Friday Fall 2020

Comparative e Studies of Culture / Dylan McGee

Japanese students from any program are welcome to enroll in this class, even if they have not taken classes in English before. Students who wish to audit (not receive credit) should write me to discuss what their goals are for this class and to assure me that they plan on attending on a regular basis. Please note that course content will not be delivered via NUCT. You will need to sign up for a free account on CANVAS to participate in this class. Online meetings will be on ZOOM. Students with questions can write me at the following e-mail: mc.gee.dylan.patrick@f.mbox.nagoya-u.ac.jp

Notice: This content for this course will be delivered via CANVAS. Students who would like to participate in this course will need to sign up for a free account CANVAS to participate. We will be using CANVAS (not the School of Economics account).

 

Cell Biology 1 / Maria Vassileva

Cell Biology 1 is an easy introduction to molecular biology, which makes it perfect for Japanese students with some knowledge of Biology. It walks you briefly through the basics of cell organization, and focuses on overviewing genetics mechanisms – DNA replication, gene expression and gene expression regulation. It shows you how these mechanisms govern evolution and describes basic molecular biology techniques we use to learn about cells.

Earth and Planetary Sciences / Marc Humblet

Let’s explore and study our solar system together!

Thursday Fall 2020

Calculus 1 / Serge Richard

http://www.math.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~richard/fall2020.html

Math is the perfect subject for a first course in English: everything is written on the black (or white) board.

Biotechnology / Joyce Cartagena

Everyone is welcome!

Genetics 1 / Maria Vassileva

Genetics 1 is an advanced course suitable for students who have a strong basic background in biology and good English skills. The course dives deep into the details of how DNA is replicated, maintained, and recombined. Students also get to read and summarize scientific papers.

Physical Chemistry 1 / Peter Butko

There are multiple benefits to studying Physical Chemistry with us in English: you will experience the more interactive Western teaching style, improve your English and math/physics skills, and find new international friends. Active approach and working hard will be encouraged 🙂

Notice: Everyone is encouraged to register for credit, but if you change your mind later in the semester, you will be allowed to audit until the end, if you wish to do so.

Seminar in Agricultural Sciences 3 / Joyce Cartagena

Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday Fall 2020

International Migration/ David Green

This course focuses on international migration studies, basically the study of immigration over time and in different regions. The course content is not too difficult to understand in my opinion, although there will be quite a bit of English.

Mathematics for Machine Learning / Henrik Bachmann

All information are available on the course homepage: https://www.henrikbachmann.com/mml_2020.html

This is a basic introduction to machine learning. Basic knowledge in Linear Algebra & Calculus is necessary (e.g. the content of Linear Algebra 1 & Calculus 1). We will also do some programming in python. Programming knowledge is not necessary since we will try to learn it together during the course.

 

Contemporary Japanese Law I / Sean McGinty

Please take my course, it is a lot of fun (really).

(G)Field Seminar in Geobiology / Marc Humblet

Notice: This course only for graduate school students. This is because I would like to keep the number of participants low.  This is a field seminary involving field trips.

Fundamentals of Biology 1 / Joyce Cartagena

Everyone is welcome!

Analytical Mechanics 1 / Masaki Shigemori

This is the first of two courses in analytical mechanics. Analytical mechanics abstracts from Newtonian mechanics and generalizes it to a versatile framework that can be applied to various areas of physics, such as quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and relativity. After a survey of elementary principles, we discuss the core concepts of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, with special emphasis on symmetry principles, followed by some explicit examples.

 

First Year Seminar A / Marc Humblet

Let’s enjoy discussions about a wide range of topics related to the environment!

Tuesday Fall 2020

Critical Literary Analysis / Kristina Iwata

In this class, we will examine cultural responses to the 3.11 disasters, with a focus literature. JACS courses are discussion-based and very lively, so come and join us!

Notice: It would be extremely helpful if prospective students could contact me by email before the first class meeting.

 

Introductory Microeconomics I / Maria Martin-Rodriguez

The course is an introduction to Microeconomic Theory, which is something that all human beings should learn these days in order to understand the world we live in 🙂

Notice: I’d appreciate if students could notify if they decide to quit.

