The Credit System
Each subject is assigned a credit value based on study hours necessary for completion. Credits are only awarded if a student receives a passing grade for the course.
|Subject Type||Total Number of Classes per Subject||Credits Awarded upon Completion|
|All Lecture Subjects||14 classes||Per Quarter/Session||2|
|Seminar Subjects||14 (including individual supervision)||Per Semester||2|
|Research and Presentations: Research Presentation*||14 classes||Per Semester||2|
|Research and Presentations: Research Paper*||14 classes||Per Semester||4|
|Tutorials||14 classes||Per Semester||2|
|Japanese Language Subjects**||28 classes||Per Semester||2|
* Refer to subjects in the Doctoral program.
** Japanese Language classes are counted towards the completion requirements differently depending on the program. Please refer to the information on the Japanese Language Subjects page for details.
Each subject is followed by lettering, indicating the semester it is offered and the school to which the subject belongs. For example, a subject labeled with “SA” indicates that the subject is a GSAM subject offered in the Spring Semester while a subject labeled with "SM" indicates that the subject is a GSM subject offered in the Spring Semester.
|S: Spring||A: GSAM Subject|
|F: Fall||M: GSM Subject|
- Seminars are lettered differently. While the ﬁrst letter refers to the semester, the second letter refers to an associated supervisor. For example, seminars offered in the Spring Semester may be lettered SB, SC, SD, and so forth, indicating different supervisors. Information on seminars is updated on the Graduate School webpage prior to the beginning of every semester.