Curriculum Policy and Diploma Policy (Faculty of Regional Studies)

Curriculum Policy for organizing and implementing curricula

Students are better able to achieve a comprehensive perspective and extensive knowledge when those majoring in humanities also study the sciences, and those majoring in sciences also study the humanities. For this purpose, we provide a variety of class subjects related to the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and their interdisciplinary fields.

So that students may decide a field of academic concern and interest to develop their expertise, class subjects are established in accordance with five courses: industry and urban development; local governance policies; environmental policies; life and society; humanity and culture.

In addition, we offer an educational program entitled, "International Studies in Liberal Arts" for the purpose of developing the ability to conduct regional studies from an international perspective.

In order to assume an active role within a multicultural society, a student needs to learn in multiple languages and cultivate international perspectives and interests in diverse local cultures.

For learning how to practically undertake real problems of a local community and culture, all students must pass required subjects, including practices of social activities, and a practicum of regional studies.

With the aim of developing a student's abilities for problem discovery, logical thinking, communication skills, and self-expression, we conduct small-group education seminars with a maximum of four persons per seminar, including the first-year seminar, basic seminar, and specialized seminar over the four years of a degree program.

Learning performance is assessed by the level of achievement of class objectives based on university-wide standards and evaluation points described in the syllabus of each class subject.

Diploma Policy (requirements for graduation and a degree)

The Faculty of Regional Studies confers a degree on those who have earned the prescribed number of credits in the curriculum and also have achieved the expertise necessary for solving various problems in local communities and cultures by proposing regionally-oriented ideas to create a local society that offers living convenience, is peaceful, and culturally sophisticated.

Our strict diploma policy ensures the acquisition and achievement of academic abilities, and enables the development of human resources possessing the professional expertise described below, in addition to basic competence at Gifu University.

A. Ability to think creatively and logically

Students are able to comprehensively understand the natural environment and history that surround a local society, and to think creatively by logically analyzing local policy issues from multilateral viewpoints.

B. Ability to seek problems and formulate policies

Based on accumulated academic achievements in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, students attain professional expertise to recognize various issues facing modern society, and formulate corrective policies for each respective issue.

C. Communication skills and the ability to take action

Students are able to understand diverse values and thoughts as well as different cultures, and to become involved in developing regional communities with international perspectives, while promoting harmony in diversity and cultural exchanges.

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