Japan - International Christian University Course Equivalencies

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Pre-Approved Course Equivalencies

IMPORTANT: Other GVSU students have studied abroad at this partner institution. The chart below reflects GVSU equivalencies they have received. If you are planning on taking a course listed below, it does not require a departmental evaluation. Courses listed on this chart are not guaranteed to be offered during your semester abroad. This is not a complete list of course options offered at this partner institution. For a full list of course options, see the link above.

ACCOUNTING

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Accounting 

ACCT 280 Special Topics in Accounting

3 Credits

Corporate Accounting

ACC 280 Special Topics in Accounting

3 Credits

Managerial Accounting

ACC 280 Special Topics in Accounting

3 Credits

BUS 204 International Accounting

ACC 330 International Accounting 

3 Credits

ANTHROPOLOGY

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

ANT 204 Culture in Contemporary Japan

ANT 380 Special Topics in Anthropology

1 Credit

ART

Host University Courses 

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

ARA 101 - Introduction to Eastern Art

ART 101 Introduction to Art

3 Credits

BIOLOGY

HOST UNIVERSITY COURSES 

GVSU COURSE EQUIVALENCIES 

GVSU CREDITS 

BIO 102 Introduction to Biology 

BIO 104 Biology for the 21st Century 

4 Credits 

BIO 212 Basic Concepts in Cell Bio 

BIO 120 General Biology I 

4 Credits 

BIO 213 Basic Concepts in Genetics 

BIO 120 General Biology I 

4 Credits 

BIO 215 Ecology 

BIO 215 Ecology 

4 Credits 

BIO 251 Field Study in Biology 

BIO 215 Ecology 

4 Credits 

BUSINESS

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Business Administration

BUS 280 Special Topics in Business

3 Credits

Introduction to Business Administration

BUS 180 Special Topics in Business

3 Credits

BUS 202 Business and Society in Japan

BUS 380 Special Topics in Business

Also Available: MGT 380

3 Credits

BUS 309 Readings in International Economy and International Management

BUS 380 Special Topics in Business

Also Available: MGT 380

3 Credits

COMMUNICATIONS

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

MCC 109 Intro Media & Comm Theories 

COM 101 Concepts of Communication 

3 Credits 

MCC 234 Public Communication 

COM 201 Speech 

3 Credits 

MCC 272 Communication and Power

COM 380 Special Topics in Communication

1 Credit

COMPUTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

ISC 104E Foundation in Programming 

CIS 261 Structured Programming 

3 Credits 

ISC 241 Computer Architecture

CIS 263 Data Structures and Algorithms

3 Credits

ISC 221 Algorithms and Data Structures 

CIS 280 Special Topics in Computing and Information Systems 

3 Credits 

ICS 222 Computer Languages 

CIS 280 Special Topics in Computing and Information Systems 

3 Credits 

ISC 313 Database Systems

CIS 380 Special Topics in Computing and Information Systems

3 Credits

ISC 322 Software Development

CIS 380 Special Topics in Computing and Information Systems

3 Credits

ICS 321 Logic Programming 

CIS 380 Special Topics in Computing and Information Systems 

3 Credits 

ICS 353 Topics in Information Science 

CIS 380 Special Topics in Computing and Information Systems 

3 Credits 

EAST ASIAN STUDIES

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

LIT 117 Modern Japanese Literature in English Translation

EAS 301 Masterpieces of East Asian Literature

3 Credits

HST 106 History of Japan (Modern) III

EAS 380 Special Topics in East Asian Studies

3 Credits

JLP 015 Japanese V

EAS 380 Special Topics in East Asian Studies

4 Credits

ECONOMICS

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

ECO 256 International Trade

ECO 369 International Economic Issues

3 Credits

ECO 234 Theories in Modern Economics

ECO 380 Special Topics in Economics

3 Credits

ECO 332 Economic Growth

ECO 380 Special Topics in Economics

3 Credits

QPPE 508 International Money and Banking

ECO 414 Money and Banking

3 Credits

ENGLISH

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

LIT 106 - History of English Literature I

ENG 220 or 221

3 Credits

LIT 104 - History of American Literature I

ENG 225 American Literature I: to 1860

3 Credits

LIT 105 - History of American Literature II

ENG 226 American Literature II: from 1860