Science of Materials / Bernard Gelloz

You will know why some atoms, when put together become metals or ceramics or polymers or semiconductors. You will know about all their main basic properties (mechanical, thermal, optical, magnetic, electrical). Some applications are discussed on the way.

Modern Japanese Culture and Asia / Nathan Hopson

This seminar explores aspects of modern Japan’s cultural, historical, socioeconomic, and political relations with Asian neighbors. We will begin more or less in the present. After assessing the recent state of affairs, we will jump back a bit more than a century to the Russo-Japanese War period (1904-1905). From there, we will proceed more or less chronologically through some of the major themes that have characterized those relationships. (It’s not as complicated as it sounds…) This is a discussion-based seminar, and thorough preparation is absolutely necessary. It is difficult for native students.

Notice: This is NOT a lecture course

Special Topics in Biology VI / Maria Vassileva

Special Lectures in Biology 6 is part of a series of courses under the theme “Biology in English”, that is designed specifically for the Japanese students. The course walks students through the basics of plant biology in a simple and clear way. Students get to practice reading texts in English, discussing in groups and making presentations on science-related topics.

Special Topics in Biology V / Maria Vassileva

Special Lectures in Biology 5 is part of a series of courses under the theme “Biology in English”, that is designed specifically for the Japanese students. The course walks students through the basics of cell structure in a simple and clear way. Students get to practice reading texts in English, discussing in groups and making presentations on science-related topics.

Analytical Chemistry / Gabor Samjeske

Not for the faint hearted (笑) but perhaps a good opportunity to polish up the English vocabulary, helpful for everybody who wants to visit a laboratory abroad (wink, wink)

Notice:Please formally register and (!!) unregister for the course (if you think it is too difficult)

Monday Fall 2020

Contemporary American Politics/ David Green

This course is an introduction to the American political system, which may be of some interest given the United States’ close relations with Japan. The material is not super challenging in my opinion, although there will be quite a bit of English!

Complex Analysis / Eric Darpo

The course information sheet is now also available on the NUCT page of the course: https://ct.nagoya-u.ac.jp/access/content/group/2020_2_0061531/courseinfo.pdf

The purpose of this course is to introduce the basic theory of analytic functions of one complex variable. If you are interested, you are welcome to try the course first and decide later if you want to continue.

Notice: Knowledge of multivariate calculus and linear algebra is necessary.

 

(G)Classical Japanese Literature / Dylan McGee

In this graduate seminar, we will be reading a range of Japanese literary works dating from the Heian to the Edo periods. While most of the students will be reading the texts in English translation, Japanese students are welcome to read in Classical Japanese and/or modern Japanese translations. Discussion will be mostly in English, though there will be close readings of some excerpts in Japanese. One to two students may be admitted on a auditing (not for credit) basis, but only if they are committed to attending regularly for the duration of the semester. Seats are limited, and I will need to prioritize spaces for students who are serious about participating in the class.

Notice: This content for this course will be delivered via CANVAS. Students who would like to participate in this course will need to sign up for a free account CANVAS to participate. We will be using CANVAS (not the School of Economics account).

 

Fundamentals of Chemistry 1 / PHUNG Quan Manh

My course, in my opinion, is very basic. A lot of concepts have been introduced at the high school level.

Special Problems(Post-Cold War Security Issues) / Matthew Linley

Welcome to Security Studies where we will study this fascinating subfield of International Relations. This course will involve lots of reading but also lots of interaction between students. I hope you will join us!

Notice: Must be 3rd or 4th year and have taken a course in Political Science and, preferably, International Relations

Fundamentals of Earth Sciences 1 / Marc Humblet

Let’s explore and study the Earth together!

Cell Biology 2 / Maria Vassileva

Cell Biology 2 class is an advanced cell biology course suitable for students who already have a good basic background in biology. The course covers membrane transport, endomembrane system, energy generation in cells and cell signaling. Students also get to read and present scientific papers.

