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Curriculum Chart

This curriculum chart is for the English Track.
Please check the curriculum for the Japanese Track in the Japanese Track curriculum.

English track students are able to take classes that are offered in Japanese.
The classes with "*" are offered in Japanese only in 2020.
The classes with "○" are required courses for students who entered on April 1, 2020 or after.
(Exchange students will not able to register the "required courses" which offered to regular students only.)

Please refer to the Credits Required for Graduation and Graduation Requirements for program requirement.


Global Japanese Studies courses are classified into eight areas of fields. These courses aim to help students understand characteristics of Japanese industry, society and culture deeply along with studying world culture, ideas and international relations. Students can select courses based on their research theme and interests, as the number of credits they must earn from each area of study is not determined. 

POP CULTURE Manga Culture A/B
Animation Culture A/B
*Urbanism and Design A/B
*History and Technique of Tokusatsu films A/B
*Gender & Representation A/B
VISUAL CULTURE *Cultural History of Fashion A/B
Media Arts A/B
Perfoming Arts A/B
*Mythology of Mode A/B
SOCIAL SYSTEMS AND MEDIA Japanese Social Systems A/B
Introduction to Journalism
*Advertising Industry A/B
*Creator Business Studies
Tourism management A/B
Globalization and Financial services A/B
Hospitality Management Studies A/B
Japanese Politics A/B
Education in Japan A
Technology and Japanese Society A/B
Business Culture in Contemporary Japan A/B
*Internet and Society A/B
*Contents Industry A/B
Japanese Manufacturing Management A/B
*History of Technology Transfer in Japan A/B
Intellectual Property Management from Cultural Perspective A/B
*History of Japanese Marketing Systems A/B
*Social Security Studies A/B
*Studies in Japanese Business Associations A/B
*Urban Transport Systems A/B
Journalism in Japan A/B
*Japanese Behavioral Models A/B
International Marketing Studies A/B
*Global Economic History A/B
Peace Studies
Asia-Pacific Political Economy A/B
East Asian Studies A/B
Issues in Intercultural Communities
Intercultural Education A/B
*Introduction to Study Abroad A
Japan and Germany A/B
Africa in the Contemporary World A/B
Southeast Asian Studies A/B
*Diversity and Society A/B
*European Political Economy A/B
*Indian Economy A/B
Africa and the Modern World A/B
Issues in Immigration Policy
*Introduction to the History of Film A/B
French Culture Studies A/B
*East Asian Arts  A/B
*Religion and Philosophy A/B
Comparative Religious Studies
Comparative Culture A/B
Latin American Studies A/B
*Film Studies A/B
*History of East Asian Cultural Exchange A/B
*History of Islam A/B
European Urban Customs A/B
*Modern British Studies A/B
Contemporary American Society A/B
JAPANESE CULTURE AND THOUGHT Cultural Studies in Budo (Japanese Martial Arts) A/B
*Cultural Archives Studies
Japanese Representational Arts A/B
*Japanese Philosophy A/B
*Modern Japanese Literature A
*History of Martial Arts Philosophy
*Traditional Performing Arts
*Aesthetics of Kabuki & Noh
*Culture of  Swords
*Japanese Folkcraft Studies
Japanese Cinema A/B
Japanese Religion A/B
JAPANESE LANGUAGE Japanese Linguistics A/B
*Japanese Language Teaching (Grammar) A/ B
*Japanese Language Teaching (Vocabulary) A/B
*Japanese Language Teaching (Phonetics) A/B
*History of Japanese A/B
*Method of Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
*Practicum in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
Psychology and Language Learning A/B
Applied Linguistics A/B
English Linguistics A/B 


In the General Studies course area, we offer a wide range of subjects such as Social Sciences and Humanities, and ICT (Information & Communication Technology). These courses introduce general theory and ideas of each topic, so they are suitable for first-year students who are looking for their interests and specialization. 

