Curriculum : Course subjects

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 4thBatch Students(enrolled in AY2017) [PDF]

Course subjects List(4thBatch Students)
Course Subjects Course Title Annual Credit Course Objectives/ Requirements
Foundation Subjects (A)
Common Subjects
(5 credits)
"Special Lecture on Multicultural Societies"d
(Cross-Cultural Talk)
One credit per each academic year.
(Total 5 credits)
The course aims to address common problems/challenges in Asia through multicultural awareness, and a deep understanding of cross-cultural coexistence as a disciplinary basis.(Annual Compulsory Course)
Foundation Subjects (B)
An elective course from other Graduate Schools’
(6 credits)

Seminar on Social Psychology Ib,
Seminar on Anthropology of Education Ⅰb

Methodologies of Cultural and Social Studiesa,
Japan’s Development Experiencea,
Introduction to International Developmenta,
Development Assistanta,
Introduction to Questionnaires Survey and Interviewa,
Development Cooperationa
Lecture on International Development I
(International Career Development)a

Social Medicinec,
Health Care Administrationc,
Seminar on Health Sciencesc

Principle in Bioagricultural Sciences IVd

A minimum of two credits per each academic year.
(Total 6 credits)
This course will introduce core research areas of Well-being. Student will learn interdisciplinary concept including a wide range of skills in literacy development through cross-cultural understanding.
Within the six subjects, student needs to take a minimum of three subjects including the courses from his/her own department and Graduate School of International Development (GSID).
A student from GSID needs to take a minimum of one subject from other Graduate Schools.
Foundation Subjects (C)
Compulsory subjects
(4 Credits)
  1. Social Development and Culturea Subjects:  
    • Multi-Ethnic Society
    • Poverty Reduction Strategies
    • Development and Socio-Cultural Change
  2. Rural and Regional Developmenta Subjects:  
    • Rural Development
    • Regional Development Planning
    • Endogenous Development and Capacity Building in Rural Area, etc
  3. Program in Education and Human Resources Developmenta Subjects:  
    • Educational Development Policies
    • Education Development and Cooperation
    • Education and Health
  4. International Society and Culture Courseb Subjects:  
    • Seminar on Philosophy of Human Becoming
    • Semina on Sociology of Education I
  5. Healthcare Administration course Subjects(e.g.):
    • Health Systems
    • Clinical Medicine
    • Pathology
  6. Health Science coursec Subjects(e.g.):Bioethics  
    • Introduction to Healthcare system in Asia
    • Introduction to Consultation, Introduction to Management of Medical Services
  7. Bioagricultural Course Subjects(e.g.):  
    • Environment and Bioresources
    • Forest Ecology
    • Physiology and Genetics
    • Bioresource Cycling System Science
    • International Cooperation in AgriculturalSciences I
    • International Cooperation in Agricultural Sciences II, etc
(Total 4 credits)
Student will be introduced to his/her own specialized subject and at the same time, would acquire a wide range of skills in literacy development that is the foundation in the research area of Well-being. This would help deepen their understanding of the multicultural society of Asia.
It is mandatory for you to take 2 subjects.
(4 credits)
  • Well-being seminar I
  • Well-being seminar II
M1, M2
(2 credits)
Register for both Seminar I and Seminar II from your own department to gauge your own research capabilities.
Special lecture series on
"International Development"
(Special lecture series on Global Leader)
(Compulsory subject)
(4 credits)
  • Global Leader 1d
  • Global Leader 2d
  • Global Leader 3d
  • Global Leader 4d
  • Workshop for Leadership Development
  • Workshop for Team Building Development
One credit per each academic year.

Student needs to take the total of four credits within five years program.
The world-class woman leaders from international organizations, JICA, policy-making institutions, and global enterprises will give a series of special guest lectures.

Student needs to take a minimum of three subjects including two subjects from Special Lecture on International Development (Global Leader I~IV) series.
English Language Course
4 credits)
  • Research Skills
    A-1, A-2, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5, C-6, D-1
  • English Communication in Environmental Issues
One credit per each academic year.
(Total 4 credits)
The intensive English course has been tailored to suit student’s individual needs of essential language skills. This course will help students to express his/her own idea/opinion in the global arena. Moreover, this course will focus on academic writing and necessary English language skills needed to work at the global arena.

You do not have to take the subjects if your iBTscore is 85 or more
Practical subject/Field trip
(Compulsory subject)
(7 credits)
  • Overseas Training Program 1d
  • Overseas Training Program 2d
  • Well-being’s internship/ training programs(optional)d
  • Overseas Training Program Seminar 1d
  • Overseas Training Program Seminar 2d
Four or more credits.
(Total 7 credits)
An interdisciplinary team, which includes five students from four Graduate Schools, will be formed. The team will deal with various issues academically during the overseas joint training.
Language and cultural lecture will be given before overseas training.

Its mandatory for you to take “Overseas Training Program Seminar” before going to “Overseas Training Program”
Doctoral dissertation
(6 credits)
Doctoral dissertation research project D1~D3
(Total 6 credits)
Three faculty members including faculty members from other Graduate Schools will fully support student to complete a doctoral dissertation research project to earn a Doctoral degree.

Note: At the end of the course, course name will appear your Graduate School name.
a: Graduate School of International Development, b: Graduate School of Education and Human Development, c: Graduate School of Medicine, d: Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences

* The lectures from Graduate School of International Development course will be held in English except some subjects.