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Elective Courses

Students participating in JCMU semester programs enroll in at least one elective course in addition to the intensive Japanese language course. All JCMU electives are taught in English. Course topics vary by semester.


Elective Courses by Semester

Fall 2017

  • Japanese Culture & Society: Model Japan (4 credits) - Benjamin McCracken, Esq., JCMU Resident Director
  • Japanese Economy & Business (3 credits) - Dr. Koichiro Mori, Shiga University
  • Second Language Acquisition (1 credit) - Martin Hawkes, The University of Shiga Prefecture
  • JCMU Experience I (Required - AY & Fall semester students) (1 credit) - Benjamin McCracken, Esq., JCMU Resident Director

Spring 2017

  • Japanese Culture & Society: Shiga (4 credits) - Benjamin McCracken, Esq., JCMU Resident Director
  • Japanese Culture & Society: Cultural Psychology (3 credits) - Dr. Akinobu Nameda, Shiga University
  • Teaching English in Japan (3 credits) - Christopher Garth, JCMU English Language Program Coordinator & Instructor
  • JCMU Experience I (Required - Spring semester students) (1 credit) - JCMU Faculty
  • JCMU Experience II (Required - Academic year students) (1 credit) - JCMU Faculty

Fall 2016

  • Japanese Culture & Society: Model Japan (4 credits) - Benjamin McCracken, Esq., JCMU Resident Director
  • Japanese Economy and Business (3 credits) - Dr. Koichiro Mori, Shiga University
  • JCMU Experience (Required Course) (1 credit) - Benjamin McCracken, Esq., JCMU Resident Director

Spring 2016

  • Japanese Culture & Society: Law and Order (4 Credits) - Benjamin McCracken, Esq., JCMU Resident Director
  • Japanese Culture & Society: Social and Cultural Psychology (3 credits) - Dr. Akinobu Nameda, Shiga University
  • Introduction to Japanese Film (3 credits) - Dr. Carl Boland, JCMU Faculty