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APS Subject List

In your first year, you will start out taking liberal arts courses regardless of whether you are an APS or APS major. These interdisciplinary classes are designed to give you a foundation to build upon for when you start your major-specific courses in your second year. You also have the opportunity to personalize your study pathway and take a number of courses both within and outside your major throughout your studies at APU.

COMMON LIBERAL ARTS SUBJECTS

APU Literacy 開く

  • Student Success Workshop
  • Multicultural Cooperative Workshop
  • Peace, Humanity and Democracy
  • Introduction to Intercultural Communication
  • Intercultural Fieldwork I–II
  • Studies of Multicultural Comparison
  • Foundation for Global Leadership
  • Overseas Learning Design
  • Bridge Program
  • Languages of the Asia Pacific
  • Religions of the Asia Pacific
  • Geography of the Asia Pacific
  • Culture and Society of the Asia Pacific
  • History of the Asia Pacific
  • Japanese Politics and Society
  • Popular Culture of Japan
  • Japanese History
  • Constitution of Japan
  • Special Lecture (Japanese Studies)
  • Applied Intercultural Communication
  • Skills and Practices for Global Leadership
  • Global Leadership for Social Impact
  • Japanese Art of Tea Ceremony
  • Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement
  • Traditional Japanese Arts

Introduction to Major Studies Group 開く

  • Introduction to Sustainable Development
  • Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality
  • Introduction to Policy Studies
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Culture and Society
  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • World Economy and Global Issues
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Fundamental Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Statistics for Social Sciences
  • Advanced Mathematics

Global Citizens Foundation 開く

  • Legal Studies
  • Psychology
  • Bioethics
  • AI and Society
  • Western Philosophy
  • Chinese Philosophy
  • Western Visual Arts
  • Modern Science and Technology
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Logic and Critical Thinking
  • Self‐analysis for Career Design
  • Diverse Perspectives on Understanding Careers
  • Special Lecture (Liberal Arts Subject)
  • Web Design
  • Information Processing Essentials
  • Programming Essentials
  • Information Literacy
  • Health Science
  • Media Production Lab
  • Internship
  • Career Field Analysis for Career Development
  • AI and Data Science
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Database Systems
  • Special Lecture (ICT)
  • Information Systems Programming

LANGUAGE EDUCATION SUBJECTS

Japanese Language Classes 開く

  • Japanese Course (Foundation/Intermediate/Pre-Advanced/Advanced)
  • Career Japanese
  • Language and Culture in Japan
  • Language and Social Topics in Japan
  • Kanji and Vocabulary Skills
  • Japanese for Self-expression
  • Japanese Communication Skills

English Language Classes 開く

  • English Course (Foundation/Pre-Intermediate/Intermediate/Upper-Intermediate/Advanced)
  • English for Discussion and Debate
  • English of the Media
  • English for Journalism
  • English for Business A
  • English for Hospitality and Tourism
  • English Communication Skills
  • English for Business B
  • Reading Fiction in English

Asia Pacific Language Classes 開く

  • Chinese I – III, Grobal Language Learning
  • Korean I – III, Grobal Language Learning
  • Malay/Indonesian I – III、, Grobal Language Learning
  • Spanish I – III, Grobal Language Learning
  • Thai I – III, Grobal Language Learning
  • Vietnamese I – III, Grobal Language Learning

Specific Language Classes 開く

  • English Proficiency Test Preparation Course I – III
  • TESOL
  • Japanese Linguistics for Japanese Language Education
  • Japanese Language Teaching
  • Introduction to Asia Pacific Languages
  • Intensive Language Learning
  • Special Lecture (Language Education Subject)

APS SUBJECTS

Culture, Society and Media (CSM) 開く

  • Sociology
  • Transnational Sociology
  • Advanced Sociology
  • Social Theory
  • Social Stratification
  • Religion and Society
  • Education and Society
  • Language and Society
  • Environment and Society
  • Food System and Society
  • Global Poverty
  • Globalization and Regionalism
  • Ethnicity and the Nation State
  • Multiculturalism and Society
  • Identity and Politics
  • Gender Studies
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Media and Culture
  • Media and Law
  • Media and History
  • Media and Politics
  • Media and Conflict
  • Digital Technology and Society
  • New Media and Society
  • Global History
  • A World History of Interaction
  • Political Theory
  • Human Rights
  • Peace Studies
  • The Humanities and Modernity
  • Social Psychology
  • Big Data Analysis

Global Economy 開く

  • Social Stratification
  • Transnational Sociology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Agriculture and Resources
  • Food System and Society
  • Environment and Society
  • Analysis of Global Economy
  • Global Poverty
  • Econometrics
  • Game Theory
  • International Cooperation
  • Politics of Development
  • Comparative Political Economy of the Asia Pacific
  • Conflict and Development
  • Project Management
  • Energy Management
  • Big Data Analysis
  • Behavioral Economics and Experimental Economics
  • Japanese Economy
  • International Economics
  • Asian Economy
  • Development Economics
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Environmental Communication
  • Global Health Economics
  • American Economy
  • European Economy
  • International Organizations
  • Public Policy
  • International Political Economy
  • Special Lecture (Economic Issues in Asia, Middle East & Africa)
  • International Finance
  • Environmental Economics

International Relations 開く

  • International Relations Theory
  • International Cooperation
  • Human Rights
  • Political Theory
  • Politics of Development
  • Comparative Political Economy of the Asia Pacific
  • History of International Politics
  • International Law
  • Global Issues and Policies
  • Conflict and Development
  • Peace Studies
  • Globalization and Regionalism
  • International Relations in the Asia Pacific
  • International Organizations
  • Public Policy
  • International Political Economy
  • Identity and Politics
  • Geo-Politics and Post Cold War Conflicts
  • Violence and Terrorism
  • Globalization and Law
  • International Conflict Resolution
  • Foreign Policy of Japan
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Ethnicity and the Nation State
  • Media and Politics
  • Media and Conflict

Core Subject 開く

  • Introduction to Area Studies

APS Common Subjects 開く

  • Special Lecture (Asia Pacific Studies)
  • APS Field Study
  • Area Studies
  • Field Research Project
  • Venture Entrepreneurship

Seminar Subjects 開く

  • Introduction to Research in Asia Pacific Studies
  • Research Method
  • Major Seminar
  • Graduation Research I–II
  • Graduation Thesis
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