Shizuoka University's Curriculum Policy
The curriculum of Shizuoka University, based on its diploma policy, is organized and implemented in accordance with the following policy.
- University courses consist of core courses to impart fundamental learning methods, proficiency in foreign languages, and essential skills for information processing, career formation, and so on; general courses in contemporary issues to impart an international mindset; and foundational science courses and courses for educational and other qualifications to acquire fundamental scientific knowledge and to acquire qualifications for teaching and other careers.
- Specialized subjects encourage independent learning in specialized areas based on each faculty's diploma policy, systematically assigning courses to impart foundational knowledge and methods.
- Courses incorporating student interaction, fieldwork, experimental and practical work are assigned to ensure that students can identify problems themselves and cooperate with others to solve them, while opportunities for interaction with local and international communities are actively given.
- Sufficient time for learning is provided in all classes, with performance assessed based on objective standards.
Curriculum Policy by Faculty of Agriculture
Curriculum Organization / Implementation Policy (Curriculum Policy)
The Faculty of Agriculture, based on its diploma policy, shall organize and implement its curriculum in accordance with the following policy.
- The faculty will provide education to impart to students a wide-ranging perspective on agriculture and advanced knowledge of it, from the fundamental disciplines in natural sciences to specialized disciplines in each department.
- First and second year subjects will include those teaching culture and languages, fundamental subjects for sciences and introductory subjects for specialized disciplines; subjects for specialized disciplines will be available in the third and fourth years, the emphasis being on continuity throughout.
- There will be an emphasis on fieldwork-based scientific education to cultivate an attitude of independent learning.
- There will be an emphasis on practical exercise and training subjects to cultivate powers of observation and insight, and to improve the ability to investigate issues.
- Students will belong to a research laboratory from the second half of the third year, working towards their graduation research. Through this they will gain specialized knowledge and techniques and all-round thinking.
- Subjects will be provided with help in developing their careers and forming social sensibilities, enabling them to complete their studies with a clear path forward past graduation.