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GLOBAL LEARNING CENTER,
TOHOKU UNIVERSITY

IPLA (New)

International Program in Liberal Arts

IPLA + DEEp-Bridge = Renewal! (Coming Fall 2020)

 

 

 

Introduction

IPLA provides an opportunity for students at our partner institutions to study a variety of Liberal Arts classes taught in English, including Economics, Management, Education, Law, History, and Literature at Tohoku University, Japan. The program also offers Japanese language and culture classes in order to assist students in understanding Japanese language and customs. Students who have attained adequate Japanese proficiency may take advanced Japanese language classes or regular classes with Japanese students.
Cultural and intellectual exchange with Japanese students is an important part of the program and is achieved through group activities and interaction with local Japanese students, both in classes and in extracurricular activities.
Course credits may be transferred to the student's home institution in accordance with the student exchange agreement.

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Curriculum

IPLA offers comprehensive curriculum where students can choose classes across disciplines in Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. 

After taking the Japanese Placement Test to measure Japanese language proficiency, IPLA participants register for compulsory and elective subjects that match their level as described below. Participants must earn 15 credits per term.

1. Course Descriptions
2. Requirements of Program Completion
3. Student's Status and Credit Transfer

 

Two Tohoku University credits (TU credits) are to be given per course (90min.) in general. 

Credit System: 1 Tohoku University credit is awarded for 45 hours of school work.

Grading Scale: AA (90-100)/A (80-89)/B (70-79)/C (60-69)/D (below 59)

 

    

Japanese

Level

      Japanese Language ProgramInternational co-learning classesSpecialized classes

Compulsory

(Credit/Class)

Elective

 

Compulsory

 

Elective

 

1 I or C (4)

**Kanji and courses of assigned level

1-2 credit(s) each

2 credits from the specified courses

1-2  credit(s) each
2 C (4)
3 C (4)
4 C (4)+※(2)
5 C (2)+※(2)
6

** Level of Kanji/Vocabulary differs from Level of Japanese

※Subject to Change

I:  Japanese for Interaction

C: Comprehensive Japanese

Fall Semester (Oct. 2019 - Feb. 2020)

OrientationSep. 30, 2019
Class beginsOct. 1, 2019
TripNov. 2019
Winter HolidayDec. 26, 2019 - Jan. 3, 2020
Intercultural Exchange ActivityJan. 17, 2020
Class endsFeb. 4, 2020
Final Presentation for single-semester students

Feb. 5, 2020

*The final day of the semester

★ALL IPLA students must participate.

NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed.

Spring Semester (Apr. 2020 - Aug. 2020)

OrientationTo be announced
Class beginsAfter Apr. 20 (To be announced)
TripTo be announced
Class endsTo be announced
Final Presentation

To be announced

*The final day of the semester

★ALL IPLA students must participate.

NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed.

Fall Semester (Oct. 2020 - Feb. 2021)

OrientationLate Sep. 2020
Class beginsOct. 1, 2020
TripNov. 2020
Winter HolidayDec. 26, 2020 - Jan. 3, 2021
Intercultural Exchange ActivityMid-Jan. 2021
Class endsFeb. 5, 2021

★ALL IPLA students must participate.

NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed.

IPLANET and Tutors

IPLANET is a student organization that supports students in the International Program in Liberal Arts (IPLA). They plan special events such as cooking classes, cultural experiences, and welcome and farewell parties for IPLA students to experience and enjoy. They also organize the Global Cafe, in which IPLA students teach their native languages and cultures. Many members assist IPLA students as tutors in various matters from study to daily life.

 

Click here for their Facebook page.

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Student Voice

Photo Gallery

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