Curriculum Policy and Diploma Policy (Graduate School of Regional Studies)

Curriculum Policies for designing and implementing curricula

In order to pursue requirements of a diploma, we design and implement curricula with these goals:

  • To develop an advanced ability to professionally explore a naturally harmonized regional society, while broadly learning the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and related integrated fields
  • To cultivate an advanced ability to professionally explore autonomous and cooperative social systems as well as the corresponding culture and social contexts, while broadly learning social life and human culture
  • To educate students regarding new methods for regional studies, investigating various issues of local communities and human culture from comprehensive perspectives, by offering class subjects regarding economics, administration, nature, daily life, philosophy, and culture of a local community
  • To foster professionals who become leaders within local communities, who possess not only academic abilities cultivated by undergraduate education, but also broader perspectives, advanced expert practical skills and internationality, by providing specialized seminars, compulsory subjects common to multiple departments, and lectures on regional studies
  • To develop abilities for appropriately understanding the mentality and cultural interests of individuals who live in a civil society and the various problems related to administrative activities and modern business operations, while gaining perspectives for implementing solutions

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

Diploma Policy for recognition of completing a curriculum and to obtain a degree

The Graduate School of Regional Studies confers a master's degree upon those who have earned a predetermined number of credits and also acquired broader perspectives, advanced expert practical skills, and greater internationality, which are all necessary for solving various problems of communities and cultures from a regionally-based viewpoint, and for creating a regional society that is livable, peaceful, and culturally sophisticated.

The Graduate School of Regional Studies strictly certifies credits and curriculum completion to ensure the attainment and achievement of abilities, aiming to foster human resources who have fundamental capabilities cultivated at Gifu University as well as the professional expertise described below.

  1. Ability to comprehend a situation and think logically
    Based on advanced expertise, degree candidates are able to understand rapid, complicated, and wide-ranging changes in industrial-economic structure, natural and inhabited environments, culture, and life consciousness taking place in local communities of today, and also to logically envision the future.
  2. Communication skills and creative thinking
    In accordance with ongoing urbanization, internationalization, declining birthrates, decentralization of authority, and changes in the natural environment, degree candidates are able to involve themselves in creating a prosperous regional society and culture through collaborative communication with citizens to meet demands for new community development.
  3. Abilities for finding and solving problems
    Degree candidates are able to discover various concrete problems of industry, administration, natural environments, daily life, and the culture of local communities, and solve the problems with advanced expertise in cooperation with the community.