Model Study Plan For Japanese Students #02

For students who are Japanese nationals seeking to continue their studies in graduate school

Graduates of GLA can acquire two degrees – one from Ritsumeikan University and another from ANU. These will open doors to leading graduate schools both in Japan and overseas. The compulsory courses in both the 1st and 2nd years of study are vital for students to gain a foundation in the research skills necessary to progress into any field. When taking these courses, it is important that they do so systematically, with consideration for the specialty field they wish to pursue. The GLA’s Academic Support System assists students in planning their curriculum. It also provides support for those going on to graduate schools, primarily for research seminar leads.

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* The blue cells are examples of courses that can be taken at the ANU. However, the course names listed are those that were in effect when the ANU courses were recognized as course units by RU.

Spring Semester
Year 1
RU
Year 2
RU
Year 3
ANU
Year 4
RU
Year 5
RU
  Introduction to Global Liberal Arts I Asia and the World in Historical Perspective Global Conflicts: An Introduction Research Seminar I
  Research Design and Research Method Comparative Politics in Asia Introduction to Asian Studies History of Modern World
  Knowledge and Innovation International Relations in the Asia-Pacific Algorithm and Programming Capstone Studies in Normative Perspective to Globalization
  Japanese Philosophy Leadership in Global Perspective Theory and Practice of Fieldwork (+ Fieldwork on Media Studies) Capstone Studies in Governance Studies
Fall Semester
Year 1
RU
Year 2
RU & ANU
Year 3
ANU
Year 4
ANU & RU
Year 5
RU
Introduction to Global Liberal Arts II Globalization and International Relations: An Introduction Regional Diversity in Cultural Perspective Research Seminar II  
Statistics Introduction to Asian Studies Social and Technological Innovation Postcolonial Studies  
Cultural Studies Arts in Society War and Peace in the Globalizing World Capstone Studies in Geohistorical Perspective to Globalization  
Civilizations in Global History Media Studies Human Security in Developing Societies Capstone Studies in Development and Social Change  

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