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|E.M. Forster, A Passage to India (1924)||This seminar is intended for the students who aim at improving their English proficiency to an internationally competitive level. We shall read the 306-page text.||2|
|History of English Literature Ⅱ||Two types of lectures are planned. Which is to be taken depends upon the number of attendants.||2|
|Cross-cultural conversation analysis in English||In this course, students will look at real conversations in English between people from different cultures, and then analyze them looking for places where the conversation fails or breaks down. Students will also learn to explain why the failure or breakdown has occurred.||2|
|Judo||The skill on judo is acquired
2. Basic movements
|Society and Politics in Modern Japan||This course is designed to give students a basic understanding about Japanese society and politics.||2|
|Law, Politics and Society in Current China
– A Comparative View with Japan－
|This course is aiming to give students a basic understanding about current China with a comparative view to Japan. The 9 topics in this course covering China’s politics, economy, law, diplomacy, education and environment, as well as its culture and society.||2|
|Volcanology||Course objective is to learn all the aspects of volcanoes. We learn where, when, how and why magma forms, migrates to surface, erupts, then causes volcanic disasters. Basic knowledge about volcanoes and earth sciences is lectured first.||2|
|Practical English for Engineering 1||There will be a reading study of engineering texts, papers, reports etc taken from authentic and reliable sources. The focus will be to encourage the students to understand issues ranging from SI units to Energy, Heat & Work through to Control Devices and Engineering Design. The students will be required to comprehend the use of side headings, marginal notes etc.||1|
|Practical English for Engineering 1a||There will be a reading study of engineering texts, papers, reports etc taken from authentic and reliable sources. The focus will be to encourage the students to understand issues ranging from SI units to Energy, Heat & Work through to Control Devices and Engineering Design. The students will be required to comprehend the use of side headings, marginal notes etc.||1|
|Practical English for Engineering 1b||There will be a reading study of engineering texts, papers, reports etc taken from authentic and reliable sources. The focus will be to encourage the students to understand issues ranging from SI units to Energy, Heat & Work through to Control Devices and Engineering Design. The students will be required to comprehend the use of side headings, marginal notes etc.||1|
|Practical English for Engineering 2a||This course is designed to offer you the opportunity to practice expressing your opinions in English, speaking to an audience in English, learning and using technical terms of engineering. In the class, students will be asked to find the meanings of vocabulary words relating to Engineering-related topics in the faculty of Engineering in Kumamoto University.||1|
|Practical English for Engineering 2b||This course is designed to offer you the opportunity to practice expressing your opinions in English, speaking to an audience in English, learning and using technical terms of engineering. In the class, students will be asked to find the meanings of vocabulary words relating to Engineering-related topics in the faculty of Engineering in Kumamoto University.||1|
|Practical English for Engineering 2c||This class will focus on improving the student’s listening and speaking abilities in a fun and educational way over the course of the semester. Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
1. Respond appropriately in a conversational situation on a variety of topics in the field of engineering.
2. Listen to and respond appropriately in group discussions and/or problem solving exercises.
3. Get a minimum score of 550 or higher on the TOEIC test.
|Practical English for Engineering 3||The course objective is to improve student’s understanding of basic English grammar through the use of common engineering terminology. The course consists of textbook listening exercises, written workbook exercises, oral repetition & communication, and a joint presentation.||1|
|Advanced Technologies in Electrical Engineering||This lecture introduces current status of technologies related to electrical engineering in Japan. In addition, advanced technologies, which are going to be utilized in the real world, are also discussed.||2|
|Introduction to Architecture E||Architecture is one of the fine arts and, at the same time, a product of engineering. The course offers lecture about historical monuments in the western world.||2|
|Biology of Zebrafish||Objectives of this course are to be familiarized with zebrafish development by observing live embryos, and to describe their morphological and behavioral changes. We will also conduct an experiment to test the effects of endocrine disruptors by exposing embryos to chemical compounds.||1|
|Fundamental study on thermal fluid flow and introduction of advanced renewable energy researches||1. Introduction of Greenhouse Effect.
2. Introduction of renewable energy and its plants in Kyushu Island.
3. Introduction of heat transfer.
4. Formulation of basic equations pertinent to heat transfer.
5. Heat conduction and Heat convection.
|Earth Material Science||The course aims to present the current level of understanding on atomic level structure and physico-chemical properties of natural condensed matter.||2|
|Advanced Earth Material Science||The course aims to present the current level of understanding on atomic level structure and physico-chemical properties of natural condensed matter.||2|
|The Japanese People's Health||This course aims at getting some basic information about the people who have supported Japanese people’s health and understanding the importance of their works||2|
|Key Word and Expressions in Japanese Culture||This class introduces key words and expressions in Japanese culture. Through discussions you will learn how to use the words and expressions and gain insight into the cultural context in which they are used.||2|
|Basic Japanese I-1||Elementary Total Japanese A
These classes are designed for students with little or no background in Japanese.
|Basic Japanese I-2||1|
|Basic Japanese I-3||1|
|Basic Japanese I-4||1|
|Basic Japanese I-5||1|
|Basic Japanese I-6||1|
|Basic Japanese I-7||Elementary Kanji & Vocabulary
End of this class you will be able to read and write 121~251 Kanji characters.
|Basic Japanese I-8||1|
|Basic Japanese I-9||Elementary Japanese Conversation A
Basic conversation and listening.
