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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

VSE Season 1, 2021-22: Courses offered by Nagoya University


Application Deadline

APPLICATION CLOSED
Students must submit an application to the VSE Central Office before:
Aug 27 2021, 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)



Course Information

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Number of Credits0
Offering DepartmentSchool of Economics, Graduate school of Economics
Course TeacherDoi Yasuhiro
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassOct 7, 2021
Last Day of ClassFeb 3, 2022
Course ComponentDiscussion
Mode of TeachingSynchronous/Asynchronous
Meeting TimeThu 1630-1800
Time ZoneUTC+9
Course Description In this course, students will have opportunities to conduct group work, mainly focused on case studies of Japanese companies. In each class, we will form several mixed-groups of Japanese and international students which will discuss and work together to come up with solutions to international business problems. The purpose of this course is to enhance communication skills/teamwork with people who have different cultural backgrounds while learning basic economic and international business concepts. The course will be taught mainly in English, but we may ask students to use Japanese and non-verbal communication for a group work.
Points to Note for StudentsCourse recordings are available for VSE students.
Course OutlineTBA
Number of Credits0
Offering DepartmentSchool of Education and Human Development
Course Teacher Taniguchi Norihito
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassOct 8, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 17, 2021
Course ComponentLectureOtherOtherDiscussion
Mode of TeachingAsynchronousAsynchronousSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeN/AN/AFri 1300-1430Fri 1300-1430
Time ZoneUTC+9
Course Description This course aims to understand the idea and theory of culture and psychology for undergraduate students. This course handles the basic concept and theories of social psychology and cross-cultural psychology. Students deeply learn this psychological perspective applicable to daily life in Japan. In the first part, students acquire psychological perspectives related to culture such as dimensions, self, cognition, emotion. In the second part, students will be able to apply these perspectives to real social phenomena.(TBC)
Points to Note for StudentsN/A
Course OutlineLink
Number of Credits0
Offering DepartmentSchool of Education and Human Development
Course TeacherTaniguchi Norihito
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassOct 8, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 17, 2021
Course ComponentLectureOtherOtherDiscussion
Mode of TeachingAsynchronousAsynchronousSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeN/AN/AFri 1445-1615Fri 1445-1615
Time ZoneUTC+9
Course Description This course aims to understand the theory and practice of intercultural communication in education for undergraduate students. This course handles micro to macro-level intercultural communication issues in education. Students deeply learn the intercultural perspectives in personal to social context. In the first part, students will acquire intercultural insights such as values, identities, and norms. In the second part, students will be able to apply these insights to real-world educational phenomena. (TBC)
Points to Note for StudentsN/A
Course OutlineLink
Number of Credits0
Offering DepartmentInternational Language Center
Course Teacher Yuka SOURIN, Yukiko KAGAWA, Rizu INOUE
Language of Instruction Multiple Languages
First Day of ClassOct 4, 2021
Last Day of ClassJan 31, 2022
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon, Wed, Fri 1630-1800
Time ZoneUTC+9
RestrictionsJapanese beginner level only (from characters)
Points to Note for Students1. Students with an attendance rate lower than 70% will not be awarded with grades.

2. Students are required to purchase a textbook ("NEJ" Vol.1 Printed by Kuroshio Publishers).
Fees to be Borne by StudentsTextbook fee
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).
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Number of Credits0
Offering DepartmentInternational Language Center
Course Teacher Yuka SOURIN, Rizu INOUE, Sora MIN
Language of Instruction Multiple Languages
First Day of ClassOct 4, 2021
Last Day of ClassJan 31, 2022
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon, Wed, Fri 1445-1615
Time ZoneUTC+9
RestrictionsTBA
Points to Note for Students1. Students with an attendance rate lower than 70% will not be awarded with grades.

