China
International Cooperation Studies I                   2 credits
2 credits                                             Second year
Second year                                           Lecture course
Lecture course                                        Since the end of the Cold War, China has been
Lecture on methods of international cooperation       trying to revive its socialist system by integrating
for improving people’s living conditions in           a market economy. Taking this recent history
developing countries. Among the topics to be          into account, we will analyze the special
discussed are basic human needs, bilateral and        characteristics of Chinese politics.
multilateral aid, loan assistance, technical
cooperation, official development assistance,         Northeast Asia: Geography and Culture
non-governmental organizations, and global            2 credits
issues.                                               Second year
                                                      Lecture course
International Organization                            This course aims to outline the regional view of
2 credits                                             Northeast Asia, including Korea, Japan and the
Second to Third year                                  north-eastern part of China, by analyzing the
geographical background of cultural and                The course aims at improving students’
national traits and their regional variation in        understanding of the economic and social
these regions.                                         situations in developing countries and theories
                                                       that explain their development. The situations of
Public Administration                                  developing countries are explained based on
2 credits                                              quantitative data and qualitative information
Second year                                            related to development and poverty.
Lecture course                                         Modernization theory, dependency theory,
Fundamental concepts such as the quality of the        human development theory, and endogenous
modern states, the relationship between politics       development theory are introduced and
and public administration, the extent of public        analyzed as varied ways to understand
administration services and the relationship           development in developing countries.
between central and local governments are
explained. Other concepts we will consider are         Thai Urban Sociology
administrative bureaucracy, administrative             2 credits
control, administrative schemes, administrative        Third year
efficiency and administrative discretion.              Lecture course
                                                       An examination and analysis of the
Southeast Asian Studies                                industrialization and urbanization in Thai land
2 credits                                              from the sociological perspective. It focuses on
Second to Third year                                   the politics of development projects and the
Lecture course                                         formation of citizen organizations in Thai cities
Southeast Asia, a “crossroad of nations” between       after 1980.
South and East Asia, is now acquiring its own
identity as “ASEAN 10”. Among the issues to be         Japan-US Relations
studied are colonization and the split of the          2 credits
region, decolonization and the formation of            Third year
states, hot and cold war, economic growth and          Lecture Course
regional cooperation.                                  An analysis of Japan-US relations mainly in the area
                                                       of peace and security. Examines the impact of US
Social and Economic Aspects of the United              policies on Japanese foreign and national policies,
                                                       government’s decision-making, and citizens’ daily
States
                                                       lives, including the problems of US military bases in
2 credits
                                                       Japan.
Second year
Lecture course                                         Methodology of Teaching Japanese as a Foreign
This course surveys the social and economical          Language
structure of the U.S. It will focus on several         2 credits
themes: first is the political process of the Civil    Third year
Rights Movement followed by formation of               Lecture course
individual property, the features of an enterprise     This course provides students with knowledge of
oriented society, and the characteristic of the U.S.   teaching materials and aids for Japanese as a
as an emigration state.                                foreign language. Students will practice using
                                                       such materials and aids and also produce their
Social Issues in Contemporary Japan                    own for future use.
2 credits
Second year                                            Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language II
Lecture course                                         2 credits
Homelessness is becoming one of the most               Third year
important social issues of our day. The people         Lecture course
who are persistently homeless in big cities are,       This course is intended for students with an
overwhelmingly , men and the aged. This                interest in teaching Japanese language in a
phenomenon is closely related with the fact that       foreign country. It provides opportunities to
many of Japan's homeless are/were day laborers         learn practical methods of organizing a language
in the yoseba. This course offers an examination       course based on situation and needs analysis.
and analysis of homelessness and the yoseba in
contemporary Japan.                                    Special Lecture on International Studies II
                                                       2 credits
Economic Development of Developing                     Third year
Countries                                              Lecture course
2 credits                                              The course is a general survey of contemporary
Third year                                             Latin America, covering the most important
Lecture course                                         economic, social, cultural, and political questions.
The course is designed to provide students with       recruitment of students, making a course plan, to
a richer picture of Latin America than they           carrying out actual lessons.
