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09/16/2014 - 01/31/2015
Deadlines:
03/15/2014
Credit:
16 semester / 24 quarter hours
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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03/26/2014 - 07/31/2014 *
Deadlines:
10/01/2013
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Eligibility:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Program Overview

Program Overview

Old and new, traditional and ultra-modern: Japan is a country of amazing and exciting contrasts. Tokyo, the economic, technical, and political hub of the country, is one of the world’s most vibrant and fascinating capitals—and a fashionista's and gastronome's delight! With an optional homestay, cultural activities, and exceptional cross-cultural and language training, you can pursue your academic interests while immersing yourself in a challenging, enriching international experience.

Study abroad in Japan and you will:

  • Study Japanese in language classes at all levels and choose from a wide range of other courses taught in English with both Japanese and international students
  • Live with a Japanese family, or in a dorm with young professionals, Japanese and international students
  • Participate in a contemporary and traditional cultural activity program, including regional site visits, historical tours, hands-on workshops, and a weekend excursion to Hiroshima or Kyoto
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

Enroll directly in classes at the prestigious Sophia University alongside Japanese and other international students. In addition to a Japanese language learning class, take advantage of the university’s full curriculum, with subjects ranging from art history and anthropology to international business, literature, religion, and political science.

Cultural Activities

study abroad in Japan

Enjoy a series of guest lectures by local academic and professional speakers, as well as visits to local elementary schools, and areas of cultural and historical interest. You may also select from smaller group activities that correspond with your interests and give you greater interaction with CIEE staff and Japanese facilitators. You can also join various Sophia University clubs and circles.

Excursions

Get a vivid and memorable glimpse into the tragedy of Hiroshima with a weekend trip to the city devastated by the world’s first atomic bomb. This is followed by a day trip to the interesting island of Miyajima with the famous red torii of Itsukushima Shrine standing in the water, and its delicious oysters and seafood. Other trips may include the city of Kyoto, rich in cultural treasures including temples, Zen gardens, and UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and an airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Fall 2014 (20 wks)
03/15/2014
09/16/2014
01/31/2015
$21,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, local commuter pass to get to/from classes, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$1,700
Educational Costs **
$15,298
Housing ***
$4,750
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; No meals included for students who select the dormitory option.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$3,000
International Airfare **
$1,450
Books & Supplies
$200
Personal expenses
$4,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* for students placed in dormitories; students placed in homestays should budget $1500 for lunches

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Spring 2014 (18 wks)
10/01/2013
03/26/2014
07/31/2014
$21,850

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, local commuter pass to get to/from classes, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$1,700
Educational Costs **
$15,298
Housing ***
$4,750
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; No meals included for students who select the dormitory option.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$3,000
International Airfare **
$1,450
Books & Supplies
$200
Personal expenses
$4,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* for students placed in dormitories; students placed in homestays should budget $1500 for lunches

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Spring 2015
10/01/2014
TBA
TBA

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Academic year 2014-2015
03/15/2014
09/16/2014
TBA
$41,500

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, local commuter pass to get to/from classes, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$1,700
Educational Costs **
$30,198
Housing ***
$9,500
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; No meals included for students who select the dormitory option.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$6,000
International Airfare **
$1,450
Books & Supplies
$400
Personal expenses
$8,000
Expenses during break ***
$3,500

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* for students placed in dormitories; students placed in homestays should budget $1500 for lunches

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

*** academic year students are responsible for housing and meals during the semester break

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Calendar year 2014 (44 wks)
10/01/2013
03/26/2014
01/31/2015
$41,500

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, local commuter pass to get to/from classes, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$1,700
Educational Costs **
$30,198
Housing ***
$9,500
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; No meals included for students who select the dormitory option.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$6,000
International Airfare **
$1,450
Books & Supplies
$400
Personal expenses
$8,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* for students placed in dormitories; students placed in homestays should budget $1500 for lunches

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Eligibility
3.0 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 3.0
  • Sophomore standing and above at a four-year degree granting institution. 1 or 2 semesters of Japanese strongly recommended.
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total recommended credit per semester is 16 semester/24 quarter hours, and total recommended credit for an academic or calendar year is 32 semester/48 quarter hours.

Course contact hours per course total at least 60 hours, and recommended credit is 4 semester/6 quarter hours per course.

