Diploma Policy and Curriculum Policy

Kobe University’s Faculty of Global Human Sciences aims to produce ‘cooperative global graduates’ who can tackle global issues (the issues facing today’s society that need to be addressed through cooperation on a global scale) with a deep sense of human understanding and compassion, and are also capable of contributing to building a global society where people across the world can coexist beyond borders.

The faculty aims to achieve these objectives by awarding bachelor’s degrees according to the following policy.

Bachelor’s Degree (Bachelor of Arts)

Bachelor’s Degree (Education)

Bachelor’s Degree (Bachelor of Arts)

Diploma Policy

Department of Global Cultures

The Faculty of Global Human Sciences awards degrees in global cultures as follows, based on the diploma policy of Kobe University.

  • Students study for a period of four years or more, and must obtain the prescribed credits required to complete the course.
  • Prior to graduating, students are expected to acquire the following skills in addition to capabilities set out in the diploma policy of Kobe University.
    • The ability to take a critical and logical approach in order to identify questions comprising global issues.
    • A broad range of communication skills making effective use of foreign languages and ICT, as well as information-gathering and analytical skills.
    • The ability to understand global issues from the perspective of cultural diversity.
    • The ability to cooperate with others and display leadership in the aim of tackling global issues.

Department of Human Development and Community

The Faculty of Global Human Sciences awards degrees in human development and community as follows, based on the diploma policy of Kobe University.

  • Students study for a period of four years or more, and must obtain the prescribed credits required to complete the course.
  • Prior to graduating, students are expected to acquire the following skills in addition to capabilities set out in the diploma policy of Kobe University.
    • The ability to take a critical and logical approach in order to identify questions comprising global issues.
    • A broad range of communication skills making effective use of foreign languages and ICT, as well as information-gathering and analytical skills.
    • The ability to understand global issues from the perspective of human development and human sciences.
    • The ability to cooperate with others and display leadership in the aim of tackling global issues.

Department of Environment and Sustainability

The Faculty of Global Human Sciences awards degrees in environment and sustainability as follows, based on the diploma policy of Kobe University.

  • Students study for a period of four years or more, and must obtain the prescribed credits required to complete the course.
  • Prior to graduating, students are expected to acquire the following skills in addition to capabilities set out in the diploma policy of Kobe University.
    • The ability to take a critical and logical approach in order to identify questions comprising global issues.
    • A broad range of communication skills making effective use of foreign languages and ICT, as well as information-gathering and analytical skills.
    • The ability to understand global issues from the perspective of the environment and sustainability.
    • The ability to cooperate with others and display leadership in the aim of tackling global issues.

Department of Child Education

The Faculty of Global Human Sciences awards degrees in child education as follows, based on the diploma policy of Kobe University.

  • Students study for a period of four years or more, and must obtain the prescribed credits required to complete the course.
  • Prior to graduating, students are expected to acquire the following skills in addition to capabilities set out in the diploma policy of Kobe University.
    • The ability to take a critical and logical approach in order to identify questions comprising global issues.
    • A broad range of communication skills making effective use of foreign languages and ICT, as well as information-gathering and analytical skills.
    • The ability to understand global issues from the perspective of human development and educating the next generation.
    • The ability to cooperate with others and display leadership with the aim of tackling global issues.

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Curriculum Policy

Department of Global Cultures

The curriculum of the Department of Global Cultures in the Faculty of Global Human Sciences is structured as follows, based on the Curriculum Policy of Kobe University.

  1. In order to impress upon students a sense of enhanced humanity, creativity and international awareness, the university has established common courses to be taken by all students. These include basic liberal arts courses, integrated liberal arts courses, advanced liberal arts courses, foreign language courses, first-year seminars, career courses, information science courses, health and physical education courses and other courses deemed mandatory.
  2. The following specialized courses (including common basic courses for majors and the advanced liberal arts courses offered by the faculty) enable students to acquire a high level of scholarship and develop a specialization.
    • Faculty-wide common basic courses enable students to develop the ability to take a critical and logical approach to global issues, and to cooperate with others and demonstrate leadership, as well as to develop the ability to communicate effectively using foreign languages and ICT, and acquire information-gathering and analytical skills.
    • Faculty-wide common advanced courses enable students to develop the ability to collect and analyze diverse information in order to identify questions involving global issues, as well as to communicate freely using foreign languages and ICT.
    • The global studies program courses enable students to develop skills to cooperate with others and display leadership with the aim of tackling global issues.
    • Department-wide common courses enable students to develop the basic knowledge and foreign language communication skills required to understand global cultures.
    • Department-wide core courses enable students to develop core specialist knowledge relating to global cultural formation, global social dynamics and global communication.
    • Department-wide advanced courses enable students to develop advanced specialist knowledge relating to global cultural formation, global social dynamics and global communication.