already have. Latin America is an enormously
varied region and its people are equally varied.      Seminar in Administrative Law
At the end of the course, students should be able     2 credits
to discuss generally the major cultural and social    Junior
themes of contemporary Latin American and be          Seminar course
able to use that knowledge to analyze current         This course is designed to deepen the knowledge
events.                                               of Administrative Law.
                                                      Students will be expected to submit reports
Japan’s International Relations                       weekly on a suggested topic.
2 credits
Third year                                            Seminar in Area Studies II
Lecture                                               2 credits
The aim of this course is to study Japan’s            Third year
international relations through English texts and     Seminar course
materials. By analyzing Japanese foreign policies     This course is a seminar in Area Studies.
through foreign language, it is expected that         Students are requested to present reports on
students will enhance their abilities to              assigned topics. Among the topics to be
understand and to examine Japan’s role in the         discussed are labor migration, urban underclass,
world at the time of globalization.                   homelessness and international cooperation in
                                                      Asia.
(iii) Seminars/Laboratory
Work/Fieldwork/Practicum                              Seminar in Comparative Geographic Research
                                                      in Asia A
Experiments in Behavior Systems                       2 credits
2 credits                                             Third year
Third year                                            Seminar course
Seminar course                                        This course provides students with elementary
This course provides students with opportunities      training for research in Asian Studies. Students
to carry out experiments on behaviour systems.        will be expected to refer to documented records
Students will conduct measurements of social          in specific fields in which they are interested and
attitudes, measurement of images, evaluative          to read, summarize and criticize them.
conditioning and contingency judgements.
Students will also learn methods of data analysis.    Seminar in Comparative Geographic Research
                                                      in Asia B
Practicum in Economic Simulation                      2 credits
2 credits                                             Third year
Third year                                            Seminar course
Seminar course                                        This course is a continuation of the
Students will examine the problems related to         undergraduate seminar in Comparative
complex system economics by designing and             Geographical Research A, with further
constructing an economic simulation model and         presentation of practical methods and creation of
conducting simulations.                               a research plan for their Senior thesis. Each
                                                      student's research will be discussed in this course.
Practicum in Introduction to Computer
Networks                                              Seminar in Contemporary West Asia
2 credits                                             2 credits
Third year                                            Third year
Seminar course                                        Seminar course
This course provides students with knowledge of       An analysis of the major issues in West Asia, or
hardware of computer networks and methods of          the Middle East, by reading the original
running networks. Students will practice              historical documents so that students can
providing information through the internet.           formulate their own judgement on the important
                                                      conflicting issues. Among the issues to be
Practicum in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign           concentrated on are the development of Zionism
Language                                              in Europe, Orientalism, imperialism and
2 credits                                             nationalism, state formation, oil and economic
Third year                                            development, Islam and secularism, Christianity
Seminar course                                        and the Middle East, US hegemony, and the
Students will participate in on-the-job training of   development of culture.
the process of teaching Japanese: from
Seminar in Social History of East Asia                issues. The topics to be examined will be selected
2 credits                                             by students themselves.
Third year
Seminar course                                        Seminar in Contemporary China
An examination and analysis of East Asian             2 credits
history, especially modern China under Mao Tse        Third year
Tung and Deng Xiao Ping. Among the topics to          Seminar course
be discussed are the economic growth and              Current topics include the Chinese Revolution,
modernization of farming in North China.              Sino-Soviet Controversy, Cultural Revolution,
                                                      China-U.S. Detente, Reform and Open Policy,
Seminar in Economic Development in                    China Taiwan Conflicts, and ethnic problems.
Developing Countries
2 credits                                             Seminar in Public Administration A
Third year                                            2 credits
Seminar course                                        Third year
The course provides students a framework to           Seminar course
analyze the relationships between their lives in a    Students attending this seminar will be expected
developed country, and lives in developing            to research practical administrative activities.
countries. Through research on a specific topic       Concretely, they will be required to clarify policy
(food and non-food commodity) as individuals          problems concerning government activities by
and groups, students analyze the direct and           gathering materials on specific administrative
indirect impact of mass-consumption in Japan on       incidents and interviewing government officials
the economy and daily lives of women and men          concerned according to their own respective
in developing countries.                              interests.