2. Students are required to purchase a textbook ("NEJ" Vol.2 Printed by Kuroshio Publishers).
Fees to be Borne by StudentsTextbook fee
Course Description For learners who have a little knowledge of Japanese. Learn master texts by theme with basic Japanese sentence patterns, vocabulary and grammar and become able to communicate properly in daily and academic life in Japan. Equivalent of N5 or N4 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and A2.2 in CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference).
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Number of Credits0
Offering DepartmentInternational Language Center
Course TeacherHeesu OH

Dr. Oh received a Ph.D. degree from Nagoya University and specialized in Japanese language education and bilingual research. She is primarily interested in studying the rich linguistic and cultural world while respecting the diverse backgrounds of bilinguals.
Language of Instruction Multiple Languages
First Day of ClassOct 8, 2021
Last Day of ClassJan 28, 2022
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeFri 1445-1615
Time ZoneUTC+9
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.
RestrictionsJapanese beginner to intermediate level only
Points to Note for StudentsStudents with an attendance rate lower than 70% will not be awarded with grades.
Course OutlineDownload
Number of Credits0
Offering DepartmentInternational Language Center
Course TeacherMyeongja HEO
Language of Instruction Other Languages
First Day of ClassOct 7, 2021
Last Day of ClassJan 27, 2022
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeThu1630-1800
Time ZoneUTC+9
Course Description In this class, we will understand the grammatical features of Japanese and discuss the communication style of Japanese people. By understanding the linguistic features of the Japanese language, we will deepen our understanding of the Japanese communication style. This class will provide an opportunity for Japanese students and international students studying Japanese to interact with each other in order to develop a global perspective that will enable them to play an active role in international society.
RestrictionsJapanese intermediate to advanced level only
Points to Note for StudentsStudents with an attendance rate lower than 70% will not be awarded with grades.
Course OutlineDownload
Number of Credits0
Offering DepartmentInternational Programs (G30)
Course TeacherYasuyo TOKUHIRO
Language of Instruction Other Languages
First Day of ClassOct 4, 2021
Last Day of ClassJan 31, 2022
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon 1445-1615
Time ZoneUTC+9
Course Description When discussing the challenges of studying Japanese, more than a few people bring up kanji. It is common for people studying the language to feel some uncertainty about just how many kanji they should learn, or how useful any particular kanji will turn out to be.

There are many kanji characters, and it takes time to learn them. However, once you have made them your own, knowing kanji can be very useful, and will contribute to your understanding of Japanese and will help accelerate the speed with which the language can be learned. Learning kanji will also enhance your ability to reason and help you be both more expressive and creative. The use of one kanji will often lead to the use of another kanji and so help with building vocabulary.

There are people who lament that they forget the kanji right away. We like to tell these folks that Forgetting is a good thing. Only people who have forgotten a character can recall it. People who never knew a character cannot bring it back to mind. Escaping from the sense of helplessness in thoughts like I’ll be forgetting it at any rate may in fact be a hidden key to success when it comes to learning kanji. It is our sincere hope that this class will prove useful as part of a process in which students transition from learning frequently used kanji to a level where the feeling is that one couldn’t possibly forget a particular character that has been encountered many times.
RestrictionsParticipants should already know about 800 kanji.
Points to Note for StudentsLanguage of Instruction: Japanese and English

This course aims to help students build an advanced knowledge of kanji so they can understand and use 2,200 kanji and kanji vocabulary.

Participants learn about 2,200 kanji and kanji words listed by frequency. To increase vocabulary, every class students take a reading test and, optionally, a writing test (240-640 words with 80 kanji). It is followed by the instructor lecturing on topics related to kanji, including the rules of Japanese kanji pronunciation, the rules of kanji transitive/intransitive verbs and passive/causative forms.

Students are required to purchase a textbook (Yasuyo TOKUHIRO, KANJI 2200 Listed according to Frequency and Familiarity, Sanseido Co., Ltd. ISBN978-4-385-14074-2)
Fees to be Borne by StudentsTextbook fee
Course OutlineLink


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