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    In order to accurately grasp the problems, challenges and opportunities facing humankind globally and to engage in the resolution and creative responses to those challenges, the Graduate School’s educational objective is to pursue education and research from the perspective of global society and envisioninga human society coexisting with other living things on the planet. The challenges facing humankind are interrelated in diverse and complex ways. Determining challenges and resolving problems requires a truly integrated interdiscipline transcending the frameworks of the humanities and sciences via interdisciplinary partnerships in various fields of research.

    This Graduate School responds to the above needs of society based on the concept and aim of an “integrated interdiscipline from the perspective of global society”. In other words, the Graduate School promotes the following educational objectives:

    • We shall conduct an inquiry into the system of “global society” that encompasses the living space of humankind and other living things, and the closely related global challenges facing humankind through incorporating a truly integrated interdisciplinary perspective that transcends the boundaries of academic fields. We thus aim to train comprehensively thinking, highly specialized professionals and excellent researchers who will be able to propose novel solutions and take leadership in the region and world.
    • In the first half of the doctoral (master’s) program , we aim to strengthen the foundation in specialized sciences and train personnel who place their own awareness of the issues within a “perspective of global society” and who are capable of independently conducting research based on “an integrated interdisciplinary perspective” not confined to the narrow boundaries of their own specialist domain. We also train practical abilities that enable personnel to cooperate flexibly with various people to resolve the problems of actual society.
    • Building on and further developing the “integrated interdisciplinarity based on the perspective of global society” and the academic foundations and practical abilities cultivated in the first half of the doctoral (master’s) program, the second half of the program, aims to train students to become experts in their fields who can communicate with vigor and produce unique research results that will be highly influential on the world stage.

    To obtain a Master's degree at ISGS, students must complete at least 33 credits that meet the following requirements.

    1. Common Subjects.  4 credits are required from common subjects. 
    2.  Basic Subjects.  At least 6 credits are required from basic subjects, including at least 2 credits from "Comprehensive East Asian and Japanese Studies A" or "Comprehensive East Asian and Japanese Studies C".
    3. Specialized Subjects.  A total of 7 credits are required from "Field Research and PracticumA", "Thesis Advising ⅠA", "Thesis Advising Ⅱ", and "Thesis Advising Ⅲ".At least 6 credit are required from "Integrated Seminar" and from "Seminar" respectively.
    4. Students can include up to a maximum of 4 credits from the class subjects specified in the appended table 2-②, as credits required for the completion of the course. 

    Common Subjects

    • Tutorial Ⅰ 1
    • Tutorial Ⅱ 1
    • Integrated Sciences for Global Society

    Basic Subjects

    • Comprehensive Earth Sciences A 2
    • Comprehensive Earth Sciences B 2
    • Comprehensive Earth Sciences C 2
    • Comprehensive Earth Sciences D 2
    • Comprehensive Science of Biological Environment C 2
    • Comprehensive Science of Biological Environment D 2
    • International Cooperation, Security and Safety B 2
    • Social Diversity and Coexistence B 2
    • Language, Media and Communication A 2
    • Comprehensive East Asian and Japanese Studies A 2
    • Comprehensive East Asian and Japanese Studies C

    Individual

    • Field Research and Practicum 1
    • Thesis AdvisingⅠ 2
    • Thesis Advising Ⅱ 2
    • Thesis Advising Ⅲ

    Specialized Subjects

    Integrated Seminar

    • Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive Earth Sciences) Ⅰ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive Earth Sciences) Ⅱ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive Earth Sciences) Ⅲ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive Earth Sciences) Ⅳ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive Science of Biological Environment) Ⅰ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive Science of Biological Environment) Ⅱ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive Science of Biological Environment) Ⅲ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive Science of Biological Environment) Ⅳ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (International Cooperation, Security and Safety) AⅠ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (International Cooperation, Security and Safety) AⅡ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (International Cooperation, Security and Safety) AⅢ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (International Cooperation, Security and Safety) AⅣ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Social Diversity and Coexistence) Ⅰ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Social Diversity and Coexistence) Ⅱ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Social Diversity and Coexistence) Ⅲ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Social Diversity and Coexistence) Ⅳ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Language, Media and Communication) AⅠ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Language, Media and Communication) AⅡ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Language, Media and Communication) AⅢ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Language, Media and Communication) AⅣ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive East Asian and Japanese Studies) AⅠ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive East Asian and Japanese Studies) AⅡ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive East Asian and Japanese Studies) AⅢ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive East Asian and Japanese Studies) AⅣ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive East Asian and Japanese Studies) BⅠ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive East Asian and Japanese Studies) BⅡ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive East Asian and Japanese Studies) BⅢ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive East Asian and Japanese Studies) BⅣ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive East Asian and Japanese Studies) CⅠ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive East Asian and Japanese Studies) CⅡ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive East Asian and Japanese Studies) CⅢ 2
    • Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive East Asian and Japanese Studies) CⅣ

