Introduction of the Courses

Foundation Program

Core Courses

Foundation I: Basics of Team-based Learning (2 Credits) Spring/Fall Term
  • Ensuring the Nitobe College for Graduate student’s educational principles and goals, and discussing the importance of “3+1 Competencies”.
  • Comprehend the necessity of the “know-how” and communication tools, which are vital to ensure the best outcomes from a group-based collaboration while discussing with each member of the team, who has different specialty and values.

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Foundation II: Practice of Team-based Learning (2 Credits) Summer/Winter Term
  • Improvement of knowledge and skills, which students learned in the Spring Term through working on various exercises concerning the concrete case studies.
  • The students learn the basics of project management and fieldwork and develop their critical thinking through comparing, understanding, and analyzing other’s views on the shared themes.

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Elective Course

Nitobe College Foundation Seminar: Career Development Seminar for Graduate Students (1 Credit) Spring and Summer Terms

Honors Program

Core Courses

Advanced I: Problem Solving (2 Credits) Spring/Fall Term
  • By studying Problem-solving, the students will learn about organizational work and collaboration, which are necessary in solving problems, through a process for proposing solutions to problems set by the teaching staff.
  • The problems will not be limited to those of individuals and businesses. The students will address such problems as those whose solution will bring creative value to society.

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Advanced II: Problem Finding (2 Credits) Summer/Winter Term
  • Through Project-Based Learning in teams, the students will experience the project process from finding problems by themselves, to analyzing the causes, surveying and assessing existing solutions, and proposing their own solutions.
  • For some special problems, teaching staff and representatives from local communities and businesses with specialized knowledge will collaborate in this course.

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Elective Courses

Project Implementation (1 Credit)

Students will learn thoroughly about how to write a clear and persuasive project plan or a research grant proposal, as well as how to do an English presentation. Students are expected to acquire the ability of creating new ideas and to observe from a bird’s eye view. Meanwhile, it will enhance students’ research ability in their own fields.

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Nitobe College Special Seminar for Graduate Students: Demola (2 Credits)

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Nitobe College Special Seminar for Graduate Students: Hult Prize Challenge (2 Credits)

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