2021 Undergurduate Academic Handbook
160CurriculumCourse RegistrationExaminations and GradingOff-campus Study ProgramsOther Information and ProgramsStudy at APUSeminar Subjects■ 3rd & 4th Year Seminar Applications< 3rd and 4th Year Seminar Application Process >3rd Year4th Semester5th Semester6th SemesterNew Application△Major Seminar Ⅰ or Ⅱ2 credits▲Continue (automatic registration)▲Major Seminar Ⅰ or Ⅱ2 credits▲Continue(automatic registration)▲LeaveNew Application△▲Leave4th Year6th Semester7th Semester8th SemesterContinue(automatic registration)▲Graduation Research Ⅰ(Research Seminar) (APS)Research Seminar (APM)2 credits▲Pass (automatic registration)▲Graduation Research Ⅱ (Undergraduate Thesis)(APS)Undergraduate Thesis (APM)4 creditsNew Application△▲Fail (unable to register)・ Accelerated Graduation Program students and students on exchange (or who have just finished an exchange program) will take 3rd and 4th year seminars at different times than regular students. Please refer to p.163 for details.3rd and 4th Year Seminar Credit FieldSubject Field3rd and 4th year seminar courses are graded each semester. Credits completed from 3rd and4th year seminar courses taken from one's enrolled college will count toward the Major Education Subject eld. Sub-seminar courses taken from another college will count toward the "Other College Subjects (General Electives)" eld.Listing of Areas of Study on DiplomasTo have their Area of Study listed on their diploma, students in the College of International Management must complete 12 or more credits of the designated subjects for the Area of Study. Up to 4 credits earned from seminar subjects can be included in this requirement.Students in the College of Asia Pacic Studies must complete 2 credits from the required subjects (Common Liberal Arts Subjects) from the Area of Study they have registered for, and 28 credits from the Major Education Subjects for the Area of Study. Not only are these necessary for APS students to have their Area of Study listed on their diploma, these are also included in the graduation requirements. All credits earned from seminar subjects will count toward the required 28 credits.Note that regardless of the Area of Study the seminar falls under, credits earned from the subject will count toward all Areas of Study. (Applies to both APM and APS)Students in the College of International Management who have completed at least 30 credits of Course Subjects, Core Subjects, and Seminar Subjects will have their Area of Study listed on their diploma (See p.101 for details). Credits earned for all APM 3rd and 4th year seminars will count towards this requirement regardless of the Area of Study. Please note that for APS students, credits earned from seminar subjects do not count towards any Area of Study.