Faculty of Agriculture and Marine Science, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Kochi University

Graduate School of
Integrated Arts and Sciences

Graduate Shool of Agriculture(Master's Course)

APP Course

Curriculum Policy

I. "Introductory Subjects/Elective Subjects" provide basic knowledge on environmentally friendly and sustainable agriculture, forestry and fisheries for food production and basic techniques for presentation. In addition, the subjects include language education for basic conversational expressions and sentence structures essential for daily life in Japan*.

*All students are required to take a Survival Japanese class after entering the program and students may take other optional Japanese language and culture classes.

II. "Research Subjects" cultivate the abilities to plan and execute research studies, and to debate and make presentations.

III. "Practical Subjects" offer students a chance to gain experience and education in practical field-work for gaining work experience in Japanese companies, understanding the regional characteristics of the Shikoku area as an academic research field, and understanding the culture of Japan and Japanese communities in the Shikoku area.

IV. "Specialized Subjects" provide a high level of advanced knowledge on environmentally friendly food production through a curriculum that is developed by individual students and corresponds to their own needs.

V. The "Master's Thesis" develops and cultivates the ability to understand and debate cutting edge knowledge and experimental techniques; to develop a method of approach toward unsolved problems; and to use logical reasoning.