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Policy for Organizing and Conducting Curricula (Curriculum Policy)

Master’s Program

American Studies
<Curriculum Overview> Organization and Operation Policy
・In order to develop human resources as stipulated in the Diploma Policy, we establish a curriculum comprising required courses, Global Perspective courses, Core courses and elective courses I to III.
・Required courses (2 credits), Global Perspective courses (4 or more credits) and Core courses (10 credits) aim to equip students with basic knowledge and skills to resolve issues, and elective courses I to III aim to equip them with specialized knowledge and skills necessary for resolving issues.
<Three elements/areas of academic ability>
・“Introduction to Global Studies” (offered in Japanese and English) is set up as the common required course for all three Clusters (American Studies Cluster, Contemporary Asian Studies Cluster and Global Society Studies Cluster) for the acquisition of basic knowledge and skills in considering global issues (Knowledge and Skills).
・For Global Perspective courses, “Contemporary America in Global Perspective,” “Contemporary Asia in Global Perspective,” “Issues of Global Society” and “Comparative Area Studies” are set up for acquisition of basic knowledge and skills as well as a multilateral standpoint for research needed for considering global issues. Students must take two or more of these courses (Knowledge and Skills).
・Core courses “Theory and Methods in American Studies” and “Contemporary American Society” are set up for acquisition of basic theories and research methods in American Studies (Knowledge and Skills).
・Elective courses I to III are set up for acquisition of specialized knowledge and skills needed for considering global issues confronting American society. Students must take four or more credits from each of elective courses I and II (Knowledge and Skills).
・Core courses “Research Seminar in American Studies I, II” and “Integration Seminar in American Studies” are set up for students to cultivate the basic attitude, diversity and cooperation needed in considering global issues confronting American society, as well as to engage in research and study from an academic standpoint (Thinking Ability, Judgment, Self-expression / Independence, Diversity, Cooperativeness).

Contemporary Asian Studies
<Curriculum Overview> Organization and Operation Policy
・In order to develop human resources as stipulated in the Diploma Policy, we establish a curriculum comprising required courses, Global Perspective courses, Core courses and elective courses I to III.
・Required courses (2 credits), Global Perspective courses (4 or more credits) and Core courses (10 credits) aim to equip students with basic knowledge and skills to resolve issues, and elective courses I to III aim to equip them with specialized knowledge and skills necessary for resolving issues.
<Three elements/areas of academic ability>
・“Introduction to Global Studies” (offered in Japanese and English) is set up as the common required course for all three Clusters (American Studies Cluster, Contemporary Asian Studies Cluster and Global Society Studies Cluster) for acquisition of basic knowledge and skills in considering global issues (Knowledge and Skills).
・For Global Perspective courses, “Contemporary America in Global Perspective,” “Contemporary Asia in Global Perspective,” “Issues of Global Society” and “Comparative Area Studies” are set up for acquisition of basic knowledge and skills as well as a multilateral standpoint for research needed for considering global issues. Students must take two or more of these courses (Knowledge and Skills).
・Core course “Theory and Methods in Contemporary Asian Studies” is set up for acquisition of basic theories and research methods in Asian Studies (Knowledge and Skills).
・Elective courses I to III are set up for acquisition of specialized knowledge and skills needed for considering global issues confronting Asian society. Students must take four or more credits from each of elective courses I and II (Knowledge and Skills).
・Core courses “Research Seminar in Contemporary Asian Studies I, II” and “Integration Seminar in Contemporary Asian Studies” are set up for students to cultivate the basic attitude, diversity and cooperation needed in considering global issues confronting Asian society, as well as to engage in research and study from an academic standpoint (Thinking Ability, Judgment, Self-expression / Independence, Diversity, Cooperativeness).