The faculty of Liberal Arts offers Japanese language courses at many levels, including courses for students with near-native fluency. The recommended credit for these courses is 2, 4, or 8 semester credits, but many language courses require more contact hours per week than regular content courses. Participants are placed in appropriate language classes based on a placement test given during the orientation session.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Study abroad students take one required Japanese language course and two or three area studies courses, one of which must focus on Japan. Most students enroll in the regular Japanese Language program (4 credits) and three elective courses. Students who enroll in the Japanese Language Intensive Program (8 credits) take Japanese Language and two elective courses.

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About the City

About The City

Tokyo is absolutely unique—you have to experience it to believe it. It’s unbelievably crowded and congested, with a population of roughly 13 million, yet extremely clean and safe. Trains run on time, space is used in creative and ingenious ways, and the variety of shopping and entertainment available is astounding. Japan might be considered the vending machine capital of the world (There are even vending machines on Mt. Fuji!), yet customers in stores are treated royally, and clerks try to be as helpful as possible. Despite the crowds in Tokyo, it is possible to find quiet oases, pockets of nature to enjoy, and vestiges of the past, if you know where to look.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Kirsten Jensen

Dr. Kirsten Jensen, Center Director, has two Master’s Degrees from the University of Queensland, Australia, and a PhD in Higher Education Leadership in International Education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She has spent most of her teaching and international education administration career in the US, most recently at Virginia Tech. in Blacksburg, VA. She has been involved in many international exchange programs for high schools, universities, and professionals and is certified and experienced in teaching German, Japanese, and English as a Second Language. Her main professional interest is in the field of intercultural training.

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Tokyo, the economic, technical, and political hub of Japan, is truly one of the world’s most vibrant and fascinating capitals—and a fashionista’s or gastronome’s delight! Japan is indeed a country with surprises round every corner and amazing contrasts between the old and the new, the traditional and the ultra-modern, not only in architecture and the arts, but also in available services and in the populace itself. Multiple clashing images blend into a reality that is almost surreal, but part of everyday life here: young people dressed for cosplay events or just looking more like anime or manga characters than humans, a kimono-clad woman texting at high speed on a cell phone, an old man selling baked yams from his homemade cart, and thousands upon thousands of workers rushing through the fabulous, crowded, but easy-to-navigate web of Tokyo’s color-coded train and subway system.

The CIEE Study Center at Sophia University is your ‘home away from home’ during your time abroad. Besides the comprehensive orientation, organized activities, liaison with Sophia University, homestay hosts, and dormitories, and the free Japanese practice, the friendly and approachable staff can provide all manner of advice and help on living, studying, and traveling in Japan. Just ask us—you’ll be so glad you did!

— Kirsten Jensen, Center Director

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Darren Biggs

Darren Biggs, Resident Coordinator, has a B.A. in Media Arts with a minor in Japanese from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. After graduating, he participated in the JET Program and lived in Okayama Prefecture for two years. Upon completing the JET Program he went on to work in Japanese-English translation, interpretation, and language instruction for several years. Darren joined the team in October 2013 after receiving an M.A. in Global Studies from Sophia University.

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Hiroko Watanabe

Hiroko Watanabe, Student Services Coordinator, has a B.A. in International Studies with a minor in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and resided in the U.S. for a total of 10 years. After graduation, she worked for a Japanese company in the U.S. and a French company in Japan as a translator/bilingual assistant for staff and their families. As a native of Harajuku, Tokyo, Hiroko provides valuable local knowledge which enhances the program and student experiences.

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Atsuko Yamada

Program Assistant

Atsuko Yamada, Program Assistant, earned a B.A. in English and American literature from Jissen Women’s University in Tokyo. Her favorite American author is Alice Walker. While she was in college, she studied abroad for a year at the University of California in Santa Barbara. Before joining CIEE, Atsuko worked as a counselor for Japanese students hoping to study abroad at universities in the US and other English speaking countries. With over 10 years of experience working in the study abroad field, she is a valuable member of the Tokyo team.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

Sophia University, a private institution founded by Jesuits nearly 100 years ago, is one of the leading universities in Japan with over 10,000 students, including international students from over 40 countries. CIEE students take courses through the Faculty of Liberal Arts, in which approximately two-thirds of the students are Japanese, including those who have returned from living abroad. Sophia’s Yotsuya campus in central Tokyo includes a library, computer labs, faculty and administrative offices, classrooms, and sports grounds. The CIEE Study Center is centrally located, in the main adminstration building right near the north entrance to the campus.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Students can live in either a homestay or a managed housing facility (dorm). Students may not opt to live in their own housing during the program. Housing is arranged per semester so academic-year students are able to change their housing each semester, and a student selecting the homestay option for both semesters would live with two different families. The housing during the interim break is not included in the program fee. Therefore, academic-year students are required to arrange their own accommodation between semesters.

