日本語/ English
For Students Entered in or after AY2008
College-Wide Courses

ELA010   E CREDIT:3   SPRING  
English for Liberal Arts Program(Stream 1): Academic Reading and Writing

ARW1 is a core course in the ELA Program. By engaging important intellectual issues through core topics and readings, this course develops students’ academic English proficiency in reading (intensive and extensive), writing, discussion, and study skills. Particular emphasis is placed on developing critical thinking skills, a cornerstone for further coursework in the liberal arts.
ELA020   E CREDIT:(6)   SPRING+AUTUMN  
English for Liberal Arts Program(Stream 2): Academic Reading and Writing

ARW2 is a core course in the ELA Program. By engaging important intellectual issues through core topics and readings, this course develops students’ academic English proficiency in reading (intensive and extensive), writing, and discussion. Particular emphasis is placed on developing critical thinking skills, a cornerstone for further coursework in the liberal arts. This course is taught over two terms which must be taken in sequence.
ELA022   E CREDIT:(1)   SPRING+AUTUMN  
English for Liberal Arts Program(Stream 2): Academic Skills

This course provides instruction in a variety of skill areas such as study skills, research, presentation, and communicative skills. The course is taught over two terms which must be taken in sequence.
ELA030   E CREDIT:(9)   EVERY TERM  
English for Liberal Arts Program (Stream 3): Academic Reading and Writing

Along with Reading and Content Analysis 3, ARW3 is a core course in the ELA Program. By engaging important intellectual issues through core topics and readings, this course develops students’ academic English proficiency in extensive reading, writing, and discussion. Particular emphasis is placed on developing critical thinking skills, a cornerstone for further coursework in the liberal arts. This course is taught over three terms which must be taken in sequence.
ELA031   E CREDIT:(6)   EVERY TERM  
English for Liberal Arts Program (Stream 3): Reading and Content Analysis

Along with Academic Reading and Writing 3, RCA3 is a core course in the ELA Program. Through intensive reading, this course helps students to develop reading skills and strategies to become independent readers of academic texts. By incorporating the experience of teachers as learners of English as a foreign language, the course is designed to assist students to comprehend academic texts, and to take a further step in analyzing their genre, structure, tone and socio-cultural context. Writing, such as paraphrasing and summarizing, is introduced to increase accuracy in comprehension. The course is taught over three terms which must be taken in sequence.
ELA032   E CREDIT:(4)   EVERY TERM  
English for Liberal Arts Program(Stream 3): Academic Skills

This course provides instruction in a variety of skill areas such as study skills, research, presentation, and communicative skills. The course is taught over three terms which must be taken in sequence.
ELA040   E CREDIT:(9)   EVERY TERM  
English for Liberal Arts Program(Stream 4): Academic Reading and Writing

Along with Reading and Content Analysis 4, ARW4 is a core course in the ELA Program. By engaging important intellectual issues through core topics and readings, this course develops students’ academic English proficiency in extensive reading, writing, and discussion. Particular emphasis is placed on developing critical thinking skills, a cornerstone for further coursework in the liberal arts. This course is taught over three terms which must be taken in sequence.
ELA041   E CREDIT:(9)   EVERY TERM  
English for Liberal Arts Program(Stream 4): Reading and Content Analysis

Along with Academic Reading and Writing 4, RCA4 is a core course in the ELA Program. Through intensive reading, this course helps students to develop reading skills and strategies to become independent readers of academic texts. By incorporating the experience of teachers as learners of English as a foreign language, the course mainly focuses on comprehension of the texts by providing essential skills and strategies. In addition, analysis of the texts such as their genre, structure, tone and socio-cultural context will be addressed. Writing, such as paraphrasing and summarizing, is introduced to increase accuracy in comprehension. The course is taught over three terms which must be taken in sequence.
ELA042   E CREDIT:(4)   EVERY TERM  
English for Liberal Arts Program(Stream 4): Academic Skills

The purpose of this course is to offer additional support to the core Academic Reading and Writing and Reading and Content Analysis courses.By providing practical opportunities in class, the course aims to further develop and nurture students’ language abilities. Through the use of appropriate materials, students will develop confidence in their individual academic abilities, such as study skills, research, presentation, and communicative skills. The course is taught over three terms which must be taken in sequence.
ELA043   E CREDIT:3   SPRING  
English for Liberal Arts Program (Stream 4): Foundations of Research Writing

