International Center Courses

◆ 2018-2019 International Center Courses handbook (available soon)

◆ International Center Course List and Description 2018-2019
(2018 April- 2019 March / 2018 Spring semester - 2018/19 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 suited for Keio students who wish to study abroad, to improve their communication skills in English, and to develop better understanding in their area of study from international perspectives. By studying together with exchange students from the partner universities, students will have opportunities for international exchange through study.

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.
    *Students of the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Medicine, or the Law School cannot register for International Center Courses.
Course Restrictions
  • Coruse Not open to full-time Keio undergraduate/graduate students.
          "Case Analysis on Management and Strategy of Japanese Corporations" (by Prof. Mitsuhashi)
  • Courses only open to graduate-level students.  *Undergraduate students cannot register for them.
         (1) "Japanese Politico-Economic Development in Perspective: A Historical Approach"  (by Prof. Taniguchi)
          (2) "Development of Japan's Politico-Economic Systems"  (by Prof. Taniguchi)
          (3) "Science and Technology in Japanese Culture"  (by Prof. Inoue)
  • Some courses may limit the number of students. All the students wishing to register for such courses must attend the first class and obtain permission from the instructor. Registration without permission will be deleted.
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)
    "Development of Japan's Politico-Economic Systems"  (by Prof. Taniguchi)
  • Course offered at Yagami Campus:
    "Science and Technology in Japanese Culture" (by Prof. Inoue)
Credits
2 credits per course
 
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

Important information regarding the International Center Courses (classroom changes, exams, exam location, etc.) will be posted on the International Center’s bulletin board 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

Notices of class cancellations and makeup classes will be posted on the Academic Affairs Web System.
http://gakuji2.adst.keio.ac.jp/index_br_top.html

Course List  2018-2019
(2018 April - 2019 March / 2018 Spring semester - 2018/19 Fall Semester)

Some courses may limit the number of  students. For further details, please refer to here.

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

Semester Dates

SPRING Saturday, April 7, 2018 - Friday, July 20, 2018
SPRING (1st half) Saturday, April 7, 2018 - Wednesday, May 30, 2018
SPRING (2nd half) Saturday, June 2, 2018 - Friday, July 20, 2018
FALL Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Monday, 21 January, 2019
FALL (1st half) Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Monday, 12 November, 2018
FALL (2nd half) Thursday, 15 November, 2018 - Monday, 21 January, 2019

Language & Literature

Semester Day Period Course Title Instructor
SPRING Wed 3 Journey Through the Floating World (Ukiyo To Michiyuki) Andrew ARMOUR
SPRING Wed

3

English and English Education in Japan in the Age of Globalization Yuji NAKAMURA
SPRING
(2nd half)
Wed 1&2 Japanese Linguistics in Sociocultural Context Ikuko OKUGAWA
FALL Wed 3 Japanese Literature Andrew ARMOUR
FALL Wed 3 English and English Language Education in East Asia Yuji NAKAMURA
FALL Thu 3 Japan's Postwar Through Short Stories James RAESIDE
FALL Tue 2 Japanese Linguistics in Sociocultural Context Ikuko OKUGAWA
FALL Fri 2 Japanese Applied Linguistics Ikuko OKUGAWA
FALL Tue 4 Approaches to Japanese Language in Society Rie SUZUKI
FALL Thu 2 Sociolinguistic Issues and Modern Japanese Rie SUZUKI

Arts

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

SPRING

Thu 3 Introduction to Japanese Art History Yukiko SHIRAHARA
SPRING Wed 3 Japanese Sound Culture in the Global Context T.M. HOFFMAN

SPRING
(2nd half)

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

FALL

Wed 5 Arts/Art Workshop:Discovering Arts and Culture in Japan Yuko HISHIYAMA

Culture & Cross-cultural Understanding

Semester Day Period Course Title Instructor
SPRING
(2nd half)
Mon 5&6 Otaku Culture in Japan and Its Transnational Relation Kazunori SUGIURA
SPRING Thu 5 Japanese Society and Communication David SHEA

SPRING

Thu 5 The Culture of Sports, Health, and Longevity in Japan and Other Countries Masaki KIMURA

SPRING

Thu 2 Seeing Japanese Culture and Society from a Qualitative Perspective Rie Suzuki
SPRING
(1st half)
Thu 5&6 Crossing Borders:Adapting to Japan and Adapting to the World Joseph SHAULES

SPRING
(2nd half)

Thu 5&6 Deep Culture Difference : Understanding Japan Through Cross-Cultural Comparison Joseph SHAULES
SPRING
(2nd half)
Tue 1&2 The Roots of Japanese Culture As Seen in Theater and Art Akira Mark OSHIMA
FALL Thu 5 Education in Japan: Issues of Culture, Social Structure, & Worldview David SHEA
FALL Fri 5 Otaku Culture in Japan and Its Transnational Relation Kazunori SUGIURA

FALL

Thu 3 Mind Body and Japanese Culture Yuki IMOTO
FALL Thu 5 Crossing Borders:Adapting to Japan and Adapting to the World Joseph SHAULES
FALL Wed 2 Intercultural Communication and Japanese Culture Ikuko OKUGAWA
FALL Wed 4 Seeing Japanese Culture and Society from a Qualitative Perspective Rie SUZUKI
FALL Tue 5 Food and Foodways in Japan Joji NOZAWA

Science

Semester Day Period Course Title Instructor

SPRING

Tue 2 Human Engineering with Focus on Japan Jacqueline URAKAMI
FALL Thu 2 Science and Technology in Japanese Culture Kyoko INOUE

