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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 5.07k / Year
  • Deadline:
  • 13 January
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 974pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    The new Human Sciences International Undergraduate Degree Program aims to cultivate self-motivated, reflective students who have a sophisticated knowledge base and the necessary practical skills to meet the challenges that they will face in our fast-changing, globalized world. At the same time, it aims to nurture students who have a well-defined area of expertise and who are able to bring workable solutions to a variety of problems and issues in their field. 
    This exciting and innovative program is being offered from October in the 2011-2012 school year by the School and Graduate School of Human Sciences in collaboration with other schools, graduate schools, and research centers at Osaka University. In addition to providing an English language-based program that develops critical thinking and human science research skills (both qualitative and quantitative), it is also expected that students will develop a high-level proficiency in Japanese. 
    From the fourth semester, students will major in either Global Citizenship or Contemporary Japan. The Global Citizenship Major is intended to provide a learning environment in which students acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude for reflecting critically on and engaging positively with global issues. The Contemporary Japan Major aims to provide students with a Japanese studies curriculum that encourages the development of informed, critical and multicultural perspectives on Japan, Japanese culture and its international relations in the world. Japanese language study will be compulsory in the freshman and sophomore years for both majors and optional thereafter. 
    These two majors are not separate, but will be effectively integrated in order to nurture ‘GLocal actors’ who can think and act both locally and globally.

    General Education Subjects

    Autumn Semester

    Basic Subjects(Required)

    Course Code Day/Period Course Title Course Number
    13A401 Wed 4 Academic Writing I HUS-IN-002
    13A403 Mon 4 Critical Thinking Skills HUS-IN-006
    13A405 Wed 3 Presentation Skills HUS-IN-103
    13A425 Mon 5 Quantitative Research Methods HUS-IN-101
    13A426 Wed 4 Qualitative Research Methods HUS-IN-102

    Basic Subjects(Elective)

    Course Code Day/Period Course Title Course Number
    13A002 Thu 4 Approaches to Understanding Cultures HUS-EX-102
    13A039 Tue 4 Media and Communications in Japan HUS-EX-103
    13A407 Thu 2 Japanese Literature, Modern and Contemporary HUS-EX-008
    -- -- Promoting Human Rights Education HUS-EX-006
    -- -- Urban Disaster Prevention HUS-EX-101
    -- -- Bioethics and Health Law: Legal Issues Concerning Biotechnology, Medicine and Health Care System HUS-EX-104
    -- -- Introduction to Japanese Legal / Political System and Culture HUS-EX-105

    International General Education(Elective) *Japanese

    Foreign Languages(Elective) *Japanese

    Information Literacy and Processing(Required)

    Course Code Day/Period Course Title Course Number
    13A419 Tue 4 Data Processing Skills HUS-EX-013

    Health and Sports(Required)

    Course Code Day/Period Course Title Course Number
    13A020(TBA) Fri 1 Health & Sports 1 --

    Basic Major Subjects(Required)

    Course Code Day/Period Course Title Course Number
    13A408 Tue 2 Sociology I HUS-IN-008
    13A410 Thu 4 Global Citizenship HUS-IN-014
    13A411 Wed 2 International Education Ⅰ HUS-IN-013
    13A417 Fri 4 Economics Ⅰ HUS-IN-022
    13A436 Fri 3 Gender Studies HUS-IN-104

    Basic Major Subjects(Elective)

    Course Code Day/Period Course Title Course Number
    13A412 Wed 3 Introduction to Social Psychology HUS-IN-016
    13A414 Mon 2 Politics in Post-War Japan HUS-IN-019
    13A415 Tue 5 Religion in Japanese Society HUS-EX-017
    13A432 Wed 5 Japanese Myths and Legends HUS-EX-019
    13A437 Thu 2 Sociology II HUS-IN-105
    13A438 Wed 2 Anthropology II HUS-IN-106
    13A439 Mon 3 Japanese Law HUS-IN-108
    13A440 Fri 2 Media Sociology HUS-IN-109
    13A441 Mon 2 Cross Cultural Psychology HUS-IN-110
    13A443 Thu 3 Introduction to Civil Society Movements HUS-IN-111
    13A444 Mon 4 Economics II HUS-IN-112
    13A445 Wed 2 Politics II HUS-EX-106
    13A446 Tue 5 International Law HUS-EX-107

    Spring Semester

    Basic Subjects(Required)

