1. Gateway

Gateway aims to develop students’ multicultural competence and understanding about Japan.
Students select courses depending on their own interests and needs.

Requirements for the Gateway category

The minimum requirement for lecture type classes is 1 credit, and the maximum number of credits that can be included in the Global Program for Japanese Studies from this type is 10 credits. As for the Seminar-type and Project-type courses, there is no minimum requirement, and the maximum is 10 credits. (for those who enrolled in or after FY2016)

GatewayEnglish CommunicationStudy
Abroad
International
Experience
Requirements (credits)
Lecture-type Seminar-type
Project-type
Short-term Long-term Internship Volunteer
1-10 0-10 8-24 4-8 2-4 30
(1)Lecture-type

Lecture-type subjects are selected from 1. English subjects (英語科目), 2. Primary foreign language subjects (初修外国語科目), 3. General Education Core -International Core subjects- (国際コア), and 4. Developed General Education subjects (教養展開科目), and they are designated as Global Program for Japanese Studies subjects.
Some subjects offered in specialized courses and graduate courses are also included in the Lecture-type category.

(2) Seminar-type and Project-type

Some discussion or project-based classes or programs from "Developed General Education subjects (教養展開科目)" are designated as Seminar-type and Project-type subjects in the Global Program for Japanese Studies.
Some subjects offered in specialized courses and graduate courses are also included in the Seminar-type and Project-type category.