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Sophia University, Tokyo:Summer Session of Asian Studies

Sophia University, Tokyo

Program Overview:
For over 40 years Sophia University's Summer Session of Asian Studies has provided the opportunity for both students and teachers to study and reflect on the relation of Japan, Asia, and the world. Located in one of the many "hearts" of Tokyo, the Summer Session allows participants not only the chance to experience aspects of Japanese culture and society themselves but also to witness the myriad ways in which the cultures of the world are both present and reflected in the maze-like urban landscape of Tokyo.

The Summer Session also enables participants to experience a number of different perspectives on Japan. The faculty themselves represent a range of cultural backgrounds, and students from roughly a dozen different countries participate in the Summer Session each year. A large number of Japanese students, both from abroad and from Sophia's Faculty of Comparative Culture, also attend the classes. Class discussions and interaction among students thus also provide occasions for reflecting on how our various cultural backgrounds shape our understanding of Japan and the world at large.

 July 27 - August 18, 2004

Six upper-level undergraduate credits can be earned. In addition to the 20 sessions of 90 minutes, each course requires supervised participation in a number of tours, special events, and lectures. The Japanese language course also requires additional class time in the language laboratory. Teachers interested in graduate or continuing education credits should contact the Summer Session Office.

Courses offered:
Comtemporary Japanese Economy, Japanese Business and Management, Basic Japanese 1-A, Japanese Theater, Survey of Japanese Religions, Comtemporary Japanese Society, Japanese Art, Comparative Asian Industorial System, Japanese History: Edo and Tokyo, Basic Japanese 1-B, Japanese Literature and the City, Contemporary Japanese Politics, Comtemporary Chinese Society

140,000 yen covering two courses (accommodations not included)
Further information about accommodations will be supplied on request.

153,600yen - 216,720yen including meal plans (7/26-8/19)
The Asian Center of Japan or Sunshine City Prince Hotel

For more information, contact
Summer Session Office, Sophia University, Ichigaya Campus
Richard A. Gardner, Director
4, Yonbancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0081 Japan
Tel: +81-3-3238-4090
Fax: +81-3-3238-4091

*Given the time difference usually involved, please contact the Summer Session Office by letter, e-mail, or fax when possible.

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