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SEMESTER/YEAR study abroad PROGRAM
The following list includes courses that are popular among study abroad students and represents 20 of the disciplines offered at TUJ. Many additional courses are available and can be viewed on TUJ's course schedule. Here, courses are categorized into five broad areas of study: art; Asian studies; international business studies and economics; communications; and Japanese language. Many of the Asian studies courses offered are of an interdisciplinary nature and are cross-listed with other areas including American studies, anthropology, art history, history, Japanese, political science, sociology and psychology.
You may also view course schedules for current and past semesters on the Temple University, Japan Campus, web site.
Non-Temple students wishing to enroll in art courses requiring prerequisites are asked to submit a portfolio at the time of application. Specific prerequisites are included with each course description. See the Application Procedures section for more details regarding the required portfolio.
Art History 2008/Am St 3011 | History of Photography (3 credits)
Art History 2097 | Japanese Art and Visual Culture: 1945 to the Present (3 credits)
NOTE: This is a Writing Intensive Course. Field trips are mandatory for this class.
Art History 2610 | Topics in Modern and Contemporary Art: Art and the Everyday (4 credits)
Art History 2644 | Modern Art: 1945 to the Present (3 credits)
This course examines the major artists and movements in art from 1945 to the present, placing them within a larger social and political context. Developments to be considered include: Abstract Expressionism; Neo-Dada; Nouveaux Realism; Assemblage; Environments; Happenings; Pop; Op; Minimal; Post-Minimal; Performance; Earthworks; Conceptual; Installation; New Image; Neo-Expressionism; Post/Neo-Conceptual; and others. Issues of feminism, multiculturalism, and critical theory are also considered. Note: Field trips are mandatory for this class.
Art 1101 | Introduction to Visual Language: Painting (3 credits)
A foundation course in painting focusing on painting techniques, conceptual development, and the use of elements of design for creative expression. Note: This course can be used to satisfy the university Core Arts (AR) requirement. Although it may be usable towards graduation as a major requirement or university elective, it cannot be used to satisfy any of the university GenEd requirements. See your advisor for further information.
Art 1201 | Introduction to Visual Language: 3-D Design (3 credits)
A foundation course in 3-D design focusing on the principles, elements, and technical processes for visual understanding and creative expression. Note: This course can be used to satisfy the university Core Arts (AR) requirement. Although it may be usable towards graduation as a major requirement or university elective, it cannot be used to satisfy any of the university GenEd requirements. See your advisor for further information.
Art 1401 | Introduction to Visual Language: Drawing (3 credits)
A foundation course in drawing focusing on drawing techniques, conceptual development, and the use of elements of design for creative expression. Note: This course can be used to satisfy the university Core Arts (AR) requirement. Although it may be usable towards graduation as a major requirement or university elective, it cannot be used to satisfy any of the university GenEd requirements. See your advisor for further information.
Art 1501 | Introduction to Visual Language: Design (3 credits)
A foundation course in design focusing on the principles, elements, and technical processes for visual understanding and creative expression. Note: This course can be used to satisfy the university Core Arts (AR) requirement. Although it may be usable towards graduation as a major requirement or university elective, it cannot be used to satisfy any of the university GenEd requirements. See your advisor for further information.
Art 2102 | Intermediate Painting (3 credits)
Art 2202 | Intermediate 3-D (3 credits)
Art 2301 | Relief Printmaking (3 credits)
Art 2601 | Computer Imaging (3 credits)
Art 2605 I Internet Imaging (3 credits) Spring only
Art 2812 | Intermediate Art Photography, Digital (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Art 2811. For non-Temple students, portfolio approval.
Art 3103 | Advanced Painting (3 credits)
This course builds on the ideas covered in Art 2102 with emphasis on strategies for helping the student find his/her own voice at the same time as developing-technical skills and knowledge of contemporary artists. Emphasis is also placed on disciplined draftsmanship and imaginative composition.
Art 3203 | Advanced 3-D (3 credits)
Art 3303 | Advanced Printmaking (3 credits)
Art 3403 | Advanced Drawing (3 credits)
Art 3603 | Advanced Computer Imaging (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Art 2812. For non-Temple student, portfolio approval.
Art 3825 | Intermediate Art Photography: Hybrid (3 credits) Spring and Summer only
Art 4148 | Painting Workshop (3 credits)
Art 4448 | Drawing Workshop (3 credits)
An advanced level drawing course focusing on the refinement of skills and personal expression. Individual instruction and motivation are emphasized.
Art 4648 | Computer Imaging Workshop (3 credits)
Advanced study of aesthetics and techniques of computer imaging with emphasis on individual instruction.
