About Hosei

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Curriculum Policy

To realize the educational objectives and diploma policy of the University based on the founding spirit of “Freedom and Progress,” a variety of liberal arts subjects are offered, along with advanced specialized subjects drawing on the features of each faculty, as the University has set about developing well-educated citizens who will contribute to solving problems of Japanese society. For further achieving these educational objectives and the diploma policy, the following curriculum design and implementation policy has been established and will be fully put into effect throughout the University.

  1. Continuing with education for understanding the founding spirit of the University, “Freedom and Progress,” and for acquiring “Practical Wisdom for Freedom,” education will be expanded to study of the University Charter.
  2. For developing a self-motivated, voluntary, and proactive stance and acquiring a certain level of thinking ability, judgment, and communication skills, small-class education in the first year, seminar education, and various similar kinds of small-class education will be expanded.
  3. For developing logical analytical thinking ability through studies in natural sciences and social sciences, related subjects will be enhanced among liberal arts and common subjects.
  4. Subjects for developing basic Japanese, foreign language, and media literacy capability, and acquiring broad human understanding founded in the humanities, will be further enhanced.
  5. To enable students to express their own thoughts in multiple languages, and to engage actively in exchanging ideas while being considerate to others, English reinforcement programs, study-abroad programs, classes and seminars taught in English and other such measures will be further enhanced.
  6. Sustainability program subjects will be established enabling contribution to the building of a sustainable global society.
  7. Common subjects will be established to enable students to comprehensively study Japan’s culture, history, society, and technology, and to acquire a multifaceted and objective understanding of Japan and the ability to communicate this understanding outside of Japan.
  8. Even in the case of large lecture classes, the curriculum will be consolidated and streamlined taking advantage of information and communication technologies, which will be useful also for campus restructuring. At the same time, since the potential for correspondence education and other lifelong learning is growing, media classes will be expanded University-wide. In addition, e-learning will be used for preparation and review.
  9. Introducing a Learning Portfolio system will let students choose their own learning axis, set goals, and confirm the extent of their attainment.
  10. Further utilization of semester, quarter, course number systems, and GPA will make credit transfer more internationally viable, allowing students to take advantage of various study abroad opportunities and foster their ability to live successfully anywhere in the world.
  11. To the extent that consistency is maintained with the above policies, individual faculties will be able to design their own specialized subject offerings based on their own curriculum policy.
  12. The education and research in the undergraduate faculties and graduate schools will be linked more closely to the research institutes and other research organizations in the University.