Class Schedule

The daily class schedule consists of six periods.

First Period 9:00 – 10:30
Second Period 10:45 – 12:15
Lunch Break 12:15 – 13:00
Third Period 13:00 – 14:30
Fourth Period 14:45 – 16:15
Fifth Period 16:30 – 18:00
Sixth Period 18:15 – 19:45

Japanese Language Courses

The Japanese Language Program of C.I.R. is able to accommodate all levels, from the beginning level to near native level. Students will be placed at appropriate levels on the basis of placement tests taken soon after their arrival at the C.I.R. campus. There are two courses at each level, one which focuses on basic features of grammar, sentence patterns, kanji characters, and oral communication, and another which focuses on more practical applications and the synthesis of all aspects of Japanese language abilities, etc.

Japanese Language Courses for Exchange Students (each semester)

Required

Name/Level of Course Classes/week(90 minutes) Credits
Japanese I (lower beginning level) 2 2
Japanese II (upper beginning level)
Japanese III (lower intermediate level)
Japanese IV (upper intermediate level)
Japanese V (lower advanced level)
Japanese VI (upper advanced level)
Japanese Language Practicum I (JLPT Level N5)
Japanese Language Practicum II (JLPT Level N4)
Japanese Language Practicum III (JLPT Level N3)
Japanese Language Practicum IV (JLPT Level N2)
Japanese Language Practicum V (JLPT Level N1)

Content Courses in English

There are several non-language courses taught in English in each semester. In addition to these courses, if your Japanese language ability is high enough (i.e., JLPT N1 level or higher), you will be able to take courses taught in Japanese, which is a great advantage of studying at C.I.R.

All these classes are ninety minutes long and meet once a week for two-credit courses and twice a week for four-credit courses.

List of undergraduate courses taught in English (as of March 2020)

Semester 1 refers to the semester starting at the beginning of April, and Semester 2 refers to the semester starting in mid-September.

1st Semester(Spring)

Syllabus Code Course Title Credits "Times/Week(90min.)"
ARTS130-07 Art 2 1
JPST201-01 Japan StudiesⅠ(Religions and Thought) 2 1
JPST201-02 Japan StudiesⅠ(Religions and Thought) 2 1
JPST203-01 Japan Studies Ⅲ(Cultural History) 2 1
JPST203-02 Japan Studies Ⅲ(Cultural History) 2 1
JPST204-01 Japan Studies Ⅳ(Japanese Society) 2 1
JPST204-02 Japan Studies Ⅳ(Japanese Society) 2 1
JPST205-01 Japan Studies Ⅴ(Economy) 2 1
JPST301-01 Japan Studies Ⅶ
(Japanese Pre-modern Cultural History)
2 1
JPST301-02 Japan Studies Ⅶ
(Survey of Photography History from the 19th Century to the Present day)
2 1
JPST301-03 Japan Studies Ⅶ (Japanese Arts and Culture) 2 1
JPST301-04 Japan Studies Ⅶ (Japanese Idols) 2 1
JPST301-05 Japan Studies Ⅶ (Japanese Idols) 2 1
SOCI256-04 Introduction to Sociology 2 1

※開講日時と教室は変更になる可能性があります。*Day, Period, and Classroom are subject to change.

2nd Semester(Fall)

Syllabus Code Course Title Credits "Times/Week(90min.)"
ARTS130-08 Art 2 1
ICUL101-11 Introduction to Intercultural Studies 2 1
JPST202-01 Japan Studies Ⅱ(Japanese Literature) 2 1
JPST202-02 Japan Studies Ⅱ(Japanese Literature) 2 1
JPST205-02 Japan Studies Ⅴ(Economy) 2 1
JPST302-01 Japan Studies Ⅷ
(Survey of Photography History from the 19th Century to the Present-day)
2 1
JPST302-02 Japan Studies Ⅷ(Japanese Arts and Literature) 2 1
JPST302-03 Japan Studies Ⅷ(Japanese Idols) 2 1
JPST302-04 Japan Studies Ⅷ(Japanese Idols) 2 1
LITE120-07 Literature 2 1
SOCI150-05 Sociology 2 1

※開講日時と教室は変更になる可能性があります。*Day, Period, and Classroom are subject to change.

Syllabi in English for these courses are available on the main home page of Nihon University College of International Relations (https://www.ir.nihon-u.ac.jp/) , and click on "UNIVERSAL PASSPORT"
Please click here for directions on how to search.

Grading Scale

The grading scale is as follows:

Letter Grade Score (%) Grade Points
S (Excellent) 90 – 100 4
A (Very Good) 80 – 89 3
B (Good) 70 – 79 2
C (Pass) 60 – 69 1
D,E (Fail) 59 or less 0