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Overview of Academic Programmes

With over 1,000 courses taught in English, (and many more in Japanese), students participating in NUPACE have a variety of study options open to them. Provided that they meet the academic and linguistic requirements of the classes in question, they may devise individual semester/year-based course loads, freely choosing units from 1) G30 international programmes, 2) the NUPACE academic programme, and 3) regular courses taught in Japanese.





1.GLOBAL 30 INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES

Nagoya University has opened seven undergraduate and nine graduate degree programmes taught entirely in English, known as the “Nagoya University Global 30 International Programmes”, or simply “G30 Programmes”. Courses comprising the G30 programmes are, in principle, open to exchange students, and a large number of NUPACE students are taking advantage of the opportunity to register for them.

NB.Irrespective of whether they wish to register for G30 courses, applicants to NUPACE should apply directly to the NUPACE Office, following procedures laid down in this prospectus and on the programme website, viewable at http://nupace.iee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/. G30 programme admission requirements and procedures do NOT apply to exchange students.

<Undergraduate Programmes>
Information on undergraduate G30 programmes:
http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/undergraduate/

Access the URLs of individual programmes to see course lists and syllabi.


Automotive Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering
URL: http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/undergraduate/automotive/
Biological Sciences
- Biological Science
- Applied Biosciences
URL: http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/undergraduate/biological/
Chemistry
- Chemistry
- Chemical and Biological Engineering
URL: http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/undergraduate/chemistry/
Fundamental and Applied Physics

- Physics
- Physical Science and Engineering
URL: http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/undergraduate/physics/
Social Sciences
- Law and Political Science
URL: http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/undergraduate/social/#sl_2
- Economics
URL: http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/undergraduate/social/#sl_4
Humanities

- Japan-in-Asia Cultural Studies
URL: http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/undergraduate/asia_cultural/


<Graduate Programmes>
Detailed information on graduate G30 programmes:
http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/Program/graduate/

Access the URLs of individual programmes to see course lists and syllabi.
Graduate School of Engineering
Automotive Engineering
URL:http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/graduate/automotive/
Civil and Environmental Engineering
URL: http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/graduate/civil_environmental/
Graduate School of Science/ Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sc./ School of Medicine
Biological and Bioagricultural Sciences
URL: http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/graduate/biological/
Graduate School of Science/ Graduate School of Engineering
Chemistry
URL:http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/graduate/chemistry/
Graduate School of Environmental Studies
Earth and Environmental Sciences
URL:http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/graduate/earth_environmental/
Civil and Environmental Engineering
URL:http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/graduate/civil_environmental/
Graduate School of Humanities

Japan-in-Asia Cultural Studies
URL:http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/graduate/asia_cultural/
Linguistics and Cultural Studies
URL:http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/graduate/language/
Graduate School of Economics
Economics and Business Administration
URL: http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/graduate/business/
Graduate School of Medicine

Medical Science
URL: http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/graduate/medical/
Graduate School of Science/ Graduate School of Mathematics

Physics and Mathematics
URL: http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/graduate/mathematics/



2. NUPACE Academic Programme

Refer to the NUPACE website for syllabi of all the courses listed below:
NUPACE website for syllabi


S=Offerd in Spring
A=Offerd in Autumn
G=Graduate Students Only
J=Taught in Japanese



Japanese Language Programme

NUPACE Japanese
(1~5 credits)
Elementary ~ Advanced Japanese (8 levels) (A/S)
À La Carte Courses
(1~2 credits)
Kanji I~V(A/S)
Integrated Advanced Japanese I, III(S) / II, IV(A)
Academic Japanese I, III(A) / II, IV, V(S)
Business Japanese I, III(A) / II, IV(S)
Special Programme
(Total 36 credits over one year)
Intensive Programme in Advanced Japanese (A~S)

Intensive Programme in Advanced Japanese

This one-year course, offered by Nagoya University's International Language Centre, enables participants to attain an advanced level of Japanese, gain an accurate understanding of Japan and its culture, as well acquire the basic skills to conduct research.

Students spend 430 hours over the year engaged in intermediate to advanced Japanese language courses, and conduct in-depth project work, culminating in the writing of a thesis. In addition to language work, students are required to enrol in introductory courses taught in Japanese that cover linguistics, Japanese society and culture, as well as Japanese literature.