Global Society Studies
<Curriculum Overview> Organization and Operation Policy
・In order to develop human resources as stipulated in the Diploma Policy, we establish a curriculum comprising required courses, Global Perspective courses, Core courses and elective courses I to III.
・Required courses (2 credits), Global Perspective courses (4 or more credits) and Core courses (10 credits) aim to equip students with basic knowledge and skills to resolve issues, and elective courses I to III aim to equip them with specialized knowledge and skills necessary for resolving issues.
<Three elements/areas of academic ability>
・“Introduction to Global Studies” (offered in Japanese and English) is set up as the common required course for all three Clusters (American Studies Cluster, Contemporary Asian Studies Cluster and Global Society Studies Cluster) for acquisition of basic knowledge and skills in considering global issues (Knowledge and Skills).
・For Global Perspective courses, “Contemporary America in Global Perspective,” “Contemporary Asia in Global Perspective,” “Issues of Global Society” and “Comparative Area Studies” are set up for acquisition of basic knowledge and skills as well as a multilateral standpoint for research needed for considering global issues. Students must take two or more of these courses (Knowledge and Skills).
・Core course “Theory and Methods in Global Society Studies” is set up for the acquisition of basic theories and research methods in Global Society Studies (Knowledge and Skills).
・Elective courses I to III are set up for acquisition of specialized knowledge and skills needed for considering global issues confronting global society. Students must take four or more credits from each of elective courses I and II (Knowledge and Skills).
・Core courses “Research Seminar in Global Society Studies I, II” and “Integration Seminar in Global Society Studies” are set up for students to cultivate the basic attitude, diversity and cooperation needed in considering global issues confronting global society, as well as to engage in research and study from an academic standpoint (Thinking Ability, Judgment, Self-expression / Independence, Diversity, Cooperativeness).

Ph.D. Program

American Studies
<Curriculum Overview> Organization and Operation Policy
・In order to develop human resources as stipulated in the Diploma Policy, we establish curricula comprising research supervision courses and “Directed Research in American Studies.”
・In research supervision courses offered by subject in the American Studies Cluster, main advisors provide research guidance to first-to-third-year students. In “Directed Research in American Studies,” students receive guidance including verification of previous studies and acquisition of research methods, in which they are required in short-term cycles to report or give a presentation on research results.
<Three elements/areas of academic ability>
・Research supervision courses and “Directed Research in American Studies” are set up for the acquisition of advanced specialized knowledge and skills needed for considering global issues confronting American society (Knowledge and Skills).
・Research supervision courses and “Directed Research in American Studies” are set up for students to cultivate the basic attitude, diversity and cooperation needed in considering global issues confronting American society, as well as to engage in research and study from an academic standpoint (Thinking Ability, Judgment, Self-expression / Independence, Diversity, Cooperativeness).

Contemporary Asian Studies
<Curriculum Overview> Organization and Operation Policy
・In order to develop human resources as stipulated in the Diploma Policy, we establish curricula comprising research supervision courses and “Directed Research in Contemporary Asian Studies.”
・In research supervision courses offered by subject in the Contemporary Asian Studies Cluster, main advisors provide research guidance to first-to-third-year students. In “Directed Research in Contemporary Asian Studies,” students receive guidance including verification of previous studies and acquisition of research methods, in which they are required in short-term cycles to report or give a presentation on research results.
<Three elements/areas of academic ability>
・Research supervision courses and “Directed Research in Contemporary Asian Studies” are set up for the acquisition of advanced specialized knowledge and skills needed for considering global issues confronting contemporary Asian society (Knowledge and Skills).
・Research supervision courses and “Directed Research in Contemporary Asian Studies” are set up for students to cultivate the basic attitude, diversity and cooperation needed in considering global issues confronting contemporary Asian society, as well as to engage in research and study from an academic standpoint (Thinking Ability, Judgment, Self-expression / Independence, Diversity, Cooperativeness).

Global Society Studies
<Curriculum Overview> Organization and Operation Policy
・In order to develop human resources as stipulated in the Diploma Policy, we establish curricula comprising research supervision courses and “Directed Research in Global Society Studies.”
・In research supervision courses offered by subject in the Global Society Studies Cluster, main advisors provide research guidance to first-to-third-year students. In “Directed Research in Global Society Studies,” students receive guidance including verification of previous studies and acquisition of research methods, in which they are required in short-term cycles to report or give a presentation on research results.
<Three elements/areas of academic ability>
・Research supervision courses and “Directed Research in Global Society Studies” are set up for acquisition of advanced specialized knowledge and skills needed for considering global issues confronting global society (Knowledge and Skills).
・Research supervision courses and “Directed Research in Global Society Studies” are set up for students to cultivate the basic attitude, diversity and cooperation needed in considering global issues confronting global society, as well as to engage in research and study from an academic standpoint (Thinking Ability, Judgment, Self-expression / Independence, Diversity, Cooperativeness).

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