    Course Code Day/Period Course Title Course Number
    13A421 Wed 4 Academic Writing Ⅱ HUS-IN-003
    13A423 Mon 4 Statistics for Social Research HUS-IN-005
    -- -- Academic Writing II (Advanced Class) HUS-IN-004

    Basic Subjects(Elective)

    Course Code Day/Period Course Title Course Number
    13A424 Tue 4 Psychology of Human Information Processing HUS-IN-007
    13A447 Thu 2 Osaka in Modern Japanese Literature HUS-EX-007
    -- -- Human Motivation and Behavior in Social Context HUS-EX-003
    -- -- Japan's Relations with Asian Countries after the Second World War HUS-EX-010

    International General Education(Elective) *Japanese

    Foreign Languages(Elective) *Japanese

    Health and Sports(Required)

    Course Code Day/Period Course Title Course Number
    13A021 Fri 1 Health & Sports 2 --
    13A051 Fri 1 Health & Sports 2 --

    Basic Major Subjects(Required)

    Course Code Day/Period Course Title Course Number
    13A409 Fri 4 Contemporary Japan HUS-IN-010
    13A428 Tue 2 Anthropology I HUS-IN-009
    13A429 Mon 3 Japanese History HUS-IN-012
    13A433 Thu 3 Human Rights HUS-IN-023

    Basic Major Subjects(Elective)

    Course Code Day/Period Course Title Course Number
    13A413 Thu 4 Introduction to Sociology of Marriage and the Family HUS-IN-017
    13A418 Mon 2 Introduction to International Relations HUS-EX-015
    13A427 Mon 2 Japan in the World HUS-IN-011
    13A430 Wed 2 Self,Identity and Society HUS-IN-015
    13A431 Thu 2 Anthropology and Contemporary Global Issues HUS-IN-021
    13A434 Wed 3 Politics I HUS-EX-014
    13A435 Tue 4 Introduction to International Organizations HUS-EX-016
    13A416 Studying Osaka HUS-EX-018 --
    13A442 International Educatin ll HUS-IN-107 --

    Major Subjects

    Autumn Semester

    Required Subjects

    Course Code Day/Period Course Title Course Number
    Z25501 Wed 4.5 Independent Study HUS-IN-400
    Z25510 Year-round Fieldwork HUS-IN-401
    Z25530 Wed 4.5 Dissertation Tutorial HUS-IN-403

    Elective subjects

    Course Code Day/Period Course Title Course Number
    Z26001 Thu 2 Sexuality and Education HUS-IN-301
    Z26002 -- Gender and Education HUS-IN-302
    Z26004 Thu 3 Peace and Conflict Studies II HUS-IN-304
    Z26008 Thu 4 Gender and Development HUS-IN-308
    Z26009 -- Diversity and Human Rights in Japan HUS-IN-309
    Z26011 Mon 4 Primatology in Japan HUS-IN-311
    Z26012 Mon 4 Multivariate Data Science HUS-IN-312
    Z26013 Fri 3 Issues in Asian Anthropology HUS-IN-313
    Z26015 Wed 3 International Development and Collaboration Ⅱ HUS-IN-315
    Z26016 Tue 2 Issues in Global Human Sciences HUS-IN-316
    Z26019 Wed 3 Contemporary Japanese Thought HUS-IN-319
    Z26023 Tue 3 Global Issues in Education HUS-IN-323
    Z26024 Wed 3 Psychology of Aging HUS-IN-324
    Z26025 Fri 2 Special Topic in Human Sciences I HUS-IN-325
    Z26026 Mon 3 Special Topic in Human Sciences II HUS-IN-326
    Z26027 Mon 2 Special Topic in Human Sciences III HUS-IN-327
    Z26029 Thu 3.4 Special Topic in Human Sciences V HUS-IN-329
    Z26031 -- Global Environment-Development Balance HUS-EX-300
    Z26032 -- Global Civil Society HUS-EX-301
    Z26034 Thu 2 World Affairs and the Media HUS-EX-303
    Z26035 Tue 2 Economic Development HUS-EX-304
    Z26036(TBA) Fri 3.4.5 Diplomacy, Economics and Politics in Japan HUS-EX-305
    Z26037 Mon 5 Topics in Japanese Culture I HUS-EX-306
    Z26039 -- Topics in Japanese Culture III HUS-EX-308
    Z26041 Tue 2 Topics in Japanese Society I HUS-EX-310
    Z26043 Tue 2 Topics in Japanese Society III HUS-EX-312
    Z26045 Mon 3 Topics in Japanese Religion I HUS-EX-314
    Z26047(TBA)   Topics in Japanese Political Thought I HUS-EX-316
    Z26052 Thu 5 History of Meiji Japan HUS-EX-321
    Z26053 Wed 2 Traditional Performing Arts in Contemporary Japanese Society HUS-EX-322
    Z26054 -- Gender in Contemporary Japanese popular Culture HUS-EX-323
    Z26501 Tue 4 Ethnographic Fieldwork HUS-IN-330
    Z26505 Fri 4 Seminar in Cultural Icons in Manga and Anime HUS-IN-334
    Z26507 Mon 3 Seminar for Contemporary Philosophy HUS-IN-336
    Z26508 Tue 2 Seminar in International Labor Theory HUS-IN-337