Pre-requisites:
1. At the time of admission applicants are required to have completed at least two years of Japanese
 language instruction at their home university, and to have attained at least JLPT N2.
2. Applicants must be majoring in Japanese language, Japanese linguistics, Japanese literature, or
 Japanology (Japanese Studies)
3. This programme commences on October 2 and runs until August 31 of the following year. April entry/
 one-semester study is not possible



Introductory Courses Taught in Japanese

2 credits each Aspects of Japanese Culture <J>(A)
Introduction to Japanese Linguistics I, II<J> (A/S)
Introduction to Japanese Society and Culture I, II<J>(A/S)
Japanese Literature I, II <J>(A/S)

Courses in the Student's Major (English Language Programme)

Generally 2 credits each
Int'l Education & Exchange Centre
Immigration in Japan: Law, policy, and society (A)
Introduction to Intercultural Competence (S)
Multicultural Approach to Contemporary Issues (A)
Teaching Practice in the Japanese Community (A/S)
Agricultural Sciences
Refer to G30 International Programme in Applied Biosciences (A/S)
G30 International Program in Applied Biosciences (A/S)
Economics
Low Carbon Economics (S)
Also → G30 International Programme in Economics & Business Administration (A/S)
Education
Comparative and International Education: Principles and strategies (A)
Intercultural Education (A)
Intercultural Training Methods (S)
Seminar on Lifespan Developmental Psychology Ⅲ (S/Intensive)
Engineering

Refer to;
G30 International Programme in Automotive Engineering (A/S)
G30 International Programme in Chemical & Biological Engineering (A/S)
G30 International Programme in Physical Science & Engineering (A/S)

Environmental Studies
Advanced Architectural and Urban Planning Workshop 1, 2 (S)
Conservation Ecology (A)
International Environmental Law (S)
Planning and Design Studio for Historical Environment <G> (A)
Special Lecture on Environmental Zoology 1 (S)
Studio Workshop of Architecture Design <G> (A)
Also refer to;
1)Earth and Environmental Sciences
2)Civil and Environmental Engineering
Humanities

Refer to G30 International Programmes in:
1) Japan-in-Asia Cultural Studies(A/S)
2) Linguistics and Cultural Studies (A/S)

Information Science
Advanced Lectures on Quantum Information <G> (A)
International Development
Comparative and International Education (S)
Immigration and Refugee Law (A)
International Co-operation Law (S)
International Migration (S)
Introduction to International Development (S)
Japan's Development Experience (A)
Law of the United Nations (A)
Law
Comparative Studies in Constitutional Law: Outline of the modern constitution (S)
Comparative Studies in Criminal Law: Development of national criminal law (S/Intensive)
Comparative Studies in Jurisprudence I: The law and its personnel (S)
Comparative Studies in Jurisprudence II: Uses of the public sphere Ė good practice versus corruption (A)
Professional Studies in International Economic Law II: Problems of intíl economic law (A)
Professional Studies in International Human Rights Law: Human rights and refugee law (A)
Professional Studies in International Law: Introduction to international law (S)
Preliminary Seminar 1B: Legal Anthropology
Seminar on Private International Law: Introduction to int'l commercial arbitration (S)
Special Lecture and Seminar: Workshop on international negotiation (A)
Special Problems: Comparative Private Law (S)
Also→ G30 International Programme in Law & Political Science (A/S)
Mathematics
Perspectives in Mathematical Sciences I, III(S) / II, IV(A)
Medicine
Basic Research Laboratory Experience (A/S)
http://www.med.nagoya-u.ac.jp/intlexch/english/abroad/intres.html
Clinical Practice (Clerkships) (A/S)
http://www.med.nagoya-u.ac.jp/intlexch/english/abroad/overseas.html
Public Health Research Laboratory Experience (A/S)
http://www.med.nagoya-u.ac.jp/intlexch/english/
Science
G30 International Programme in Biological Science (A/S)
G30 International Programme in Chemistry (A/S)
G30 International Programme in Physics (A/S)
https://syllabus.sci.nagoya-u.ac.jp/
Other
Guided Independent Study (GIS) (A/S)


3. COURSES TAUGHT IN JAPANESE  (Student's Major)

Students participating in NUPACE are eligible to register for regular courses taught in Japanese, provided that they have a suitable academic background and possess level N1 (or 1) of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). Access to online information on individual schools and departments is available at:
http://www.nagoya-u.ac.jp/about-nu/org/index.html

The following is a list of Nagoya University's schools and corresponding departments. Access the links for information on courses and syllabi.

<Undergraduate Programmes>

Agricultural Sciences
Applied Biosciences; Bioenvironmental Sciences; Bioresource Sciences
URL:https://www.agr.nagoya-u.ac.jp/agricultural/agc-kougiyouran.html
Economics
Theoretical Economics; Applied Economics; Corporate Management; Information Accounting
URL: http://133.6.182.153/campusinfo/#gakubu
Education
Human Developmental Sciences; School Education and Information Science; International Education and Culture; Human Psychology; Counselling and Psychotherapy
URL: http://www.educa.nagoya-u.ac.jp/school/
Engineering   