This course provides students with additional instruction and experience in research writing prior to taking Research Writing (RW). It is intended to further supplement the academic writing covered in the first year of ELA 4 and provide a transition to RW.
ELA050   E CREDIT:2   SPRING  
English for Liberal Arts Program: Overseas Academic Skills

Intensive study in academic skills in ICU Study English Abroad Program affiliated universities. (For Freshman SEA Program returnees)
ELA051   E CREDIT:1   SPRING  
English for Liberal Arts Program: Overseas Research Writing

Intensive study in research writing in ICU Study English Abroad Program affiliated universities. (For Sophomore SEA Program returnees)
ELA060   E CREDIT:3   EVERY TERM  
English for Liberal Arts Program: Research Writing

This course is the culmination of all the courses in the ELA Program. The aim is to serve as a bridge between the ELA and the CLA. It provides an opportunity to explore a particular academic area, with emphasis on students’ critical thinking, analytical reading, research, and writing skills. Students are required to produce a significant, documented, research paper.
ELA070   E CREDIT:2   EVERY TERM  
Advanced English Studies: TOEFL

This course is open to ELA students who have completed their freshman ELA requirements, and non-native English-speaking JLP track students who wish to further develop their English language skills (However, ELA track students who enter ICU in September may be given an approval by the ELA Director to take the course before completing the freshman ELA requirements). This course aims to improve students academic reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills through intensive practice, and substantially increase their vocabulary, in order to help them perform to the best of their ability on the TOEFL, which is often a prerequisite for academic study abroad.
ELA071   E CREDIT:2   AUTUMN+WINTER  
Advanced English Studies: Presentation Skills

This course is open to ELA students who have completed their freshman ELA requirements, and non-native English-speaking JLP track students who wish to further develop their English language skills (However, ELA track students who enter ICU in September may be given an approval by the ELA Director to take the course before completing the freshman ELA requirements). This course aims to improve students presentation skills. By practicing individual and group presentations, students are expected to learn effective presentation skills in English. In particular, this course focuses on improvement in 1) making a presentation plan based on conditions (purpose, audience, equipment, etc.), 2) organizing a presentation plan from introduction to conclusion, 3) providing effective audio/visual materials, 4) making effective use of voice and gestures, and 5) managing questions and answers.
ELA072   E CREDIT:3   AUTUMN  
English College Composition for JLP Track Students

Writing is perhaps the most important academic skill required for success in university courses. English College Composition is designed for JLP track students who do not participate in the ELA (ELP). It introduces a writing-as-process approach to help students learn how to efficiently produce text that is clear, concise, and logical. Topics to be covered include the writing process itself (planning, drafting, and revising), common methods of rhetorical development, argumentation, paragraphs as units of development, sentences as patterns of expression, diction, tone, and style. The final part of the course focuses on the research essay.
ELA073   E CREDIT:2   SPRING  
Overseas Advanced English Presentation Skills

Intensive study in advanced presentation skills in ICU Study English Abroad Program affiliated universities. (For Freshman SEA Program returnees)
ELA074   E CREDIT:2   SPRING  
Advanced English Studies: IELTS

This course is open to ELA students who have completed their freshman ELA requirements, and non-native English-speaking JLP track students who wish to further develop their English language skills (However, ELA track students who enter ICU in September may be given an approval by the ELA Director to take the course before completing the freshman ELA requirements). This course aims to improve students academic reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills through intensive practice, and substantially increase their vocabulary, in order to help them perform to the best of their ability on the IELTS, which is often a prerequisite for academic study abroad.
ELA075   E CREDIT:2   AUTUMN  
Senior Thesis Science Writing (English)

This course is open to NS major students. Writing in English is the most important form of communication in the scientific community. Improved writing skills leads to better collaboration with other scientists, and therefore good writing skills are essential for those wishing to pursue a scientific career. This course will focus on scientific report writing using the IMRaD structure.
ELA080   E CREDIT:1   EVERY TERM  
English for Liberal Arts Program: Seminar in Research Writing