Seminar in Environment and International              Seminar in Public Administration B
Cooperation                                           2 credits
2 credits                                             Third year
Third year                                            Seminar course
Students will be expected to analyze                  This seminar will consider what the relationship
international cooperation on major                    between citizens and administration ought to be
environmental issues affecting more than one          by conducting a questionnaire and participating
country, utilizing theoretical approaches to the      in community activities. Students will be
study of international politics.                      expected to prepare a paper for presentation at a
                                                      joint seminar with other universities such as
Seminar in the European Enlightenment                 Waseda University and Hosei University among
2 credits                                             others. The joint seminar is held at the beginning
Third year                                            of December every year.
Seminar course
This seminar will concentrate on research, while       Practicum in Southeast Asian Studies
discussing and debating the European                  2 credits
enlightenment and the philosophers of this age.       Third year
We will be concerned with a variety of the            Practicum Course
political, economic, and social cultural issues.      An examination of the theories and analysis of
                                                      the realities in Southeast Asia, including
Seminar in International Relations                    traditional social formations, colonization and
2 credits                                             decolonization in the great-power dominated
Third year                                            world system, exogenous and indigenous
Seminar                                               development, war and peace, and regional
An advanced study of international relations          identity as “ASEAN 10”.
with an emphasis on peace and security,
international organization and world order.           Seminar in Theory of International Economy
Through the reading of academic texts in these        2 credits
areas, it is aimed that the students acquire skills   Third year
of logical and critical thinking and writing.         Seminar course
                                                      An examination and analysis of international
Seminar in International Law                          economy. Among the topics to be discussed are
2cedits                                               economic growth and modernization, conditions
Third year                                            of economic growth, the role of international
Seminar course                                        financial organization, north-south economic
An examination of specific applications of            relations and the regional integration of the EC.
international law to peace and human rights
Practicum in International Cooperation Studies         This course will explore art and culture, and the
2 credits                                              relationship between
Third year                                             mythical thinking and aesthetic conceptions.
Practicum course
This class will afford students an opportunity to      Contemporary Thoughts of Europe
practice methods of field survey including crisis      2 credits
management, documentation collection,                  Junior
interview, and photography. They will conduct          Lecture course
an on-site investigation of activities of              An explanation of Sartre and Merleau-ponty’s
international aid agencies in developing               philosophy. Mainly, the problem of “Oneself and
countries and they will be expected to present         Other” is explored.
their investigation results.
                                                       (ii) Electives
Special Seminar in International Studies
2 credits                                              American Cultural Studies
Third year                                             2 credits
Seminar course                                         First to Second year
This Seminar provides an opportunity for               Lecture course
students interested in expanding their                 An exploration of the history of the United States
knowledge on Latin American issues that were           from a multicultural perspective. Students will
already addressed, in general form, in the Course      examine how each cultural or ethnic group has
Special Lecture on International Studies II. The       participated in making the United States what it
Seminar will focus on contemporary Latin               is today.
America, covering important economic, social,
cultural and political questions that students         British Cultural Studies
would be particularly interested in studying,          2 credits
possibly as part of the process of future thesis       First year
preparation.                                           Lecture course
                                                       Various aspects of British culture are discussed.
V. International Cultural Studies Department           An analysis of stereotypical ideas of British
(i) Department core courses                            culture and an examination of the varieties of
                                                       British English are presented in light of the long
Introduction to Linguistics                            and complex history. Other topics discussed are
2 credits                                              the political system, geographical features,
First year                                             industry, volunteer activities, tourist resorts,
Lecture course                                         manners and customs.
An introduction to the study of language and
communication. This course discusses the three         Studies in Chinese Culture
main goals of linguistics, the scientific              2 credits
methodology of linguistics, structural properties      Second year
of language (such as syntax, phonology,                Lecture course
semantics), functional properties of language          This course will examine the role religion has
(such as pragmatics, sociolinguistics), and            played in China. The relationship between
language acquisition with special reference to         Chinese traditional society and religion is
Universal Grammar.                                     examined from many different viewpoints.