Chemical and Biological Engineering; Civil Engineering and Architecture; Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Physical Science and Engineering
URL:http://syllabus.engg.nagoya-u.ac.jp/syllabus/
Humanities
Literature and Linguistics, Philosophy and Ethics; History and Anthropological Studies; Environmental and Behavioural Science
URL: http://syllabus.lit.nagoya-u.ac.jp/
Informatics Natural Informatics (Mathematical Informatics, Complex System Science)
Computer Science (Computing and Software Systems, Intelligent Systems)
Human and Social and Informatics (Social Informatics, Cognitive and Psychological Science)
URL: https://syllabus.i.nagoya-u.ac.jp/i/
Law
Fundamental Positive Law; Fundamental Political Science; Contemporary Legal Disciplines; Dispute Settlement Law; Business Economics Law; Public Policy; International Relations; Legal and Administrative Informatics
URL: https://canvas.law.nagoya-u.ac.jp/pubs/syllabi-latest.html
Medicine
Medicine
URL: https://www.med.nagoya-u.ac.jp/medical_J/
Health Sciences (Medical Technology; Nursing; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Radiological Technology);
URL: http://www.met.nagoya-u.ac.jp/SYLLABUS/index.html
Science

Biological Science; Chemistry; Earth and Planetary Sciences; Mathematics; Physics
URL: http://www.sci.nagoya-u.ac.jp/education/index.html


<Graduate Programmes>

Bioagricultural Sciences
Applied Molecular Biosciences; Bioengineering Sciences; Biological Mechanisms and Functions; Biosphere Resources Science
URL: https://www.agr.nagoya-u.ac.jp/graduate-school/youran/index.html
Economics
Analysis of Markets and Institutions; Socio-economic Analysis; Analysis of the System of Policy Making; Socio-Environmental System; Corporate System; Management Innovation; Creation of Information
URL: http://133.6.182.153/campusinfo/#daigakuin
Education and Human Development:
Lifelong Education and Development; School Education and Human Development: Information Sciences; Foundations of Education and Human Development; Higher Education; Sports and Exercise Science; Psychological Sciences; Human Development and Clinical Psychology; Sports Behavioural Sciences
URL: http://www.educa.nagoya-u.ac.jp/graduate/
Engineering   

Aerospace Engineering; Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology; Civil Engineering; Computational Science and Engineering; Crystalline Materials Science; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Energy Engineering and Science; Materials, Physics and Energy Engineering; Mechanical Science and Engineering; Micro-Nano Systems Engineering; Molecular Design and Engineering; Quantum Engineering
URL: http://syllabus.engg.nagoya-u.ac.jp/syllabus/
Environmental Studies Earth and Environmental Sciences; Environmental Engineering and Architecture; Social and Human Environment
URL: http://www.env.nagoya-u.ac.jp/syllabus/cur/syllabus.php
Humanities Historical and Cultural Studies (Japanese History, Asian History, Western History, Aesthetics and Art History; Archaeology; Cultural Anthropology; Cinema and Visual Culture; Japanese Culture; Cultural Studies, Gender Studies) Linguistics and Cultural Studies (Linguistics, Japanese Linguistics, Japanese Literature, English Language, English Literature, German Language/Literature, French Language/ Literature, Chinese Language/Literature, Japanese Language Education, English Language Education, Applied Linguistics, Philosophy, Western Classics, Chinese Philosophy, Indian Philosophy)
URL: http://syllabus.lit.nagoya-u.ac.jp/public/index
Informatics Mathematical Informatics; Complex Systems Science; Social Informatics, Cognitive and Psychological Science, Computing and Software Systems; Intelligent Systems
URL: https://syllabus.i.nagoya-u.ac.jp/gsi/
International Development
International Co-operation Studies; International Development
URL: http://www.gsid.nagoya-u.ac.jp/global/faculty/index.html
Law
Core Law and Political Science; Contemporary legal Systems; International Comparative and Political Science; Asian Law and Political Science
URL: https://canvas.law.nagoya-u.ac.jp/pubs/syllabi-latest.html
Mathematics
Fundamental Mathematics; Natural Mathematics; Social Mathematics; Computational
Mathematics; Advanced Topology
URL: http://www.math.nagoya-u.ac.jp/ja/education/2017/class.html#coursedesign
Medicine
Cell Information Medicine; Function Construction Medicine; Health and Community Medicine; Integrated Molecular Medicine; Medical Science/Medical Administration
URL:https://www.med.nagoya-u.ac.jp/medical_J/
Nursing; Radiological and Medical Laboratory Sciences; Physical and Occupational Therapy
URL: http://www.met.nagoya-u.ac.jp/SYLLABUS/index-g.html
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Basic Medicinal Sciences Organic Chemistry; Bioscience; Structural Biology
URL: http://www.ps.nagoya-u.ac.jp/graduate_course/syllabus/
Science

Biological Science; Material Science; Particle and Astrophysical Science
URL: http://www.sci.nagoya-u.ac.jp/education/index.html

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