These courses often involve active learning or experiential study in the form of lectures, practical learning, practical training or other classroom formats, and interactive learning in small groups is actively encouraged. The global studies program also includes overseas studies and field studies.

Assessments are carried out in a pluralistic and comprehensive manner in line with the relevant learning objectives.

Department of Human Development and Community

The curriculum of the Department of Human Development and Community in the Faculty of Global Human Sciences is structured as follows, based on the Curriculum Policy of Kobe University.

  1. In order to impress upon students a sense of enhanced humanity, creativity and international awareness, the university has established common courses to be taken by all students. These include basic liberal arts courses, integrated liberal arts courses, advanced liberal arts courses, foreign language courses, first-year seminars, career courses, information science courses, health and physical education courses and other courses deemed mandatory.
  2. The following specialized courses (including common basic courses for majors and the advanced liberal arts courses offered by the faculty) enable students to acquire a high level of scholarship and develop a specialization.
    • Faculty-wide common basic courses enable students to develop the ability to take a critical and logical approach to global issues, and to cooperate with others and demonstrate leadership, as well as to develop the ability to communicate effectively using foreign languages and ICT, and acquire information-gathering and analytical skills.
    • Faculty-wide common advanced courses enable students to develop the ability to collect and analyze diverse information in order to identify questions involving global issues, as well as to communicate freely using foreign languages and ICT.
    • The global studies program courses enable students to develop skills to cooperate with others and display leadership with the aim of tackling global issues.
    • Department-wide common courses enable students to develop basic knowledge relating to human development and community.
    • Department-wide core courses enable students to develop core specialist knowledge relating to human development and community formation.
    • Department-wide advanced courses enable students to develop advanced specialist knowledge relating to human development and community formation.

These courses often involve active learning or experiential study in the form of lectures, practical learning, practical training or other classroom formats, and interactive learning in small groups is actively encouraged. The global studies program also includes overseas studies and field studies.

Assessments are carried out in a pluralistic and comprehensive manner in line with the relevant learning objectives.

Department of Environment and Sustainability

The curriculum of the Department of Environment and Sustainability in the Faculty of Global Human Sciences is structured as follows, based on the Curriculum Policy of Kobe University.

  1. In order to impress upon students a sense of enhanced humanity, creativity and international awareness, the university has established common courses to be taken by all students. These include basic liberal arts courses, integrated liberal arts courses, advanced liberal arts courses, foreign language courses, first-year seminars, career courses, information science courses, health and physical education courses and other courses deemed mandatory.
  2. The following specialized courses (including common basic courses for majors and the advanced liberal arts courses offered by the faculty) enable students to acquire a high level of scholarship and develop a specialization.
    • Faculty-wide common basic courses enable students to develop the ability to take a critical and logical approach to global issues, and to cooperate with others and demonstrate leadership, as well as to develop the ability to communicate effectively using foreign languages and ICT, and acquire information-gathering and analytical skills.
    • Faculty-wide common advanced courses enable students to develop the ability to collect and analyze diverse information in order to identify questions involving global issues, as well as to communicate freely using foreign languages and ICT.
    • The global studies program courses enable students to develop skills to cooperate with others and display leadership with the aim of tackling global issues.
    • The common basic courses for majors give students an understanding of the basic foundation required to study their specialist area.
    • Department-wide common courses enable students to develop basic knowledge relating to the environment and sustainability.
    • Department-wide core courses enable students to develop the core analytical skills required to identify issues relating to the environment and sustainability.
    • Department-wide advanced courses enable students to develop advanced investigative skills required to address issues relating to the environment and sustainability.

These courses often involve active learning or experiential study in the form of lectures, practical learning, practical training or other classroom formats, and interactive learning in small groups is actively encouraged. The global studies program also includes overseas studies and field studies.

Assessments are carried out in a pluralistic and comprehensive manner in line with the relevant learning objectives.

Department of Child Education

The curriculum of the Department of Child Education in the Faculty of Global Human Sciences is structured as follows, based on the Curriculum Policy of Kobe University.

