Curriculum Overview

English Track Program - Curriculum

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* Last updated on July, 2021

12 cr Academic Composition I (4)
Academic Composition II (4)
Analytical Reading and Thinking (4)
Public Speaking (4) - not required
Liberal Arts 16 cr Business and Social Impact (4)
Food Value Chain and Sustainability (4)
Fundamentals of Mathematics (4)
Innovation and R&D Strategy (4)
Introduction to International Relations (4)
Introduction to Social Psychology (4)
Introduction to Sociology (4)
IT Literacy (4)
Principles of Economics (4)
Principles of Management (4)
Principles of Political Science (4)
Statistics I (4)
Sustainable Society (4)
World Economy (4)
Topics in Liberal Arts (2)
Topics in Liberal Arts (4)
Japanese * 8 cr
     4 cr
     0 cr
Elementary Japanese 1A (4) & 1B (4)
Elementary Japanese 2A (4) & 2B (4)
Intermediate Japanese 1 (4)
Intermediate Japanese 2 (4)
Advanced Japanese 1 (4)
Advanced Japanese 2 (4)
Upper-Advanced Japanese (2)
Business Japanese (2)
24~44 cr

* Elementary Japanese IA and IB are mandatory for beginner students. The 44 required credits for General Education will become 36 credits for students who test out of Elementary Japanese I, or 28 credits for students who test out of Elementary Japanese II. These 8-16 credits will instead be placed in the required Electives, resulting in 48 or 56 required elective credits respectively.

* For BE students: Fundamentals of Mathematics (depends on test score) and Statistics I are required course(s). Furthermore, either Principles of Management or Principles of Economics must be taken, depending on your area of focus.

* For DBI students: Fundamentals of Mathematics (depends on test score) and Statistics I are required course(s).

* For IR students: Introduction to International Relations is a required course. Furthermore, either Political Science or World Economy must be taken.


Digital Business
and Innovation
* 48 cr Business Communications and Productivity (4)
Introduction to Computer Networking (4)
Introduction to Informatics & Computing (4)
Macroeconomics (4)
Mathematics for Business and Economics I (4)
Microeconomics (4)
Principles of Marketing (4)
Statistics II (4)
AI & Machine Learning for Decision Making (4)
Blockchain & Business Applications (4)
Consumer Behavior (4)
Corporate Finance (4)
Corporate Strategy (4)
Creative Thinking for AI & IoT Innovations (4)
Data Analytics & Information Management (4)
Database and Big Data (4)
Development Economics (4)
Digital Banking and Fintech (4)
Digital Business Strategies (4)
Digital Marketing (4)
E-business & Payment Systems (4)
Econometrics (4)
Economic Development in Asia (4)
Entrepreneurial Strategies (4)
Finance (4)
Financial Accounting (4)
Game Theory (4)
Health Economics (4)
Human Resources Management (4)
Industrial Organization (4)
International Business (4)
International Economics (4)
International Environmental Policy (4)
Introduction to AI & Intelligent Product Development (4)
Introduction to R Programming & Business Analytics (4)
Marketing Strategy (4)
Mathematics for Business and Economics II (4)
Mining Unstructured Data: A Big Data Perspective (4)
Mobile Technologies, IoT, & Business Apps (4)
Object Oriented Programming & Business Java (4)
Operations and Service Management (4)
Organizational Behavior (4)
Social Media and Business (4)
Text Mining & Deep Learning (4)
Tourism: Analysis and Planning (4)
Undergraduate Thesis Writing Seminar (4)
Web and Mobile Technology (4)
Behavioral Economics (4)
Big Data and Analytics (4)
Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency Technologies, and E-Money (4)
Business Planning (4)
Entrepreneurial Finance (4)
Entrepreneurial Strategy Practicum (4)
Gender in Business (4)
Global Marketing (4)
Innovation in Product and Process Design (4)
Institutions and Business Transformation (4)
International Finance (4)
International Trade (4)
Investments (4)
IT Project Management (4)
Japanese Industrial and Business Development (4)
Japanese Multinational Corporations (4)
Leadership, Creativity and Organizational Renewal (4)
Machine Learning in Finance and Economics (4)
Managerial Accounting (4)
Marketing Modeling (4)
Marketing Research (4)
Money and Banking (4)
Python for Big Data and Visualization (4)
Research Methods & Data Analysis in Business (4)
Social Businesses in Japan (4)
Start-up Funding and VC Strategies (4)
Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (4)
Undergraduate Thesis (4)
Topics in Business Economics (2)
Topics in Business Economics (4)
Comparative Culture (4)
Comparative Politics (4)
Global Sociology (4)
Human Rights (4)
International Law (4)
International Political Economy (4)
International Politics (4)
International Security (4)
Maritime Security and Ocean Governance (4)
Political Economy of Development (4)
Political Theory (4)
Understanding Globalization (4)
Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy (4)
Contemporary Japanese Literature (4)
International Development (4)
International Environmental Policy (4)
International Integration (4)
International Organization (4)
International Relations of Asia-Pacific (4)
International Relations of Europe (4)
International Relations of South Asia (4)
International Relations of Southeast Asia (4)
International Relations of the Middle East (4)
Japanese Politics in Comparative Perspective (4)
Japanese Popular Culture (4)
Japanese Society (4)
Media and Society in Japan (4)
Pre-Modern Japanese Literature (4)
Qualitative Research Methods (4)
Tourism: Analysis and Planning (4)
Undergraduate Thesis (4)
Writing Seminar (4)
U.S. Politics and Foreign Policy (4)
War and Peace in East Asia (4)
Topics in International Relations (4)
Asia's Entrepreneurs (4)
Gender in International Relations (4)
International Relations of Japan (4)
Issues in Popular Culture (4)
Non-state Actors and Political Violence (4)
Political Development of Asia (4)
Resource Politics (4)
Theories of International Relations (4)
Transitional Justice (4)
Transnational Social Movements (4)
U.S.-East Asian Relations (4)
48 cr

* 48 credits are required to be completed from your enrolled major (BE, DBI or IR). You may take classes in other majors, but the credits you receive will be considered as Electives.

*For DBI students: Mathematics for Business and Economics I is a required course.

Special Programs - Classes by Visiting Professors I (2)
Classes by Visiting Professors II (2)
Classes by Visiting Professors III (2)
Classes by Visiting Professors IV (2)
Career Experience Practicum (2)
How to Succeed at TIU and Beyond (2)
Internship (2 or 4)*
Volunteer (1)
Service Learning Project (2)
Study Abroad Seminar A (4)
Study Abroad Seminar B (2)
Advanced Argumentation & Debate (2)
Business Project E (4)
Topics in Japan Studies (2)
Topics in Japan Studies (4)
*A maximum of 14 credits can be applied towards graduation requirements.
Electives * 40 cr - all courses listed above
- courses taken in other programs
* 40 cr
   44 cr
   48 cr

* Students who have tested out of some or all Japanese language requirements must complete 44 or 48 electives credits, as explained above.

124 cr Required for Graduation
The graduation requirements shown here will be applied to students enrolled as freshmen from April 2020 onward. Current students and transfer students must refer to the Student Guidebook for corresponding graduation requirements. All credits taken in the sections above that exceed the graduation requirements will be converted to elective credits.