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Students in the Foundations Program will focus on core classes and foreign languages in their first year. In the second year, students can take more specialized courses to meet their individual goals.
2-year plan outline

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Credits Course Code Course Name Description
Humanities
3 ENGL 101 Introduction to Language Students will be required to write 5 reports and through these exercises, students will gain understanding of sentence structure, editing and language expression.
3 ARTS 101 Art Appreciation This introduction to visual arts course is designed to help students understand and appreciate various art media and the cultural background.
3 ENGL 200 Introduction to Literature This survey course is intended to provide students with a broad overview of literature and its primary genres in the English language. The class will focus on British literature mainly; however, literature from other parts of the world will also be looked at, namely American.
3 ANTH 101 Introduction to Christianity This course is intended to provide students with a basic understanding of the Bible and the Christian faith which is foundational to understanding the history of the western world. The student will learn about the God of Creation, the life of Jesus Christ and teachings of the Bible and how it relates to mankind today.
3 PHIL 201 Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas This course is a survey of the major positions and figures in philosophy and the cultural worldviews and practical applications that derive from them. The primary focus will be on theism, naturalism and humanism in contemporary thought.
 
Social Sciences
3 COMS 101 Speech Communication The purpose of this course is to teach students the necessary skills for public speaking. These effective communication skills also translate to small group settings. To reinforce principles and concepts as well as to gain confidence, students participate in a variety of active learning communication exercises, many of which are based on Biblical principles.
3 HIUS 220 Civilization of the United States This US history course is specifically designed to give an overview of American history. The concepts of idealism, democracy, equality and individuality are examined.
3 HIJA 221 Japanese History Students will learn about the mixture of things western and Japanese and how that resulted from aggressive westernization. During the Meiji restoration period, a hybrid western-Japanese social culture developed that characterizes Japan today. Students will consider how this aggressive westernization impacted modern life and contributed to this mixed culture.
3 ECNC 213 Micro Economics This is an introductory course to the theory and history of free exchange and economic inquiry. Specific topics discussed in this course include: market process, demand and the consumer, cost and supply, market structure, government regulation and resource demand and supply.
3 ECNC 214 Macro Economics This course is a continuation of the introductory economics course. Topics include supply and demand, financial institutions and aggregated economic behavior. The latter part of the class will cover topics such as: national income accounting, the origins and dynamics of inflation, unemployment and economic growth.
Prerequisite or to be taken simultaneously with ECNC213
3 GOVT 201 Japanese Government This course will examine and analyze Japan's economic rise from the impoverished aftermath of World War II to unparalleled economic growth, and from feudal government to a modern democracy.
3 GOVT 220 American Government This course examines the configuration of the federal government of the United States and its process of policy-making. Topics discussed in this course will include: the presidential system, a party political system, special interest groups and the electoral system.
3 SOCI 202 Japanese Sociology In this course, students will attempt to unravel Japanese culture - the wonders of Japanese national character and how it seems strangely contradictory. This course will examine Japanese character. Japanese appear to be "passive" yet on the other hand they seem "aggressive", and "arrogant" while also "polite".
 
Natural Sciences
3 BIOL 100 Life Science This course provides foundational biological principles and instruction on how to maintain health.
4 PHYS 231 University Physics I In this modern physics course, students will learn the following: mechanics, gravitation, waves, sound, heat, light, electricity and magnetism and optics. Separate lab fee required.
Prerequisite: MATH131 or to be taken concurrently
 
MATH (for engineers)
4 MATH 131 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I This course covers topics such as functions and graphs, limits, derivatives, continuity, applications of differentiation, and the integral.
Prerequisites: MATH 121, MATH 122, MATH 128 or equivalent
4 MATH 132 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II Topics include applications of integration, exponential and logarithmic functions, inverse trigonometric, hyperbolic, and inverse hyperbolic functions, techniques of integration, limits involving infinity, improper integrals, infinite series.
Prerequisite: MATH131 or the equivalent. A continuation of MATH131
3 MATH 202 Advanced Statistics This course will give advanced instruction about data analysis and various statistical techniques.
 
Mathematics (Business, Department for International Studies)
3 MATH 115 Foundations of Mathematics A survey course including a review of algebra, introduction to logic, probability and statistics.
2 MATH 201 Introduction to Statistics An introductory course in statistics and data analysis.
3 MATH 202 Advanced Statistics This course will give advanced instruction on data analysis and various statistical techniques.
 
Business
4 ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting I A study of basic transactions, ledger accounts, entering accounts, adjusting entries, balances, financial statements, asset accounting, liabilities, sole proprietorship equity, revenues and expenses.
4 ACCT 212 Principles of Accounting II A study of the fundamentals of partnership and corporate accounting, financial statement analysis, income tax, branch accounting and cost accounting.
Prerequisite: ACCT 211
3 BUSI 240 Organizational Behavior and Leadership A study of how individuals, groups and organizations interact in the global business environment. Distinctive course elements include a study of contemporary and historical leadership practices from Proctor & Gamble (P&G), Panasonic and Nehemiah (Bible).
3 BUSI 243 Human Resources Management The course emphasizes strategic human resources management, particularly the importance of attracting, retaining and developing people (global talent). Experiential learning includes a Family Mart fieldtrip (with store manager Q&A) and a study of Costco practices.
3 BUSI 230/330 Marketing Marketing focuses on identifying and satisfying human and social needs. Students compare marketing principles and practices across cultures of two highly recognizable companies – Apple & Uniqlo. Course also includes a team-based marketing plan presentation and an individual marketing ethics &quot;thought paper&quot;.
3 BUSI 101/310 Introduction to Business Management/Principles of Management Introduction to Business Management examines the functional areas of business and includes an integrated Nike case study. Principles of Management studies the 4 basic functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, controlling). A Toyota fieldtrip illustrates the application of these principles in a complex, dynamic business environment. Students examine the Bible’s teachings on the moral goodness of business and also apply Biblical principles to address contemporary problems.
3 BUSI 301 Business Law This course is designed to increase understanding of legal principles which apply to normal business transactions. Topics include contracts, labor-management responsibilities, property, insurance partnerships, corporations, will and trusts, torts and business crimes. Highly qualified students may have an opportunity to participate in an internship outside of Japan.
 
Foreign Languages
16 EFL/JAPN Foreign Languages Foreign language courses are designed to help students make good progress in language learning as they are trained in all four basic skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students will be able to receive individualized attention as classes are small.
 
International Experiential Service Learning
3   International Business/Government –"Developing" Nation
(Ghana, Africa)
Through readings, guided tours, discussions with locals and officials as well as daily debriefings, students learn about critical issues related to economics, business and government in "developing" nations. Service learning is in cooperation with a Christian school committed to developing honest leaders on the African continent - the Human Factor Leadership Academy. A research paper and reflection thought paper are key course requirements. Course offered bi-annually (typically odd years - 2013).
3   International Business/Government – "Developed" Nation
(Japan, Asia)
Through readings, fieldtrips, senior manager discussions, and daily debriefings, students learn about opportunities and challenges related to international management and government in globally-connected "developed" nations. Service learning includes working with a Christian organization to help contribute to the lives of others in the rebuilding of the devastated earthquake/tsunami Tohoku region. A research paper and reflection thought paper are key course requirements. Course offered bi-annually (typically even years – 2014).
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