Homestay—The homestay is considered a vital component of the Arts and Sciences program in Tokyo. Homestays provide students an unparalleled opportunity for language and cultural immersion and allow them to become more involved in local communities. Japanese homestay families typically live within a 60- to 90-minute commute of Sophia University. Students have their own room with a desk, chair, and bed/futon, may have use of the kitchen, and share bathroom facilities. Laundry facilities are available. Families provide breakfast and dinner daily. Lunch is not included in the program fee. Utilities are included except for telephone fees, which are the responsibility of the student. Not all households can provide Internet access for students.

Dormitories—The private, managed housing facilities (dorms) are also located within a 60- to 90-minute commute to Sophia University. The dorms are co-ed, but the floors may be separated by gender, and members of the opposite sex may not enter these areas of the dorm. The dorms are managed by in-house Japanese staff, who communicate with residents, plan social activities, and enforce dorm regulations. There are no on-campus dormitories at Sophia University. The dormitories give students the opportunity to live independently, while developing social and linguistic skills among Japanese and international peers. This enables them to understand the deeper levels of Japanese culture and society through friendships with students from Sophia and other institutions and young professionals.

Rooms are single accommodation. There are shared bathrooms, showers, laundry facilities, and lounge areas in the dormitories. There is no meal service in the dorms—students prepare meals on their own in the spacious dorm kitchen. The kitchens have sinks, stoves, and microwaves. Meals are not included in the program fee and are the responsibility of the student.

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Orientations

Orientations

You'll begin your study abroad experience in Tokyo even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. Meeting with students online, the resident director shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple—to help you understand more about the program, and identify your objectives so that you arrive well-informed and return home having made significant progress towards your goals.

A comprehensive orientation in Tokyo takes place prior to the beginning of program. The CIEE orientation introduces you to the country and the culture, provides practical information about living in Tokyo, and prepares you for your homestay or dormitory experience. The orientation also includes an introduction to the city and visits to nearby historical areas. In addition, Sophia University provides an academic orientation including a language placement exam. During the semester, other sessions offer you the opportunity to share information, receive cultural advice, and reflect on your study abroad experiences.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop and a long LAN cable. You should also bring your U.S. Smart phone to use with WiFi access at the CIEE Study Center. The phones will not work in Japan as phones, but are useful for email when at a WiFi hotspot. The dormitories have Internet access, but it is not always available in homestays. You will have free access to email and the Internet at Sophia University.

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Culture

Culture

Weekend Trip to Hiroshima

This is an optional but highly recommended weekend educational excursion. You and CIEE staff will travel via shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo to Hiroshima, where the Peace Memorial Park and Museum serve as a lasting reminder of the dropping of the world’s first atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. A full day is spent touring the venues, attending presentations by a bomb survivor and a peace studies professor, and enjoying traditional Hiroshima foods. This insightful trip will provide you with a vivid and memorable glimpse of the tragedy of Hiroshima. This is followed by a daytrip to the interesting island of Miyajima, with the famous red torii of Itsukushima Shrine standing in the water and its delicious oysters and other seafood.

Weekend Excursion for the Second Semester

During their second semester in the program, academic year students enjoy a weekend trip to a region they could not easily manage to visit by themselves. These have included Sendai, Kyoto "off the beaten track," and the Inuyama area near Nagoya in the past few years. The excursion provides students the opportunity to apply their Japanese language skills in a real-world setting and do some exploring on their own.

Cultural Reimbursement Program

The Cultural Reimbursement Program reimburses you for your participation in additional independent cultural activities, which may include Japanese movies, traditional Japanese music concerts and theater, and visits to local museums and historic places of interest.

Immersion

Community Involvement

study abroad in Japan

Volunteer opportunities in Tokyo may be available. You should consult with the CIEE Study Center staff early on to determine your options. You are also encouraged to seek out volunteer opportunities independently. In the past, CIEE students have volunteered at local elementary schools, helped organize a food drive for homeless people in Tokyo, and assisted with an organization that leads activities for developmentally and physically challenged youth.

Internships

CIEE Study Center staff provide information about potential hosts for non-credit internships, but staff encourage you to pursue your search independently after arriving in Tokyo if interested.

