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.
|International Peace Studies||Asia-Pacific Relations|
|International Law||International Management|
|International Organizations||North-South Relations|
|Japan-United States Relations||Comparative Historiography|
|Foreign Relations of Japan||Political Economy of East Asia|
|Area Studies||International Relations|
|International Cooperation||Contemporary International Politics|
|Japanese Culture||Japanese Economy|
|Japanese Politics||Japanese Society|
|Welfare in Asia||Japanese Culture|
|Welfare in Asia||US Politics and Law|
|International Sociology||The United Nations|
|Area Studies||Service Learning|
|Special Studies||International Development and Aid|
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This is a partial list of courses and is subject to change. Spring 2014 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.
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.
To be eligible to enroll in the Japan and World Perspectives Track, you must:
Japanese language proficiency is not required for JWP Track applicants. Students enrolled in this track may elect to take Business Track courses as well.
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.
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.