Japan and International Society
Area of Study
Asian Studies, International Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Host University Units4
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
The course explores Japan’s relationships with and contribution to international society through foreign policy and diplomatic strategies, choices, and practices. A focus will be to examine the normalcy of Japan’s power (hard, soft, smart) projection in the 21st Century. Furthermore, the course will draw upon Japan’s history as well as current trends and practices to envision futures of Japan in international society. Additionally, issues such as peacekeeping/security (traditional/non-traditional), terrorism, environmental challenges, UN Security Council reform, ODA, international education (mobility), and human rights will receive special attention.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.