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 Faculty of Regional Policy Curriculum Policy, Takasaki City University of Economics


The Faculty of Regional Policy at Takasaki City University of Economics was established as the first faculty dealing with regional policy in Japan for the purpose of nurturing regional leaders who can play a role in the decentralization of society. By cultivating a broad academic base and highly specialized knowledge of regional problems and policy, we aim to nurture students to become competent human resources who can facilitate the development of regional societies in this country.


1. The Faculty strives to provide an education enabling students to acquire six skills (problem identification, research and analysis, policy planning, communication, organization of collective action and social responsibility) composing an ability to solve problems as a regional leader and prove themselves to be a worthy graduate of TCUE, through their four-year education in the Faculty of Regional Policy.


2. The Faculty guarantees the provision of a broad education in humanities, social science and natural science, which are the fundamentals of character building and bases of regional policy studies. The Faculty's curriculum aims to develop students' practical foreign language skills that are indispensable in taking a role in global society. In the Introduction Seminar, a compulsory subject for first-year students, they learn the basic methodology of learning in a university.


3. Specialized subjects are composed of classes in 14 fields in 3 departments. The faculty aims to cultivate students' ability to understand various problems faced by regional societies and a wide range of theories and highly specialized knowledge useful in solving these problems.


4. Seminar I and Seminar II, compulsory subjects compiling the basics of what students in the Faculty will learn, aims to deepen students' understanding of the theories of specialized fields of regional policy and cultivate their ability to solve regional problems through practical and demonstrative research and investigation. Fourth-year students are required to submit a graduation thesis to present the outcomes of their study in the Faculty.


5. The Faculty aims to provide practical and demonstrative lecture courses by inviting regional leaders who play active roles in the real world to the university. The Faculty also aims to develop students' broad perspectives and raise students' awareness of regional problems by promoting studying abroad through the enhancement of credit translation systems with this university's Faculty of Economics and other universities in Gunma Prefecture and student exchange programs.