3 Credits

LED 101 Linguistics for Language Teaching

ENG 261 Foundations of Language Study

3 Credits

LIT 117 - Modern Japanese Literature in English Translation

ENG 303 Studies in World Literature

3 Credits

LIT 383 - Advanced Studies in Japanese Literature I

ENG 303 Studies in World Literature

3 Credits

LIT 227 - Shakespeare I

ENG 313 British Literature: Shakespeare

3 Credits

LIT 231 - American Poetry

ENG 320 Studies in Poetry

3 Credits

LIT 232 - American Prose I

ENG 330 Studies in Fiction

3 Credits

LIT 233 - American Prose II

ENG 330 Studies in Fiction

3 Credits

LED 315 Issues in Applied Linguistics

ENG 363 Applied Linguistics

3 Credits

LED 214 Pragmatics and Language Learning

ENG 380 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

LNG 102 - Intro to Linguistics II

ENG 364 Sociolinguistics

3 Credits

LNG 202 - Cognitive Linguistics

ENG 380 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

LNG 203 - English as an International Language

ENG 380 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

LNG 209 - Language, Thought, and Understanding

ENG 380 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

LNG 215 - Pragmatics

ENG 380 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

LNG 217 - Semantics

ENG 380 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

LNG 391 - Topics in Linguistics II

ENG 380 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

MCC 104 - Language and Society

ENG 364 Sociolinguistics

3 Credits

MCC 211 - Bilingualism and Multilingualism

ENG 380 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

MCC 212 - Discourse in Society

ENG 380 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

MCC 215 - Language in Europe

ENG 380 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

MCC 218 - Language in the United States

ENG 380 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

MCC 313 - Literacy, Society and Development

ENG 380 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

MCC 219 - Language, Politics and the Media

ENG 392 Language and Power

3 Credits

MCC 213 - Language and Gender

ENG 461 Language and Gender

3 Credits

ENVIORNMENTAL STUDIES

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

IRL 311 Global Environment and Sustainable Development

ENS 300 Principles of Sustainability

3 Credits

FINANCE

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Corporate Finance and Valuation

FIN 321 Investments

3 Credits

Financial Management

FIN 320 Managerial Finance

3 Credits

BUS 209 Risk Management

FIN 331 Risk and Insurance

3 Credits

BUS 210 Corporate Finance

FIN 320 Managerial Finance

3 Credits

ECO 255 International Finance

FIN 429 International Financial Management

3 Credits

FRENCH

HOST UNIVERSITY COURSES

GVSU COURSE EQUIVALENCIES 

GVSU CREDITS 

WFR 101 French I 

FRE 101 Elementary French I 

4 Credits 

WFR 102 French II 

FRE 102 Elementary French II 

4 Credits 

WFR 103 French III 

FRE 201 Intermediate French I 

4 Credits 

HISTORY

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

MCC 103 Introduction to Cultural Studies 

HST 101 World Civilizations 

3 Credits 

HST 102 History of Europe (Britain) I 

HST 102 European Civilizations 

3 Credits 

IRL 101 International History 

HST 309 European Topics Soc/Culture 

3 Credits 

HST 105 History of Japan (Early Modern) II 

HST 310 Topics Nonwestern Cultural / Soc

3 Credits 

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

IRL 232 International Relations of the Asia-Pacific

IR 380 Special Topics in International Relations

3 Credits

JAPANESE

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

IJ 041 and IJ 051 Intensive Japanese Content I

JPN 280 Special Topics in Japanese

4 Credits

IJ 042 and IJ 052 Intensive Japanese

JPN 280 Special Topics in Japanese

3 Credits

IJ 043 and IJ 053 Intensive Japanese Writing I and II

JPN 280 Special Topics in Japanese

4 Credits

JLP 013: Japanese III

JPN 301 -or- JPN 302 -or- JPN 380 Special Topics

3 Credits

MCC 251 Contemporary Japan: From Ramune to Anime

JPN 323 Modern Japanese Culture

3 Credits

IJ 052 Intensive Japanese II

JPN 380 Special Topics in Japanese

4 Credits

JJ072 Japanese II

JPN 380 Special Topics in Japanese

4 Credits

JJ074 Japanese IV

JPN 380 Special Topics in Japanese

4 Credits

JLP 014 Japanese III

JPN 380 Special Topics in Japanese

3 Credits

L IJ062: Intensive Japanese II (part 1)

