Program Information

Courses taught in English

Courses taught in English

Undergraduate students in Chiba University can take the following elective courses, as general education, to deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and society. Please note that some courses may not be offered when you desire to take. Please check the syllabus for the details and availability.
Chiba University also offers an array of courses about Japan held in Japanese.

Fall Semester

Courses taught in English

  • Introduction to Japanese Language
  • Introduction to Japanese Grammatical System
  • Globalizing Japan: Society and Culture
  • Occultism in Global Japan
  • Introduction to Architectural Design
  • Climate Change Leadership
  • Mitigating Urban Heat Island

Courses taught both in Japanese and English

  • Japanese Culture from Intercultural Perspective
  • Language and Media
  • Language in Society
  • Intercultural Communication: A Critical Perspective
  • Intercultural Communication in the Japanese Context
  • Religion and Society
  • Japanese Modern History from a Global Perspective

Spring Semester

Courses taught in English

  • Introduction to Japanese Language
  • Introduction to Japanese Grammatical System
  • Health and Healthcare in Japanese Culture
  • Deviance and Taboo
  • Schooling and Equity
  • Social Inequality and Stratification
  • Global Social Change
  • Japanese Economy in Global Perspective
  • Japanese Business in Comparative Perspective
  • Popular Culture in Japan
  • Design Science
  • Fundamentals of Imaging Science
  • Introduction to Sustainability: Case-studies from Japan
  • Viewing Japan from Space

Courses taught both in Japanese and English

  • Language and Media
  • Language in Society
  • Intercultural Communication: A Critical Perspective
  • Intercultural Communication in the Japanese Context
  • "Japan" in American Films

Video clips from Japanese Studies

Many of the courses listed above are categorized as "Japanese Studies", which are designed for both international and Japanese students to study about the world, using Japan as a case-study, and vice versa.
Check out the YouTube clip below to learn more.

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