Art 4848 | Art Photography Workshop (3 credits)
A top-level course for the study of advanced photographic techniques and aesthetics. The student is expected to design a course of study (proposal required) that is particular to his or her own interests and that involves aspects of photography not available in the other course offerings. Work can be realized in either the darkroom or digital studio and must include unique techniques, aesthetics, and presentation.
Portfolio Level Courses are also available.
Many courses that follow are cross-listed with other areas including:
Asian Studies 2000/3000 | Special Topics in Asian Studies I/II (3 credits)
Asian Studies 2011 | Survey of Japanese Literature before 1868 (3 credits)Novels, poetry, travel diaries, plays, and other genres from Japan's Heian through Edo periods. Note: No knowledge of Japanese language expected.
Asian Studies 2012 | Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature in Translation (3 credits)
Asian Studies 2015 | Tokyo in Lterature and Film (3 credits)
Like all great cities, Tokyo simultaneously fascinates and frightens us. The course explores this fascination and fear through the work of leading writers and directors who have responded to and shaped the city in their work. Readings will include essays, short stories, and novels by authors such as Yasunari Kawabata, Fumiko Hayashi, Banana Yoshimoto, and Haruki Murakami. Films by directors such as Yasujiro Ozu, Satoshi Kon, and Shosuke Murakami will be reviewed and discussed. Cross-listed with Japanese 2015.
Asian Studies 2096 | Writing Seminar (4 credits)
A writing-intensive course with substantial Asian Studies content. Topics vary each semester.
Asian Studies 2098 | Japanese Popular Culture and Its Literature (3 credits)
Contemporary culture and literature of Japan. Cross-listed with American Studies 2107 and History 2107. Note: No knowledge of Japanese language expected.
Asian Studies 2107 | Asian American Experiences (3 credits)
Asian Studies 2238 | The Visual Anthropology of Modern Japan (3 credits)
This course offers an anthropological approach to systems of visual communication that are central to understanding Japanese society and culture. Themes and perspectives from visual anthropology will be applied to visual sign systems of everyday life (writing, clothes, food, etc.), to the prevalence and influences of popular culture emphasizing mass mediated forms of manga (comic books), advertisements, etc. The course will also include ethnographic films about Japanese culture as well as a review of how Japanese culture is communicated to mass audiences through classic and contemporary feature films as well as network television. We will try to unpack some of the stereotypic reductions common to superficial knowledge of Japan and Japanese culture. Cross-listed with Anthropology 2238.
Asian Studies 2351 | Japan in a Changing World Order (3 credits)
An examination and analysis of the key elements that contribute to Japan's behavior in the global arena. The development of Japan's interaction with foreign powers, the psychological underpinnings of its diplomacy, and the creation of Tokyo's world view will be discussed. Cross-listed with Political Science 2351.
Asian Studies 2373: Japanese Culture (3 credits)
Within the context of larger processes of socioeconomic and cultural change, this course examines the development of characteristic institutions and thought in traditional China and revolutionary transformation in the modern era. This approach is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of state, society, and culture in China, the major themes of Chinese history, and more generally, broad processes of social change. Cross-listed with History 2501.
Asian Studies 2511 | Introduction to Asian Business (3 credits)
An overview of Asian business practices and their economic, political, and social contexts, with emphasis on Japan, China, Korea, and India.
Asian Studies 3247 | Ideology and Social Change in Japan (3 credits)
Asian Studies 3252 | East Asia and the United States (3 credits)
Asian Studies 4096 | Writing Seminar in Asian Studies (3 credits)
Prerequisite: written permission of the instructor.
A course in which topics are to be decided between the student and the faculty member. Note: This is a capstone W course.
Asian Studies 4696 | Modern Japan: Empire, War, Society (3 credits)
Most international business studies and economics courses assume students have at minimum an introductory-level background in the area of study. Some courses are recommended for certain majors. Specific prerequisites are included with each course description.
Accounting 2101 | Financial Accounting (3 credits)
A look at the basic concepts and principles underlying the preparation and use of financial statements. Among the topics will be basic accounting theory, transactional analysis, income determination, asset and liability valuation, and the preparation of financial statements.
Prerequisite: Accounting 2101, or equivalent.
An examination of basic concepts relating to the manager's role in making business decisions using accounting data. Topics include organization for control, determining cost behavior, responsibility accounting, capital budgeting, and profit planning.
Economics 3501 | Intermediate Microeconomics (3 credits)
Economics 3538 | Mangerial Economics (3 credits)
Economics 3547 | Economics of Development and Growth (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Introductory Macroeconomics and Microeconomics, or permission of instructor.
A study of the factors determining economic development and growth, of alternative theories of development and empirical studies, and of the role of noneconomic factors.
