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Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (Master's) Course Model | APU Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

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Course Model

COURSE MODEL

Subject Category
(No. of required credits)
First Year Second Year Remarks
1st Semester 2nd Semester 3rd Semester 4th Semester
Lecture Subjects Analytical Foundation Subjects
(4 credits)
Research Methods and Academic Writing Completion of all required subjects is mandatory. It is strongly recommended that these subjects are completed during the 1st semester.
Information Resources and Data Analysis
Core Subjects on the Asia Pacific Region
(4 credits or more)
Public Health in the Asia Pacific Tourism in the Asia Pacific Students must complete at least 4 credits from these subjects.
Politics and Economics in the Asia Pacific Social and Cultural Processes in the Asia Pacific
Environment and Sustainable Development in the Asia Pacific
Major Subject
(10 credits or more)
IR Regionalism and Globalization International Political Economy Special Studies (International Relations) International Security Students must complete at least 10 credits from the major subjects within their affiliated division. After completing this requirement, it is recommended that students take the recommended elective subjects.
International Law Comparative Politics and Government Conflict Resolution
SC Changing Social Landscapes Migration and Trans-nationalism Sociology of Everyday Life Cultural Change
Media and Communication Social Organizations and Institutions Special Studies (Society and Culture)
IPA Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation International Public Administration Project Management Community Development
Special Studies (International Public Administration) International Organizations Planning and Evaluation
PHM Environmental Health Biostatistics Public Health Essentials Bioinformatics
Special Studies (Public Health Management) Healthcare Economics Epidemiology
SS Environment and Natural Resources Conservation Environmental Policy, Law and Administration Urban Sustainability Special Studies (Sustainability Science)
Advanced Environmental Geosciences Environmental Economics Industrial Ecology
TH Tourism Economics Environmental Tourism Health and Wellness Tourism Tourism Policy and Planning
Cultural and Heritage Tourism Community Based Tourism Special Studies (Tourism and Hospitality)
DE Development Economics Development Finance Microeconomics Special Studies (Development Economics)
Macroeconomics Comparative Economic Development Community Development
Core Related Subjects
(--)
Decision Making Under Uncertainty Marketing Strategy Hospitality Management Database Management Competion of these subjects is not mandatory. Students interested in gaining knowledge on these subjects may take them. Any received credits will count towards the credits required for program completion.
Information Technology and Operations Management Marketing Research Management Information Systems Advanced Data Analysis and Statistics
Product Development Strategy
Seminars
(4 credits)
Research Project I Research Project II Research Project III
(presentation of research progress)
Final Research Project
(submission and examination of final research project)
Completion of the final research project and at least one of the remaining 3 subjects is required.

Notes:
32 credits or more are required for the completion of this program.
Successful completion of any of the above subjects is worth 2 credits.
Japanese language subjects are available for those who are interested in studying Japanese.

Sample Course Registration: GSAM Student Specializing in Development Economics (DE)

Subject Category First Year Second Year No. of Completed Credits
1st Semester 2nd Semester 3rd Semester 4th Semester
Lecture Subjects Analytical Foundation Subjects Research Methods and Academic Writing 4 credits
Information Resources and Data Analysis
Core Subjects on the Asia Pacific Region Environment and Sustainable Development in the Asia Pacific Social and Cultural Processes in the Asia Pacific 4 credits
Major Subject Environment and Natural Resources Conservation (SS) Special Studies (International Public Administration) (IPA) Macroeconomics (DE) DE: 10 credits
Other: 12 credits
International Public Administartion (IPA) International Organizations (IPA) Special Studies (DE)
Development Economics (DE) Comparative Economic Development (DE) Project Management (IPA)
Planning and Evaluation (IPA) Microeconomics (DE)
Core Related Subjects (--)
Seminars Research Project I Research Project II
(submission of a research proposal)
Research Project III
(presentation of research progress)
Final Research Project
(presentation of research findings and submission
and examination of final manuscript)
8 credits
Completed Credits per Semester 16 credits 12 credits 8 credits 2 credits 38 credits

Notes:
Underlined subjects are recommended electives for this student's affiliated division.

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