Curriculum

  • Intensive Intensive Japanese Language  (IJL)
  • Japan and World Perspectives (JWP)
  • Business Track
  • Traditional Arts

Japan and World Perspectives Track

JWP courses cover a wide range of subjects, from Asia-Pacific studies and economic development to contemporary Japanese culture, providing a multi-disciplinary approach and bringing global perspective to international studies. Participation is also open to Japanese students and students from the Global Studies program, creating a truly international setting that facilitates international exchange between students. Taught entirely in English by distinguished professors, JWP allows you to study in Japan while earning credits in your field of study without the hurdles of a language barrier. You may also supplement your studies with courses from the Business Track as well as other courses held in English by other faculties at RU.

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Students enrolled in the IJL Track and Business Track may also supplement their Japanese studies with courses offered through the JWP Track.

Spring 2014 Courses
Asia-Pacific Relations International Peace Studies
Japan-United States Relations International Relations
North-South Relations International Organizations
Foreign Relations of Japan Area Studies 1
The United Nations

Fall 2014 Courses
International Management Comparative Historiography
US Politics and Law Service Learning Ⅰ
Japanese Society Special Studies
Japanese Culture Japanese Politics
Contemporary International Politics International Cooperation
Japanese Economy International Development and Aid
International Sociology Welfare in Asia

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Spring 2015 courses will be available at a later date. Please be aware that classes may be added or cancelled without notice. For a complete listing of current JWP courses, please visit our online syllabus.

Changing Track of Enrollment

Students on the program for one year may apply to change their track of enrollment for their second semester. More information will be given upon commencement of the program.

Admission Requirements for the JWP Track

To be eligible to enroll in the Japan and World Perspectives Track, you must:

  1. Apply to the program under an Agreement for Student Exchange between RU and one of its partner institutions
  2. Currently enrolled in an institution of higher education for at least one year prior to the commencement of the program
  3. Native speaker of English or possess a minimum TOEFL® score of iBT 68/PBT 520 (or its equivalent)

Japanese language proficiency is not required for JWP Track applicants. Students enrolled in this track may elect to take Business Track courses as well.

Japanese Language Classes for JWP Students

While Japanese ability is not a requirement for participation in the JWP Track, students with limited background in the language are eligible for an optional Japanese Listening and Speaking course through the JWP Track. This two credit course is only held at the Introductory Level and meets two times a week for a total of three hours.

Please be aware that JWP Japanese language courses are only available at these levels and that these courses may not meet the needs of all students. Moreover, students are only eligible for Japanese classes offered within their own track of enrollment.

Introductory (F)

Other Regular Undergraduate Courses Taught in English

Students may enroll in content courses taught in English by the various academic faculties. There are usually a total of 10 to 15 of these courses offered each semester by the Faculties of International Relations, Letters, Business Administration, and Economics. Admission to these courses is subject to seat availability.