Cultural Studies                                       Comparative Study of Japanese and European
2 credits                                              Literature
First year                                             2 credits
Lecture course                                         Second year
This course is designed to allow students to           Lecture course
formulate a clear idea that so called "cultures" are   An analysis and criticism on Shakespeare's
social representations. Students do exercises in       Hamlet and modern Japanese literary works
each class to decode cultural stereotypes existing     influenced or inspired by Hamlet.
in our everyday life, and to analyze power
relations behind the representations.                  Comparative Modern Drama
                                                       2 credits
Art and Culture                                        Third to Fourth year
2 credits                                              Lecture course
Second year                                            A general survey of Japanese drama, mainly
Lecture course                                         Kabuki and Noh, emphasizing the importance of
                                                       actors and their bodies contrasted with the
dominance attached to the text in Western drama.   German Philology
Modernity of the plays of Chikamatsu               2 credits
Monzaemon will be highlighted as they were         First to Third year
originally written for Bunraku (puppet theater).   Lecture course
                                                   In this course students will read an introductory
Contrastive Linguistics                            book to expand the knowledge in the German
2 credits                                          society and culture. The course’s aim is to
Second year                                        research the major developments in language,
Lecture course                                     literature and situation, and thus provide
A theory-neutral comparison and contrast           students with an overview of the culture and
between English and Japanese. This course puts     currents that helped to shape such works written
a special emphasis on investigating and            by philosophers, novelists, scholars u.s.w.
analyzing data on morphology, syntax,
phonology, semantics, pragmatics, etc. In          History of American Literature
addition, it aims to make some contribution to     2 credits
Language Universals and the Teaching of            Second to Third year
English as a Foreign Language.                     Lecture course
                                                   An overview of American literature from the first
Comparative Study of Japanese and German           English settlements to the end of the 20th century.
Culture                                            It traces the historical development of American
2 credits                                          prose and poetry by focusing on representative
Second to Fourth year                              works.
Lecture course
This course aims to provide an introductory and    History of British Literature
comprehensive view of the history of diplomatic    2 credits
and cultural relations between Japan and           Second to Fourth year
Germany from the latter half of the 17th century   Lecture course
to the early 20th century.                         An outline of British literature from the age of
                                                   Beowulf to the 20th century, including Irish
Ethnography                                        authors such as W. B. Yeats and Samuel Beckett.
2 credits                                          A brief explanation of prosody is given.
Second year
Lecture course                                     History of the Japanese Language
Intermediate lectures in cultural anthropology.    2 credits
This course aims at the application of             First to Third year
anthropological methods to contemporary cross-     Lecture course
cultural issues. Topics to be examined             This course will investigate the work of six
encompass socio-economic development,              scholars of the Japanese Language. Their work
migration and cultural identity, articulation of   will provide students with a complete overview
world and local system, invention of tradition,    of the history of the Japanese language.
and gender relations. Participants will be
exposed to various ethnographic examples.          History of Western Philosophy
                                                   2 credits
French Cultural Studies                            Second year
2 credits                                          Lecture course
Second year                                        This class will investigate ancient Greek
Lecture course                                     philosophy from Thales to Aristotle.
An introduction to French culture, analyzing
characteristics and notions of the culture.        Japanese Linguistics
                                                   2 credits
German Cultural Studies A, B                       First to Third year
2 credits                                          Lecture course
First to Third year                                This course will show students how to analyze
Lecture course                                     the Japanese language while examining the areas
An introduction to contemporary German             of phonetics, syntax and pragmatics. This course
culture and society. Topics to be addressed are:   is a prerequisite for the Seminar in Japanese
German history after the First World War,          Linguistics course.
German poetry from the 18th century, and
contemporary cultural and social situations in     Interpersonal Communication
Germany among others.                              2 credits
                                                   Second year
                                                   Lecture course
Based on psychological studies, this course          This course considers the meaning of art in poet,
introduces the fundamental precepts of how           artist, art critics and thinker in modern Japan.
people communicate emotions, especially via
facial expressions.                                  Western Aesthetics
                                                     2 credits
Japanese-Chinese Literary Relations                  Second to Third year
2 credits                                            Lecture course
Second year                                          This course considers the relations between art
Lecture course                                       and life, cosmology, and technology in the Greek
An examination of the influence of Chinese           aesthetics.
authors on Japanese authors.
                                                     Methodology of Teaching Japanese as a Foreign
Japanese Literature and Culture                      Language
2 credits                                            2 credits
First year                                           Third year
Lecture course                                       Lecture course
Students will read modern Japanese fiction,          This course provides students with knowledge of
poetry and essays. Among the topics to be            teaching materials and aids for Japanese as a
discussed are the relationship between literature    foreign language. Students will practice using
and history, the influence of society on literary    such materials and aids and also produce their
works.                                               own for future use.

