University Curriculum Policy
Musashi University has established and implemented the following Curriculum Policy based on the three founding principles of Musashi Academy, the core educational goals for the University, and the Diploma Policy.
- Required seminar classes (including practical-skills classes) are offered as specialized classes in each of the first through fourth years of study, based on the principle of learning in small-group seminars.
- University-wide general-studies subjects in six fields are established to familiarize students with broad-ranging content based on liberal arts that cross boundaries between the humanities and sciences. Experiential classes are established in each field to thoroughly ensure opportunities for small-group education in general-studies subjects as well.
- Small sized English classes are offered as required subjects in order to foster sufficient English-language abilities and promote multicultural learning, thereby enabling success in our globalizing society.
- Some specialized elective classes are opened to students from all faculties in an effort to enable students to learn specialized subjects from other fields across the boundaries between faculties.
- Specialized classes are organized to enable students to learn about their major domains in a step-by-step, systematized manner, based on the educational and research goals and Diploma Policy of each faculty.
- Graduation theses, graduation projects, seminar theses, and similar tasks are assigned as culmination projects to display specialized learning in each faculty.
- A rigorous grade point average (GPA) system is used, to properly assess the results of learning. In addition, each faculty and department establishes multifaceted and comprehensive assessment methods based on considerations such as students’ knowledge, skills, competency in thinking, judgment, and self-expression, as well as their independence and ability to cooperate with others.
- To train leaders in the global society, programs and courses are established to make the most of the distinguishing features of each faculty.
Educational programs based on individual courses are established in the Graduate Program (M.A. Section), based on an organized research guidance system centered on faculty advisors, and specialized subjects are established systematically to teach students the specialized knowledge and various abilities established for each course in each graduate school.
The Graduate Program (Ph.D. Section) includes the educational program necessary to complete the doctoral theses based on an organized research guidance system centered on faculty advisors, so that students can attain the ability to carry out independent, advanced research activities with originality in their specialized research domains and the scholarship needed to do so.