Comparative Studies in the Humanities (Fieldwork in Japan)
J.F. Oberlin University
Area of Study
Asian Studies, Service-Learning
Taught In English
Host University Units4 - 4
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits0 - 0
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0 - 0
Hours & Credits
"Fieldwork in Japan" is an interactive, hands-on course that allows you to investigate the local community and to learn how to work with various people in an academic setting. Students who wish to take the course should be willing to communicate with those from different social, cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Japanese students and international students are paired up (or teamed up, depending on the number of enrollment) to collaborate on fieldwork projects. There will be field trips and lectures, through which you will obtain information and knowledge about the local community, history, culture and environment; through fieldwork projects, you will have an opportunity to explore the subject of your interest and ‘experience’ Japanese society and culture on your own.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.