Sep. 30, 2021
This page introduces you a general outline of what SGJS English Track students learn throughout their studies.
*Numbers in brackets show the number of credits.
*Japanese Track students have a different curriculum. Please see here for details.
For detailed curriculum vision, structure and characteristics, please see our School Policy.
FIRST & SECOND YEAR
・Introduction to Global Japanese Studies (2)
・Research Paper Writing (2) *For students entered in 2017 or after
・Speech and Presentation (2)*For students entered in 2017 or after
・ICT Basic Ⅰ (2) *For students entered in 2017 or after
・Introduction to Academic Studies and Career Development (2) *For students entered in 2019 or after
Besides the required courses, you will register for elective and required elective courses.
As electives, most students start taking Japanese language courses in their first semester. SGJS offers eight levels of Japanese language courses. The course curriculum is specifically designed for English Track and exchange students. All English Track students are required to take a Japanese language placement test before their first semester starts, which allows us to provide an appropriate level of Japanese language education for each student. Credits earned from Japanese language courses will count towards GPA and graduation requirements. For more course details, please see our Japanese Language Program page.
THIRD & FOURTH YEAR
From your third year, you can enroll in a seminar. In seminar courses, students work on research topics under the supervision of the seminar professor. There is a screening process to enroll in a seminar at the end of your second year. About 80% of SGJS students (including students in Japanese Track) enter a seminar in their third year.
You can also enroll in courses offered by other schools of Meiji. The International Undergraduate Program is an interfaculty program for students in liberal arts faculties. While most courses offered by other schools are conducted in Japanese, all courses in the International Undergraduate Program are conducted in English. This allows English Track students to enroll in courses offered by other schools. Credits earned from the International Undergraduate Program are count towards your GPA and graduation requirements. Students with good command of Japanese can also enroll in other schools’ courses offered in Japanese*.
*Some conditions apply for course registrations. Please confirm with the School Office before the course registration period if you are planning to take courses offered by other schools which are not part of the International Undergraduate Program.
CAREER SUPPORT AND AFTER GRADUATION
・One-on-one career counseling
・Job interview tips and practice in English and Japanese
・Access to job-hunting reports written by former students
・Career seminars for international students
For SGJS graduates, some continue studying at the Graduate School of Global Japanese Studies and some find a professional career in Japan and other countries. Here are some of the main career possibilities for SGJS graduates.
・Mass communication, publishing, media, and IT industries
・Travel, transportation, tourism, wholesale, and trading industries
・Content creating, entertainment, computer graphics, and advertising industries
・International organizations, goverment-affiliated organizations
・Careers in other countries