Introductory Econometrics I / Maria Martin-Rodriguez

This is a warning! The course is useful to learn probability theory and some rudimentary inderence methodologies, but it is not particularly fun. Your own motivation and engagement is crucial for your own survival 🙂

Notice: I’d appreciate if students could notify if they decide to quit.

Linear Algebra 1 / Henrik Bachmann

All information will be on the course page: https://www.henrikbachmann.com/la1_2020.html

This is a basic introduction to linear algebra for non-mathematicians. If you are interested in natural sciences the content of this course is a must-have for your future career.

 

 

(G)Japanese Visual Culture / Dylan McGee

This graduate seminar is open to Japanese students at the MA or PhD level who would like to learn about the theories and methods of studying Japanese visual culture. It is a fun class, where we spend most of our time in group work analyzing visual artifacts from the late Edo period to the present. One or two students may be admitted on an auditing basis (not receiving credit), but only on the condition that they attend the discussion meetings regularly and do the readings.

Notice:Students should understand that this is a graduate seminar, and while we will be reading some texts in Japanese, many of the articles and books will be in English. Students comfortable with reading about thirty to forty pages of academic English per week, and participating in group discussion, should be fine taking this course.

 

Physiology and Anatomy 1/ Maria Vassileva

Physiology and Anatomy 1 is an advanced course that focuses on human physiology concepts. The course is suitable for students who already have a basic background in human anatomy and physiology, as it builds on this fundamental knowledge and discusses physiology processes at molecular level. A focus is made to show connections between organ systems and a connection between health and disease.

Inorganic Chemistry II/ Gabor Samjeske

Not for the faint hearted (笑) but perhaps a good opportunity to polish up the English vocabulary, helpful for everybody who wants to visit a laboratory abroad (wink, wink)

https://syllabus.sci.nagoya-u.ac.jp/detail/20200681120/

注意:Please make sure to formally register and (!!) unregister for the course (if you think it is too difficult)

 

Online Lectures Spring 2020

Linear Algebra 2/ Henrik Bachmann

This course is a basic mathematics course and deals with the notion of vector spaces. It will be done online and I will provide lecture videos and notes. It is planned to have Zoom meetings to discuss the content of the course.

(Tuesday 2 and Thursday 4)

(G)Marine Geology/ Marc Humblet

Welcome to all!
Depending on the number of students, their location, and their access to the internet, there may be live lectures. Learning material will be uploaded on the NUCT system. Reading assignements will also be given online.

サポートについて:I will not be able to find a TA for this course this semester. I will help the student myself.

 

(G)Multiple zeta values and modular forms/ Henrik Bachmann

This course gives an overview of the theory of multiple zeta values and their connection to modular forms. Multiple zeta values are a family of real numbers which appear in various areas of mathematics and theoretical physics. Please visit my homepage for more details. You should have a basic mathematical background (Linear Algebra, Calculus, Algebra) to follow this course.

Environmental Earth Sciences/ Marc Humblet

Welcome to all!
There will be no live lectures but learning material will be uploaded on the NUCT system. Group discussions, presentations, and review sessions will be done via zoom or other applications.

Fundamental of Earth Science II/ Marc Humblet

Welcome to all!
This semester the course will be online. Learning material will be provide on the NUCT system. There will be no live lecture but Q&A/review sessions with students via zoom or other applications will be organized.

Mon & Wed Spring 2020

Fundamentals of Physics IV/ Bernard Gelloz

Please also register for the associated tutorial, named Fundamentals of Physics Tutorial IIb, which is a separate course given by School of Engineering.

Friday Spring 2020

Introduction to Cultural Studies/ Dylan McGee

In this class, we will be discussing contemporary Japanese culture and the various theories and methods that are used to study it. Japanese students are welcome to attend and share their own insights and opinions.

サポートについて:Students should speak with me on the first day of class to discuss tutoring arrangements. I happy to arrange group study sessions for auditors, provided that they attend class regularly. I am also willing to arrange individual tutoring sessions, but only for formally enrolled students who are taking the course for credit. I will not be assigning individual tutors to auditors.

