General Class Information

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The Credit System

Each subject is assigned a credit value based on study hours necessary for completion. Credits are only awarded if a student receives a passing grade for the course.

Subject Type Total Number of Classes per Subject Credits Awarded upon Completion
All Lecture Subjects 15 classes Per Quarter/Session 2
Seminar Subjects 15 (including individual supervision) Per Semester 2
Research and Presentations: Research Presentation* 15 classes Per Semester 2
Research and Presentations: Research Paper* 15 classes Per Semester 4
Tutorials 15 classes Per Semester 2
Japanese Language Subjects** 30 classes Per Semester 2

*Refer to subjects in the Doctoral program.
** Japanese Language classes are counted towards the completion requirements differently depending on the program. Please refer to the information on the Japanese Language Subjects page for details.

Class Lettering

Each subject is followed by lettering, indicating the semester it is offered and the school to which the subject belongs. For example, a subject labeled with “SA” indicates that the subject is offered in the Spring Semester and is a GSAM subject, while a subject labeled with "SM" indicates that the subject is a GSM subject offered in the Spring Semester.

S: Spring A: GSAM Subject
F: Fall M: GSM Subject

Note: Seminars are lettered differently. While the first letter refers to the semester, the second letter refers to an associated supervisor. For example, seminars offered in the Spring Semester may be lettered SB, SC, SD and so forth, indicating different supervisors. Information on seminars is updated on the Graduate School webpage prior to the beginning of every semester.

Last Update: February 2017


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