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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: www.waseda.jp/top/en/

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Course Offerings for the semester from January to August 2021

APPLICATION CLOSED

Students must submit an application online before:
February 26, 2021 12:00nn Hong Kong Time (UTC+8) (Tentative)

Home universities must submit the list of endorsed students to VSE Central Office before:
March 1, 2021 12:00nn Hong Kong Time (UTC+8) (Tentative)



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Number of CreditsNo Credits
Offering DepartmentSchool of Social Sciences
Course TeacherHORI, Yoshie
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassApr 5, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 19, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon 1630-1800
Time ZoneUTC+9
RestrictionsEligible Year: 1st year and above
Course Description In the 2000s, Southeast Asia have grown remarkably. The ASEAN community, which was established in 2015 is attracting attention as a huge market for 600 million people. We are now seeing Southeast Asian Countries as important business partners. But Southeast Asia is a region of vast complexity-Singular but plural places. So, this class focus on the unique history of these areas, the steps for nation-state building. and the contemporary political economy and society. This course will provide students with opportunities to become acquainted with "Southeast Asian Studies "and learn many diversified histories and contemporary issues. Southeast Asian Studies is a useful tool when students try to capture Southeast Asia from a micro-macro perspective, combining with Development Studies, Global Governance and Gender Framework.
Points to Note for Students[Goals]
Students will be exposed to a wide range of knowledge of Southeast Asian countries as a complicated places, each with its own unique story.

Students are expected to obtain a better understanding of their success in economic growth and social problems such as poverty, environmental issues, migrants which they have to overcome.
Course OutlineTBA
Number of CreditsNo Credits
Offering DepartmentSchool of Social Sciences
Course TeacherIEDA, Osamu
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassApr 8, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 15, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeThu 1630-1800
Time ZoneUTC+9
RestrictionsEligible Year: 1st year and above
Course Description Public economics is usually understood as effective management of public sectors, however, in the class we learn the public economics in a wider setting as introduction for students of social sciences. Namely, we take up the social common capitals, including natural environments, social institutions as education, medical care, community design. Management of these resources requires not only effectiveness but also other criteria such as social justice, fairness, We have to also consider the inter-national, inter-regional factors as well.
Points to Note for StudentsThe aim of the class is to develop capacity for approaching the complex reality of contemporary socio-economic issues.

We read some academic papers in the class. The students are requested to read them and to review.
Course OutlineTBA
Number of CreditsNo Credits
Offering DepartmentSchool of Social Sciences
Course TeacherKORWATANASAKUL, Upalat
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassApr 7, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 21, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeWed 1040-1210
Time ZoneUTC+9
RestrictionsEligible Year: 1st year and above
Course Description This course is an introduction to social development with a particular emphasis on social issues in East and Southeast Asia. Social development is concerned with the advancement of the common good, the effective management of social problems, the meeting of human needs, and the equitable distribution of society's resources. As such, this course explores the social factors and conditions that promote or hinder social development and how these factors affect the well-being of individuals and communities in contemporary societies.
Points to Note for StudentsThe reading assignment and points of discussion of the next lecture are provided at the end of each class.

Students are expected to do those assignments in order to have a smooth class discussion.
Course OutlineTBA
Number of CreditsNo Credits
Offering DepartmentSchool of Political Science and Economics
Course TeacherProf. YAGI, Naoko
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassApr 5, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 30, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue 1445-1615
Time ZoneUTC+9
RestrictionsEnglish Proficiency (for non-native speakers): Must have/equivalent to TOEFL iBT: 88, TOEFL ITP: 570.
Course Description *AY 2021 course description below is tentative and as of February 5, 2021.

This course is intended primarily for students who have never read Shakespeare's King Lear. We will analyze and interpret King Lear from a range of perspectives. A close reading of the text will help you become familiar with the art of Shakespearean language, while questions around such topics as madness, patriarchy, and "Nature" will lead you to an understanding of the play in a variety of contexts. We will also pay attention to King Lear in performance, discussing how theatrical productions make changes to what is on the page.

All the fifteen class sessions will take place on Zoom.
Points to Note for Students-
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of CreditsNo Credits
Offering DepartmentSchool of International Liberal Studies
Course TeacherNAGASAKA, Masumi
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassApr 8, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 15, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue 1300-1615
Time ZoneUTC+9
RestrictionsEligible Year: 3rd year and above
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. By exploring the history of metaphysics and of its critique, students are expected to develop critical thinking skills and their own methods of thought. At the end of the semester, they are required to write a paper based on the lecture content.

Students are expected to prepare for the course and review the learned content by reading extracts of the texts distributed by the instructor. It will take 30 minutes or more, depending on the comprehension level of the students. After each class, students are required to write a short comment concerning the lecture (including questions and requests).
Points to Note for StudentsWhen applying to this course, students are required to fill in the questionnaire at: https://my.waseda.jp/application/noauth/application-detail-noauth?param=5NO98yXXfMvutaphGXRoKw

The questionnaire is open from Feb 20th to Mar 1st.
Course OutlineTBA



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