Condensed Matter Physics II/ Bernard Gollez

Calculus II/ RICHARD Serge Charles

Just enjoy mathematics in English

Studium Generale II/ Maria Vassileva

http://bio.nagoya-u.ac.jp/G30StudiumGenerale/

 

Thursday Spring 2020

(G)Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration/ Giorgio Fabio Colombo

Law is becoming more and more international, and the ability to cope with English-speaking legal environments is a highly desirable skill even in Japan. Join us: it will be fun!

Fudamentals of Biology II/ Maria Vassileva

Fundamentals of Biology 2 is an introductory course into the human physiology. Come to learn how your body works. This will help you understand how to keep yourself healthy, and make sense of all the popular health information (and disinformation!) around you.

Special Topics in Biology 生物特論17,18/ Maria VASSILEVA

Special Topics in Biology 生物特論17:This course is an introduction to molecular biology and is developed with Japanese students in mind. Even if you don’t study biology, or are not comfortable using English – but would like to try – this course is for you.

Special Topics in Biology 生物特論18:This course is a beginner’s introduction to human physiology, developed with Japanese students in mind. Even if you don’t study biology, or are not comfortable using English – but want to try – this course is for you.

 

Fundamentals of Chemistry II/ SHIN Jiyoung

The main goal of this course is to grasp what chemistry is all about and to learn the respective key principles and elementary knowledge in different subjects of chemistry. Fundamentals of Chemistry II begins with chemical kinetics and equilibrium, advances to thermodynamics and electronics, and finishes with chemical structures, properties, and reactions. On the basis of the knowledge, educated following the course contents, the students will be able to solve chemistry problems in each subject of physical, electro-, nuclear, inorganic, solid-state, organic, and biological chemistries, from simple to complex and hybrid.

Wednesday Spring 2020

(G)K-theory for C*-algebras and beyond/ Serge Richard

Enjoy beautiful math in English

Organic Chemistry II/ Ji Young Shin

Vehicle Structures/ Fujio Takimoto

Any students who are interested in automobile structures are welcomed.

 

Graph theory/ Serge Richard

Enjoy math in English.

Tuesday Spring 2020

Food For Thought– English Conversation Class in Zoom (履修登録不要)

We would like to welcome all Japanese students at Nagoya University to join the Food for Thought discussion sessions. Food for Thought discussion session is a weekly meeting among Japanese and international students based around a different topic each week. Topics of conversation range from food culture to climate change to around the world travel. The aim of this course is to give Japanese students a chance to improve their English conversation skills in an academic setting. We will practice the skills of argumentation and debate and how to express your own opinion in an effective manner. If you are the kind of person who thinks: “I wish I had more chances to meet international students and practice English in real life instead of just reading this old textbook!”, then this is the chance for you to get some conversation practice! There is no minimum limit of English knowledge required, you can just join in and listen if you want to. Our plan is to bring together students from different majors and backgrounds and to increase interaction between Japanese students and international students. We want to offer students a chance to get to know new people and widen their understanding of the world by looking at complex topics from different points of view. As this is an informal gathering we also encourage you to relax and maybe have a snack while participating.

The Food for Thought discussion sessions are held in Zoom every week on Tuesdays at 18:00-19:00:

Zoom へのアクセス情報:https://nuss.nagoya-u.ac.jp/s/csNnHcWwcM6ic5k

NUCTページ:https://ct.nagoya-u.ac.jp/portal/site/2020_1_9900084

So grab a snack and make some friends, we hope to see you on Tuesday in Zoom!

Inorganic Chemistry I/ Gabor Samjeske

If you like(d) your Japanese Course(s) in Chemistry and would like to challenge your English language skills this might be the course for you. In other words: “You haven’t failed until you quit trying.

“The main purpose of this course is to acquire a logical framework for understanding fundamental organic chemistry. Many chemical reactions of organic compounds begin with nucleophile-electrophile interactions. This framework provides an influence for chemical reactions of the organic molecules having π-bonds. On the basis of the knowledge educated following the course contents, the students will be able to solve progressive problems sequentially.