○ Introduction to Global Japanese Studies 
○ Introduction to Academic Studies and Career Development
○ ICT Basic I
*Japanese Expression (Writing)
*Japanese Expression (Speaking)
Sociology A/B
Political Science A/B
Economics A/B
Business Administration A/B
*Western History A/B
Japanese History A/B
*Asian History A/B
*Geography A/B
*Statistics A/B
Anthropology A/B
*Sports & Physical Exercise A~E
*Media Literacy A/B
Practicum in Global Japanese Studies A~E
Liberal Arts Studies A/B
*Special Lectures on Global Japanese Studies A/B
Social Collaboration Course A~G
*Volunteer Abroad Program
*ICT Elementary
*ICT Basic Ⅱ
*ICT Statistical Analysis Ⅰ/Ⅱ
*ICT Database Ⅰ/Ⅱ
*ICT Media Processing Ⅰ/Ⅱ
*ICT Application Development Ⅰ/Ⅱ
*ICT Contents Design Ⅰ/Ⅱ
*ICT Total Practice Ⅰ/Ⅱ
*Japanese Constitutional Law


Seminar courses consist of a small group of students and they are taught by a professor specializing in a particular field of study. Students decide their research themes, discuss them and conduct research. They study in a seminar course from third to the fourth year with the same professor and students.
*The number of seminars conducted in English is limited. Please refer to "Seminar" page for details.

Seminar 3A
Seminar 3B
Seminar 4A
Seminar 4B


If a student joins a study-abroad program during their study, credits taken at overseas institutions may be approved as Meiji University credits. The classification of the approved subject is based on the subject taken at overseas institutions. Some conditions apply for the approval. 

Study-Abroad-Related Subjects (Language & Others) A
Study-Abroad-Related Subjects (Language & Others) B
Study-Abroad-Related Subjects (Lecture) A
Study-Abroad-Related Subjects (Lecture) B
Study-Abroad-Related Subjects (Lecture) C


We offer English courses for English Track students. These courses aim to build fundamental knowledge on academic writing, presentation, and English in various contexts. 

○ Research Paper Writing
○ Speech & Presentation
Integrated English A/B
Practical Drama A/B
Literature Reading A/B

JAPANESE & OTHER LANGUAGE (Offered in Japanese only)

SGJS offers an eight-level Japanese language program designed for English Track students. Students are placed in an appropriate level based on a placement test held at the beginning of their first semester. For more details about Japanese language program, please see this page
We also offer second foreign language courses, allowing students to expand their language skills on top of English and Japanese. Please note that these courses are conducted in Japanese only.

*Introductory Japanese (General)
*Introductory Japanese (Vocabulary & Kanji)
*Elementary Japanese (General)
*Elementary Japanese (Vocabulary & Kanji)
*Pre-intermediate Japanese (General)
*Pre-intermediate Japanese  (Vocabulary & Kanji) 
*Intermediate Japanese (General)
*Intermediate Japanese  (Vocabulary & Kanji) 
*Upper-Intermediate Japanese (General)
*Upper-Intermediate Japanese  (Vocabulary & Kanji)  
*Pre-advanced Japanese (General)
*Pre-advanced  Japanese  (Vocabulary & Kanji)
*JLPT Preparation (Intermediate)
*JLPT Preparation (Advanced)
*Advanced  Japanese  (Reading) I/II
*Advanced  Japanese  (Listening) I/II
*Advanced  Japanese  (Writing) I/II
*Advanced  Japanese  (Speaking) I/II
*Integrated Japanese A/B
*Introduction to Advanced Academic Japanese A/B
*German (Elementary level) A/B
*German (Intermediate level) A~D
*French (Elementary level) A/B
*French (Intermediate level) A~D
*Chinese (Elementary level) A/B
*Chinese (Intermediate level) A~D
*Spanish (Elementary level) A/B
*Spanish (Intermediate level) A~D
*Korean (Elementary level) A/B
*Korean (Intermediate level) A~D

Students are able to take classes that are offered in Japanese.
The classes with "*" are offered in Japanese only in 2020.
This curriculum outline is subject to change. The classes may not be offered due to teacher's schedule. 
This list is based on the curriculum for students admitted in 2020. The students admitted in 2019 or before should refer to the English Track Catalog.