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Nagasaki, Japan Academics

To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You must be in good academic standing and have a cumulative GPA of 2.8. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a freshman but must have at least sophomore standing when the program begins. No previous Japanese language study is required.

You will take 12-16 semester credits, including:

- 1 Japanese language course at the appropriate level (4 credits)

- 3-4 Japan studies courses (2 credits each)

- 1-2 seminars in Traditional Japanese Arts (1 credit each).

Independent Study is also available on a limited basis for students with well-defined research interests.

The Japanese studies classes vary only slightly from year to year; however, the specific classes to be offered in a given semester are only determined a few months in advance. Visit the NUFS website for course information. Sample course offerings are listed below:

-Japanese Business Practices Compared to Other Foreign Countries (2 credits) 

-Japanese Management (2 credits) 

-Classical Japanese Literature: Beginnings Through Tokugawa Era (2 credits) 

-Modern Japanese Literature: Meiji Era to Post World War II (2 credits) 

-Contemporary Japanese Literature (2 credits) 

-Japanese History (2 credits) 

-Contemporary Japanese Society (2 credits) 

-Peace Studies (2 credits)

-Seminar in Traditional Japanese Martial Arts and Sports (1 credit) 

-Seminar in Traditional Japanese Fine Arts (1 credit)

-Independent Study (3 credits)

In addition to your courses, during the semester you will interact regularly with a Japanese university student who serves as a language tutor.

Many courses you can take at Nagasaki have already been evaluated for UW-Eau Claire credit. To find courses that have been evaluated for Nagasaki, you will go to the Transfer Wizard site here:

  • Choose Japan, then click "Search"
  • Click on the link Nagasaki Coll of Foreign Lang that appears
  • Click "Search" again. All Nagasaki courses that have been evaluated for UWEC credit will appear in alphabetical order by the Nagasaki "School Course Number."
  • If the Nagasaki course does not appear on the list, it has not yet been evaluated for UWEC credit

Please keep in mind that this is a historical record of past course equivalences. There is no guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future, or that they will be offered during the term in which you are abroad

This program fulfills the complete Foreign Culture requirement upon successful completion. Please email Degree Review at after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)

You may attend for fall or spring semester, or the academic year. Note that dates follow the traditional Japanese university calendar. Fall semester runs from late September to late December. Spring semester runs from late March to early August.

updated 7/7/14 jmk

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