Student Exchange Information
Yokohama City University's Office of International Exchange is committed to promoting student exchange, lending a helping hand to both outbound and inbound exchange students who wish to participate in this excellent opportunity to gain international experience.
If you wish to apply to come to Yokohama City University as an exchange student, please note that your first point of contact should be your home institution's international/exchange office. You will need an official nomination from your institution's international/exchange office, as direct applications from students will not be accepted.
Courses & Syllabi 2017
Should you wish to study in English or study the Japanese language in Yokohama City University, the following are courses available for you to choose from.

Courses Conducted in English

In the case where your Japanese level is not sufficient for taking courses in Japanese, you may choose courses taught in English from the following list:

托福iBT 61 or higher is recommended(Considerations will be made depending on the case with the home university's recommendation).)



Paper Code & NameInstructorCreditsSpring
PBL105Japanese Globalization in Comparative ContextCleveland, Kyle2 0
PBL119History of Modern JapanTyner, Colin20 
PBL118Japan Studies: Youth CulturesCleveland, Kyle20 
SEM113Research about Japan by ForeignersNarum, Paul20 
SEM114Japan in the World MediaNarum, Paul2 0
SEM115Comparing Education in the WorldShimauchi, Sae20 
SEM116Japan from Foreigner's View aShimauchi, Sae/Terrill Brennen20 
SEM116Japan from Foreigner's View bShimauchi, Sae/Terrill Brennen2 0
SEM117Global CommunicationsShimauchi, Sae2 0
CLE101Education in the WorldMcGary, Carl20 
PBL106Risk ManagementYasukawa, Fumiaki2 
PSY103Introduction to PsychologyYoung, Jerome2 0
PSY131Topic in modern psychopathologyYoung, Jerome20 
SEM102Introductory Seminar (Introduction to Research Methodology)Ghimire, Kleber2 0
PHI312Topics in Moral PhilosophyArima, Hitoshi20 
LIT312Japanese literature in English AKawamura, Satofumi20 
LIT313Japanese literature in English BKawamura, Satofumi2 0
LIT344Culture and Translation ANarum, Paul20 
LIT345Culture and Translation BNarum, Paul2 0
CUL341European Culture in EnglishKato, Chihiro2 0
ENV311Eco-Business & Resource StrategyAo, Masazumi2 0
ENV391Special Program (Sustainable Urban Development)Imura, Hidefumi2intensive 
GEO391Special Program (Human Settlements and Global Awareness)B. C. Josef2 0
INT292Special Program (International Cooperation in Urban Development)Tjandradewi, Bernadia2intensive 
ILW301International Law ASeta, Makoto20 
ILW302International Law BSeta, Makoto2 0
INT211Global PoliticsUemura, Takehiko2S2 
INT212Global EconomicsGhimire, Kleber2S1 
INT213International OrganizationIkegamie, Mieko2 intensive
INT271Overseas Field Work B (United Nations)Seta, Makoto4 intensive
INT281Seminar lGhimire, Kleber20 
INT282Seminar llGhimire, Kleber2 0
INT283(Sub-Seminar) Baseball Diplomacy in Japanese-US RelationsWisensale, Steven20 
INT293Global CommunityMutsuji, Shoji2 0
INT295Special Program(Japanese Foreign Policy A)Hatakeyama, Kyoko20 
INT303Global IssuesNarum, Paul2 0
INT311Global PeaceVesselin Popovski2  
INT381Seminar lllGhimire, Kleber20 
INT382Seminar lVGhimire, Kleber2 0
INT481Thesis Seminar lGhimire, Kleber2 
INT482Thesis Seminar llGhimire, Kleber2 
INT485ThesisGhimire, Kleber2 intensive
DEV201Global CooperationYoshida, Eichi2 0
DEV202Learning Global Cooperation in EnglishTamai, Masataka2 0
DEV271Overseas Field Work C (International Cooperation) bGhimire, Kleber4 intensive
DEV292Special Program (Japan and International Cooperation)Nakagawa, Hiroaki2 0
SOC291Special Program (Family Policy in Aging Society)Wisensale, Steven20 
ACC206Introductory Accounting lKaneko,Seichi20 
ACC207Introductory Accounting llKaneko,Seichi2 0
ACC208Intermediate AccountingKaneko,Seichi20 
ACC209Introduction to IFRSsKaneko,Seichi2 0
ACC322Fundamentals of InvestmentsKaneko,Seichi20 
ACC323Basics of Corporate Analysis and ValuationKaneko,Seichi2 0
BUS222Global Business StrategyYamamoto, Masaki2 
BUS223Global Innovation ManagementYamamoto, Masaki2 
BUS224Global Business AdministrationZahir, Ahamed2 intensive
BUS225Global Organization TheoryHara, Yasushi2 
BUS373Special Program (Global Leadership)Akabane, Jun2 
BUS374Special Program (Global Human Resource Development)Onishi, Jun2 
BUS375Special Program (Global Marketing)Theophilus, Asamoah2 
BUS376Special Program (Global Service Management)Kamoshida, Akira2 
BUS377Special Program (International Business l)Onishi, Jun2 
BUS378Special Program (International Business ll)Onishi, Jun2 
BUS379Special Program(Japanese Industry)Hara, Yasushi2 
ECO249Japanese EconomySui, Qing-yuan2 
ECO293Advanced Topics in Economics lNagano, Mamoru2 
ECO294Advanced Topics in Economics  llNagano, Mamoru2 
ECO299Special Program(Topics in Economics A)Peter Murrell2intensive 
ECO341Game Theory and Industrial Organization lNishijima, Masuyuki2 
ECO342Game Theory and Industrial Organization llNishijima, Masuyuki2 
ECO409Advanced Topics in MicroeconomicsNishijima, Masuyuki2 
ECO418Special Program (Economic Analysis l)Asahi, Joji2 
ECO419Special Program (Economic Analysis ll)Asahi, Joji2 

Courses Conducted in Japanese

YCU offers a wide range of courses. Please use the following online syllabi system to search your courses. Language level: JPLT ( Japanese Language Proficiency Test ) N2 or higher is recommended. (Considerations will be made depending on the case with the home university's recommendation).) Online syllabi system

Japanese Language Course

In the case where your Japanese level is not sufficient for taking courses in Japanese, you may choose courses taught in English from the following list:


JAS101Understanding Japan 1
JAS102Understanding Japan 2 
JPL101Japanese 1-1
JPL102Japanese 1-2 
JPL103Japanese 2-1
JPL104Japanese 2-2 
SPC101Special Course ( Basics of Japanese )
SPC102Special Course ( Basics of Japanese )
SPC103Special Course ( Basics of Japanese ) 
SPC104Special Course ( Basics of Japanese ) 

Credits & Workload
1 credit represents 45 hours of study (including self-study).

Comprising of this 45 hours are the following;
  • A lecture course should make up a total of 15 contact hours, with the remaining 30 hours dedicated to self-study.
  • Experiments, practical training and language courses should make up a total of 30 contact hours, with the remaining 15 hours dedicated to self-study.