Exchange Student Program

Program Detail

Please refer to “Information on the Exchange Student Program (PDF)” for more details.

Program Detail

Japan Studies Courses

The Japan Studies Courses offer a variety of programs that allow students to immerse themselves in Japan together with their domestic counterparts. Students can choose from a selection of courses covering business, culture, history, sociology, and spatial information, where they will learn from a collection of renowned researchers, artists, and policy analysts about issues in each field. Some of the courses provide opportunities for hands-on experiences of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture, from Noh and Kabuki to pop culture and robotics, inside and outside of the classroom.

Course Description for Japan Studies Courses (PDF)

*Courses are subject to change.

Japan Studies Courses
Course Category Course Title Credit Semester
Geo-Media and Spatial Information New Frontiers in Geospatial Gaming 2 Fall
Advanced Resilient Communities against Disaster 2 Fall
Surveying and Cartography in Japan 2 Spring
Drone Journalism 2 Fall
Japanese History Modern Japanese History: From Samurai Age to Modernity 2 Spring
War Memory in Modern Japan 2 Spring
Modern Japanese Society Introduction to Japanese Politics and Society 2 Fall
Issues in Modern Japanese Education 2 Fall
Lifestyle and Society in Japan 2 Fall
Japanese Culture Introduction to Japanese Culture 2 Spring
Traditional Art and Culture in Modern Japan 2 Spring
Cool Japan: Contextualizing Contemporary Popular Culture 2 Fall
Japanese Economy and Business Travel and Tourism in Contemporary Japan 2 Fall
Financial Systems and Economic Development in Postwar Japan 2 Fall
Economic and Industrial Development Policy in Postwar Japan 2 Spring
Japanese Economic Cooperation with Developing Countries 2 Spring

GSC Courses

GSC takes an interdisciplinary curricular approach based on the broad field of the social sciences. This interdisciplinary curriculum ensures that students receive broad-based social science instruction that can be utilized in a wide variety of fields. Experienced practitioners teach students so they can integrate theories into professional practice for solving today’s social problems and improve the global community through project-based learning activities.

Japan Language Courses

AGU offers Japanese language courses for beginners to advanced students as follows. The course does not require any Japanese language proficiency at the time of admission. Japanese and Japanese Culture & Society are taken according to levels. The levels are decided based on the Placement Test result and application documents. These courses are offered under undergraduate courses. Please note that AGU does not have a separate Language Center.

  • Japanese (A), (B), (C), (D) (日本語) : 4 classes per week (1 credit each) *compulsory*
  • Japanese Culture & Society (日本事情) : 1 class per week (2 credits) *compulsory*
  • Japanology (A) (日本学) : 1 class per week (2 credits) *elective / only held in spring semester*