Waseda University
Tokyo, Japan

Founded in 1882 by Shigenobu Okuma, once prime minister and regarded as the father of Japanese national modernization, Waseda University is one of the most prestigious universities in Japan. It comprises thirteen undergraduate, seventeen graduate and five professional graduate schools covering most areas of social and natural sciences, liberal arts and engineering, with over 54,000 students and 5,000 faculty members on eight campuses, four of which are located in central Tokyo.

Currently, there are more than 5,000 foreign students enrolled at Waseda. The number of foreign students at Waseda is the highest among universities in Japan. The university has agreements with 868 organizations in 94 countries to date, concerning student and faculty exchange programs. Furthermore, there are ‘double degree’ programs with leading universities in Asia-Pacific region as well as network-type cooperative colloquiums via the Internet, to support the student and faculty members involved in the exchange programs.

Waseda University has a large number of alumni, about 640,000 in Japan and around the world. Waseda is famous for its distinguished graduates dispersed not only across business and political circles in Japan but also worldwide. So far, seven prime ministers of the Japanese government have been Waseda alumni. Waseda graduates are very active and influential in such field as politics, law, journalism and mass communications, art and sports. Among them are excellent entrepreneurs contributing to scientific breakthroughs and creating globally prestigious firms as well as current and former presidents and CEOs of top multinational companies. The university has 400 alumni associations throughout Japan and more than 1,100 including alumni associations within companies, not to mention the 40 Waseda associations overseas.

Website: https://www.waseda.jp/top/en/

VSE Season 2, 2023-24: Courses offered by Waseda University

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Before applying, please make sure you understand the following enrolment restrictions set by the course offering university:

Courses offered by Waseda University at VSE Season 2, 2023-24 bear no credits for APRU VSE students. Transcripts will not be issued therefore credit transfers will not be possible.

Application Deadline

Students must submit an application to the VSE Central Office before:
Mar 6, 2024 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)

Course Information

Course information posted on this page are provided by the course offering university and may be changed or updated anytime without prior notice.

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Number of Credits0
Offering DepartmentSchool of International Liberal Studies
Course TeacherProf. Masumi NAGASAKA
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassApr 12, 2024
Last Day of ClassJul 29, 2024
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue 1310-1645
Time ZoneUTC+09
Course Description

This lecture will enable students to understand the history of Western philosophy from the early modern period to the present in an attempt to overcome ontotheology. Students will learn the history of metaphysics, as well as the history of the critique of metaphysics.

Course Outline

210PR41400 (from the Previous Offering) 

Course Prerequisites/Restrictions

For the students in their 3rd or 4th year.

Points to Note for Students

Courses offered by Waseda University at VSE bear no credits for APRU-VSE students. Transcripts will not be issued therefore credit transfer will not be possible.

The information of the courses in the link is the information for Host University students. It is just for the information of course contents. Credits and Evaluation are not applied to APRU-VSE students.

An up-to-date course syllabus is to be uploaded in early March. The link above is from the previous year, which will not be changed much.

Fees to be Borne by Students


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