English Language Program students who need to complete both Sophomore English and Theme Writing are to take this course. This course provides students with additional individual guidance when taking Research Writing (RW).
ELP001   E CREDIT:(8)   EVERY TERM  
English Language Program A: Academic Reading and Writing

By providing practice in English reading, writing, and discussion, this course allows students to enhance their English proficiency and develop academic study skills and their critical thinking ability.These courses are taught over three terms which must be taken in sequence.
ELP002   E CREDIT:(4)   EVERY TERM  
English Language Program A: Communicative Strategies

Courses in listening, speaking and reading strategies designed to improve English communication skills.These courses are taught over three terms which must be taken in sequence.
ELP003   E CREDIT:(6)   EVERY TERM  
English Language Program A: Reading and Content Analysis

By providing an opportunity for students to read English texts critically and express ideas clearly in writing, this course allows students to enhance their English proficiency and develop academic study skills.These courses are taught over three terms which must be taken in sequence.
ELP011   E CREDIT:(8)   EVERY TERM  
English Language Program B: Academic Reading and Writing

By providing practice in English reading, writing, and discussion, this course allows students to enhance their English proficiency and develop academic study skills and their critical thinking ability. These courses are taught over three terms which must be taken in sequence.
ELP012   E CREDIT:(4)   EVERY TERM  
English Language Program B: Communicative Strategies

Courses in listening, speaking and reading strategies designed to improve English communication skills. These courses are taught over three terms which must be taken in sequence.
ELP013   E CREDIT:(6)   EVERY TERM  
English Language Program B: Reading and Content Analysis

By providing an opportunity for students to read English texts critically and express ideas clearly in writing, this course allows students to enhance their English proficiency and develop academic study skills. These courses are taught over three terms which must be taken in sequence.
ELP021   E CREDIT:(8)   SPRING+AUTUMN  
English Language Program C: Academic Reading and Writing

By providing practice in English reading, writing, and discussion, this course allows students to enhance their English proficiency and develop academic study skills and their critical thinking ability. These courses are taught over two terms which must be taken in sequence.
ELP022   E CREDIT:(4)   SPRING+AUTUMN  
English Language Program C: Reading and Content Analysis

By providing an opportunity for students to read English texts critically and express ideas clearly in writing, this course allows students to enhance their English proficiency and develop academic study skills. These courses are taught over two terms which must be taken in sequence.
JLP004   J CREDIT:10   EVERY TERM  
Intensive Japanese: Basic

This course is the second stage of beginners' course of spoken and written Japanese. It is equivalent to joint “J2: JAPANESE” and “J3: JAPANESE”. Eighteen class hours/week. Prerequisite: “J1: JAPANESE” or equivalent. This course provides opportunities to acquire basic skills for conversation, reading and writing. Students’ goal is not simply to study the grammar and vocabulary, but to acquire the ability to use Japanese accurately and appropriately with increasing spontaneity in social and public situations relevant college life. [CEFR レベル A2]
JLP005   J CREDIT:10   EVERY TERM  
Intensive Japanese: Intermediate

This course is the second stage of intermediate course of spoken and written Japanese. It is equivalent to joint “J5: JAPANESE” and “J6: JAPANESE”. Eighteen class hours/week. Prerequisite: “J4: JAPANESE” or equivalent. This course aims to provide the opportunity to acquire the expressions and grammar structure for upper intermediate level students. Students will learn to read, write, listen and speak about abstract and academic contents. [CEFR レベル B1/B2]
JLP011   J CREDIT:5   SPRING+AUTUMN  
J1: Japanese

“J1: JAPANESE” is the first stage of beginners’ course of spoken and written Japanese. It focuses on communication activities relevant to the learners themselves and their immediate surroundings. Nine class hours/week. Enrollment into this course will be decided during the orientation period. “J1: JAPANESE” provides opportunities to acquire basic skills for conversation, reading and writing. Students’ goal is not simply to study the grammar and vocabulary, but to acquire the ability to use Japanese accurately and appropriately with increasing spontaneity in the situations related to the students themselves and their immediate circumstances.
JLP012   J CREDIT:5   EVERY TERM  
J2: Japanese