 

Exploration of Japan: From the outside looking inside/ Hitomi Takaki

留学生や一般学生との多文化間コミュニケーションに興味があり、「文化」や「多様性」について探求したい方、将来、海外に行きたい方、海外での経験を振り返りたい方、国際的に活躍したい方など、授業の履修をお待ちしています。多様なバックグラウンドを持つ学生同士で出逢い、視野を広げ、共に国際感覚を養っていきましょう。

Advanced Lecture(Corporate Law and Governance)/ Sean McGinty

If you are interested in learning about corporate law and governance in English please join this class. I will try to make it as interesting as I can!

Monday Spring 2020

Quantum Chemistry I/ Peter Butko

Attending my course will give you multiple benefits all at the same time: 1. learning quantum chemistry, 2. learning professional English (understanding, writing, and speaking), 3. finding international friends. I will work with you individually, whenever needed, to assure your success.

(G)Early Modern Japanese Culture/ Dylan McGee

In this course, we will be examining representations of the supernatural in early modern (Edo period) Japanese literature and visual culture. If you are interested in the topic, feel free to attend!

(G)Studies in Japanese Picture Scrolls/ Dylan McGee

In this course, we will be studying several examples of medieval and early modern handscrolls, beginning with the Tale of Genji Scrolls and the Choju giga. If you are interested in the topic, feel free to attend!

Basic Mathematics/ Erik Darpö

Japanese students will probably be familiar with most of the material in this course from high school. The course is primarily intended for students of the social sciences, but anyone is welcome!

Japanese Literature and Gender/ Kristina Iwata

Anyone who likes reading and discussing literature is welcome to join the course. Please email me if you are interested!  email: kristina.iwata@nagoya-u.jp

Note:Most texts are available in Japanese. Students will be given adequate support by the instructor, no additional support needed.

 

Introduction to Empirical Research/ Maria Martin Rodriguez

The course will cover the basics of cross-sectional data analysis, and students will have the chance to practice coding in STATA.

社会科学の分析と方法Ⅱ Social Science Analysis & Methods Ⅱ, Matt Linley

Learn the basics behind doing empirical research in the social sciences

Chemistry of Inorganic Materials II/ Gabor Samjeske

This course is part II of a two-part course that teaches some fundamentals of solid-state chemistry like ceramic materials, alloys or new materials. Analytical methods but also material properties like magnetism, electric, magnetic, and optical properties will be studied. Important: In this course every student must give a short presentation! If you like to train your presentation skills in English you are very welcome to join!

Monday FALL 2019

Physiology and Anatomy 1 / Maria VASSILEVA

I’m happy to welcome you in G30 courses! And I’m sure the experience will open many new doors for you – new friends, new perspectives to the world and new ideas. If you are worried you will not be able to fit in – try it anyway! We often underestimate our own abilities.
Treat it as a challenge, an adventure, and focus on what you CAN do. You will be surprised how much you actually can understand and do.

Inorganic Chemistry II / Gabor SAMJESKE

Cell Biology 2 / Maria VASSILEVA

I’m happy to welcome you in G30 courses! And I’m sure the experience will open many new doors for you – new friends, new perspectives to the world and new ideas. If you are worried you will not be able to fit in – try it anyway! We often underestimate our own abilities.
Treat it as a challenge, an adventure, and focus on what you CAN do. You will be surprised how much you actually can understand and do.

Introductory Macroeconomics I, Maria MARTIN-RODRIGUEZ

Fundamentals of Earth Sciences I / Marc HUMBLET

Welcome to the NU-EMI project! I am a geologist at NU teaching Earth Sciences-related courses. If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to join in!

“Fundamentals of Earth Science I” Review Class Syllabus

この講義のStudy Session (Review Class)は大学院生の Ilona Sakaguchi さんが担当します。昨年大変好評でした。実施時間は参加者の合意で決めるそうです。

Post-Cold War Security Issues/ Matthew Linley

Quantum Mechanics II / John Wojdylo

Japanese students should also do the assignment questions and attend the tutorial, where you’ll get about 50% of the solutions.
You will not learn anything unless you can solve problems. (This is also true for Statistical Physics 2.)
The style of this course is different to Japanese style. It is not minimalist.
You’ll get a wider education, designed to increase you knowledge and technical ability.

