About Hosei


Curriculum Policy

To realize its educational goals and diploma policy based on its founding spirit of “freedom and progress,” Hosei University has developed a wide variety of liberal arts subjects and advanced specialized subjects that draw on the unique features of each faculty, to foster cultured citizens equipped to contribute to addressing the challenges of Japanese society. Furthermore, to fulfill its broad educational goals and diploma policy (outlined above), the following curriculum design principles and implementation policies have been formulated and will be promoted on a university-wide basis.

  1. We will continue conducting our unique education to promote an understanding of the spirit of “freedom and progress” and the development of “practical wisdom for freedom,” and to extend our education to the study of the university’s charter.
  2. To foster a proactive, independent, and dynamic attitude and prescribed level of thinking, decision-making, and communication skills, we will expand small-class education in the first year, seminars for specialized studies, and various similar kinds of small-class learning activities. We will also make educational arrangements to foster a proactive and dynamic attitude even in relatively large classes.
  3. To foster the capacity for logical analytical thinking, we will establish and enhance common subjects for teaching liberal arts and “Hosei standards.”
  4. We will further enhance subjects for enabling students to acquire Japanese, foreign language, and media literacy skills, as well as to develop a broad understanding of people.
  5. To enable students to express their own ideas in multiple languages, and to actively exchange views with sensitivity to others, we will promote international exchange in our educational programs.
  6. We will offer “SDGs + Program subjects” to empower students to contribute to building a sustainable global society.
  7. We will offer subjects in mathematics, data science, and AI, to ensure that students develop the ability to solve social problems through knowledge and technologies of big data and AI.
  8. We will offer common subjects to enable students to comprehensively study the diverse culture, history, society, and technology of Japan and other parts of the world, so that they can understand broadly and objectively and communicate what they have learned to others anywhere in the world.
  9. After the widespread adoption of online education due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will prepare to implement a new style of university education for a post-pandemic world, taking advantage of the most effective features of online learning.
  10. We will introduce learning portfolios to enable students to select their own learning axis, set their own goals, and check their own levels of achievement.
  11. By expanding the use of semester, quarter, course number systems, and grade point average (GPA), and making credit transfer more internationally compatible, we will offer a wide variety of overseas study opportunities, thereby helping students to develop the skills to live successfully in the world.
  12. We will enable specialized subjects to have their own organization and policies based on the curriculum policy of the relevant faculty, while conforming to the policies stated here.
  13. We will promote stronger cooperation between the research institutes within the university and the education and research activities of the university’s faculties and graduate schools.