International Center Courses

◆ 2017-2018 International Center Courses handbook 

◆ International Center Course List and Description 2017-2018
(2017 April- 2018 March / 2017 Spring semester - 2017/18 Fall Semester)

Basic Information
  • The curriculum of the International Center Courses focuses on Japan and East/Southeast Asia as a central theme. The courses are mainly for international students from overseas and are conducted in English. As Full-time students can also take these courses, they can provide students with opportunities for international exchange through study.

  • There are courses in various fields such as Language and Literature, Arts, Culture and Cross-Cultural Understanding, Science, Religion and Thought, History, Media and Communications, Social Issues, Politics, Diplomacy and International Exchange, Business and Economy, and Law.

  • The International Center Courses are suited for Keio students who are considering studying abroad, those who would like to improve their communication skills in English, and those who would like to acquire deeper knowledge in their field of study from an international perspective. Moreover, students can take part in international exchange in academic settings by studying with international students.

Open to
  • Short-term International Students (including Keio International Program or Research Program students)

  • Japanese Language Program (JLP) students

  • Full-time undergraduate (Except first-year students. First-year students cannot register for International Center Courses) / graduate students (except for "Case Analysis on Management and Strategy of Japanese Corporations" by Prof. Mitsuhashi, which is NOT open to full-time undergraduate/graduate students

* The students affiliated with the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Medicine or the Law School cannot register for International Center Courses.

 ** Some courses are only open to graduate-level students. 

Campus

Most of the courses are offered at Mita Campus. Some courses are offered at other campuses.

- Course offered at Hiyoshi Campus: 
"Japanese Politico-Economic Development in Perspective: A Historical Approach" (by Prof. Taniguchi)

- Course offered at Yagami Campus:
 "Science and Technology in Japanese Culture" (by Prof. Inoue)

Credits
2 credits per course
*Whether these credits can be counted towards your degree depends on the faculty or graduate school in which you are enrolled.
 
Course Registration Students should register for International Center Courses according to the registration procedure of their affiliated faculty, graduate school or center. Full-time undergraduate and graduate students DO NOT need to come to the Office of Student Services (International Exchange Services Group) to register.
Bulletin Board

Notices of class cancellations and makeup classes will be posted on the Academic Affairs Web System. At Mita Campus, they will also be posted on the Information Display located in each classroom building.
http://gakuji2.adst.keio.ac.jp/index_br_top.html

Important information regarding the International Center Courses (time changes, classroom changes, exams, exam location, etc.) will be posted on the International Center’s bulletin boards at the West School Building on Mita Campus and on the International Center website. Students are responsible for checking the bulletin boards regularly.

http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/aboutic/aboutcourse/e-bulletin_board.html

Note - All the courses are conducted in English.
- Some courses may limit the number of  students. For further details, please refet to here.

Course List  2017-2018
(2017 April - 2018 March / 2017 Spring semester - 2017/18 Fall Semester)

Some courses may limit the number of  students. For further details, please refer to here.
* Please note that c
ourses in the list may not be offered in 2018-2019 academic year onward.

1st period: 9:00-10:30         2nd period: 10:45-12:15        3rd period: 1:00-2:30
4th period: 2:45-4:15           5th period: 4:30-6:00             6th period: 6:10-7:40

Language & Literature

Semester Day Period Course Title Instructor
SPRING Wed 3 Journey Through The Floating World (Ukiyo to Michiyuki) ARMOUR, Andrew J.
SPRING Wed

3

English and English Education in Japan in the Age of Globalization NAKAMURA, Yuji
SPRING Mon 3 Contemporary Japanese Literature - Reading Haruki Murakami DIL, Jonathan
SPRING Thu 4 Japanese Linguistics in Sociocultural Context OKUGAWA, Ikuko
FALL Wed 3 Japanese Literature ARMOUR, Andrew J.
FALL Wed 3 English and English Language Education in East Asia NAKAMURA, Yuji
FALL Thu 3 Japan's Postwar through Short Stories RAESIDE, James M.
FALL Mon 4 Japanese Linguistics in Sociocultural Context OKUGAWA, Ikuko

Arts

Semester Day Period Course Title Instructor
SPRING Mon 5 Introduction to Japanese Cinema 1 AINGE, Michael W.