Aim at acquiring communicative skills for daily life and campus life, with emphasis on speaking and listening.
|Basic Japanese I-10||1|
|Basic Japanese I-11||Elementary Total Japanese S
These classes are appropriate for those who have never studied Japanese or who would like to study from the beginning again.
|Basic Japanese I-12||1|
|Basic Japanese II-1||Elementary Total Japanese B
These classes are appropriate for who have previously studied Japanese for less than 3-6 months.
|Basic Japanese II-2||1|
|Basic Japanese II-3||Elementary Japanese Conversation B
Basic conversation and listening from the beginner's level.
Students are expected to be able to read Hiragana and Katakana fluently.
|Basic Japanese II-4||1|
|Japanese A-2a||5-6||Advanced Conversation I||1|
|Japanese A-2b||5-6||Advanced Grammar I||1|
|Japanese B-2a||5-6||Advanced Total Japanese I||1|
|Japanese B-2b||5-6||Advanced Listening Comprehension & Vocabulary I||1|
|Japanese C-2a||5-6||Advanced Reading I||1|
|Japanese D-2a||5-6||Advanced Composition||1|
|Japanese IV-2a||4||Intermediate Reading I||1|
|Japanese IV-2b||4||Intermediate Conversation||1|
|Japanese IV-2c||4-5||Advanced Kanji & Vocabulary I||1|
|Japanese IV-2e||4-5||Upper-Intermediate Total Japanese||1|
|Japanese III-2a||4||Intermediate Total Japanese B I||1|
|Japanese III-2d||4||Intermediate Composition I||1|
|Japanese III-2e||4||Intermediate Kanji & Vocabulary I||1|
|Japanese III-2f||3-4||Intermediate Grammar & Expressions I||1|
|Japanese III-2g||3-6||Intermediate Listening Comprehension I||1|
|Japanese II-2a||3-4||Intermediate Total Japanese A I||1|
|Japanese II-2d||3-6||Presentation I||1|
|Japanese I-2a||3||Lower-Intermediate Total Japanese||1|
|Japanese I-2c||3||Lower-Intermediate Grammar||1|
|Japanese I-2d||3||Lower-Intermediate Reading I||1|
|Japanese I-2e||3||Lower-Intermediate Kanji & Vocabulary||1|
|Japanese I-2f||3||Lower-Intermediate Conversation||1|
|Japanese studies B||5-6||Science and Technology in Japan II||2|
|Japanese studies D||5-6||Japanese Society and Culture II||2|
|Japanese studies E||1-6||
Key words and expressions in Japanese culture
|Japanese A-1a||5-6||Advanced Conversation II||1|
|Japanese A-1b||5-6||Academic Writing||1|
|Japanese B-1a||5-6||Advanced Total Japanese II||1|
|Japanese B-1b||5-6||Advanced Listening Comprehension & Vocabulary II||1|
|Japanese C-1a||5-6||Advanced Reading II||1|
|Japanese D-1a||5-6||Advanced Grammar II||1|
|Japanese I-1a||4||Lower-Intermediate Total Japanese||1|
|Japanese I-1c||4-5||Lower-Intermediate Grammar||1|
|Japanese I-1d||4-6||Lower-Intermediate Reading II||1|
|Japanese I-1e||4-7||Lower-Intermediate Kanji & Vocabulary||1|
|Japanese I-1f||3-6||Lower-Intermediate Composition||1|
|Japanese II-1a||4||Intermediate Total Japanese A II||1|
|Japanese II-1d||4||Presentation II||1|
|Japanese III-1a||4||Intermediate Total Japanese B II||1|
|Japanese III-1d||3-4||Intermediate Composition II||1|
|Japanese III-1e||3-4||Intermediate Kanji & Vocabulary II||1|
|Japanese III-1f||3-4||Intermediate Grammar & Expressions II||1|
|Japanese III-1g||3-6||Intermediate Listening Comprehension II||1|
|Japanese IV-1a||3||Intermediate Reading II||1|
|Japanese IV-1b||3||Intermediate Conversation||1|
|Japanese IV-1c||3||Upper-Intermediate Grammar & Expressions II||1|
|Japanese IV-1d||3||Upper-Intermediate Reading II||1|
|Japanese IV-1e||3||Advanced Kanji & Vocabulary II||1|
|Japanese studies A||5-6||Science and Technology in Japan I
To offer basic knowledge Japan’s science and technology.
|Japanese studies C||1-6||
Japanese Society and Culture I
*"Total Japanese" includes speaking, listening, writing, and reading.
**Students are required to take the Japanese Language Placement Test before attending Japanese language classes.
(Regular courses for undergraduate students of each faculty)
*For class details, refer to the syllabus of each faculty.
*The classes are conducted only in Japanese.