Economics 3563 | International Trade (3 credits)
Economics 3564 | International Monetary Economics (3 credits)
Human Resource Management 1101 | Leadership and Organizational Management (3 credits)
This course prepares students to address the challenges of leading high performing organizations. Students will examine the enablers of principled organizational leadership and performance. Course topics include leadership, change management, decision-making, culture, team building, organizational structure and control, communication, social responsibility and sustainability, motivation, human resource management, and globalization.
Prerequisite: Introductory Macroeconomics and Microeconomics, and college algebra. It is recommended that students have also completed a course in
International Monetary Economics.
This course addresses corporate financing issues in the global financial environment relevant for international corporations or MNCs/MNEs. Topics to be discussed in the course will include: BOP accounts; foreign exchange-rate determination and markets; foreign exchange risk management; corporate strategy for foreign direct investment; valuation of foreign investments; global debt and equity financing, and project finance; international capital budgeting decision process associated with political, sovereign (country) and inflation risks. The perspective of cash versus equity purchases; mergers and acquisitions; comparisons of corporate governance practices around the world; and international taxation will also be touched upon and explored.
International Business Studies 3102 | Global Operations and
Prerequisite: a course in Business Statistics or Statistics and Probability. At Temple, Statistics 2103 or Mathematics 2031.
This course is designed to present and discuss concepts, issues and problems critical to global operations, with some emphasis on global supply chains. The course seeks to provide an understanding of the importance of individual components (suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and customers) in the operation of the supply chain. Coverage will include successful approaches in the areas of product and service design, global sourcing and logistics management, sales and operations planning, scheduling, resources planning, inventory management, and project management, among others, which have led to dramatic improvements in global business performance. Important recent developments and approaches for the effective and efficient operation of global supply chains will be identified and discussed. Also, in this course, a software package used for project management, such as MS Project, will be introduced.
International Business Studies 3501 | Marketing in a Global
Prerequisite: Introductory Marketing.
Many communications courses assume students have at minimum an introductory-level background in the area of study. Specific prerequisites are included with each course description.
Film and Media Arts 1141 | Media Arts I (4 credits)
An introductory course in media arts and theory that examines the history and practice of image-making, sound production and new technologies. Students explore hands-on production processes and the theoretical foundations of film, video and audio in a range of technologies including low-tech, professional studio and computerized digital formats. Coursework emphasizes individual students’ rigorous exploration of creative, personal visions, along with commercial applications.
Film and Media Arts 3696 | Writing Intensive in Film (3 credits)
Prerequisite: introductory film studies. At Temple, Film and Media Arts 1172 or English 2711.
Film and Media Arts 4673 | International Cinema (4 credits)
Journalism 2101 | Journalism Research (3 credits)
Journalism 3708 | Newsroom Management (3 credits)
Media Studies and Production* 2701 | Introduction to Media Production (4 credits)
Prerequisite: Introduction to degital media studies technology. At Temple, Media Studies and Production (or BTMM) 1701.
*Formerly called Broadcasting, Telecommunications, and Mass Media (BTMM)
Japanese 1001 | Japanese Elements I (4 credits)
Japanese 1002 | Japanese Elements II (4 credits)
Japanese 1003 | Oral Intensive Japanese I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Japanese 1002, or equivalent.
A bridge between beginning and intermediate Japanese levels, this course emphasizes vocabulary-building and the use of spoken Japanese through situational conversational practice. Tests are in listening and reading comprehension and in structured interviews. An ability to read and write hiragana and katakana is required, as is a mastery of most basic grammatical rules.
Japanese 1301 | Kanji I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Japanese 1001, or equivalent.
Kanji or Chinese characters are an integral part of the Japanese orthography system, which is considered as a key factor to learners’ reading comprehension and vocabulary building. However, Kanji is considered to be difficult and rather time-consuming to acquire, especially for learners from alphabetic orthography systems such as English speakers. This course is thus designed to promote students’ understanding and mastery of 300 basic Kanji and to help them establish a solid foundation to learn novel and complex Kanji in the course of their learning Japanese. By mastering 300 basic Kanji, students will acquire the Kanji proficiency equivalent to JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) N4, and also improve their reading and writing skills in addition to vocabulary building. More important, students will learn how to “learn” novel Kanji.
Japanese 2003 | Oral Intensive Japanese II (3 credits)
Japanese 2301 | Kanji II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Japanese 1301, or equivalent.
This course is a continuation of Kanji I and designed to promote students’ understanding and mastery of an additional 300 (or more) Kanji at the intermediate level. By mastering the additional 300 Kanji, students will acquire the Kanji proficiency equivalent to JLPT N3, and also improve their reading and writing skills in addition to vocabulary building.
