Program Information

Courses taught in English

Courses taught in English

Undergraduate students at 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

  • Climate Change Leadership 1・2
  • Mitigating Urban Heat Islands 1・2
  • Japanese Modern History from a Global Perspective
  • Schooling and Equity
  • Popular Culture in Japan A・B
  • Volcanology as a Synthetic Science
  • Environmental Change and Natural Disaster
  • Scientific Thinking II
  • Japanese Economy in Global Perspective
  • Japanese Business in Comparative Perspective
  • Globalization Japan: Society and Culture A
  • Modern World System

Courses taught both in Japanese and English

  • Japanese Culture from Intercultural Perspective
  • Intercultural Communication: A Critical Perspective
  • Intercultural Communication in the Japanese Context

Spring Semester

Courses taught in English

  • Deviance and Taboo
  • Social Inequality and Stratification
  • A Critical History of "Japanese Studies"
  • Introduction to Sustainability: Case-studies from Japan
  • Sociological Inquiry of Global Issues
  • Geological History of Earth and the Record in Strata
  • Natural Resources
  • Scientific Thinking I

Courses taught both in Japanese and English

  • Language and Media
  • Language in Society
  • Religion and Society
  • Migration and Identity Theories

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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