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Shudo Standard Subjects

Purpose

Shudo Standard subjects are prepared with the purpose of improving each student’s academic ability and affirming the standards expected of each student.

Policy

Students start to study Shudo Standard classes as soon as they enter the university. As they advance to higher study, the university provides them with various curricular opportunities depending on their level and how much they have completed their studies.

Features

Shudo Standard subjects consist of Shudo First Year Experience, Shonenji Seminar, English, Introduction to Information Processing, Campus Life, Career Planning, and Hiroshima Area Studies.

Curriculum

HSU Introductory Seminar

The HSU Introductory Seminar teaches students how to effectively attend lectures and write reports. Based on such knowledge, students can learn how to set their educational goals and plan their studies, thereby improving their overall learning skills.

Shudo First year Experience
Shonenji Seminar

These are introductory courses designed to develop basic study skills and to motivate students to study and develop their own goals. This also includes various contents which educate students in various aspects of human education such as how to behave as members of society, life at university, and studying abroad.

Introduction to Information Processing
Basic Information Processing

The aims of these courses are to train students to be network / computer literate and to develop basic skills in word processing and spreadsheet applications. Students are evaluated by their performance on written / hands-on tests and assignments.

English I-IV
Listening I-II
Progress in English I, II

To facilitate international exchanges and to understand different cultures, subjects are designed to place emphasis on English education. In fact, English classes are conducted at different levels following a placement test so that students can learn effectively after they enter the university. In addition, students take the TOEIC test at the end of each semester (paid for by the university), and may be placed in different level classes depending on the test scores, and are evaluated depending on the test scores. The classes English I-IV, English Skills I-IV, Listening I-II and Progress in English I-II aim to develop communication skills, comprehension ability, and ability to use English.

Campus Life and Career Planning

This course helps students develop a clear sense of direction: purpose regarding their life, and vision regarding their future career. This will equip students with the ability to set their own goals, choose employment that suits them, and grow up independently. They will also learn about the world of work: knowledge, appropriate behavior, and manners.

Hiroshima Area Studies

These classes aim to produce students who are well versed in various aspects of Hiroshima. Classes offered under the theme of Hiroshima focus on areas such as Hiroshima’s culture, history, industry, sports, and traditional arts. Some of the courses also include field trips to sites of interest in Hiroshima.

Additional Features

Double Majors

Besides focusing on their own majors, if students are interested in another field, they are allowed to study it as a sub-major. After they complete the required courses and gain over 30 credits in another department, they will gain the certificate of completion.

Laptop Computer and Wireless LAN

A laptop computer is lent to each student. Students are allowed to keep this computer for the duration of the first academic year for use in and outside classes (information processing, English, etc.) on campus where they have access to a high-speed wireless network. They are also allowed to use the computer at home.

The Undergraduate Program

Course Registration

Course registration is in April and in September.

Education System

HSU aims to develop in students a high level of professionalism and knowledge in order that they may become fully-fledged members of society. The curricula of Hiroshima Shudo University are prepared by each faculty and department, each having its own distinctive characteristics. Each is systematically organized. Students are able to choose subjects according to their own interests within and beyond their faculty , s curriculum and thereby cultivate a rich knowledge and a high level of professionalism.

Cooperation with the Local Community

Credit Exchange Program

The Credit Exchange Program is based on a credit exchange agreement between local universities, so that students may attend lectures and receive credits for academic work at different universities. Started in April 1999, HSU is one of the founding members of this scheme. The program has been improving year by year and gives students opportunities to meet, study with and learn from many more people.

Internship Program

Created in 1999 with the intention of deepening education by means of practical, first-hand experience, the internship program strengthens ties between HSU and local enterprises and organizations.

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