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

BUS 204 International Accounting

ACC 330 International Accounting 

3 Credits

ART

Host University Courses 

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

ARA 101 - Introduction to Eastern Art

ART 101 Introduction to Art

3 Credits

ARA 204 - History of Japanese Art

ART 380 Special Topics in Art & Design

3 Credits

HAR 101 History of East Art

ART 380 Special Topics in Art & Design

3 Credits

ANTHROPOLOGY

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

MCC 216 - Language in Film and Popular Culture

ANT 207 Language and Culture

3 Credits

ARC Japanese Archaeology

ANT 380 Special Topics in Anthropology

2 Credits

ANT 212 

ANT 380 Special Topics in Anthropology 

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 215 Ecology 

BIO 215 Ecology 

4 Credits 

BIO 251 Field Study in Biology 

BIO 215 Ecology 

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 

BUSINESS

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

BUS 202 Business and Society in Japan

BUS 380 Special Topics in Business

3 Credits

BUS 309 Readings in International Economy and International Management

BUS 380 Special Topics in Business 

Also Available: MGT 380

3 Credits

CHEMISTRY

HOST UNIVERSITY COURSES 

GVSU COURSE EQUIVALENCIES 

GVSU CREDITS 

GEN 013 Chemical Basis of Nature 

CHM 102 Chemistry and Society 

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 

GES 051 Media and Cultural Signs 

COM 202 Critical Interpretation 

3 Credits 

CL 200 Interpersonal Communication

COM 301 Interpersonal Communication

3 Credits

COMPUTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

ISC 104E Foundation in Programming 

CIS 261 Structured Programming 

3 Credits 

ISC 221 Algorithms and Data Structures

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 322 Software Development 

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

GES 063 Peace Research 

EAS 201 East Asia in Contemp World 

3 Credits 

LIT 117 Modern Japanese Lit in English Translation

EAS 301 Masterpieces of East Asian Literature

3 Credits

HST 106 History of Modern Japan

EAS 380 Special Topics in East Asian Studies

3 Credits

IR 215 Asian Int'l Relations

EAS 380 Special Topics in East Asian Studies

2 Credits

IR 221 Modern Japanese International Relations

EAS 380 Special Topics in East Asian Studies

3 Credits

Japanese IV

EAS 380 Special Topics in East Asian Studies

4 Credits

JJ073 Japanese III

EAS 380 Special Topics in East Asian Studies

4 Credits

JLP 015 Japanese V

EAS 380 Special Topics in East Asian Studies

4 Credits

MCC 219 Language, Politics and the Media

EAS 380 Special Topics in East Asian Studies

3 Credits

RE 203 Contemporary Japan

EAS 380 Special Topics in East Asian Studies

4 Credits

SSHI 113 History of Japan III

EAS 380 Special Topics in East Asian Studies

2 Credits

ECONOMICS

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

ECO 234 Theories in Modern Economics

ECO 380 Special Topics in Economics

3 Credits

ECO 256 International Trade

ECO 369 International Economic Issues

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

LED 101 - Linguistics for Language Teaching

ENG 261 Foundations of Language Study

3 Credits

LED 213 - Language Policy: The Case of French

ENG 390 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

LED 214 - Pragmatics and Language Learning

ENG 390 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

LED 314 - Interlanguage Analysis

ENG 363 Applied Linguistics

3 Credits

LED 315 - Issues in Applied Linguistics

ENG 363 Applied Linguistics

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

LIT 106 - History of English Literature I

ENG 220 or 221

3 Credits

LIT 117 - Modern Japanese Literature in English Translation

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

LIT 383 - Advanced Studies in Japanese Literature I

ENG 303 Studies in World Literature

3 Credits

LNG 102 - Intro to Linguistics II

ENG 364 Sociolinguistics

3 Credits

LNG 202 - Cognitive Linguistics

ENG 390 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

LNG 203 - English as an International Language

ENG 390 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

LNG 209 - Language, Thought, and Understanding

ENG 390 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

LNG 211 - Linguistic Analysis

ENG 261 Foundations of Language Study

3 Credits

LNG 213 - Phonetics

ENG 390 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

LNG 215 - Pragmatics

ENG 390 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

LNG 217 - Semantics

ENG 390 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

LNG 219 - Studies in English Language

ENG 261 Foundations of Language Study

3 Credits

LNG 301 - Topics in Language and Mind

ENG 390 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

LNG 381 - Topics in English Linguistics I

ENG 390 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

LNG 382 - Topics in English Linguistics II

ENG 390 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

LNG 387 - Topics in Language and Cognition II

ENG 390 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

LNG 391 - Topics in Linguistics II

ENG 390 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

MCC 104 - Language and Society

ENG 364 Sociolinguistics

3 Credits

MCC 211 - Bilingualism and Multilingualism

ENG 390 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

MCC 212 - Discourse in Society

ENG 390 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

MCC 213 - Language and Gender

ENG 461 Language and Gender

3 Credits

MCC 215 - Language in Europe

ENG 390 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

MCC 218 - Language in the United States

ENG 390 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

MCC 219 - Language, Politics and the Media

ENG 392 Language and Power

3 Credits

MCC 313 - Literacy, Society and Development

ENG 390 Topics in Langauge and Rhetoric

3 Credits

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

HOST UNIVERSITY COURSES 

GVSU COURSE EQUIVALENCIES 

GVSU CREDITS 

ENV 102 Environmental Science 

ENS 180 Special Topics in Environmental Studies 

3 Credits 

GES 070 Invitation to Asian Studies 

ENS 180 Special Topics in Environmental Studies 

3 Credits 

FINANCE

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU 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 