“J2: JAPANESE” is the second stage of beginners’ course of spoken and written Japanese. It focuses on interactive communication activities which learners encounter. Nine class hours/week. Prerequisite: “J1: JAPANESE” or equivalent. “J2: JAPANESE” provides opportunities to acquire basic skills for conversation, reading and writing. Students' goal is not simply to study the grammar and vocabulary, but also to acquire the ability to use Japanese accurately and appropriately with increasing spontaneity in social and public situations relevant college life. [CEFR Level A1/A2]
JLP013   J CREDIT:5   EVERY TERM  
J3: Japanese

“J3: JAPANESE” is the last stage of beginners’ course of spoken and written Japanese. It focuses on communication activities relevant to social contexts which learners encounter. Nine class hours/week. Prerequisite:“J2: JAPANESE,”or equivalent. “J3: JAPANESE””provides opportunities to acquire basic skills for conversation, reading and writing. Students' goal is not simply to study the grammar and vocabulary, but to acquire the ability to use Japanese accurately and appropriately with increasing spontaneity in social and public situations relevant college life. [CEFR Level A2]
JLP014   J CREDIT:5   EVERY TERM  
J4: Japanese

“J4: JAPANESE” is the first stage of intermediate course of written and spoken Japanese. Students will learn Japanese through topics on society and culture that are familiar or of personal interest. Nine class hours/week. Prerequisite: “J3: JAPANESE”, “INTENSIVE JAPANESE: BASIC” or equivalent. “J4: JAPANESE” offers an intensive and thorough foundation in spoken and written Japanese for academic purposes. This course provides a smooth transition from the basic to intermediate level; students will acquire not only the language skills but also learning strategies which suit their own learning. [CEFR Level B1]
JLP015   J CREDIT:5   EVERY TERM  
J5: Japanese

“J5: JAPANESE” is the second stage of intermediate course of written and spoken Japanese. Students will learn Japanese through topics on society and culture. Nine class hours/week. Prerequisite: “J4: JAPANESE,” INTENSIVE JAPANESE: INTERMEDIATE” or equivalent. “J5: JAPANESE” offers an intensive and thorough foundation in spoken and written Japanese for academic purposes. This course provides the opportunity to acquire the expressions and grammatical structures for intermediate level students. Students will learn to read, write, listen and speak about abstract contents. [CEFR Level B1]
JLP016   J CREDIT:5   EVERY TERM  
J6: Japanese

“J6: JAPANESE” is the last stage of intermediate course of written and spoken Japanese. Students will learn Japanese through wide range of topics on society and culture including academic fields of interest. Nine class hours/week. Prerequisite: “J5: JAPANESE” or equivalent. “J6: JAPANESE” provides the opportunity to acquire expressions and grammatical structures for upper intermediate level students. Students will learn to read, write, listen and speak about abstract as well as academic contents. [CEFR Level B1/B2]
JLP017   J CREDIT:5   EVERY TERM  
J7: Japanese

“J7: JAPANESE” is the first stage of advanced level to prepare students to participate in university lectures taught in Japanese with appropriate effort and help. It focuses on developing Japanese language proficiency. Six class hours/week. Prerequisite: “J6: JAPANESE”, ”INTENSIVE JAPANESE: INTERMEDIATE” or equivalent. “J7: JAPANESE” aims to provide language skills to express oneself in a wide range of appropriate expressions so that students will be able to participate and perform required tasks taught in both Japanese and English. [CEFR Level B2]
JLP025   J CREDIT:3   SPRING+AUTUMN  
Advanced Seminar in Japanese A

This course aims to develop near native speaker competency in Japanese language. It places emphasis on listening and speaking proficiencies. Four class hours/week. Prerequisite “J7: JAPANESE” or equivalent. Placing emphasis on listening and speaking proficiencies in Japanese language, this course aims to develop near native speaker competency and academic skills, through discussions and presentations.
JLP026   J CREDIT:3   SPRING+WINTER  
Advanced Seminar in Japanese B

This course aims to develop near native speaker competency in Japanese language. It places emphasis on reading and writing proficiencies. Four class hours/week. Prerequisite “J7: JAPANESE” or equivalent. Placing emphasis on reading and writing proficiencies in Japanese language, this course aims to develop near native speaker competency through various reading materials, discussions and presentations.
JLP027   J CREDIT:5   SPRING  
JLP Summer Course in Japanese

