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Nagoya University
Nagoya, Japan

Founded in 1871 as a medical school, and later designated a national university in 1947, Nagoya University is now one of Japan’s leading higher education institutions, known for its research excellence. It is a comprehensive university that includes 13 graduate schools, 9 undergraduate schools, three research institutes and 18 research centers. Currently, the total number of students is 16,000, of which 2,700 are international.

Nagoya University is located in the Greater Nagoya Area of central Japan, the nation’s third largest metropolitan area, and its primary manufacturing belt. The university’s free and open academic culture has been the springboard for many remarkable research achievements. Its collegial atmosphere has nurtured a number of world class scholars, including six Nobel laureates since 2001. Furthermore, Nagoya University has established its presence across Asia as Japan’s leading university, engaging in various international cooperation initiatives.

Nagoya University aims to increase our intake of international students to 3,200 in 10 years, while promoting the participation of Japanese students within our English-taught international programs. We also strive to increase the number of students who engage in study or training abroad programs to 70 percent. Through these aggressive internationalization tactics, Nagoya University hopes to increase the global awareness of faculty and student alike. By constructing a highly internationalized campus, we wish to attract top notch students, faculty and administrative staff from the global talent pool.

Website: http://en.nagoya-u.ac.jp/index.html

Course Offerings for the semester from January to August 2021

APPLICATION CLOSED

Students must submit an application online before:
March 17, 2021 12:00nn Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)

Home universities must submit the list of endorsed students to VSE Central Office before:
March 18, 2021 12:00nn Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)



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Number of CreditsNo Credits
Offering DepartmentGraduate School of Education and Human Development
Course TeacherProf. Jiro TAKAI, Lecturer Norihito TANIGUCHI
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassApr 13, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 27, 2021
Course ComponentLecture/Group Work
Mode of TeachingSynchronous / Asynchronous
Meeting TimeTue 1030-1200

The time zone difference will be difficult for many, so not all of the 15-weekly classes will be conducted synchronously. However, students are expected to confer online in groups at their own time to prepare for presentations.
Time ZoneUTC+9
Restrictions-
Course Description This course aims to integrate knowledge and skills of social psychology as they apply to the field of intercultural communication. By introducing students to intercultural education and training, covering background theories, practical methods, ethics, and evaluation, the course will allow students to get hands on experience in heightening intercultural sensitivity of themselves and others through active group learning, and application of the theories they will learn. As part of human resources development (HRD), intercultural education and training equips personnel with cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills to deal with cross-cultural interaction. We will look at cross-cultural theories that identify difficulty in communication between cultures, and then discuss what content and method would be most effective in training people to deal with such difficulty.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of CreditsNo Credits
Offering DepartmentGraduate School of Education and Human Development
Course TeacherProf. Jiro TAKAI
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassApr 16, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 30, 2021
Course ComponentPresentation/Discussion
Mode of TeachingSynchronous / Asynchronous
Meeting TimeFri 1030-1200

The time zone difference will be difficult for many, so not all of the 15-weekly classes will be conducted synchronously.
Time ZoneUTC+9
RestrictionsThis is an advanced level course intended for third-year or fourth-year majors in Psychology, Communication and other related fields that deal with cross-cultural comparisons in human behavior.
Course Description This course deals with cross-cultural psychology, and aims to help students acquire the necessary skills, theories, research methods, and knowledge to conduct research in this field. It also enhances the development of students’ interest in various matters relating to education, human development, and human society from the perspective of cultural diversity. Students will read, present, and discuss various topics in cross-cultural psychology, reading the latest edition of the Handbook of Culture and Psychology.

Students will learn the various concepts, theories, methodologies and issues in cross-cultural research. The course aims to train students to critically evaluate received theories of cross-cultural psychology, questioning them to their scope and explanatory potential as applied to the Japanese and Asian cultural contexts. This course will help students plan and conduct cross-cultural research, founding their research on theories while recognizing their shortcomings and some irrelevance to the particular culture they may desire to focus upon.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of CreditsNo Credits
Offering DepartmentInternational Language Center
Course TeacherProf. Sora MIN, Prof. Yukiko KAGAWA and Prof. Noriko TANAKA
Language of Instruction English & Japanese
First Day of ClassApr 12, 2021
Last Day of ClassAug 6, 2021
Course ComponentLecture/Discussion
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon & Wed & Fri 1630-1800
Time ZoneUTC+9
RestrictionsJapanese beginner level only.
Course Description For learners who have no or very little knowledge of Japanese. Learn master texts by theme with basic Japanese sentence patterns, vocabulary and characters (hiragana, katakana) and become able to communicate properly in daily and academic life in Japan. Equivalent of N5 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and A2.1 in CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference).
Course OutlineTBA
Number of CreditsNo Credits
Offering DepartmentInternational Language Center
Course TeacherProf. Heesu OH
Language of Instruction English & Japanese
First Day of ClassApr 13, 2021
Last Day of ClassAug 3, 2021
Course ComponentLecture/Discussion
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue 1630-1800
Time ZoneUTC+9
RestrictionsJapanese beginner to intermediate level only.
Course Description In this class, students will learn about themes related to the linguistic and cultural diversity of today's society. In detail, we will discuss about bilingual language acquisition and use, code-switching, bilingual identity, and bicultural. Furthermore, students deepen the understanding of their own language background and diversity of use while understanding the bilingual situation in Japan through the case of bilingual research conducted in Japan. In addition, students not only learn, but also are required to actively communicate with each other.
Course OutlineTBA
Number of CreditsNo Credits
Offering DepartmentInternational Language Center
Course TeacherProf. Myeongja HEO
Language of Instruction English & Japanese
First Day of ClassApr 16, 2021
Last Day of ClassAug 6, 2021
Course ComponentLecture/Discussion
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeFri 1445-1615
Time ZoneUTC+9
RestrictionsJapanese intermediate to advanced level only
Course Description In this class, you will learn the relationship between Japanese grammar and communication. Even grammatically correct sentences in Japanese have inappropriate expressions in communication. The goal of this class is to be able to communicate well by learning the grammatical and pragmatic characteristics of Japanese.
Course OutlineTBA



Course enrollment is subject to final approval from your home university and the course offering university. Please contact the APRU VSE Coordinator of your home university for credit transfer information.
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