Curriculum Policy (Principles underlying the educational framework and experiential learning)

In the Graduate School of Law at Kagawa University, the principles guiding graduation requirements (diploma policy) are manifested in specialized courses that prepare students to become specialists in their fields as well as competent researchers. Students must complete 30 credits and successfully pass the review of a graduation thesis.
The principles outlined in the diploma policy are realized through graduate school liberal education courses and the educational methods described below

① Professional knowledge and comprehension skills
Courses taken from the first year of the Masters program will prepare students with professional knowledge and comprehension skills in such areas as the fundamentals of law, international relation and political science.

② Skills as researchers and practitioners
Supervisors will provide guidance for students beginning in the first year of the Masters program. Through course work and an inculcation of research methods, students will become enabled to complete a graduation thesis and thereby establish themselves as competent researchers.

③ Ethics and social responsibility  
Through the graduate program, students will develop a strong sense of ethics and social responsibility as demanded of highly-skilled professionals.

④ An international perspective  
Students will gain an international perspective through the perusal of foreign-language research articles and texts, which will help to advance requisite foreign language skills in the fields of law and political science.

Acquisition of the above-described skills and knowledge will be strictly evaluated holistically at five levels. The graduation thesis will be evaluated by 3 or more faculty members, and undergo a final test, in order to satisfy necessary criteria for graduation.