Formulation and Implementation of Educational Course Policy for Faculty/Graduate School of Agriculture (Curriculum Policy)
With a view to achieve the objectives stated in its Diploma Policy, the Graduate School of Agriculture designs a curriculum which includes lectures, seminars, and experiments on specialized subject areas of each Division as well as lectures of Common Graduate Courses offered by the Institute for Liberal Arts and Science, introducing the course tree and course numbering systems. Details of the content and the evaluation method of learning outcomes for each course are clearly set forth in the syllabus.
- Master’s Program
- We will equip students with academic and highly specialized knowledge related to their majors through lectures, seminars, and experiments prepared by each Division. In addition to such specialized knowledge, we will also cultivate their fundamental knowledge and skills through lectures of Common Graduate Courses offered by the Institute for Liberal Arts and Science.
- We consider it particularly important that each student proactively works on his/her research project to write a thesis through animated discussions with faculty members. We aim to train students on how to approach unsolved problems, equip them with advanced knowledge and experimental techniques in each field, and instill them with logical thinking, ethics in science, and a sense of responsibility for research through such efforts.
- We encourage students to present their research results at academic conferences or through other means to enable them to acquire presentation skills, communication skills, and discussion techniques. In addition, we proactively give classes in English, aiming to cultivate students’ ability to read and understand literature written in English.
- In order to nurture students who have a wide range of knowledge and experience as well as good judgment, we assign associate supervisors appointed by each Division to each student in addition to a principal supervisor to give thorough guidance which meets their individual needs.
- Doctoral Program
- Through original advanced research projects and thesis writing, we aim to train students on how to find solutions to problems and how to set developmental themes, and further instill them with logical thinking, ethics in science, and a sense of responsibility for research.
- We support students so that they can carry forward research on their own initiative, and, when necessary, gain experience of conducting joint research with other research institutions or making social contributions such as industry-academia collaboration and collaboration with local communities with regard to their projects.
- We encourage students to proactively present their research results at academic conferences in Japan and abroad as well as in Japanese and international academic journals with the aim of further improving their presentation skills, communication skills (including language skills), and discussion techniques as well as giving them as many opportunities as possible to evaluate their own research objectively.
- In order to nurture students who have profound and broad-ranging knowledge and experience as well as good judgment and imagination, we assign associate supervisors appointed by each Division to each student in addition to a principal supervisor to give thorough guidance which meets their individual needs.