OSE 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, OSE 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 OSE Track.
|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|
|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 OSE 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 Open Study in English Track, you must:
Japanese language proficiency is not required for OSE 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 OSE Track, students with limited background in the language are eligible for an optional Japanese Listening and Speaking course. 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 OSE 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.