Language

As you gain competency in Japanese, resident staff encourage you to use your language skills in everyday settings. The more you participate, the more a community that contributes to Japanese language proficiency and understanding of Japanese society develops.

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Academics

Academics

The CIEE Arts and Sciences program, which began in 1982 and moved to Sophia University in 1998, provides a supportive environment in which participants can study at one of Japan’s top-ranked universities while experiencing life in Tokyo. CIEE students enroll in Sophia University courses alongside Japanese and other international students. All CIEE students study Japanese language each semester and take at least one Japan-focused course in English, though many students elect to take more.

Academic Culture

Sophia University has a reputation as being very international. The Faculty of Liberal Arts (FLA) is unusual, as it allows international and Japanese students to study together in content classes taught in English. The ratio of students to faculty is approximately 20-to-1. Content courses meet twice a week for 90-minute sessions, but most language courses meet daily. The faculty compromises top educators from around the world, and thus, course structure varies. Some courses are more discussion-based, while others are lecture-style, with the latter being predominant at lower levels. Because CIEE participants are surrounded by classmates with an array of viewpoints and backgrounds, the academic culture is enriched, and many perspective-expanding experiences await.

CIEE offers semester and year-long program options. The fall semester is from mid-September to late January or very early February, and the spring semester runs from late March to late July or very early August. The yearlong option can be either from September to early August or from March to early February. Students enrolling in the fall semester only are required to stay until the end of the program in late January or early February. Note that early exams are not given under any circumstances.

Nature of Classes

Participants enroll directly in Sophia University courses through the Faculty of Liberal Arts and take classes with CIEE, Japanese, and other international students. Japanese language courses are credit-bearing courses for CIEE and other international students.

CIEE Community Language Commitment

As students gain competency in Japanese, resident staff encourage them to use their language skills in everyday settings. The more students participate, the more a community that contributes to Japanese language proficiency and understanding of Japanese society develops.

Grading System

In Sophia University courses, assessment is based on exams, quizzes, presentations, and papers, and letter grades of A-F are given. Grades for the North American spring semester should arrive on campus by late October and for the fall semester, in early April. Students concerned about the timing of receiving grades should take this under consideration when choosing this program.

Language of Instruction

English
Japanese

Faculty

All courses at Sophia University are taught by Sophia University faculty.

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Course Description

Course Description

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Sophia University Courses

The Faculty of Liberal Arts at Sophia University offers a large selection of Japanese language courses and area studies courses taught in English. Some courses are taught on a rotational basis and may only be offered in alternate years. Students are advised to remain flexible in selecting courses. For the most up-to-date course listings, visit the website for Sophia University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts at http://www.fla.sophia.ac.jp.The following is a sampling of the courses available.

Required Japanese Language Courses

Japanese 1 (4 credits)
Japanese M1 (4 credits)
Japanese 2 (4 credits)
Japanese M2 (4 credits)
Japanese 3 (4 credits)
Japanese 4 (4 credits)
Advanced Japanese 1–2 (4 credits)
Advanced Japanese 3–5 (2 credits)
Intensive Japanese 1 (8 credits)
Intensive Japanese 2 (8 credits)
Intensive Japanese 3 (8 credits)
Reading and Writing 1–3 (2 credits)

Intensive Japanese Language Option

Students who have taken at least one semester of college-level Japanese through intermediate-level Japanese have the option to enroll in the Japanese Language Intensive Program (JLIP) at the appropriate level. In the JLIP, students study Japanese for 15 hours each week. Students then choose two other courses within the Faculty of Liberal Arts offerings. Advanced students with near-native fluency may enroll in courses focusing on translation or advanced reading and writing within the Japanese Language program, and then select three other courses. Such offerings as Classical Japanese, Introduction to Japanese Linguistics, Modern Japanese Fiction (in English and Japanese), and Teaching Methods and Sociolinguistics have been extremely popular among past advanced participants with advanced Japanese language skills.

Faculty of Liberal Arts Courses

Not all courses are offered every semester. Those courses marked with an asterisk satisfy the CIEE requirement, which specifies that one content course focus on Japan.

