Introductory (F) OSE

Open Study in English (OSE) courses cover a wide range of subjects, from Asia-Pacific studies and economic development to contemporary Japanese culture, providing a multi-disciplinary approach and bringing global perspective to international studies. Participation is also open to Japanese students and students from the Global Studies program, creating a truly international setting that facilitates international exchange between students. Taught entirely in English by distinguished professors, OSE allows you to study in Japan while earning credits in your field of study without the hurdles of a language barrier. You may also supplement your studies with courses from the Business Track as well as other courses held in English by other faculties at RU.
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Students enrolled in the IJL Track and Business Track may also supplement their Japanese studies with courses offered through the OSE Track.

Spring 2015 Courses
Asia-Pacific Relations International Law
International Organizations Japanese Culture
Japanese Economy Japanese Politics
Japanese Society Japan-United States Relations
International Cooperation International Peace Studies
International Political Theories International Development and Aid
North-South Relations International Environmental Issues
The Present and Future perspective of Japanese pop culture
Fall 2015 Courses
International Law Japanese Culture
Japanese Economy Japanese Politics
Japanese Society North-South Relations
International Cooperation International Development and Aid
Japan-United States Relations The United Nations
International Organizations International Peace Studies
Contemporary International Society

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Please be aware that classes may be added or cancelled without notice. For a complete listing of current OSE courses, please visit our online syllabus.

Changing Track of Enrollment

Students on the program for one year may apply to change their track of enrollment for their second semester. More information will be given upon commencement of the program.

Admission Requirements for the OSE Track

To be eligible to enroll in the Open Study in English Track, you must:

  1. Apply to the program under an Agreement for Student Exchange between RU and one of its partner institutions
  2. Currently enrolled in an institution of higher education for at least one year prior to the commencement of the program
  3. Native speaker of English or possess a minimum TOEFL® score of iBT 68/PBT 520 (or its equivalent)

Japanese language proficiency is not required for OSE Track applicants. Students enrolled in this track may elect to take Business Track courses as well.

Japanese Language Classes for OSE Students

While Japanese ability is not a requirement for participation in the OSE Track, students with limited background in the language are eligible for an optional Japanese course. This three credit course is only held at the Introductory Level and meets three times a week for a total of three hours.
Please be aware that OSE Japanese language courses are only available at this level and that these courses may not meet the needs of all students. Moreover, students are only eligible for Japanese classes offered within their own track of enrollment.

Other Regular Undergraduate Courses Taught in English

Students may enroll in content courses taught in English by the various academic faculties. There are usually a total of 10 to 15 of these courses offered each semester by the Faculties of International Relations, Letters, Business Administration, and Economics. Admission to these courses is subject to seat availability.

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