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Courses that can be taken differ depending on the curriculum.
Please select your own curriculum and confirm which courses you can take and the conditions for taking them.

232023 Curriculum

  • Students who enrolled as new (1st year) students in AY 2023 or later.

Subject List

The subject list contains information about the subject codes for each subject, what subject field the credits will count towards, and more.
The subjects listed are not necessarily offered every semester.
For more details about which subjects will be offered, please refer to the syllabi and course timetable published each semester.

APS 2023 Curriculum Subject List

APS 2023 Curriculum Credit Transfer Subject List

How to Read the Subject List

The headings on the Subject List are explained below.

【Field】

This column shows which subject field the credits for each subject will count towards. The table below shows how each subject field is listed on the Subject List.

Item on the Subject List Subject Field Counted Towards
言語/Language English, Japanese, Language Education Subjects
教養/Liberal Arts Common Liberal Arts Subjects
専門/Major APS Major Education Subjects
他学部/Other College Other College Subjects (APM/ST Major Education Subjects)
【Subject Name】

All subjects offered as part of the APS 2023 curriculum are listed. The subjects listed are not necessarily offered every semester.
For more details about which subjects will be offered, please refer to the syllabi and course timetable published each semester.

【Credits】

The number of credits that can be earned by completing each course and receiving a passing grade.

【Semester】

The semester from which you can register for each course is determined in advance. You are able to register for the course from the semester indicated in this column.

Example: ”3rd Semester” is listed in the “Semester” column

  • Students in their 3rd semester and above can register for this course.
  • Students in their 1st or 2nd semester are not eligible to take this course.
【Course Number】

This number indicates the position of the subject within the curriculum and the curriculum’s overall organization.

【Prerequisite Subjects for JST Students / JAT Students / E Students】

These are courses you have to earn credits for before you can register for the given subject.
Students who have not completed the prerequisite courses will not be able to register for the subject even if they are eligible to register for it that semester.
Please refer to the column for your own curriculum as the prerequisites vary depending on your enrollment language and English track.

Item on the Subject List Meaning
Prerequisite Subjects for JST Students Prerequisite Subjects for Japanese-basis Standard Track Students
Prerequisite Subjects for JAT Students Prerequisite Subjects for Japanese-basis Advanced Track Students
Prerequisite Subjects for E Students Prerequisite Subjects for English-basis Students
【Re-registration Possible】

Normally, subjects cannot be retaken if you have already earned credits for that subject, but students can re-register for some subjects that can be taken more than once if the lecture content is different. Courses marked with a "〇" in this column may be taken more than once.

【P/F Evaluation】

Courses are usually graded on a 5-point scale of A+ / A / B / C / F, but some courses are graded on a P (Pass) and F (Fail) scale. Courses evaluated by P (Pass) and F (Fail) are called "P/F evaluation courses" and are labeled as "P/F".

【Course Registration Restrictions】

Some courses have specific requirements for registration.
If you do not meet the course requirements, it will not appear on Campusmate. These courses will only appear on Campusmate when registration is possible.

【Area of Study】

You can see which Area of Study the credits for each subject is counted towards. Credits will be counted toward the Area of Study marked with a "〇".

Item on the Subject List Meaning
CSM Culture, Society & Media
GE Global Economy
IR International Relations

Curriculum Outline

172017 Curriculum

  • Students who enrolled in the College of Asia Pacific Studies (APS) as new (first year) students in AY 2017 or later.
  • Students who enrolled in the College of College of Asia Pacific Studies (APS) as 2nd-year transfer students in AY 2018 or later.
  • Students who enrolled in the College of College of Asia Pacific Studies (APS) as 3rd-year transfer students in AY 2019 or later.

Subject List

The subject list contains information about the subject codes for each subject, what subject field the credits will count towards, and more.
The subjects listed are not necessarily offered every semester.
For more details about which subjects will be offered, please refer to the syllabi and course timetable published each semester.

APS 2017 Curriculum Subject List

APS 2017 Curriculum Credit Transfer Subject List

How to Read the Subject List

The headings on the Subject List are explained below.

【Field】

This column shows which subject field the credits for each subject will count towards. The table below shows how each subject field is listed on the Subject List.

Item on the Subject List Subject Field Counted Towards
言語/Language English, Japanese, Language Education Subjects
教養/Liberal Arts Common Liberal Arts Subjects
専門/Major APS Major Education Subjects
他学部/Other College Other College Subjects (APM Major Education Subjects)
【Subject Name】

All subjects offered as part of the APS 2017 curriculum are listed. The subjects listed are not necessarily offered every semester.
For more details about which subjects will be offered, please refer to the syllabi and course timetable published each semester.

