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Required course works

The First Year in Master’s Course

  • Taking Practical English for Global Creative Leaders I, II (see Table 2)
  • Attending each level (Small/Medium/Large) of GDWS A at least once before the screening date for advancing to second year GCL. (By no later than October)
  • Attending the GDWS B by the completion of master program (GDWS B is usually offered from summer to winter. Therefore, it is recommended to participate in the 1st year.)
  • In accordance with Table 1, required courses (Lectures for Global Creative Leaders I to XXV in Table 3) should be completed by the end of the master’s course. (Recommended to be taken in the 1st year)

The Second Year in Master’s Course

  • Internship in abroad and/or in Japan (6 month) (GCL course student establish their own internship opportunities in accordance with their particular interests and career goals and with appropriate advice from the staff in charge of GCL Internship program. (Students who have enrolled in April are required to complete the internships by no later than September in the 4th year./Students who have enrolled in September are required to complete the internships by no later than March in the 3rd year.))

The Third, Fourth and Fifth Years in Doctoral Course

  • Taking Special Practical English for Global Creative Leaders I, II (see Table 2)
  • Organizing the GDWS C at least once (Doctoral course-transfer students are required to organize the GDWS C after attending the GDWS B.)
  • Performing their Social Innovation Project (It is not mentioned in the list of the required courses.)
    Each GCL course student must execute a Social Innovation Project with other members of the program, aspiring to be a leader, to step forward social innovation based on cutting-edge ICT. Project Incubation Machinery (PIM), which consists of teachers and association with external organizations, assist individual students in their efforts to obtain research funds, e.g. outside competitive funds and inter-school competition. Students define their own projects and execute them for two years. After that, the project will be evaluated. This is not only Project-Based Learning (PBL) but also the main research activity for completion of PhD. On this basis, students work on their dissertation.
  • Internship in abroad and/or in Japan (6 month) (GCL course student establish their own internship opportunities in accordance with their particular interests and career goals and with appropriate advice from the staff in charge of GCL Internship program. (Students who have enrolled in April are required to complete the internships by no later than September in the 4th year./Students who have enrolled in September are required to complete the internships by no later than March in the 3rd year.))

Table 1. Master’s Program ー Required course in each Department & Required number of credits

Information Science and Technology Computer Science I, II: Required
Mathematical Informatics
System Informatics
Information and Communication Engineering
Mechano-Informatics
Creative Informatics
Interdisciplinary Information Studies Interdisciplinary Information Studies XIII, XIV: Required
Engineering Urban Engineering I, II: Required
Electrical Engineering and Information Systems I, II, XXI: Required
Medicine Social Medicine I, II: Required
Health Sciences and Nursing I, II: Required
Public Health I, II: Required
Agricultural and Life Sciences Global Agricultural Sciences I, II, XXIV: Required
Education Clinical Psychology More than 4 Credits Required including III
Economics Management More than 4 Credits Required including III(II is not allowed as credit.)
Public Policy More than 4 Credits Required including III
Law and Politics Law and Politics More than 4 Credits Required including III

Table 2. Regular and Special Practical English for Global Creative Leaders (Intensive Courses)

GCL Course Title Credit Department・Specialization Schedule Room (RM)#
Practical English for Global Creative Leaders I 1 GCL Common Curriculum (Master’s Program: Core subjects, Required) S1, S2 Saturday 10:00-17:00 3days (Details will be notified individually, please note.) To be Announced
Practical English for Global Creative Leaders II 1 GCL Common Curriculum (Master’s Program: Core subjects, Required) A1, A2 Saturday 10:00-17:00 3days (Details will be notified individually, please note.) To be Announced
Special Practical English for Global Creative Leaders I 1 GCL Common Curriculum (Doctoral Program: Core subjects, Required) S1, S2 Saturday 10:00-17:00 3days (Details will be notified individually, please note.) To be Announced
Special Practical English for Global Creative Leaders II 1 GCL Common Curriculum (Doctoral Program: Core subjects, Required) A1, A2 Saturday 10:00-17:00 3days (Details will be notified individually, please note.) To be Announced

Table 3. GCL Course List

※Please refer to the following links for more information about UTokyo syllabus.
http://catalog.he.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index .