Korean Cultural Studies                              Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language II
2 credits                                            2 credits
Third year                                           Third year
Lecture course                                       Lecture course
Analysis of history, philosophy, religion and        This course is intended for students with an
customs of Korea.                                    interest in teaching Japanese language in a
                                                     foreign country. It provides opportunities to
Studies in Cultural Representation                   learn practical methods of organizing a language
2 credits                                            course based on situation and needs analysis.
Second year
Lecture course                                       Special Lecture on International Studies II
This course will focus on “’Faust’ and Spirit of     2 credits
Parody.”                                             Third year
                                                     Lecture course
History of Cultural Exchange Between Japan           The course is a general survey of contemporary
and Korea                                            Latin America, covering the most important
2 credits                                            economic, social, cultural, and political questions.
Second year                                          The course is designed to provide students with
Lecture course                                       a richer picture of Latin America than they
This course will explore and examine the various     already have. Latin America is an enormously
influences that Japan and Korea have had on          varied region and its people are equally varied.
each other.                                          At the end of the course, students should be able
                                                     to discuss generally the major cultural and social
European Enlightenment                               themes of contemporary Latin American and be
2 credits                                            able to use that knowledge to analyze current
Second to Fourth year                                events.
Lecture course
This course is intended to afford students an        (iii) Seminars/Laboratory
appreciation of the way that “enlightenment”         Work/Fieldwork/Practicums
was developed and received in European
civilization. We will examine a few select           Practicum in Interpersonal Communication
materials which address theological,                 2 credits
philosophical, cultural and social subjects and      Third year
historical themes. We will consider their relation   Practicum
to 18th century thought.                             This practicum introduces basic research
                                                     methodology of psychological studies. Students
Thought of Art                                       will plan and perform psychological research
2 credits                                            and experiments in the area of interpersonal
Second to Third year                                 communication.
Lecture course
Seminar in American Cultural Studies                   Seminar in Cultural Studies B
2 credits                                              2 credits
Third year                                             Third year
Seminar course                                         Seminar course
This course will focus on two or three cultural or     This seminar is an extension of Cultural Studies
ethnic groups in the United States. Students will      Seminar (A). In this seminar the students will
explore the ways in which they have established        study ethnographic research technique and
their identities at the borders and intersections of   apply the theoretical knowledge to an
race, culture and ethnicity.                           ethnographic fieldwork research project.

