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Global Studies in Asia Program (GSA)

The Global Studies in Asia Program (GSA) provides a curriculum in English consisting of courses related to Japan. The Program, based at the Komaba Campus, is run by the faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences and is designed for international students who are interested in learning about, experiencing, and analyzing Japan from a variety of perspectives. The program offers courses in a number of areas, including cultural studies, history, literature, geography, politics, peacebuilding and environmental sciences. Students who register for the Global Studies in Asia Program will be given plenty of opportunities to interact with local students inside and outside of the classroom. Upon acquiring the required credits in language learning and in specialized courses, students will be awarded an official certificate of completion issued by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

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Who Can Apply for the Program and Directions for Applying

  Only students enrolled in the University-wide Student Exchange Program (USTEP TypeU) or the College of Arts and Sciences Senior Division Exchange Program (KOMSTEP, CAMPUS ASIA, etc...) are eligible to apply for the program. Details about how to apply for the program will be explained at the GSA information session, conducted as part of the UTokyo exchange student orientation. Anyone interested in the program should attend the information session.

GSA information session for this semester (S semester 2019) finished.
If you have any inquiries, please contact  gs-gsa@global.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp  .

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Curriculum

    A variety of courses are offered by the GSA Program. 

S Semester 2019 (April - August 2019)
Course Title Instructor
Plaxis in Global Liberal Arts (1) Ellis Toshiko
Lecture in Global Liberal Arts I Higashi Daisaku
Lecture in Global Liberal Arts III Shimada Masakazu et al.
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts I (1) Sheng Shang-yu
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts I (2) Nault Derrick Mark
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts I (3) Shimizu Takashi
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts I (4) Kihara-Hunt Ai
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts I (11) Kartika Diana
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts I (12) Maeshima Shiho
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts I (13) Bueno Alex
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts I (14) Holca Irina
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts I (21) Ellinger James
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts I (22) Seddon Ryan
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts I (23) Maeda Akira
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts I (24) Kansha Yoshiki
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts I (25) Willox Ralph
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts I (26) Uchida Sayaka, Nakamura Yuki
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts III (2) Imai Kosuke
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts III (11) Shimada Yoshiko
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts III (12) Niita Chie
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts III (13) Funck Carolin
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts III (21) Morishita Naoki

For the detailed information of each course, please refer to the GSA academic program booklet for S semester 2019(1.57MB).
An updated syllabus can be found by searching the “International Students / USTEP (Type-U) Students” section of the UTokyo Course Catalogue.

A Semester 2019-2020 (September 2019 - March 2020)
Course Title Instructor
Plaxis in Global Liberal Arts (2) Baji Tomohito
Lectures in Global Liberal Arts II TBA
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (1) Sato Yasunobu
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (3) Giraudou Isabelle
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (4) Giraudou Isabelle
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (11) Capel Mathieu
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (12) Holca Irina
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (13) Okada Taihei
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (14) O'Dea John
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (21) Woodward Jonathan
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (22) Hachimura Satoshi et al.
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (23) Narita Daiju
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts IV (1) Katsumata Mikihide
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts IV (2) Collet Christian
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts IV (3) Mottini Roger
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts IV (11) Enokido Keisuke

GSA academic program booklet for A semester 2019 will be available on mid-September.


Course content changes from year to year and semester to semester, so make sure to also review the past course information using the links below.
 
 2018 A Semester (September 2018 – January 2019)(616KB)
 2018 S Semester (April 2018 – July 2018)(743KB)
 2017 A Semester (September 2017 – January 2018)(501KB)
 2017 S Semester (April 2017 – July 2017)(504KB)
 2016 A Semester (September 2016 – January 2017)(763KB)
 2016 S Semester (April 2016 – July 2016)(586KB)

 All courses in the GSA Program are conducted as regular UTokyo courses and are therefore open to local students. Most courses are offered in English, but there are also several courses conducted in Chinese, French, German, etc....

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Credit Requirements for Completion of the Program

 In order to complete the GSA Program, students must obtain the following credits before the period of their exchange ends.
 
    1    6 credits from the following courses:
            - 
Praxis in Global Liberal Arts
            - Lectures in Global Liberal Arts I - III
            - Seminar in Global Liberal Arts I - V
   2     6 credits from one of the following Asian Language courses offered at Komaba Campus:
            - 
Japanese
            - Chinese
            - Korean

  • The above are the minimum requirements. Students are welcome to take other courses offered at either the Komaba Campus or the Hongo Campus. However, only the courses listed above in 1) and 2) will be counted as credits for the GSA Program. Please refer to the On-line Course Catalogue to view courses available to USTEP students. Please also note that some courses have enrollment restrictions and are not open to exchange students.
  • The number of non-Japanese languages courses is limited. Many are taught in Japanese, and some are for intermediate and advanced level students only. Those wishing to take these courses must check with the course coordinator before registering.
  • Students can take the above courses in one semester or spread them out over two semesters. Students are also welcome to enroll in both the GSA Program and the University-wide Education Program "Global Japan Studies Program" (Undergraduate level) (GJS) and receive two certificates. However, there is no “double-counting” of the courses, that is, the same course will not be counted for both programs.

   Upon obtaining the required credits in language learning and in specialized courses, students will be awarded an official certificate of completion issued by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The certificate will be sent to the students upon return to their home university, after the grades have been posted and credits have been calculated.

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