Curriculum Policy

To achieve the goal of fostering talented students in the graduate course, the Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences major of the Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences will organize the following curriculum.

The Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, which educates and fosters researchers by actively including graduate students in theme-based project research, will provide new options to graduate students, while maintaining constructive strained relations with existing graduate courses found on discipline and leading to creation of new areas of study. To achieve these goals, the Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences will: 1. Be based on the criteria of “core ethics”, 2. Pursue comprehensive and advanced research traversing three disciplines: humanities, social science, and natural science, 3. Make practical use of project research aiming to acquire various results, and to construct an open network of researchers, and 4. To design a new system of graduate school education with a flexible structure to meet the needs of today.

Furthermore, since the Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences is a coherent system of graduate school, over the course of five years, from the time of entering the program to graduation, we will develop an educational program that will foster systematic researchers based on the educational / student cultivation goals listed above.
The Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences major of the Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences will develop education programs based on following common curriculum.

In general, the program is divided into basic education in first and second year, and education to foster researchers in third year. Basic education is divided into four courses – “basic common course” (reading), “basic specialized course” (lecture), “supportive course” (skill training), “preparatory project exercise” (exercise) – comprising the “project exercise” to foster researchers. As a general rule, graduate students submit a preparatory Doctorial dissertation in the second year, and after passing, they can start taking the “project exercise”. Graduate students from third year and higher, receive guidance on writing Doctorial dissertations according to the “project exercise”, and basically they will turn in their Doctorial dissertation in the fifth year for examination.

The Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences has three features:
1. A system of “multiple and collaborative guidance”: it is recommended that each graduate student have three supervising faculty, of which at least one is from a different field of research. The students learn in this multiple and collaborative guidance system, while operating their project at the same time.
2. A project-based system of educational research: because various projects are operated integrally with educational research, primary educational research is project-based.
3. A systematic integral curriculum design: this makes it possible to run projects continuously and progressively.

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