What classes are designed for KUINEP?

KUINEP Core Subjects

KUINEP core subjects cover diverse subjects such as life science, environmental studies, physics, economics, politics, social studies, etc. Some courses are designed to offer a fresh perspective to the study of Japan while others address topical global problems. Some courses are team-taught by a group of experts. Each course carries two university credits when a student completes it.

KUINEP students are required to take at least six courses each semester, of which two (or more) has to be from the KUINEP core subjects listed below. Also, KUINEP students are able to choose English courses offered by institute for Liberal Arts and Science. The institute for Liberal Arts and Science offers over 100 subjects taught in English language. Please see the KUINEP syllabus and/or ILAS website for detailed information. (http://www.z.k.kyoto-u.ac.jp/introduction/la-english). Those who have appropriate Japanese language proficiency can take regular course at undergraduate level given in Japanese at their faculty with the lecturer's permission each semester.

2015 Spring Semester (April 2015-September 2015)

  1. Development Economics B
  2. Modern Physics
  3. Introduction to Metaphysics
  4. Exercise and Medical Science for Prevention of Lifestyle-related Disease
  5. Social Science Research Methods in Education II
  6. Entrepreneurship
  7. Global Business Strategy II
  8. Intellectual and Cultural History of Early Modern Japan
  9. Mental Illness and Health Care
  10. Anthropology of Interaction
  11. Universities and University Students in Today's Japan
  12. State and Politics in Southeast Asia
  13. The Global Politics of Forests
  14. Energy and Resources II

2015 Fall Semester (October 2015-March 2016)

  1. Development Economics A
  2. Applied Statistics
  3. Sustainable Development in Asia and the Global Context
  4. Agriculture and Foods in Japan
  5. Contemporary Philosophy in Japan - Shozo OMORI (1921-97) and His Students
  6. Japan in World History 
  7. Understanding Education, Human Lives and Cultures from philosophical and Sociological Perspectives
  8. Global Business Strategy I
  9. Self-Formation in Adolescence
  10. Introduction to Classical Japanese Literature
  11. The World Open Education
  12. Energy and Resources I
  13. Social Science Research Methods in Education I

Japanese Language Courses

The International Center also offers Japanese Language Courses which are divided into three different levels (elementary, intermediate, and advanced). Students will be required to take a placement test at the beginning of each semester to determine their level of Japanese language proficiency. KUINEP students can take maximum of 7 sessions, each of them deserves one official credit, per week each semester. Evaluations for Japanese Language Courses will be included in official transcript Kyoto University issue at the end of each semester. Students will be evaluated on the basis of attendance, participation in the classes, and the results of examinations.

Japanese Language Classes for University Students/Researchers