Curriculum / Syllabus
The Center for Japanese Language and Culture offers a variety of attractive subjects for international students studying at Doshisha University. The subjects offered at the Center include Japanese Language Courses, Lecture Courses in Japanese Studies and Lecture Courses in International Studies. We hope that taking these courses will help you settle into the life at Doshisha University and achieve your study and research goals, as well as give you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the Japanese language and culture and make your study experience in Japan a dynamic one.
Subjects, Credits and Languages used in the courses
The courses offered at the Center for Japanese Language and Culture are the Japanese Language Courses, the Japanese/English Language Seminars, and the Lecture Courses in Japanese Studies. The names and credits of each subject offered and languages used in the classes are as listed separately. The Center considers a class of the Japanese language Courses and the Japanese/English language Seminars that meets one hour once a week (x 15 weeks) as one credit, and a class of the Lecture Courses in Japanese Studies that meets two hours once a week (x 15 weeks) as two credits.
1.Japanese Language Intensive Course
Course Summary [PDF]
List of the Subjects 1.Spring 5.fall
Japanese Language Elective Course
Course Summary [PDF]
List of the Subjects 2.Spring 6.fall
Japanese Language and Culture Subjects for Undergraduate / Graduate Students
[For Undergraduate / Graduate Students]
Preparatory Japanese Language Course
The Center for Japanese Language and Culture is accredited by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as a "Designated Japanese-Language Training Institution" (institution for preparatory Japanese language training).
The "Designated Japanese-Language Training Institution" is an institution that provides six-month preparatory Japanese language training to the Japanese Government Scholarship recipients ※, whose initial Japanese skills were deemed insufficient by their university, before they begin their advanced education.
(※refers to graduate school level Research Students recommended by the Japanese embassy)
Accreditation of Doshisha therefore proves that the content and quality of the Japanese language education offered by our Center for Japanese Language and Culture have been fully recognized and guaranteed.
The Center for Japanese Language and Culture is accredited by the Ministry of Japanese studies students.
The Japanese Government’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships for academic study in Japan to foreign students interested in deepening their understanding of the Japanese language, Japanese affairs and Japanese culture.
The purpose of these scholarships is to promote mutual understanding and deepening friendly ties between Japan and other countries through the application of advanced knowledge regarding Japan’s language and culture.
Regulations for the MEXT Scholarship Program