FALL

Tue 2 Innovative Technologies for Japan's Aging Society Jacqueline URAKAMI

Religion & Thought

Semester Day Period Course Title Instructor
SPRING Wed 3 Religions in Japan Andriy NAKORCHEVSKI
SPRING
(1st half)
Tue 3&4 Buddhism and Social Change in Contemporary Asia Jonathan WATTS
SPRING
(2nd half)
Tue 3&4 Japanese Buddhism and Social Suffering Jonathan WATTS
SPRING Wed 3 Philosophical Topics on the Ideal Images of Human Beings; Conversations Between Japanese and the Western Culture Akinori HAYASHI
FALL Tue 4 Japanese Buddhism and Social Suffering Jonathan WATTS
FALL Wed 3 Philosophical Topics on the Ideal Images of Human Beings; Conversations Between Japanese and the Western Culture Akinori HAYASHI

History

Semester Day Period Course Title Instructor
SPRING Tue 5 Gender, Culture and Modernity in Interwar Japan David NOTTER
SPRING Mon 5 Modern History of Diplomatic and Cultural Relations Between Japan and the World Akiko OHTA
SPRING
(2nd half)
Mon 1&2 Historical Memory in East and Southeast Asia William BREHM

SPRING
(2nd half)

Thu 3&4 Japan's Postwar Resurgence David HOLLEY
SPRING Thu 5 Europe's Encounter with Japan 1543-1859 Derek MASSARELLA
FALL Fri 2 Introduction to Japan's History and Culture

Andrea PRESSELLO

Media & Communications

Semester Day Period Course Title Instructor
SPRING Thu 2 Journalism in Japan David HOLLEY
FALL Thu 4 Journalism in Japan David HOLLEY

Social Issues

Semester Day Period Course Title Instructor
SPRING
(2nd half)
Fri 1&2 Minorities in Japanese Education Tomoko TOKUNAGA
SPRING Fri 5 Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia : Past and Present Elizabeth CHANDRA

Politics, Diplomacy & International Exchange

Semester Day Period Course Title Instructor
SPRING Tue 2 Development of Japan's Politico-Economic Systems Tomohiko TANIGUCHI
SPRING Fri 3 Japan as the First Developing Country Michio UMEGAKI
SPRING Thu 5 Constructing Japan -India Partnership Mukesh WILLIAMS
SPRING Fri 4 Sino-Japanese Relations in Perspective Valerie NIQUET
SPRING Tue 3 Japanese Foreign Policy Andrea PRESSELLO
SPRING Wed 4 Japanese Politics Masahiro MOGAKI
SPRING
(1st half)
Mon 1&2 Contemporary Cambodia: A Crticial Appraisal William BREHM
FALL Tue 4 Japanese Immigration Policy in a Comparative Perspective Chikako KASHIWAZAKI
FALL Tue 2 Japanese Politico-Economic Development in Perspective: A Historical Approach Tomohiko TANIGUCHI
FALL Mon 2 Japan's Role in Modernization and Economic Development of Southeast Asia Aiko KURASAWA
FALL Fri 3 Japan's Development Policy in East Asia Michio UMEGAKI
FALL Thu 5 Japan-America Shared Histories Mukesh WILLIAMS
FALL Fri 5 Nationalism: from Inception to Southeast Asia Elizabeth CHANDRA
FALL Wed 4 Public Policy in Japan (Seminar) Masahiro MOGAKI
FALL Fri 4 French and European Policies in Asia after WWII Olivier VAYSSET

Business & Economy

Semester Day Period Course Title Instructor
SPRING Wed 3 Japanese Economy Eimon UEDA
SPRING Wed 2 Business and Strategic Management in East and South East Asia Chie IGUCHI
SPRING Thu 3 Policy Implications of Globalization in Asia Shigeo KASHIWAGI

SPRING

Thu 5 Asia-Japan Economic Relations Hideki HAYASHI

SPRING
(1st half)

Mon 1&3 China, Japan and Korea Comparative Management Damon DRUMMOND

SPRING
(1st half)

Thu 1&2 Japanese Supply Chain Management Yacob KHOJASTEH

SPRING
(2nd half)

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

SPRING
(2nd half)

Mon 1&3 Japanese Company Introduction and Factory Visit Damon DRUMMOND

SPRING
(2nd half)

Thu 1&2 Japanese Production Management Systems Yacob KHOJASTEH
SPRING
(2nd half)
Fri 5&6 Competing in Emerging Asia Ashok ROY

FALL

Wed 4 Case Analysis on Management and Strategy of Japanese Corporations Hitoshi MITSUHASHI
FALL Fri 3 Japanese Business and Society Mitsuhiro UMEZU
FALL Thu 3 An Introduction to Japanese Economy Shigeo KASHIWAGI
FALL Thu 5 EU-Japan Economic Relations Hideki HAYASHI

FALL
(1st half)

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

Law

Semester Day Period Course Title Instructor
SPRING Sat 3 Japan's Trade Law and Policy Fumihiko AZUMA

SPRING

(2nd half)

Fri 3&4 The Supreme Court of Japan: Structure, Function, Case Law Andrea ORTOLANI
FALL Thu 3 Law and Development in East Asian Countries Hiroshi MATSUO
FALL Fri 3 Introduction to Japanese Law Andrea ORTOLANI
FALL Sat 2 Japanese Competition Policy Hiroshi YAMADA

Course Description (previous years)