2021 Undergurduate Academic Handbook

158CurriculumCourse RegistrationExaminations and GradingOff-campus Study ProgramsOther Information and ProgramsStudy at APUSeminar Subjects■ 3rd Year SeminarsAPS "Major SeminarⅠ&Ⅱ"The main aim of the APS Major Seminar is to deepen students' academic understanding of specic economic social issues, including the background and the structure of those issues, affecting the Asia Pacic region through research and discussion. Students also write academic reports on a chosen topic, which is essential training for further studies. The main elds are "Environment & Development," "Hospitality & Tourism," "International Relations & Peace Studies," and "Culture, Society & Media." During their studies, students will further develop the fundamental research methods they acquired during their rst two years and deepen their knowledge through analyzing a range of information. Some students may also take part in surveys, interviews, or eldwork in Japan or overseas.APM "Major SeminarⅠ&Ⅱ"Joining an APM Major seminar is a great opportunity for students to more deeply learn about key topics in business and economics from a global perspective. APM Major Seminars equip students with specialized knowledge and skills through research, discussion, and collaborative work. They offer the learning environment for students who want small class sizes and a closer supervision by faculty. Students intending to write an undergraduate thesis are strongly encouraged to enroll in an APM Major seminar.Sub-Seminars (additional 3rd year seminar)In general, students only take one seminar subject per semester. However, under certain conditions, students are allowed to attend two seminar classes per semester in order to broaden their knowledge in their eld of study.Application CriteriaStudents can apply for seminars in the other College as sub-seminars. Credits earned from seminars offered by the other College will be counted as Other College subjects.・ Both the instructor of the main seminar subject and the instructor of the sub-seminar subject must authorize the student to take two seminars. (Only possible if there is space in the sub-seminar class.)・ If a student's main seminar class timetable overlaps with their sub-seminar class timetable after application, the sub-seminar subject will be automatically deleted.・ Students who fail to apply for a main seminar subject will not be permitted to apply for a sub-seminar. (Applications for a sub-seminar only are not permitted.)Grade EvaluationRegular grading (A+, A, B, C, or F)

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