An English-language graduate program at the University of Tokyo

Curriculum 2017

* This page is just for reference. For current ITASIA students' course registration, other internal sites should be referred to.

As of April 1, 2017.
GSII regular courses in the S1 term will start on and after Wednesday, April 5, with some exceptions. Courses in other UTokyo Graduate Schools may begin earlier.

Courses

The courses provided in this program are categorized into four main areas:

ITASIA100s Asian Studies
ITASIA200s Media and Communication Studies
ITASIA300s Theories and Methods
ITASIA400s Information Technologies

In order to master both the human and scientific fundamentals needed to research Asian society in the information age, students in the M.A.S. program are required to complete fundamental courses in each of the four areas described above. Based on this foundational knowledge, students then will go on to deepen their understanding of specific fields by taking elective courses and writing a faculty-guided thesis and/or dissertation.


M.A.S. Program

Degree: Master of Arts and Sciences (Information Studies)
Required Credits: 30
Term: 2 years

Required Courses
Name Title Credits Term Lecturer Slot Notes
ITASIA101 Introduction to Asian Studies: History and International Relations (Lecture) 2 A1 MATSUDA Yasuhiro
IKEGAME Aya
AOYAMA Waka
Tu5&Fr5
ITASIA102 Introduction to Asian Studies: History and International Relations (Seminar) 2 A1A2 TANAKA Akihiko Mo5 must be taken with ITASIA101
ITASIA201 Introduction to Media and Communication in Asia (Lecture) 2 A1A2 Jason G. KARLIN Tu3
ITASIA202 Introduction to Media and Communication in Asia (Seminar) 2 A1A2 Jason G. KARLIN Th3 must be taken with ITASIA201
ITASIA301 Introduction to Social Research (Lecture) 2 A2S1(2017-2018) SONODA Shigeto We4 must be taken with ITASIA302
ITASIA302 Introduction to Social Research (Workshop) 2 A2S1(2017-2018) SONODA Shigeto We5 must be taken with ITASIA301
ITASIA401 Introduction to Information Technology 2 S1 HARADA Shiro Mo4&5
M.A.S. Thesis 4 year-round
Sample Elective Courses

(For Academic Year 2017)

Name Title Credits Term Lecturer Slot Notes
ITASIA113 Asian International Law and History 2 S1 KHOHCHAHAR E. Chuluu Tu3&Fr3
ITASIA114 Comparative Politics 2 S1S2 Kenneth Mori MCELWAIN We3 same as "Field Seminar in Comparative Politics" at GrasPP*
ITASIA115 Migration Issues in Asia 2 A1A2 YONENO-REYES Michiyo Fr4
ITASIA121 International Politics in East Asia 2 A1A2 SAHASHI Ryo Tu5 same as "International Politics in East Asia" at GrasPP*
ITASIA124 International Conflict Study 2 S1S2 FUJIWARA Kiichi Tu2 same as "International Conflict Study" at GrasPP*
ITASIA125 Social Inequality and Religion: South and East Asia Compared 2 S1 IKEGAME Aya Mo3&Th3
ITASIA128 Surviving Cancer in Asia: Cross-boundary Cancer Studies 2 A1A2 AKAZA Hideyuki
KAWAHARA Norie
Mo4
ITASIA129 Japan in Hong Kong: HKU-UTokyo Joint Summer Program 2017 @ Shun Hing College 2 S2 SONODA Shigeto Intensive
ITASIA131 Modern Japanese Diplomacy 2 S1S2 KOHARA Masahiro Fr1 same as "Modern Japanese Diplomacy" at GrasPP*
ITASIA133 Japanese Foreign Economic Policy 4 A1A2 IIDA Keisuke We4&5 same as "Case Study (Japanese Foreign Economic Policy)" at GrasPP*
ITASIA145 Contemporary Chinese Diplomacy 2 A1A2 TAKAHARA Akio Mo5 same as "Contemporary Chinese Diplomacy" at GrasPP*
ITASIA146 Contemporary Chinese Politics 2 S1S2 LIM Jaehwan Mo5 same as "Contemporary Chinese Politics" at GrasPP*
ITASIA221 Gender and Media Theory 2 S1S2 Jason G. KARLIN Tu3&Fr3
(in S1 only)
ITASIA417 Analyzing and Organizing Humanities Data with XML 2 S1S2 Charles MULLER Mo4 same as 人文情報学研究I at GSHS**
ITASIA418 Publishing XML Data with XSLT 2 A1A2 Charles MULLER Mo4 same as 人文情報学研究II at GSHS**
ITASIA801 Academic Thesis Writing 2 S1S2 Robert PATERSON Tu6
Advanced Lectures on Emerging Design and Informatics XV Transportation Engineering 2 A2 OGUCHI Takashi Tu4&Fr4
15:25-17:10
先端表現情報学特論XV
same as "Advanced Transportation Engineering" at GSE***

* GraSPP: Graduate School of Public Policy
** GSHS: Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology
*** GSE: Graduate School of Engineering
**** GSLP: Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
***** GSAS: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

S1: April 5 - June 2, 2017
S2: June 5 - July 31, 2017
A1: September 25 - November 17, 2017
A2: November 20, 2017 - January 26, 2018

Time slots: 1=8:30-10:15 2=10:25-12:10 3=13:00-14:45 4=14:55-16:40 5=16:50-18:35 6=18:45-20:30

* Other courses in English, Japanese, or other languages at GSII are also open to ITASIA students.

* A maximum of 8 credits may be acquired by taking courses in other departments of the University of Tokyo.

Other Educational Events

Master's Preliminary Presentation, Master's Qualifying Presentation


Ph.D. Program

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Information Studies)
Required Credits: 20
Term: 3 years

Required Courses
Name Title Credits Term Lecturer Slot Notes
ITASIA101 Introduction to Asian Studies: History and International Relations (Lecture) 2 A1 MATSUDA Yasuhiro
IKEGAME Aya
AOYAMA Waka
Tu5&Fr5 not required for students who earned an M.A.S. in this program
ITASIA102 Introduction to Asian Studies: History and International Relations (Seminar) 2 A1A2 TANAKA Akihiko Mo5 must be taken with ITASIA101, not required for students who earned an M.A.S. in this program
ITASIA201 Introduction to Media and Communication in Asia (Lecture) 2 A1A2 Jason G. KARLIN Tu3 not required for students who earned an M.A.S. in this program
ITASIA202 Introduction to Media and Communication in Asia (Seminar) 2 A1A2 Jason G. KARLIN Th3 must be taken with ITASIA201, not required for students who earned an M.A.S. in this program
Ph.D. Dissertation Guidance 8 Year-round

S1: April 5 - June 2, 2017
S2: June 5 - July 31, 2017
A1: September 25 - November 17, 2017
A2: November 20, 2017 - January 26, 2018

Time slots: 1=8:30-10:15 2=10:25-12:10 3=13:00-14:45 4=14:55-16:40 5=16:50-18:35 6=18:45-20:30

* Other courses in English, Japanese, or other languages at GSII are also open to ITASIA students.

* A maximum of 8 credits may be acquired by taking courses in other departments of the University of Tokyo. (Applicable to entrants on and after October 1, 2012. For others, the maximum is 4.)

Other Educational Events

Doctoral Qualifying Presentation