Prerequisite: Japanese 2001, or equivalent.
This course is designed to introduce students whose native language is not Japanese to basic-level writing skills that go beyond mere sentence manipulation drills. With a focus on paragraph development, students will learn, step by step, the organizational principles that will help them express themselves effectively in Japanese on familiar topics, such as family, daily activities, personal possessions and experiences. Students will also learn to incorporate newly learned vocabulary and structures effectively into their writing to further enhance their overall Japanese language skills.
Prerequisite: Japanese 2002, or equivalent.
This course is designed to accomplish three major objectives to further develop students’ Japanese language proficiency. First, it will help students have a strong command of the basic and more complicated rules of Japanese grammar already introduced in Japanese 1001, 1002, 2001, & 2002. Second, it will also help students further improve their fluency in both comprehension and production. Lastly, it will also help students pass N4 of JLPT.
Japanese 2701 | Intermediate Japanese I - TUJ (4 credits)
Japanese 2701 is the first of TUJ’s intermediate Japanese language courses. It adopts an integrated approach to develop students’ communicative competence for everyday communication. In addition to the course work and assignments, students are strongly recommended to spend at least one hour per week at the language lab.
Japanese 2702 | Intermediate Japanese II - TUJ (4 credits)
Japanese 3000/3010: Special Topics in Japanese I/II (3 credits)
Japanese 3001: Advanced Japanese I (3 credits)
A focus on Japanese sociocultural studies, including the levels of formality in writing and conversation. There are approximately 300 kanji and 600 kanji idioms to review or to learn. Students are required to write a number of essays and make oral presentations.
Japanese 3002: Advanced Japanese II (3 credits)
Japanese 3631 | Structure of Japanese Language II (3 credits) Spring only
Prerequisite: Japanese 3002, or equivalent.
This course is designed to accomplish four major objectives. First, it will help students have a strong command of the advanced rules of Japanese grammar already learned in Japanese 3001 and 3002 to practice with complete control. Second, it will help students further improve their fluency both in comprehension and production in academic discourse. Third, it will also help students further develop their communicative competence, focusing on sociolinguistic and pragmatic aspects of Japanese language. Students will learn how to appropriately deal with social dominance, the social distance, and a variety of situations in advanced discourse. Lastly, it will help students pass N3 of JPLT.
Prerequisite: Japanese 3002, or equivalent.
This course has five major goals. First, it will help students develop a higher level of reading and writing skills, and familiarize with socio-cultural topics. Second, it will help students improve their levels of formality in speaking in different situations of their everyday conversation and academic discourse. Third, it will also help students develop critical thinking and manners for discussion in Japanese. Fourth, it will help students learn idiomatic expressions and more involved syntactical forms. Lastly, it will help students pass N2 of the JLPT.
Japanese 4002 | Advanced Japanese IV (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Japanese 4001, or equivalent.
This is the last one of four courses in a series of Advanced Japanese courses which focuses on the levels of formality or politeness in conversation as well as on fifteen socio-cultural topics in the Japanese speaking community. This course covers chapters 13, 14, and 15 of the textbook. The course is designed to accomplish four major objectives. First, it will help students develop a higher level of reading and writing skills, and familiarize with haiku as well as socio-cultural topics. Second, it will also help students develop critical thinking, interview and debate skills in Japanese. Third, it will help students learn more involved idiomatic expressions and syntactical forms. Lastly, it will help students pass N2 of Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). To achieve these goals, this course will provide students with three reading topics: Japanese people and Nature, Politics in Japan, and the Future of World and Japan, in a variety of forms (i.e., reading and speaking based discussion). Each topic has its own focus in the speaking section such as interviewing, debating academic and social issues, and agreeing and disagreeing with others’ opinions, to appropriately deal with the issues of politeness. Students are expected to use integrated skills to deal with each task presented in each chapter and also to build up their vocabulary and learn Chinese characters (Kanji) while completing reading, speaking, and grammar tasks. Moreover, students are required to conduct interviews with three people about a socio-cultural issue selected and to make a report on the results in two forms: an oral report in class and a written short paper.
Japanese 4003 | Advanced Oral Japanese (3 credits) Spring only
Prerequisite: Japanese 3002 or permission of instructor , or equivalent.
This course provides both oral and aural practice in Japanese by introducing theoretical and practical aspects of oral/aural skills. It is designed and intended for students who have successfully completed three years of Japanese language learning (Japanese Advanced II), and requires students’ advanced reading/writing skills in order to prepare their speech scripts.
Japanese 4196/4296/4396 | Seminar in Japanese and Japan (3 credits)