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IJP: Course Offerings

In the Intensive Japanese Program (IJP), students can enjoy a range of courses to match their Japanese language level and academic major and interests and really make the most of their study abroad experience at Nanzan!

Japanese Language Courses

Students can fast pace their Japanese language skills with our intensive Japanese Language Courses. We offer five levels in the Fall and six in the Spring to match every student’s level of proficiency. Our small class sizes (maximum of 15 students), allow students to interact easily with other CJS and Japanese students. Students will learn to communicate confidently and effectively in Japanese as they develop all four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking).

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Japanese Seminar Courses

In our content- and skills-based Seminar Courses, students broaden their Japanese language learning. To develop future work skills, courses in translation, business Japanese, Japanese for tourism, and teaching Japanese are offered. A variety of reading, academic writing, and university preparatory seminars deepen students’ academic Japanese skills. And in the creative writing classes, students can explore their imaginative side.

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Japan Studies Courses

Explore Japan’s eventful history and rich culture in the Japan Studies Courses. Divided into six fields – business and economics, politics and international relations, society and history, language and linguistics, literature, and arts and culture – all Japan Studies Courses are taught in English. Students can choose the courses that best match their interests to deepen their knowledge of Japan and its place in the world.

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Open Courses

Open Courses give students the opportunity to sit next to local students in regular undergraduate Japanese university classes – sharing ideas in discussion groups, working together on assignments and research projects, and preparing and giving presentations together. There’s no better way to experience Japanese university life, mix with local students and make life-long friends.

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Japanese Arts Courses

In our popular Japanese Arts Courses, students can make their learning journey memorable by exploring Japan’s rich aesthetic culture: manga cartoon drawing, woodblock printing, calligraphy, tea ceremony, traditional dance, flower arrangement, and traditional martial arts. Steeping themselves in centuries’ old traditions, students can discover the history and beauty of Japanese art forms, and relax and discover their creative side!

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2023 Spring Academic Policies, Registration Procedures, & Course Descriptions

2022 Fall Academic Policies, Registration Procedures, & Course Descriptions