GEOGRAPHY

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

SSEC 292 J CHL SHL Regional Geography

GPY 235 World Regional Geography

3 Credits

HISTORY

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

MCC 103 Intro 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 II 

HST 310 Topics Nonwestern Cultural / Soc

3 Credits 

GES 008 Religion & Global Politics 

HST 310 Topics Non Western Cultural / Soc 

3 Credits 

MCC 351 Cultural Studies II 

HST 310 Topics Nonwestern Cultural/Soc 

3 Credits 

HIST 321 Readings in Japanese History

HST 341 History of East Asian since 1800

3 Credits

HST 331 Readings in Asian History

HST 380 Special Topics in History

3 Credits

HST 384 Special Topics in Historical Studies

HST 380 Special Topics in History

3 Credits

SSHI 213 History of Contemporary Japan

HST 380 Special Topics in History

2 Credits

SSHI 1313 Advanced Seminar in Japanese History III

HST 380 Special Topics in History

3 Credits

GES 002 Capitalism and Society 

HST 380 Special Topics in History 

3 Credits 

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

IRL 232 Asian International Relations

IR 380 Special Topics in International Relations

3 Credits

LAW 101 Intro to Int'l Law

IR 380 Special Topics in International Relations

2 Credits

POL 234 Politics in Japan

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

IJ 051 Intensive Japanese Content II

JPN 380 Special Topics in Japanese

6 Credits

IJ 052 Intensive Japanese II

JPN 380 Special Topics in Japanese

4 Credits

IJ 053 Intensive Japanese Writing II

JPN 380 Special Topics in Japanese

2 Credits

JJ072 Japanese II

JPN 380 Special Topics in Japanese

4 Credits

JJ074 Japanese IV

JPN 380 Special Topics in Japanese

4 Credits

JLP 001 Intensive Japanese

JPN 201 -or- JPN 202 -or- JPN 180 Special Topics

4 Credits

JLP 012: Japanese 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

JLP 014 Japanese III

JPN 380 Special Topics in Japanese

3 Credits

JLP 014: Japanese IV

JPN 380 Special Topics in Japanese

6 Credits

JLP 015: Japanese 5

JPN 380 Special Topics in Japanese

6 Credits

L IJ061 Intensive Japanese I

JPN 102 -or- JPN 201 -or- JPN 202

4 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

MCC 251 Contemporary Japan: From Ramune to Anime

JPN 323 Modern Japanese Culture

3 Credits

POL 234: Japanese Politics

JPN 380 Special Topics in Japanese

3 Credits

GEH 025 The World of Literature 

JPN 321 Pre Modern Japanese Civ

3 Credits 

MANAGEMENT

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU 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 Martkets

MGT 380

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

QPPE 509 International Trade Policy

MGT 380 Special Topics in Management

3 Credits

MARKETING

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU 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

MTH 203 Calculus III

3 Credits

MUSIC

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

GEH 012 Music and Society B 

MUS 218 World Music 

3 Credits 

MUS 101 History of Asian Music I

MUS 380 Special Topics in Music

3 Credits

MUS 102 History of Asian Music II

MUS 380 Special Topics in Music

3 Credits

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

POL 103 Intro to Political Science

PLS 180 Special Topics in Political Science 

3 Credits 

PPL 101 Introduction to Public Policy 

PLS 205 The Policy Process 

3 Credits 

IRL 102 Intro to International Relations 

PLS 211 International Relations

3 Credits 

POL 102 International Politics 

PLS 211 International Relations 

3 Credits 

IRL 219 International Organizations

PLS 313 International Organizations

3 Credits

IRL 239 Politics/ Int Relations Mid East 

PLS 320 Comp Politics Mid East 

3 Credits 

PCS 201 Peace and Human Rights 

PLS 326 Human Rights in International

3 Credits

IRL 232 Asian International Relations

PLS 380 Special Topics in Political Science

2 Credits

PSYCHOLOGY

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

PSY 103 Intro 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

LED 311 - Child Language Development

PSY 357 Psychology of Language

3 Credits

LNG 216 - Psycholinguistics

PSY 357 Psychology of Language

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 Approaches to Sociological Res 

SOC 304 Quantitative Methods in Society 

3 Credits 

JPS 101 Japan Studies: History, Art & Literature

SOC 380 Special Topics in Sociology

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 

WRITING

HOST UNIVERSITY COURSES 

GVSU COURSE EQUIVALENCIES 

GVSU CREDITS 

ELA 022 English for Liberal Arts Program 

WRT 150 Strategies in Writing 

4 Credits 

WOMEN GENDER STUDIES

HOST UNIVERSITY COURSES 

GVSU CLASS EQUIVALENCIES 

GVSU CREDITS 

GSS 101 Approaches to Gender Studies 

WGS 200 Intro to Gender Studies 

3 Credits