    Spring Semester

    Required Subjects

    Course Code Day/Period Course Title Course Number
    Z25001 Thu 3 Peace and Conflict Studies I HUS-IN-200
    Z25002 Wed 2 Sociology of Knowledge HUS-IN-300
    Z25510 Year-round Fieldwork HUS-IN-401
    Z25520 Wed 4.5 Dissertation Seminar HUS-IN-402

    Elective subjects

    Course Code Day/Period Course Title Course Number
    Z26003 Wed 3 Social Stratification in Japanese Society HUS-IN-303
    Z26005 -- Popular Culture in Japan HUS-IN-305
    Z26006 Wed 3 Current Issues in Japanese Law and Society HUS-IN-306
    Z26007 Fri 3 Global Poverty and Development HUS-IN-307
    Z26010 Thu 4.5 Contemporary Educational Issues in Japan HUS-IN-310
    Z26014 Wed 3 International Development and Collaboration I HUS-IN-314
    Z26017 Tue 4 Disaster Prevention and International Cooperation HUS-IN-317
    Z26018 -- Comparative Study of Civilization HUS-IN-318
    Z26020 Thu 2 Comparative Theories of Society and Culture HUS-IN-320
    Z26021 Fri 4 Issues in Gerontology HUS-IN-321
    Z26022 Tue 2 Food, Culture and Society HUS-IN-322
    Z26030 Thu 2 Peace Operations and the Global Community HUS-EX-300
    Z26033 Tue 4 International Trade and Investment HUS-EX-302
    Z26038 Mon 5 Topics in Japanese Culture II HUS-EX-307
    Z26040 -- Topics in Japanese Culture IV HUS-EX-309
    Z26042 Tue 2 Topics in Japanese Society II HUS-EX-311
    Z26044 -- Topics in Japanese Society IV HUS-EX-313
    Z26046 Mon 3 Topics in Japanese Religion II HUS-EX-315
    Z26048 Fri 3 Topics in Japanese Political Thought II HUS-EX-317
    Z26049 Mon 2 Japanese Aesthetics HUS-EX-318
    Z26050 Thu 3 Classic Poetry in China, Japan and Korea HUS-EX-319
    Z26051 Tue 4 Japanese Philosophical Thoughts in Global Contexts HUS-EX-320
    Z26502 Mon 3 Seminar in Critical Studies of Globalizaton HUS-IN-331
    Z26503 Fri 2 Seminar in Studies of Multicultural Societies HUS-IN-332
    Z26504 -- Seminar in Human Rights and Cultural Relativism HUS-IN-333
    Z26506 Mon 5 Seminar in Measurements of Poverty and Inequality HUS-IN-335

     


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    • Application Fee: 17,000 JPY
    • Enrollment fee: 282,000 JPY
    • International applicants (students from outside of Japan) who have completed a standard 12-year school education curriculum of a country other than Japan. Included here are applicants who have completed a standard 12-year school education curriculum in a country outside Japan in less than 12 years as a result of being promoted a grade ahead of their peers. 
    • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) A minimum score of 80 is required. 
    • IELTS Academic Module A minimum score of 6.0 is required. I
    • Secondary school transcripts and certificates 
    • Application Essays- Personal statement and Additional essay
    • Letter of recommendation Submit a letter of recommendation from the principal and/or a senior science teacher of the last secondary school you attended, along with an evaluation of your personality and academic results. The form is not designated. A science teacher who knows the applicant well is preferable. The letter should be sealed and signed by the principal / teacher (opened letters will not be accepted).
    • Results of national standardized tests for university admission Submit official scores of any standardized academic test for university entrance that you have taken. 

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    • Osaka University Scholarship. This scholarship is for students with outstanding grades. A monthly stipend of 80,000 JPY is provided to those who received an OU scholarship.
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