Take the courses equivalent to J1 -J7 of ICU Summer Courses in Japanese. The courses of the Summer Courses in Japanese are equivalent in content and evaluation to regular term time courses. Students who wish to register should apply to JLP office.
JLP071   J CREDIT:1   AUTUMN  
Special Japanese Kanji 1

Special Japanese Program is for students who will learn Japanese as a mother tongue, first language, or heritage language. Through this course, students will acquire the foundation of Kanji learning and master reading and writing of about 500 Kanji and expand vocabulary. One class hour/ week. Enrollment into this course will be decided by the placement test administered during the orientation period.
JLP072   J CREDIT:1   AUTUMN+WINTER  
Special Japanese Kanji 2

Special Japanese Program is for students who will learn Japanese as a mother tongue, first language, or heritage language. Through this course, students will acquire reading and writing of about 1000 Kanji in total and expand vocabulary. One class hour/week. Prerequisite: SPECIAL JAPANESE KANJI 1 or equivalent.
JLP073   J CREDIT:1   EVERY TERM  
Special Japanese Kanji 3

Special Japanese Program is for students who will learn Japanese as a mother tongue, first language, or heritage language. Through this course, students will acquire reading and writing of about 1600 Kanji in total and expand vocabulary. One class hour/week. Prerequisite: SPECIAL JAPANESE KANJI 2 or equivalent.
JLP081   J CREDIT:4   AUTUMN  
Special Japanese 1

Special Japanese Program is for students who will learn Japanese as a mother tongue, first language, or heritage language. Through this course, students will acquire such basic skills as vocabulary building, reading comprehension, writing passages, oral expression necessary for university student. Six class hours/week. Enrollment into this course will be decided by the placement test administered during the orientation period.
JLP082   J CREDIT:3   AUTUMN+WINTER  
Special Japanese 2

Special Japanese Program is for students who will learn Japanese as a mother tongue, first language, or heritage language. Through “SPECIAL JAPANESE 2”, students will acquire such skills as vocabulary building, reading comprehension, writing passages, oral expression expected for university student. Four class hours/week. Prerequisite: “SPECIAL JAPANESE 1” or equivalent.
JLP083   J CREDIT:3   EVERY TERM  
Special Japanese 3

Special Japanese Program is for students who will learn Japanese as a mother tongue, first language, or heritage language. Through “SPECIAL JAPANESE 2”, students will acquire such skills as vocabulary building, reading comprehension, writing passages, oral expression expected for university student. Four class hours/week. Prerequisite: “SPECIAL JAPANESE 2” or equivalent.
JLP085   J CREDIT:3   AUTUMN  
Introduction to Japanese for First/Heritage Language Speakers

This course is for students who will learn Japanese as a mother tongue, first language, or heritage language. The aim of this course is to provide a sound basis for studying Japanese at JLP for those students without formal training in Japanese language. Five class hours/week. Enrollment into this course will be decided during the orientation period. Students will be exposed to various spoken and written Japanese and will acquire skills to study Japanese in academic context.
JLP091   J CREDIT:3   SPRING+WINTER  
Academic Writing in Japanese

“ACADEMIC WRITING IN JAPANESE” is for students who have completed or have been exempted from “SPECIAL JAPANESE 3” and “SPECIAL JAPANESE KANJI 3”. Through writing a research report, students will master how to write a thesis. Four class hours/week. Prerequisite: “SPECIAL JAPANESE 3” and “SPECIAL JAPANESE KANJI 3” or equivalent.
JLP092   J CREDIT:3   SPRING  
Readings in Japanese

“READINGS IN JAPANESE” is for students who have completed or have been exempted from “SPECIAL JAPANESE 3” and “SPECIAL JAPANESE KANJI 3”. The aim of this course is to develop critical thinking and ability to express oneself in academic environment through reading variety of texts. Prerequisite: “SPECIAL JAPANESE 3” and “SPECIAL JAPANESE KANJI 3” or equivalent.
JLP097   J CREDIT:2   EVERY TERM  
Japanese: Step by Step

This course is aimed to learn basic Japanese. At the end of the course, students will be able to communicate in daily life situations in simple Japanese, including basic written scripts.