Anthropology
Anthropological Research
Anthropology and Modern Society
Anthropology Practicum
Anthropology of Social Movements
Approaches to Japan*
Cultural and Social Anthropology
Culture Change
Culture and Identity
Ethnography of Japan and Other Societies*
Fantasy, Mass Media, and Popular Culture*
Gender and Societies*
Individual Culture and Society*
Introduction to Field Research
Japan Research*
Nature, Culture, and Technology
Seminars in Anthropology
Visual Methods in Anthropology
Youth and Capitalism*

Art History
Comparative Art History 1–2
History and Theory of Architecture
Introduction to Art History
Introduction to Asian Art*
Introduction to Japanese Art*
Japanese Narrative Painting*
Meeting of Western and Japanese Painting 1–2*
Methodology in Art History
Ming and Qing Painting
Seminar in Art History 1–2
Studies in Art History 1–2
Studies in Japanese Art History*
Survey of Chinese Art 1–2
Survey of Japanese Art 1–2*
Survey of Western Art 1–2
Topics in Chinese Art History
Topics in Japanese Art History*

History
The City and the Society of Edo*
Development of Japanese Civilization 1–2*
The European Powers and East Asia*
Historical Methodology*
History of Chinese Civilization 1–2
History of Japanese Foreign Relations*
History of Modern Europe
History of Western Civilization 1–2
Issues in Chinese Women’s History
Issues in Japanese Thought*
Japanese Business History*
Japanese Women’s History*
Modern Japan*
Modern Korean History
Readings in European Sources
Religion and Society in Japan*
Research Methods in History
Seminar in Comparative History 1–2*v Seminar in East Asian Economic History
Seminar in Japanese History*
Seminar in Modern Japanese History*

International Business and Economics
Advanced Macroeconomics
Business and Economic Forecasting
Comparative Marketing*
Computer for Business and Economy
Consumer Behavior
Corporate Accounting and Reporting
Corporate Strategy
Economic Analysis (Micro)
Economic Development
Economic Policy
Economic Statistics
Economic Survey of Contemporary Japan*
Economics of Natural Resources and Environment
Financial Accounting
Financial Management
Human Resource Development in Japan*
Human Resource Management
Industrial Organization
Institutions and Development Management
Intermediate Micro Economics
International Business
International Finance
International Marketing
International Trade
Introduction to Accounting
Issues in Economic Development
Management of Information Systems
Management in Japan*
Management Accounting
Marketing
Money and Banking
NGO Management*
Political Economy of International Energy Markets
Principles of Economics (Macro)
Principles of Economics (Micro)
Principles of Management
Public Economics
Quantitative Approaches to Management
The Rise of Japanese Industry*
Seminar in Business
Topics in Finance

Linguistics
Disclosure Analysis
History of the Japanese Language*
Introduction to Japanese Linguistics*
Introduction to Linguistics
Teaching Methods and Beginning Japanese*
Teaching Methods in Intermediate Japanese*
Teaching Methods and Language Acquisition
Teaching Methods and Pedagogical Grammar
Teaching Methods and Sociolinguistics
Topics in Linguistics

Literature
American Poetry
The Best of British Literature
Contemporary Literature
Creative Writing
Cultural Encounters and Literature*
Introduction to Japanese Literature*
Introduction to Kanbun*
Introduction to the Performing Arts
Literary Genres
Literature and Film*
Modern Chinese Literature
Modern Japanese Fiction 1–2*
Modern Western Literature
Seminar in Comparative Literature
Seminar in Japanese Theater*
Shakespeare: Then and Now
Survey of Japanese Literature 1–2*
Topics in Japanese Literature*
Topics in the Performing Arts
20th Century British Literature

Political Science
Citizens and Political Organizations
Classical Western Political Theory
Comparative Politics of Advanced Industrial Democracies*
Comparative Politics of East Asia*
Comparative Politics of Post Communist States
Contemporary Security Studies
Empirical Political Analysis
International Organization and Law
International Political Economy
International Relations in Pacific Asia*
International Relations Theory
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introduction to International Relations
Introduction to Methods in Political Science
Japanese Foreign Policy*
Japanese Government and Politics*
Modern Western Political Theory
Nationalism, Citizenship, and Democracy in Japan*
Peace and Security in Asia Pacific
Political Economy of Advanced Industrial States
Regional Security in Northeast Asia*
Security in Northeast Asia
Seminar in Political Science
Theories of NGOs

Religion and Philosophy
Buddhist Traditions*
Christianity and Japanese Culture*
Comparative Religion and Culture*
Fundamentals of Religion
Indian Mysticism
Indian Thought and Culture 1–2
Indigenous Religion
Introduction to Philosophy
Japanese Religions*
Myths and Legends in Indian Artistic History
Philosophical Approaches to Buddhism*
Religion and Arts 1–2
Religion, Conflict, and Violence
Religion, Culture, and Society

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