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ST Subject List | APU Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University International Undergraduate Admissions

College of Sustainability and Tourism
Subject List

ST Subject List

In your first year, you will start out taking liberal arts courses regardless of whether you are an APS or APM 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.


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

*It is strongly recommended to take these subjects for those in ST.

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


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
  • Japanese Linguistics for Japanese Language Education
  • Japanese Language Teaching
  • Introduction to Asia Pacific Languages
  • Intensive Language Learning
  • Special Lecture (Language Education Subject)


Environmental Studies 開く

  • Environment and Society
  • Environmental Policy and Governance
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Education
  • Climate Change
  • Biodiversity
  • Parks and Protected Areas

Resource Management 開く

  • Pollution Prevention
  • Resource Management
  • 循環型社会論
  • Circular Economy
  • Sustainable business

International Development 開く

  • Development Sociology and Anthropology
  • Politics of Development
  • Conflict and Development
  • International Development Cooperation
  • Development Policy
  • Development and Economy

Tourism Studies 開く

  • Sociology of Tourism
  • Culture of Tourism
  • Heritage Tourism
  • Tourism Economics
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Media and Tourism

Tourism Industry Operations 開く

  • Tourism Operations
  • Destination Marketing
  • MICE and Event Industry
  • Special Interest Tourism
  • Health & Wellness Tourism

Hospitality Operation 開く

  • Hospitality Operations
  • Service Experience Design
  • Resort Marketing
  • Food and Beverage Operations
  • Revenue Management

Social Entrepreneurship 開く

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Strategic Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management

Regional Development 開く

  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Tourism Destination Development and Planning
  • Rural Development and Tourism
  • Sustainable Urban Development and Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Resilient Cities
  • Community Development

Data Science & Information System 開く

  • GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Internet Technologies and Applications
  • Big Data Analysis
  • System Modelling and Analysis
  • Advanced Statistical Analysis
  • New Technologies and Future Society

Academic Skills 開く

  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Critical Reading I – II

Seminar and Graduation Research Project 開く

  • Major Seminar
  • Research Seminar
  • Graduation Project
  • Capstone

Off-Campus Program 開く

  • Practicum
  • Field Study
  • Specialized Internship