    Seminar

    • Evolution of crustal materials Ⅰ 2
    • Evolution of crustal materials Ⅱ 2
    • Evolution of crustal materials Ⅲ 2
    • Evolution of crustal materials Ⅳ 2
    • Geologic Evolution in Polar Region Ⅰ 2
    • Geologic Evolution in Polar Region Ⅱ 2
    • Geologic Evolution in Polar Region Ⅲ 2
    • Geologic Evolution in Polar Region Ⅳ 2
    • Seafloor Dynamics in Polar Region Ⅰ 2
    • Seafloor Dynamics in Polar Region Ⅱ 2
    • Seafloor Dynamics in Polar Region Ⅲ 2
    • Seafloor Dynamics in Polar Region Ⅳ 2
    • Earth Material Sciences in Polar Region Ⅰ 2
    • Earth Material Sciences in Polar Region Ⅱ 2
    • Earth Material Sciences in Polar Region Ⅲ 2
    • Earth Material Sciences in Polar Region Ⅳ 2
    • Earth and Planetary Material Sciences Ⅰ 2
    • Earth and Planetary Material Sciences Ⅱ 2
    • Earth and Planetary Material Sciences Ⅲ 2
    • Earth and Planetary Material Sciences Ⅳ 2
    • Evolution of Global Environment Ⅰ 2
    • Evolution of Global Environment Ⅱ 2
    • Evolution of Global Environment Ⅲ 2
    • Evolution of Global Environment Ⅳ 2
    • Global Environment Conservation Ⅰ 2
    • Global Environment Conservation Ⅱ 2
    • Global Environment Conservation Ⅲ 2
    • Global Environment Conservation Ⅳ 2
    • Evolution of the Earth Ⅰ 2
    • Evolution of the Earth Ⅱ 2
    • Evolution of the Earth Ⅲ 2
    • Evolution of the Earth Ⅳ 2
    • Biodiversity Science A (Plant Diversity) Ⅰ 2
    • Biodiversity Science A (Plant Diversity) Ⅱ 2
    • Biodiversity Science A (Plant Diversity) Ⅲ 2
    • Biodiversity Science A (Plant Diversity) Ⅳ 2
    • Biodiversity Science B (Animal Diversity) Ⅰ 2
    • Biodiversity Science B (Animal Diversity) Ⅱ 2
    • Biodiversity Science B (Animal Diversity) Ⅲ 2
    • Biodiversity Science B (Animal Diversity) Ⅳ
    • Environmental microbiology Ⅰ 2
    • Environmental microbiology Ⅱ 2
    • Environmental microbiology Ⅲ 2
    • Environmental microbiology Ⅳ 2
    • Biodiversity Science D (Ecological Risk Management) Ⅰ 2
    • Biodiversity Science D (Ecological Risk Management) Ⅱ 2
    • Biodiversity Science D (Ecological Risk Management) Ⅲ 2
    • Biodiversity Science D (Ecological Risk Management) Ⅳ 2
    • Biological Inventory Science A (An introduction to Systematic Zoology) Ⅰ 2
    • Biological Inventory Science A (An introduction to Systematic Zoology) Ⅱ 2
    • Biological Inventory Science A (An introduction to Systematic Zoology) Ⅲ 2
    • Biological Inventory Science A (An introduction to Systematic Zoology) Ⅳ 2
    • Biological Inventory Science B (Inventory Study on the Soil Animals and the Beetles) Ⅰ 2
    • Biological Inventory Science B (Inventory Study on the Soil Animals and the Beetles) Ⅱ 2
    • Biological Inventory Science B (Inventory Study on the Soil Animals and the Beetles) Ⅲ 2
    • Biological Inventory Science B (Inventory Study on the Soil Animals and the Beetles) Ⅳ 2
    • Biological Inventory Science C (An introduction to Phylogeography) Ⅰ 2
    • Biological Inventory Science C (An introduction to Phylogeography) Ⅱ 2
    • Biological Inventory Science C (An introduction to Phylogeography) Ⅲ 2
    • Biological Inventory Science C (An introduction to Phylogeography) Ⅳ 2
    • International Cooperation Ⅰ 2
    • International Cooperation Ⅱ 2
    • International Cooperation Ⅲ 2
    • International Cooperation Ⅳ 2
    • Conflict and Peace Building Ⅰ 2
    • Conflict and Peace Building Ⅱ 2
    • Conflict and Peace Building Ⅲ 2
    • Conflict and Peace Building Ⅳ 2
    • Diversity and Group Process Ⅰ 2
    • Diversity and Group Process Ⅱ 2
    • Diversity and Group Process Ⅲ 2
    • Diversity and Group Process Ⅳ 2
    • Cultural Studies Ⅰ 2
    • Cultural Studies Ⅱ 2
    • Cultural Studies Ⅲ 2
    • Cultural Studies Ⅳ 2
    • Gender and Cultural History Ⅰ 2
    • Gender and Cultural History Ⅱ 2
    • Gender and Cultural History Ⅲ 2
    • Gender and Cultural History Ⅳ 
    • Speech Communication A (Argumentation and Debate) Ⅰ 2
    • Speech Communication A (Argumentation and Debate) Ⅱ 2
    • Speech Communication A (Argumentation and Debate) Ⅲ 2
    • Speech Communication A (Argumentation and Debate) Ⅳ 2
    • Linguistic Pragmatics Ⅰ 2
    • Linguistic Pragmatics Ⅱ 2
    • Linguistic Pragmatics Ⅲ 2
    • Linguistic Pragmatics Ⅳ 2
    • Multicultural Education A (Language Acquisition) Ⅰ 2
    • Multicultural Education A (Language Acquisition) Ⅱ 2
    • Multicultural Education A (Language Acquisition) Ⅲ 2
    • Multicultural Education A (Language Acquisition) Ⅳ 2
    • Multicultural Education B(Approaches and Methods in Second Language Teaching) Ⅰ 2
    • Multicultural Education B(Approaches and Methods in Second Language Teaching) Ⅱ 2
    • Multicultural Education B(Approaches and Methods in Second Language Teaching) Ⅲ 2
    • Multicultural Education B(Approaches and Methods in Second Language Teaching) Ⅳ 2
    • Multicultural Education D(Media and Language Education) Ⅰ 2
    • Multicultural Education D(Media and Language Education) Ⅱ 2
    • Multicultural Education D(Media and Language Education) Ⅲ 2
    • Multicultural Education D(Media and Language Education) Ⅳ 2
    • Biological Anthropology Ⅰ 2
    • Biological Anthropology Ⅱ 2
    • Biological Anthropology Ⅲ 2
    • Biological Anthropology Ⅳ 2
    • Fundamentals in Social Archaeology Ⅰ 2
    • Fundamentals in Social Archaeology Ⅱ 2
    • Fundamentals in Social Archaeology Ⅲ 2
    • Fundamentals in Social Archaeology Ⅳ 2
    • Study on Chinese Cultural Sphere Ⅰ 2
    • Study on Chinese Cultural Sphere Ⅱ 2
    • Study on Chinese Cultural Sphere Ⅲ 2
    • Study on Chinese Cultural Sphere Ⅳ 2
    • Modern Japan in East Asian History Ⅰ 2
    • Modern Japan in East Asian History Ⅱ 2
    • Modern Japan in East Asian History Ⅲ 2
    • Modern Japan in East Asian History Ⅳ 2
    • Modern Japanese History Ⅰ 2
    • Modern Japanese History Ⅱ 2
    • Modern Japanese History Ⅲ 2
    • Modern Japanese History Ⅳ 2 
    • Overseas Chinese and Transnational Asia Ⅰ 2
    • Overseas Chinese and Transnational Asia Ⅱ 2
    • Overseas Chinese and Transnational Asia Ⅲ 2
    • Overseas Chinese and Transnational Asia Ⅳ 2
    • Regional Architecture in Asia Ⅰ 2
    • Regional Architecture in Asia Ⅱ 2
    • Regional Architecture in Asia Ⅲ 2
    • Regional Architecture in Asia Ⅳ 2
    • Transnational Migration in Asia Ⅰ 2
    • Transnational Migration in Asia Ⅱ 2
    • Transnational Migration in Asia Ⅲ 2
    • Transnational Migration in Asia Ⅳ

