The Faculty of Law and Letters fosters the development of a “glocal” mindset (global and local) that organically ties one’s own region with the world at large and finds ways of solving issues that are germane to both local and global contexts. This mindset is used to consider new approaches to society and culture, with students pursuing ongoing learning to achieve these ends and translate their academic performance into practical solutions. The program fosters a fundamental skillset and knowledge in the humanities and social sciences and trains talent who are widely conversant in global subjects. Therefore, students graduating from the faculty of law are required to have the following skills and abilities.

Admissions policy(Student intake and abilities required upon admission)

  1. Knowledge/Understanding
  2. The student possesses a high school equivalent level of skills and knowledge in foreign languages, Japanese, geography and history, civics, mathematics, the sciences, and other disciplines.
  3. Thinking/Judgment
  4. The student is able to observe a subject from various viewpoints and summarize it in one’s own words and thinking.
  5. Interest/Enthusiasm/Attitude
  6. The student takes an interest in the variety of issues posed by contemporary society and culture and seeks to pursue university-level studies in order to contribute to a global society.
  7. Skills/Expression
  8. The student is able to express his or her opinions on the given subject in Japanese.

Curriculum policy(Academic curriculum structure, trajectory, features, etc.)

  • Students engage in a range of fundamental courses that follow the academic curriculum and are designed to install a general skillset and language abilities as they work towards their academic degree. Studying a wide variety of academic courses allows the student to obtain a fundamental set of university-level knowledge and comprehensive skills.
  • Building on this core knowledge, students then take courses that introduce them to specialized disciplines and study the fundamentals of the humanities and social sciences, contemporary Japanese culture, and the Japanese language.
  • Students take specialized courses in a given field, with foundational and advanced courses. In addition, the “active learning” methodology is incorporated throughout a curriculum of practicum courses in order to foster a practical approach that is relevant to today’s world. In addition, the course includes an Elective that allows students to freely explore their interests in a deeper fashion.

Diploma policy(Conferring of diplomas/abilities needed to graduate)

  1. Knowledge/Understanding
  2. Students possess a wide range of fundamental knowledge and skills in the humanities and social sciences.
  3. Students have specialized knowledge and skills in a field within the humanities and social sciences.
  4. Thinking/Judgment
  5. Students are able to objectively and logically analyze and study humanity, culture, and society from a global and multi-polar perspective.
  6. Students are able to set tasks and goals for themselves and consider solutions towards these based on methodologies germane to their discipline.
  7. Interest/Enthusiasm/Attitude
  8. Students have a desire to continue learning and utilize the skills and knowledge they obtain towards contributions in today’s global society.
  9. Students are able to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders in today’s global society.
  10. Skills/Expression
  11. Students are able to widely obtain the requisite information for a task and organize and analyze it.
  12. Students have the requisite communication skills needed to engage in today’s global society.

Course academic trajectory