Seminar in American Literature                         Seminar in Chinese Culture
2 credits                                              2 credits
Third year                                             Third year
Seminar course                                         Seminar course
A study of American short fiction from Irving to       Students who have attended the course of
the present. The class will concentrate on those       Chinese Cultural Studies will engage in more
formal developments that have made the short           specialized studies. Students will conduct
story a particularly American genre.                   research, read original texts, and present their
                                                       research results to the class.
Seminar in Art and Culture
2 credits                                              Seminar in Comprehensive Studies
Third year                                             2 credits
Seminar course                                         Third to Fourth year
This course will explore modern art in a variety       Seminar course
of genres from pictures to television. Students        This is an obligatory course for students who
will learn theories of modern art, choose a topic,     wish to obtain an English teaching license. The
and write a research paper.                            aim of this course is to stimulate and develop
                                                       wider views and sensitivity to universal values
Seminar in British Cultural Studies                    in prospective teachers. Topics include
2 credits                                              internationalization, cross-cultural
Third year                                             communication and environmental problems
Seminar course                                         among others.
This course offers students the opportunity to
explore British culture more intensively.              Seminar in German Cultural Studies
Students will choose a topic of interest to them       2 credits
and research the topic. Students will present          Third year
their research to the class in English.                Seminar course
                                                       Students who have attended the course of
Seminar in Comparative Study of Japanese and           German Cultural Studies will engage in more
European Literature                                    specialized and independent studies. The
2 credits                                              students are required to present the results of
Third year                                             their research to the class.
Seminar course                                         Cultural Representation Studies Seminar
Students who have attended the lecture of              2 credits
Comparative Study of European Literature and           Third year
Japanese Literature will enter more specialized        Seminar course
studies.                                               This course is a continuation of Studies in
                                                       Cultural Representation. Students will choose
Seminar in Cultural Studies A                          one historical person or a fictitious figure and
2 credits                                              study the changes in image.
Third year
Seminar course                                         Seminar in British Literature
In this seminar the students read introductory         2 credits
literature regarding cultural theories in such         Third year
fields as anthropology, sociology, history, and        Seminar course
literary critique. The readings are assigned to        To deepen the knowledge of English literature
facilitate discussion about a variety of cultural      studied in the lecture course History of English
concepts including tradition, modernity, nation,       Literature. Students are required to read classic
race, ethnicity, folk or popular culture,              poems, short stories and essays. The writers to be
authenticity, and identity.                            examined are Shakespeare, Milton, Herrick,
                                                       Dryden, Wordsworth, Dickens, Forster and
Maugham. Prerequisite: History of English             Seminar course
Literature                                            Students who have attended the lecture of
                                                      Korean Culture Studies will enter more
Seminar in Ethnography                                specialized studies. Students will read original
2 credits                                             texts, conduct research and present their research
Third year                                            to the class.
Seminar course
Intermediate seminar in cultural anthropology.        Seminar in Linguistics
This course aims at directed reading, research        2 credits
and presentation by participants in                   Third year
contemporary cross-cultural issues. Topics to be      Seminar course
examined encompass socio-economic                     A seminar in the scientific study of language.
development, migration and cultural identity,         This course focuses on English and a linguistic
articulation of world and local systems,              analysis and argumentation of sentence structure
invention of tradition, and gender relations.         (such as X-bar theory, wh-movement) by using
Participants are expected to achieve                  the theory of generative grammar. Prerequisite:
ethnographic knowledge and basic research             Introduction to Linguistics.
skills in their own area of specialization.
                                                      Seminar in Modern Thoughts of Europe
Seminar in International English                      2 credits
Communication                                         Third year
2 credits                                             Seminar course
Third year                                            An investigation of Spinoza examining his works
Seminar course                                        Short Treatise on God and Man and His Well-Being.
Individual, pair, and group lessons of English;
(formal and informal) colloquial English.             Seminar in Contemporary European Thought
Performing practice of announcements, (tete-a-        2 credits
tete and telephoning) dialogues, discussions,         Third year
conversations, speeches, presentations of English.    Seminar course
                                                      An examination of modern movements in
Seminar in French Cultural Studies                    European philosophy such as Phenomenology,
2 credits                                             Critical Theory, and Structuralism.
Third year
Seminar course                                        Seminar in the European Enlightenment
An initiation into more specialized studies and       2 credits
research methods, designed for students who           Third year
have attended the course of French Cultural           Seminar course
Studies. The students are required to present the     This seminar will concentrate on research, while
results of their research to the class.               discussing and debating the European
                                                      enlightenment and the philosophers of this age.
Seminar in Japanese Linguistics                       We will be concerned with a variety of the
2 credits                                             political, economic, and social cultural issues.
Third year                                            Practicum in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign
Seminar course                                        Language
This course will show students, on a more             2 credits
advanced level, how to analyze the Japanese           Third year
language while examining the areas of phonetics,      Seminar course
syntax and pragmatics. Introduction to Japanese       Students will participate in on-the-job training of
Linguistics is a prerequisite for this course.        the process of teaching Japanese: from
                                                      recruitment of students, making a course plan, to
Seminar in Japanese Literature and Culture            carrying out actual lessons.
2 credits
Third year                                            Language in Society
Seminar course                                        2 credits
An interpretation and appreciation of Japanese        Second to Fourth year
haiku composed in foreign countries.                  Seminar course
Participants are required to conduct research and     This class presents an opportunity for students to
present the results of their research to the class.   explore more deeply topics presented in the class
                                                      “International English Communication,” which
Seminar in Korean Cultural Studies                    was a required course for first year students.
2 credits                                             Topics discussed are Multi-lingual communities,
Third year                                            Language Maintenance and Shift, Linguistic
Varieties, and Gender. Students are expected to
participate in discussion, present findings from
their own research and write a report on a topic
of interest.
         For More Information, Please Contact:

Faculty and Graduate School of International Studies

               Utsunomiya University

                   350 Mine machi

              Utsunomiya City, Tochigi

                  321-8505    Japan

            Phone:+81-(0)28-649-5164

             Fax:+81-(0)28-649-5171

Web page: www.fis.utsunomiya-u.ac.jp/fis/index.html

   E-mail: koksomu@miya.jm.utsunomiya-u.ac.jp
    The closest major airports are Narita Airport (New Tokyo International Airport) in Chiba
Prefecture, which receives many direct flights from abroad, and Haneda Airport in Tokyo, which is
accessible by direct flights from other airports in Japan, At both airports, train service is available to
Tokyo, from which the Super Express Train travels to Utsunomiya in less than an hour. As well,
direct bus service to Utsunomiya is also conveniently available from both airports.




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   THE FACULTY OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
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THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
           UTSUNOMIYA UNIVERSITY
                   2008

								
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