JPN 380 Special Topics in Japanese

3 Credits

L IJ062: Intensive Japanese II (part 2)

JPN 380 Special Topics in Japanese

3 Credits

MCC 213 Language and Gender

JPN 380 Special Topics in Japanese

3 Credits

POL 234: Japanese Politics

JPN 380 Special Topics in Japanese

3 Credits

MANAGEMENT

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Decision Making Theory 

MGT 380 Special Topics in Management

3 Credits

Management Science

MGT 380 Special Topics in Management

3 Credits

Strategic Management

MGT 380 Special Topics in Management

3 Credits

BUS 202 Business and Society of Japan

MGT 380 Special Topics in Management

Also Available: BUS 380

3 Credits

BUS 206 Introduction to Capital Markets

MGT 380 Special Topics in Management

3 Credits

BUS 207 Management of Multinational Enterprises

MGT 380 Special Topics in Management

3 Credits

BUS 309 Readings in International Economy and International Management

MGT 380 Special Topics in Management

Also Available: BUS 380

3 Credits

MARKETING

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Marketing

MKT 350 Marketing Management

3 Credits

BUS 205 International Marketing

MKT 359 Multinational Marketing

3 Credits

MATHEMATICS

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

ISC 102 Elements of Discrete Mathematics

MTH 225 Discrete Structures: Computer Science

3 Credits

MTH 101 Calculus I

MTH 203 Calculus III

3 Credits

MUSIC

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

MUS 102 Music of Japan

MUS 218 World Music

3 Credits

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

POL 103 Introduction to Political Science

PLS 180 Special Topics in Political Science 

3 Credits 

IRL 102 Introduction to International Relations 

PLS 211 International Relations

3 Credits 

POL 102 International Politics 

PLS 211 International Relations 

3 Credits 

IRL 239 Politics and International Relations in the Middle East 

PLS 320 Comp Politics Mid East 

3 Credits 

IRL 232 International Relations of the Asia-Pacific

PLS 380 Special Topics in Political Science

2 Credits

PSYCHOLOGY

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

PSY 103 Introduction to Contemporary Psychology 

PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 

3 Credits 

PSY 251 Psychology of Development 

PSY 301 Child Development 

3 Credits 

PSY 261 Psychology of Cultural & Human Diversity

PSY 355 Psychology and Culture

3 Credits

PSY 262 Social  Psychology 

PSY 360 Social Psychology 

3 Credits 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

PHR 240 Religion in Japan

REL 380 Special Topics in Religious Studies

3 Credits

SOCIOLOGY

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

SOC 102 Principles of Society 

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 

3 Credits 

SOC 211 Sociology of the Family 

SOC 285 Families in Society 

3 Credits 

SOC 101 Principles of Sociology 

SOC 304 Quantitative Methods in Society 

3 Credits 

SOC 205 Introduction to Japanese Society

SOC 380 Special Topics in Sociology

3 Credits

SPANISH

HOST UNIVERSITY COURSES 

GVSU COURSE EQUIVALENCIES 

GVSU CREDITS 

WSP 101 Spanish I 

SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I 

4 Credits 

WSP 102 Spanish II 

SPA 102 Beginning Spanish II 

4 Credits 

WOMEN GENDER STUDIES

HOST UNIVERSITY COURSES 

GVSU CLASS EQUIVALENCIES 

GVSU CREDITS 

GSS 101 Approaches to Gender and Sexuality Studies 

WGS 200 Intro to Gender Studies 

3 Credits