【Credits】

The number of credits that can be earned by completing each course and receiving a passing grade.

【Semester】

The semester from which you can register for each course is determined in advance. You are able to register for the course from the semester indicated in this column.

Example: ”3rd Semester” is listed in the “Semester” column

  • Students in their 3rd semester and above can register for this course.
  • Students in their 1st or 2nd semester are not eligible to take this course.
【Course Number】

This number indicates the position of the subject within the curriculum and the curriculum’s overall organization.

【Prerequisite Subjects for JST Students / JAT Students / E Students】

These are courses you have to earn credits for before you can register for the given subject.
Students who have not completed the prerequisite courses will not be able to register for the subject even if they are eligible to register for it that semester.
Please refer to the column for your own curriculum as the prerequisites vary depending on your enrollment language and English track.

Item on the Subject List Meaning
Prerequisite Subjects for JST Students Prerequisite Subjects for Japanese-basis Standard Track Students
Prerequisite Subjects for JAT Students Prerequisite Subjects for Japanese-basis Advanced Track Students
Prerequisite Subjects for E Students Prerequisite Subjects for English-basis Students
【Re-registration Possible】

Normally, subjects cannot be retaken if you have already earned credits for that subject, but students can re-register for some subjects that can be taken more than once if the lecture content is different. Courses marked with a "〇" in this column may be taken more than once.

【P/F Evaluation】

Courses are usually graded on a 5-point scale of A+ / A / B / C / F, but some courses are graded on a P (Pass) and F (Fail) scale. Courses evaluated by P (Pass) and F (Fail) are called "P/F evaluation courses" and are labeled as "P/F".

【Course Registration Restrictions】

Some courses have specific requirements for registration.
If you do not meet the course requirements, it will not appear on Campusmate. These courses will only appear on Campusmate when registration is possible.

【Area of Study】

You can see which Area of Study the credits for each subject is counted towards. Credits will be counted toward the Areas of Study marked with a "〇".

Item on the Subject List Meaning
ED Environment and Development
HT Hospitality and Tourism
IRP International Relations
CSM Culture, Society & Media

Curriculum Outline

112011 Curriculum

  • 1.Students who enrolled as new (1st year) students between AY 2011 and AY 2016.
  • 2.Students who enrolled as 2nd year or 3rd year transfer students in AY 2017.
  • 3.Students who enrolled as 3rd year transfer students in AY 2018.
  • 4.Students who originally enrolled before AY 2011, but as a result of reinstatement or re-enrollment, will be the same semester as students in Group 1.

Subject List

The subject list includes information for each course, such as the Subject Code and the Subject Field to which the credits apply.
The subjects listed may not be offered every semester.
Please refer to the syllabus and timetable published each semester for details of the courses offered.

AY 2011 Curriculum Subject List (PDF)
Changes due to the AY 2017 Curriculum Reform (PDF)

How to view the Subject List

An explanation of how to read the Subject List follows.

【Field】column

The “Field” column for a subject indicates the field to which the course credits will apply.

Subject Field Notation in Subject List
Common Education Subjects Language Education Subject Language
Common Liberal Arts Subject Liberal Arts
Major Education Subjects APS Major Education Subject APS
APM Major Education Subject APM
APS and APM Major Education Subject APS/APM
【Area】column

The “Area” column indicates the Area of Study to which the course credits will apply.

Areas of Study Subject List Code
環境・開発 Environment and Development ED
観光学 Hospitality and Tourism HT
国際関係 International Relations and Peace Studies IRP
文化・社会・メディア Culture, Society and Media CSM
【Grade Level】column

Grade Level are shown below.
Each subject is numbered with a "Grade Level" of 100, 200, 300, or 400.
2nd year students may register for courses in the 100 and 200 level.

Primarily for Grade Level
1st year students 100 level
2nd year students 200 level
3rd year students 300 level
4th year students 400 level
【Prerequisite Subjects】column

If a listed course has prerequisite(s), you must earn credit for the “prerequisite course(s)” before you can register for the course itself.
“Prerequisite Courses” are courses for which you must earn credit before you can register for another course.
If the course you want to register has prerequisites, you have to earn credit for the prerequisites before you can register for the course in question.
※ In some cases, prerequisite courses may not be shown in the course list but instead may appear only in the syllabus under “Prerequisite Courses.”
You can still register for these courses before earning credit for the prerequisite(s). However, the course will be carried out based on the assumption that you have taken any listed prerequisite courses.

【Notes】column

The following information may appear in the "Notes" column.

Description Subject List Code
English Standard Track Subject ST
English Advanced Track Subject AT
Re-registration Possible

Curriculum Outline

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