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Curriculum 2022/23

Academic Year & Curriculum

One academic year is composed of two semesters (Fall and Spring) 
- Fall Semester: Oct 1st to March 31st
- Spring Semester: April 1st to September 30th

The Global 30 International Programs is a four-year degree program. In the first year, in addition to the Japanese language classes, students are mainly required to take Common Basic Courses and Basics Courses for Specialized Fields. From the second year onwards, students take many specialized courses and in the fourth year they work on their graduation research and thesis.

  • If you would like to know more details, the syllabi of some courses are available at the links below.
Liberal Arts and Sciences courses Fall Semester Spring Semester
Common Basic Courses Introduction to Skills for Academic Success  
First Year Seminar
Language and Culture
Health and Sports Science
Data Science
(not offered in 2022 Fall Semester)
Liberal Arts Courses Global Liberal Arts
Contemporary Liberal Arts
Problem/Project Based Learning Seminar 
(not offered in 2022 Fall Semester)
Basic Courses for Specialized Fields Basic Courses in Humanities and Social Sciences
Basic Courses in Natural Sciences

The syllabi of specialized courses are available on each program’s page.

Japanese Language Education
Students of the G30 Programs are required to receive Japanese language education after the enrollment.   Intensive Japanese classes are provided to improve students' Japanese proficiencies to the level necessary for business and daily life. Based on an internal placement test, students take appropriate classes according to their proficiency level ranging from beginner to advanced . G30 Japanese language courses are also available to G30 graduate students, faculty members, and researchers, except for the 1st period courses. Please refer the syllabi for the details of the course contents.
Remedial Mathematics (Class Materials)
This course is a companion course to Calculus I. It aims to help students with little or no precalculus knowledge to master the basic calculus material in preparation for the more advanced course of Calculus I. This is done by reviewing high school mathematics.
NU OCW Remedial Mathematics (Pre-College Mathematics)