  1. In order to impress upon students a sense of enhanced humanity, creativity and international awareness, the university has established common courses to be taken by all students. These include basic liberal arts courses, integrated liberal arts courses, advanced liberal arts courses, foreign language courses, first-year seminars, career courses, information science courses, health and physical education courses and other courses deemed mandatory.
  2. The following specialized courses (including common basic courses for majors and the advanced liberal arts courses offered by the faculty) enable students to acquire a high level of scholarship and develop a specialization.
    • Faculty-wide common basic courses enable students to develop the ability to take a critical and logical approach to global issues, and to cooperate with others and demonstrate leadership, as well as to develop communication skills making effective use of foreign languages and ICT, and acquire information-gathering and analytical skills.
    • Faculty-wide common advanced courses enable students to develop the ability to collect and analyze diverse information in order to identify questions involving global issues, as well as to communicate freely using foreign languages and ICT.
    • The global studies program courses enable students to develop skills to cooperate with others and display leadership in the aim of tackling global issues.
    • Department-wide common courses give students an understanding of the basic foundation required to study child education.
    • Department-wide core courses enable students to develop the core analytical skills required to identify issues relating to school education and early childhood education.
    • Department-wide advanced courses enable students to develop the advanced investigative skills required to address issues relating to school education and early childhood education from a global perspective and the perspective of inclusive education. Department-wide advanced courses also enable students to develop the problem-solving skills required to advance their educational practice informed by these investigations.

These courses often involve active learning or experiential study in the form of lectures, practical learning, practical training or other classroom formats, and interactive learning in small groups is actively encouraged. The global studies program also includes overseas studies and field studies.

Assessments are carried out in a pluralistic and comprehensive manner in line with the relevant learning objectives.

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Bachelor’s Degree (Education)

Diploma Policy

Department of Child Education

The Faculty of Global Human Sciences awards degrees in child education as follows, based on the Diploma Policy of Kobe University.

  • Students study for a period of four years or more, and must obtain the prescribed credits required to complete the course.
  • Prior to graduating, students are expected to acquire the following skills in addition to capabilities set out in the Diploma Policy of Kobe University.
    • The ability to take a critical and logical approach to identify questions comprising global issues.
    • A broad range of communication skills making effective use of foreign languages and ICT, as well as information-gathering and analytical skills.
    • The ability to understand global issues from the perspective of human development and educating the next generation.
    • The ability to engage with practical child education that respects the cultural diversity of today’s society.
    • The ability to cooperate with others and display leadership with the aim of tackling global issues.

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Curriculum Policy

Department of Child Education

The curriculum of the Department of Child Education in the Faculty of Global Human Sciences is structured as follows, based on the Curriculum Policy of Kobe University.

  1. In order to impress upon students a sense of enhanced humanity, creativity and international awareness, the university has established common courses to be taken by all students. These include basic liberal arts courses, integrated liberal arts courses, advanced liberal arts courses, foreign language courses, first-year seminars, career courses, information science courses, health and physical education courses and other courses deemed mandatory.
  2. The following specialized courses (including common basic courses for majors and the advanced liberal arts courses offered by the faculty) enable students to acquire a high level of scholarship and develop a specialization.
    • Faculty-wide common basic courses enable students to develop the ability to take a critical and logical approach to global issues, and to cooperate with others and demonstrate leadership, as well as to develop the ability to communicate effectively using foreign languages and ICT, and acquire information-gathering and analytical skills.
    • Faculty-wide common advanced courses enable students to develop the ability to collect and analyze diverse information in order to identify questions involving global issues, as well as to communicate freely using foreign languages and ICT.
    • The global studies program courses enable students to develop skills to cooperate with others and display leadership in the aim of tackling global issues.
    • Department-wide common courses give students an understanding of the basic foundation required to study child education.
    • Department-wide core courses enable students to develop the core analytical skills required to identify issues relating to school education and early childhood education.
    • Department-wide advanced courses enable students to develop the advanced investigative skills required to address issues relating to school education and early childhood education both from a global perspective and from the perspective of inclusive education. Department-wide advanced courses also enable students to develop the practical problem-solving skills required to advance their educational practice in a multifaceted and comprehensive manner informed by these investigations.

These courses often involve active learning or experiential study in the form of lectures, practical learning, practical training or other classroom formats, and interactive learning in small groups is actively encouraged. The global studies program also includes overseas studies and field studies.

Assessments are carried out in a pluralistic and comprehensive manner in line with the relevant learning objectives.

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