The first lecture was held September 30th but I will upload a video to Youtube so anyone who is interested in the course but missed the first lecture can watch it online. I can send the link to anybody who is interested.

Thursday FALL 2019

Analytical Chemistry, Gabor Samjeske

Special Topics in Biology V / Maria VASSILEVA

I’m happy to welcome you in G30 courses! And I’m sure the experience will open many new doors for you – new friends, new perspectives to the world and new ideas. If you are worried you will not be able to fit in – try it anyway! We often underestimate our own abilities.
Treat it as a challenge, an adventure, and focus on what you CAN do. You will be surprised how much you actually can understand and do.

春学期に人気のあったSpecial Biologyの続編です。
注意:履修登録の修正期間になってからオンライン登録が可能になります。

Chemistry of Inorganic Materials I, Gabor Samjeske

Science of Materials, Bernard Gelloz

Fundamentals of Physics I, Masaki Shigemori

Preparedness for Imminent Natural Disasters / LELEITO Emanuel, NAGAE Takuya

Wednesday FALL 2019

1st year seminar A, Marc Humblet

Welcome to the NU-EMI project! I am a geologist at NU teaching Earth Sciences-related courses. If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to join in!

Advanced Lecture (Case Study of International Commercial Arbitration), Giorgio Fabio COLOMBO

Fundamentals of Biology I, Joyce Cartagena

講義室:教養教育棟C14

“Special Mathematics” Introduction to Functional Analysis, Serge Richard

この講義は日本人学生にも人気と実績があります。

Tuesday FALL 2019

Physical Chemistry I, Peter Butko

“Seminar in Agricultural Sciences 3” / “Academic Presentation Skills” Joyce Cartagena

木曜 1時限 講義室:農学講義室3
英語プレゼンテーションの手法が学べる貴重な授業

Genetics 1, Maria Vassileva

I’m happy to welcome you in G30 courses! And I’m sure the experience will open many new doors for you – new friends, new perspectives to the world and new ideas. If you are worried you will not be able to fit in – try it anyway! We often underestimate our own abilities.
Treat it as a challenge, an adventure, and focus on what you CAN do. You will be surprised how much you actually can understand and do.

Vehicle Engines and New Propulsion Systems, Fujio Takimoto

Biotechnology , Joyce Cartagena

講義室:教養教育棟C35

Comparative Law 1 (Common Law), Sean McGinty

Calculus I, Serge Richard

Friday FALL 2019

Modern Japanese Culture and Asia, Nathan Hopson

Earth and Plantery Science, Marc Humblet

Welcome to the NU-EMI project! I am a geologist at NU teaching Earth Sciences-related courses. If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to join in!

Earth and Plantery Science Review Class

この講義のStudy Session (Review Class)は大学院生の Ilona Sakaguchi さんが担当します。昨年大変好評でした。実施時間は参加者の合意で決めるそうです。

Cell Biology 1, Maria Vassileva

I’m happy to welcome you in G30 courses! And I’m sure the experience will open many new doors for you – new friends, new perspectives to the world and new ideas. If you are worried you will not be able to fit in – try it anyway! We often underestimate our own abilities.
Treat it as a challenge, an adventure, and focus on what you CAN do. You will be surprised how much you actually can understand and do.

Introduction to Modern Japanese Literature / Kristina Iwata

Readings in Modern Japanese History, Nathan Hopson

A Multicultural Approach to Contemporary Issues / Michelle HENAULT-MORRONE

人数上限に達しました/This course is full this year

Statistical Physics II / John Wojdylo

Japanese students are not used to this teaching style. But it works and is good for you.

Studium Generale ストゥディウムゲネラーレ

Studium Generale/ストゥディウムゲネラーレ

Fall 2018 先輩受講者からのアドバイス

Fall 2018 先輩受講者からのアドバイスも参考にしてください