Guide to the Exchange Student Course

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Guide to the Exchange Student Course

Japanese Studies Education Center


The Japanese Studies Education Center (JSEC) at Soka University

has established the E
-
course
(Exchange Course) for exchange students from international exchange partners. The E
-
course is
made up of the Japanese Language Course, Japanese Culture Course, and

Undergraduate Course
(in English and Japanese). Exchange stude
nts
are required to
take a total of 7 to 12 classes per
semester from a
combination

of these courses.

To enroll

in the E
-
course, students must submit
the necessary documents, including a c
ertifica
te of
p
roficiency in English or Japanese. The course details

are given below.




About the Japan
ese

Studies Education Center


The academic year at Soka University consists of two semesters
. T
he duration of each semester is as

follows:


First Semester:
E
arly April
to

late July (Application documents must be submitted by the end of
October
of
the previous year.)

Second Semester:
M
id
-
September
to

late January (Application documents must be submitted by the
end of April.)


For eac
h semester, course credits will be awarded upon
the
completion of the 15
-

week course and the
corresponding
examination.


Japanese Language Course: 1 credit for
one

90
-
min. class per week

Undergraduate Course: 2 credits for
one

90
-
min. class per week


Transcripts will be issued
as follows
:


First semester transcript:
E
arly September
(following the
completion of the first
semester)

Second semester transcript:
E
arly March
(following the
completion of the second semester
)


Course requirements are as
follows.

1)

Japanese Language Course



Applicants must submit the

Japanese
-
Language Proficiency
Test Certif icate of Results and
Scores
(Level N5 or above), or a university
-
issued document
certifying

that the applicant has
proficiency

in Japanese equivalent to l
evel N5 or above.



Students will be placed in five classes according to the
ir

placement test results: upper beginner
(E1), primary
-
intermediate (E2), intermediate (E3), upper intermediate (E4), and
advanced
-
level (E5). There is no class for beginner
-
level.

The s
ubjects and the number of credits offered in this course are shown in Table
-
I.


2)

Undergraduate Course ( in Japanese)



Students who have Japanese
proficiency

equivalent to level N1 of the Japanese Language
Proficiency Test are allowed to take approved sub
jects from among
the
undergraduate course
subjects (including Law, Economics, Business Administration, Humanities, Education
,

and
Engineering). However,
certain

subjects such as “
T
raditional
Japanese C
ulture” are also
available for the students whose Japan
ese
proficiency
level is below level N1.


3)

Undergraduate Course ( in English)



To take the subjects offered in JSP (Japan Study Program) and JAS (Japan
-
Asia
S
tudies),
students from non
-
English
-
speaking countries

must have

a TOEFL iBT
Test
score of 71 or
highe
r
.

The s
ubjects and the number of credits offered in this course are shown in Table
-

.


Course Requirements Table:

Japanese Language
Proficiency Level

Japanese Language
Course

Table
-


Undergraduate
Course

(Japanese)

Table
-

*
1

Undergraduate
Course

(English)

Table
-


*
2

Below N5

-

-



Equivalent to N5



(
Class E1
)





Equivalent to N4



(
Class E2
)





Equivalent to N3



(
Class E3
)





Equivalent to N2



(
Class E4
)





Equivalent to N1



(
Class E5
)






*
1:
Depending on your respective level of Japanese
prof iciency, r
egistration
is restricted
for subjects
that are part of the

“Undergraduate Course (Japanese)”.

*2: Only students from English
-
speaking countries or the students who have a
TOEFL iBT
Test
score
of 71 or above are allowed to take subjects
that
are part of the

“Undergraduate Course (English)”.



For more details about the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, please see the following
website:

http://www.jlpt.jp/about/index.html


Table
-


Ja灡n敳攠Languag攠C潵rse

Class

Subj散t

Compulsory/
Elective

Credits

Number of
classes per week

E1

(
upper beginner
)

General Japanese 1

Compulsory

5

5 x 90 min.

Japanese
l
istening 1

Elective

1

1 x 90 min.

Japanese communication

1


1

1 x 90 min.

Kanji (Elementary)


1

1 x 90 min.

E2

(
primary
-
interme
diate
)

General Japanese
2

Compulsory

5

5 x 90 min.

Japanese
l
istening
2

Elective

1

1 x 90 min.

Japanese communication

2


1

1 x 90 min.

Japanese writing

2


1

1 x 90 min.

E3

(
intermediate
)

General Japanese
3

Compulsory

5

5 x 90 min.

Japanese
l
istening
3

Elective

1

1 x 90 min.

Japanese communication

3


1

1 x 90 min.

Japanese writing

3


1

1 x 90 min.

E4

(
upper
intermediate
)

General Japanese
4

Compulsory

5

5 x 90 min.

Japanese
l
istening
4

Elective

1

1 x 90 min.

Japanese communication

4


1

1 x 90 min.

Japanese writing

4


1

1 x 90 min.

E5

(
advanced
)

Japanese B
1
/
2

Elective

1

1 x 90 min.

Japanese C
1
/
2


1

1 x 90 min.

Japanese D
1
/
2


1

1 x 90 min.

Japanese E
1
/
2


1

1 x 90 min.

Japanese F
1
/
2


1

1 x 90 min.


Table
-


Un摥dgra摵at攠C潵rs攠(Ja灡n敳攩

S
ubj散ts
in Un摥dgra摵at攠C潵rs攠(
Law, Ec潮潭ics, Busin敳s Administrati潮,
L整t敲s
, E摵cati潮
,

an搠Engin敥eing)

f潲 which r敧istrati潮 has b敥n a灰rov敤
by th攠Ja灡n敳e

Stu摩敳 E摵cati潮 C敮t敲.




Ta
ble
-


Undergraduate Course (English)


Subject

Compulsory/Elective

Credits

Subjects
in JSP

Japan Studies Program
:

Humanities

Elective





2

Japan Studies Program
:

Law

2

Japan Studies Program
:

Economics

2

Japan

Studies Program
:

Business

2

Japan Studies Program
:

Education

2

Japan Studies Program
:

Engineering and Sciences

2

Subjects
in JAS

Economics Laboratory

Elective















2

World Economy

4 or 2

Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

4

Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory

4

Statistics

2

Contemporary Japanese Economy

2

Economic Issues of Contemporary Japan

2

Economic Development of Japan

2

The Political Economy of
Japan

and East
Asia

2

Human Resources Management in Japan
and Asia

2

Business and Japanese People

2

Socio
-
economic Development of India

2

International Management

4

*

In principle
, 2
-
credit subjects have
one

class (90 min.) per week and 4
-
credit subjects have
two

classes (90 min.) per week.