SPRING

Thu 3 Introduction to Japanese Art History SHIRAHARA, Yukiko
SPRING Wed 4 Japanese Sound Culture in the Global Context HOFFMAN, T.M.
SPRING Mon 3 The Inner World of the Noh UMEWAKA, Naohiko

SPRING
2nd half

Thu 5/6 Arts/Art Workshop: Discovering Arts and Culture in Japan HISHIYAMA, Yuko
FALL Wed 3 The Art of Japanese Garden in Cultural and Historical Contexts NAKORCHEVSKI, Andriy
FALL Mon 5 Introduction to Japanese Cinema 2 AINGE, Michael W.
FALL Mon 3 The Inner World of the Noh UMEWAKA, Naohiko

FALL
1st half

Thu 5/6 Arts/Art Workshop: Discovering Arts and Culture in Japan HISHIYAMA, Yuko

Culture & Cross-cultural Understanding

Semester Day Period Course Title Instructor
SPRING Fri 2 Otaku Culture in Japan and Its Transnational Relation SUGIURA, Kazunori
SPRING Thu 5 The Culture of Sports, Health, and Longevity in Japan and Other Countries KIMURA, Masaki

SPRING
1st half

Thu 5/6 Crossing Borders:Adapting to Japan and Adapting to the World SHAULES, Joseph
SPRING Tue 5 Children, Youth, and Migration: Everyday Experiences in Japan and Beyond TOKUNAGA, Tomoko

SPRING
2nd half

Wed 4/5 Border Crossings and Japanese Society TOKUNAGA, Tomoko
SPRING Fri 3 Intercultural Communication and Japanese Culture OKUGAWA, Ikuko
FALL Thu 5 Japanese Perceptions of Themselves UEMURA, Ryotaro
FALL Tue 5 Children, Youth, and Migration: Everyday Experiences in Japan and Beyond TOKUNAGA, Tomoko

FALL

2nd half

Wed 4/5 Border Crossings and Japanese Society TOKUNAGA, Tomoko
FALL Tue 4 Intercultural Communication and Japanese Culture OKUGAWA, Ikuko
FALL
2nd half
Thu 5/6 Deep Culture Difference : Understanding Japan through Cross-Cultural Comparison SHAULES, Joseph
FALL Fri 5 Food and Foodways in Japan NOZAWA, Joji

Science

Semester Day Period Course Title Instructor

SPRING
1st half

Wed 4/5 Human Engineering with Focus on Japan URAKAMI, Jacqueline
FALL Thu 2 Science and Technology in Japanese Culture
*Offered by the Graduate School of Science and Technology at Yagami CampusNOT open to undergraduate students.
INOUE, Kyoko

FALL
1st half

Wed 4/5 Innovative Technologies for Japan's Aging Society URAKAMI, Jacqueline

Religion & Thought

Semester Day Period Course Title Instructor
SPRING Wed 3 Religions in Japan NAKORCHEVSKI, Andriy
SPRING Tue 4 Japanese Buddhism and Social Suffering WATTS, Jonathan S.
SPRING Wed 3 Philosophical Topics on the Ideal Images of Human Beings; Conversations Between Japanese and the Western Culture HAYASHI, Akinori
FALL Thu 4 Japan's Kami Worship: Where did it come from and where would it go? NISHIMURA, Yuko
FALL Wed 4 Buddhism and Social Change in Contemporary Asia WATTS, Jonathan S.
FALL Wed 3 Philosophical Topics on the Ideal Images of Human Beings; Conversations Between Japanese and the Western Culture HAYASHI, Akinori

History

Semester Day Period Course Title Instructor
SPRING Fri 5 Gender, Culture and Modernity in Interwar Japan NOTTER, David M.
SPRING Mon 5 Modern History of Diplomatic and Cultural Relations Between Japan and the World OHTA, Akiko
SPRING Wed 5 Reading Colonialism in (South) East Asia CHANDRA, Elizabeth
SPRING Mon 2 Historical Memory in East and Southeast Asia BREHM, William C.
FALL Mon 5 Europe's Encounter with Japan 1543-1859 MASSARELLA, Derek P.
FALL Tue 3 Introduction to Japan's History and Culture

NOBORI, Amiko
PRESSELLO, Andrea

FALL Thu 3 Japan's Postwar Resurgence HOLLEY, David R.

Media & Communications

Semester Day Period Course Title Instructor
SPRING Thu 3 Journalism in Japan HOLLEY, David R.