     Appended table 2-② : Integrated seminar of History Core Division Course 

    • Integrated Seminar(History Core Division Course)AⅠ
    • Integrated Seminar(History Core Division Course)AⅡ
    • Integrated Seminar(History Core Division Course)AⅢ
    • Integrated Seminar(History Core Division Course)AⅣ 
    • Integrated Seminar(History Core Division Course)DⅠ
    • Integrated Seminar(History Core Division Course)DⅡ
    • Integrated Seminar(History Core Division Course)DⅢ
    • Integrated Seminar(History Core Division Course)DⅣ 

    University requirements


    Program requirements

    • Application Fee (30,000 yen)
    • Final Application Form: Fill out the form provided at the ISGS website. Attach a picture of yourself taken within the past three months before application, from the chest up, hatless, size 3.5cm tall and 3cm wide.
    • Graduation certificate, proof of status as a candidate for graduation, or certificate of credits achieved: Submit a certificate of graduation (or candidacy for graduation) from your previous college or department, or a certificate stating credits earned from your institution of higher learning.
    • Transcript of grades: Submit an official copy produced by your college, in a sealed envelope.
    • Summary of Research Plan: Using the form provided by the ISGS Office, write a “Summary of Research Plan”, using no more than 270 words written in English. Include one original and four copies.
    • Research Plan: Include one original and four copies, on letter or A4 sized paper. Staple each copy of the “Summary of Research Plan” to a copy of the “Research Plan”, so there is a total of five sets stapled together.
    • The return envelope for result: On the envelope marked “Return Envelope” enclosed with these recruitment materials, fill in your name and address. No posted stamps are required.
    • Proof of residency status: Foreign applicants who are currently living in Japan, submit a “Certificate of Residence” (Juminhyo) which proves your resident status and length of stay at your municipal government office. For those who are coming from overseas, submit a photocopy of your passport. Also bring a copy of your passport to the ISGS Office on the day of the test.
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