Master Degree Program of Mountain Studies

Curriculum

Completion Requirements

Subject Category Subject Group Requirement and/or Subject Name Credits Awarded
Specialized Core Subjects Introduction Required: "Introduction to Mountain Science A , B" (one credit each)

2

Fieldwork

2+

Practical Skills

2+

Specialized Applied Subjects All Domains Requirement: "Science in Mountain Studies Seminar IA, IB, IIA, IIB" (two credits each)
Requirement: "Mountain Science Research IA, IB, IIA, IIB" (1.5 credits each)

8

6

Geological Domain

2+

Biological Domain

2+

Biological Domain

2+

Credits for Completion

30

  • With regard to the graduate school common subjects, up to six credits can be recognized for satisfying completion requirements (Practical Skills).
  • For designated subjects established by partner universities, up to 10 credits can be applied to Practical Skills or Specialized Applied Subjects.
  • Students must obtain 30 credits from the completion of subjects, as per the above, and pass a master's thesis examination and final test.

The University of Tsukuba Subject List (draft)

Subject Category Domain Course Subject Name Duration Credits Course Format
Required Elective Free Lecture Seminar Lab/
Fieldwork
Specialized Core Subjects Introduction Introduction to Mountain Science A 1 Spring 1        
Introduction to Mountain Science B 1 Autumn 1        
Fieldwork Mountain Fieldwork A 1・2 Yearlong 1        
Mountain Fieldwork B 1・2 Yearlong 1        
Practical Skills Mountain Environment Internship 1・2 Yearlong   1      
Field Safety Management Science 1・2 Yearlong   1    
Scientific Presentation 1・2 Yearlong   1    
Advanced Research Experience (Study Tour) 1・2 Yearlong   1      
Special lecture on international mountain science 1・2 Yearlong   1      
Subtotal (9 subjects)      
Specialized Applied Subjects AllDomains Science in Mountain Studies Seminar IA 1 Spring 2        
Science in Mountain Studies Seminar IB 1 Autumn 2        
Science in Mountain Studies Seminar IIA 2 Spring 2        
Science in Mountain Studies Seminar IIB 2 Autumn 2        
Mountain Science Research IA 1 Spring 1        
Mountain Science Research IB 1 Yearlong 1        
Mountain Science Research IIA 2 Spring 2        
Mountain Science Research IIB 2 Autumn 2        
Biological Domain Bioresource Management Science (Japanese) 1・2 Autumn   2      
Vegetation Geography(Japanese) 1・2 Yearlong   2      
Vegetation Science (Japanese) 1・2 Autumn B   1      
Vegetation Science 1・2 Autumn A   1      
Soil Genesis 1・2 Yearlong   2      
Ecosystem Ecology (Japanese) 1・2 Spring   1      
Fungal Diversity Fieldwork (Japanese) 1・2 Spring C   1      
Arthropod Zoology Fieldwork (Japanese) 1・2 Spring C   1      
Environmental Fieldwork 1・2 Yearlong   1.5      
Mountain Forest Ecology Workshop 1・2 Summer   1      
Mountain Plateau Ecology Workshop 1・2 Summer   1      
Geological Domain Mountain Meteorology (Japanese) 1・2 Autumn   1      
Mountain Geomorphology (Japanese) 1・2 Spring   1      
Polar Region Geomorphology (Japanese) 1・2 Spring   1      
Hillslope Geomorphology & Hazards 1・2 Yearlong   1      
Mountain Topography Overseas Fieldwork 1・2 Yearlong   2      
Basin Zone Water Cycle Science (Japanese) 1・2 Spring   1      
Introduction to Water Environment(Japanese) 1・2 Spring   1      
Introduction to Water Environment 1・2 Spring   2      
Remote sensing 1・2 Spring   1      
Mountain Geology (Japanese) 1・2 Autumn   1      
Anthropological Domain Advanced Local Resource Conservation Studies (Japanese) 1・2 Spring   2      
Water Basin Comprehensive Management Theory (Japanese) 1・2 Spring   2      
Prevention and Mitigation of Sediment Disaster 1・2 Spring   2      
Applied Environmental Ethics
(Introduction to English Presentation and Debate )
1・2 Spring   2      
Mountain Tourism Studies (Japanese) 1・2 Yearlong   1      
Mountain Tourism Guide Theory (Japanese) 1・2 Yearlong     1    
Mountain Education Theory (Japanese) 1・2 Yearlong   1      
Subtotal (36 subjects)      
Academic Year/Course Term and Length
Number of academic terms per year Two terms
Duration of course for one term 15 weeks
Length of course for one period 75 minutes
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