Social Issues

Semester Day Period Course Title Instructor
SPRING Tue 3 Minorities in Japanese Education TOKUNAGA, Tomoko
FALL Tue 3 Minorities in Japanese Education TOKUNAGA, Tomoko
FALL Thu 5 Third World Poverty and Development: Views from Japan and Southeast Asia NISHIMURA, Yuko

Politics, Diplomacy & International Exchange

Semester Day Period Course Title Instructor
SPRING Fri 3 Japan as the First Developing Country UMEGAKI, Michio
SPRING Thu 5 Constructing Japan -India Partnership WILLIAMS, Mukesh
SPRING Mon 4 Sino-Japanese Relations in Perspective NIQUET, Valerie
SPRING Tue 3 Japanese Foreign Policy NOBORI, Amiko
PRESELLO, Andrea
SPRING Thu 4 Japanese Politics MOGAKI, Masahiro
FALL Tue 4 Japanese Immigration Policy in a Comparative Perspective KASHIWAZAKI, Chikako
FALL TBA TBA Japanese Politico-Economic Development in Perspective: A Historical Approach
*Offered by the Graduate School of System Design & Management at Hiyoshi CampusNOT open to undergraduate students.
TANIGUCHI, 
Tomohiko
FALL Fri 3 Japan's Development Policy in East Asia UMEGAKI, Michio
FALL Wed 2 Japan's Role in Modernization and Economic Development of Southeast Asia KURASAWA, Aiko
FALL Thu 5 Japan-America Shared Histories WILLIAMS, Mukesh
FALL Wed 5 Nationalism: From Inception to Southeast Asia CHANDRA, Elizabeth
FALL Fri 5 Foreign Relations of Japan ABE, Tadahiro
FALL Thu 4 Public Policy in Japan (Seminar) MOGAKI, Masahiro

Business & Economy

Semester Day Period Course Title Instructor
SPRING Wed 2 Japanese Economy
*Offered by the Graduate School of Business and Commerce. Open to undergraduate students.
UEDA, Eimon
SPRING Thu 3 Policy Implications of Globalization in Asia
*Offered by the Graduate School of Business and Commerce. Open to undergraduate students.
KASHIWAGI, Shigeo
SPRING Thu 5 Asia-Japan Economic Relations HAYASHI, Hideki

SPRING
1st half

Tue 3/4 International Marketing from a Japanese Approach MORIMOTO, Mariko

SPRING
1st half

Mon 3/4 China, Japan and Korea Comparative Management DRUMMOND, Damon

SPRING
1st half

Thu 2/3 Japanese Supply Chain Management KHOJASTEH, Yacob

SPRING
2nd half

Mon 3/4 Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development in Japan MAGNIER-WATANABE, Remy

SPRING
2nd half

Mon 3/4 Human Resource Management in the Asia Pacific Region DRUMMOND, Damon

SPRING
2nd half

Thu 2/3 Japanese Production Management Systems KHOJASTEH, Yacob
SPRING Fri 6

Global Marketing: An Asian Perspective
*For purchasing an e-textbook, please refer to this web-page.

KOHLBACHER, Florian D.

SPRING

Fri 4 Competing in Emerging Asia ROY, Ashok
FALL Wed 4 Case Analysis on Management and Strategy of Japanese Corporations
*Full-time undergraduate (except first-year students) / graduate students cannot register for this course.
MITSUHASHI, Hitoshi
FALL Fri 3 Japanese Business and Society UMEZU, Mitsuhiro
FALL Thu 2 Business and Strategic Management in East and South East Asia
*Offered by the Graduate School of Business and Commerce. Open to undergraduate students.
IGUCHI, Chie
FALL Thu 3 An Introduction to Japanese Economy KASHIWAGI, Shigeo
FALL Wed 3 Policy Implications of Economic Integration in Asia KASHIWAGI, Shigeo
FALL Thu 5 EU-JAPAN Economic Relations
*Offered by the Faculty of Economics.
HAYASHI, Hideki
FALL Tue 2 Corporate Finance in Japan CLANCY, Brett

Law

Semester Day Period Course Title Instructor
SPRING Thu 3 Japan's Trade Law and Policy AZUMA, Fumihiko
FALL Thu 3 Law and Development in East Asian Countries MATSUO, Hiroshi
FALL Fri 3 Introduction to Japanese Law ORTOLANI, Andrea
FALL Sat 1 Japanese Competition Policy YAMADA, Hiroshi

Course Description (previous years)