The GIGA Curriculum

New Curriculum for Students Entering in Academic Year 2014 or After

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Curriculum for Students who Entered in Academic Year 2013 or Before

Freshman Courses

While taking Freshman Courses, students learn to utilize creative learning techniques, and gradually move away from mere knowledge acquisition and passive learning.

Creative Courses

In Creative Courses students learn methods of modern discipline and acquire philosophical ideas through intellectual effort. They develop the skills needed to proceed to the more advanced Frontier Courses, as well as the ability to apply their acquired knowledge to Seminars and Graduation Projects.

Frontier Courses

Frontier Courses provide students with the knowledge necessary to succeed in Seminars and Graduation Projects. They also help students conduct sound research and introduce them to recent advances in various research fields.

Seminars

Seminars are the central component of the curriculum of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies. The university aims to nurture future leaders who can proactively identify problems and find their solutions. To realize this philosophy, Seminars extend into advanced research projects that are conducted in collaboration with private companies and government organizations.

Graduation Projects

Students use the skills and knowledge they acquire in the undergraduate program to create personal projects that show the results of their studies. Supported by individual counseling from their research mentor, they become familiar with real-life issues and develop academic expertise while preparing their projects, culminating in a bachelor’s thesis in the fourth year.