This is not just a conventional course to teach knowledge. Many original Problem/Program Based Learning (PBL) courses are in store to build the students’ strength to think for themselves and find their solution to global issues. Courses reinforcing their area of specialization can also be taken depending on their interest.

Courses examples for each school year

1st YEAR

Goal:Cultivation of fundamentals, general knowledge and basic technological skills about problems of earth environment and human society
Foundation Subjects for Major (12 credits)
[BPGI original courses/PBL]
  • General Introduction to Global Issues (3)
  • Methodology for Global Issues (3)
  • Literacy in Global Issues (Environment) (3)
  • Literacy in Global Issues (Human) (3)
Major Subjects (Lectures)
(3.5 credits)
  • Introduction to Geoenvironmental Science (1)
  • Chemistry (1)
  • Introduction to Japanese Culture (1.5)
  • Introduction to Earth Evolution Science (1.5) etc.
General Foundation Subjects (22.5 credits)
  • Freshman seminar (1)
  • Physical Education (1)
  • Foreign Languages (2.5)
  • Information Literacy (2)
  • ICU Liberal Arts Courses (15) etc.

2nd YEAR

Goal: Cultivation of basic knowledge about various issues of earth environment and human society, management skills, problem solving skills, and communication skills through practical lessons based on PBL (Problem/Program Based Learning).
Major Subjects (Seminars/Practical Training)(18 credits)
[BPGI original courses/PBL]
  • Seminars on Global Issues Ⅰ (12)
    (Group A : Earth Environment/Risk and Security (6)
    Group B : Social Diversity and Inclusiveness/ Human Health and Wellbeing (6))
  • Practical Training on Global Issues Ⅰ (6)
    (Group A : Earth Environment/Risk and Security (3)
    Group B : Social Diversity and Inclusiveness/Human Health and Wellbeing (3))
Major Subjects (Lectures)
(15 credits)
  • Intro-Intermediate Macroeconomics (2)
  • Comparative Public Administration (2)
  • Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory (1)
  • Population and History in Japanese Perspective (2) etc.
General Foundation Subjects (3 credits)
  • Foreign Languages (2)
  • Physical Education (1)

3rd YEAR

Goal: Reinforcement of sophisticated management ability, communication skills, and suggestion skills for problem solving through practical lessons such as Field Research, Analysis, Workshop, and Proposals based on PBL
Major Subjects (Seminars/Practical Training) (18 credits)
[BPGI original courses/PBL]
  • Seminars on Global Issues Ⅱ (12)
    (Group A : Earth Environment/Risk and Security (6)
    Group B : Social Diversity and Inclusiveness/ Human Health and Wellbeing(6))
  • Practical Training on Global Issues Ⅱ (6)
    (Group A : Earth Environment/Risk and Security (3)
    Group B : Social Diversity and Inclusiveness/Human Health and Wellbeing(3))
Major Subjects (Lectures)
(15credits)
  • Quaternary Environmental Change (1)
  • Marine Biology (1) etc.
General Foundation Subjects (1)
  • Multidisciplinary Subjects (1)

4th YEAR

Goal: Cultivation of management ability, communication skills, and proposal skills by acquisition of practical skills through experience such as internship and graduation research of problem solving.
Major Subjects (Seminars/Practical Training) (12 credits)
[BPGI original courses/PBL]
  • Seminars on Global Issues Ⅲ (6)
  • Practical Training on Global Issues Ⅲ (6)
Graduation Research or Internship (6 credits)