GCL Course Course Title (corresponding to GCL Course)
Course Title & Number Credit Subtitle Department・Specialization Schedule Room (RM)#
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders I 2 Technology Use and Law Public Policy S1/S2/Wed/ 18:45-20:30 GCL Lab., Faculty of Engineering Bldg. 3, Hongo Campus
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders I(Technology Use and Law) Information Science and Technology(IST)-Common Curriculum S1/S2/Wed/ 18:45-20:30 GCL Lab., Faculty of Engineering Bldg. 3, Hongo Campus
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders II 2 Lecture for Global Creative Leaders II(Introduction to Management) Information Science and Technology(IST)-Common Curriculum A1/A2/Thurs/18:45-20:30 GCL Lab., Faculty of Engineering Bldg. 3, Hongo Campus
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders III 2 Lecture for Global Creative Leaders III(Information Systems) Information Science and Technology(IST)-Common Curriculum S1/S2/Thurs/18:45-20:30 GCL Lab., Faculty of Engineering Bldg. 3, Hongo Campus
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders IV 2 Lecture for Global Creative Leaders IV Information Science and Technology(IST)-Common Curriculum (Not offered in 2017)
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders V 2 Lecture for Global Creative Leaders V Information Science and Technology(IST)-Common Curriculum (Not offered in 2017)
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders VI 2 Lecture for Global Creative Leaders VI Information Science and Technology(IST)-Common Curriculum (Not offered in 2017)
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders VII 2 Lecture for Global Creative Leaders VII(The bureaucracy) Information Science and Technology(IST)-Common Curriculum A1/A2/Fri/ 18:45-20:30 GCL Lab., Faculty of Engineering Bldg. 3, Hongo Campus
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders VIII 2 Lecture for Global Creative Leaders VIII Information Science and Technology(IST)-Common Curriculum (Not offered in 2017)
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders IX 2 Lecture for Global Creative Leaders IX (ICT as a researching approach for Social Issues) Information Science and Technology(IST)-Common Curriculum S1/S2/Tues/ 18:45-20:30 GCL Lab., Faculty of Engineering Bldg. 3, Hongo Campus
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders X 2 Lecture for Global Creative Leaders X (Innovator Ethics) Information Science and Technology(IST)-Common Curriculum S1/S2/Mon/ 18:45-20:30 GCL Lab., Faculty of Engineering Bldg. 3, Hongo Campus
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders XI 2 Lecture for Global Creative Leaders XI(International system and Social ICT) Information Science and Technology(IST)-Common Curriculum A1/A2/Wed/ 18:45-20:30 GCL Lab., Faculty of Engineering Bldg. 3, Hongo Campus
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders XII 2 Lecture for Global Creative Leaders XII Information Science and Technology(IST)-Common Curriculum (Not offered in 2017)
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders XIII 2 Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Information Studies I and Research Ethics Interdisciplinary Information Studies Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Information Studies I S1/Tues/ 13:00-14:45


Research Ethics A1/Tues/ 10:25-12:10

Seminar RM93B, Faculty of Engineering Bldg. 2, Hongo Campus


Seminar RM92B, Faculty of Engineering Bldg. 2, Hongo Campus

Lecture for Global Creative Leaders XIV 2 Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Information Studies II and III Interdisciplinary Information Studies Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Information Studies II S1/Tues/ 10:25-12:10


Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Information Studies III Year-round course

Seminar RM93B, Faculty of Engineering Bldg. 2, Hongo Campus


To be held at each presentation venue

Lecture for Global Creative Leaders XV 2 Comparative Law (Special Study) Law and Politics A1/A2/Fri/ 14:55-16:40 RM21, Faculty of Law and Letters Bldg. 1, Hongo Campus
Introduction to Japanese Law in English (Special Study) Public Policy A1/A2/Fri/ 14:55-16:40 RM21, Faculty of Law and Letters Bldg. 1, Hongo Campus
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders XVI 2 Public Administration (Special Study) Law and Politics S1/S2/Mon/ 16:50-18:35 Study Room A3, Faculty of Law and Letters Bldg. 1, Hongo Campus
Science, technology and Public policy Public Policy A1/Tues/ 14:55-16:40


A1/Fri/ 13:00-14:45

RM304, Law and Politics Sogo Bldg., Hongo Campus (S Low 304)


RM27, Faculty of Law and Letters Bldg. 1, Hongo Campus

Lecture for Global Creative Leaders XVII 2 Science of Public Administration (Special Study) Law and Politics S1/S2/Wed/ 8:30-10:15 RM26, Faculty of Law and Letters Bldg. 1, Hongo Campus
Public Administration in Local Government Public Policy S1/S2/Wed/ 8:30-10:15 RM26, Faculty of Law and Letters Bldg. 1, Hongo Campus
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders XVIII 2 Law and Public Policy Public Policy S1/S2/Wed/ 16:50-18:35 RM27, Faculty of Law and Letters Bldg. 1, Hongo Campus
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders XIX 2 Case Study I (Public Administration and Society in the Digital Age I) Public Policy S1/S2/Tues/ 18:45-20:30 RM710, Administration Bureau Bldg.2, Hongo Campus
Case Study I (Public Administration and Society in the Digital Age I) Information Science and Technology(IST)-Common Curriculum S1/S2/Tues/ 18:45-20:30 RM710, Administration Bureau Bldg.2, Hongo Campus
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders XX 2 Case StudyⅡ (Public Administration and Society in the Digital Age II) Public Policy A1/A2/Tues/ 18:45-20:30 RM27, Faculty of Law and Letters Bldg. 1, Hongo Campus
Seminar RM C (IAR 1218C), 12th Fl., International Academic Research Bldg., Hongo Campus
Case StudyⅡ (Public Administration and Society in the Digital Age II) Information Science and Technology(IST)-Common Curriculum A1/A2/Tues/ 18:45-20:30 RM27, Faculty of Law and Letters Bldg. 1, Hongo Campus
Seminar RM C (IAR 1218C), 12th Fl., International Academic Research Bldg., Hongo Campus
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders XXI 2 Fundamentals of Information Security Electrical Engineering and Information System S1/S2/Wed/ 10:25-12:10 Seminar RM246, Faculty of Engineering Bldg.2, Hongo Campus
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders XXII 2 Mental Health Management Basic Integrated Educational Sciences S1/S2/Mon/ 8:30-10:15
※The first briefing session will be held on Tues., Apr. 11 (8:30-10:15) at Study Room, 3Fl., General Research Bldg., Yayoi Campus.
Please make sure to attend that briefing session.
Study Room, 3Fl., General Research Bldg., Yayoi Campus
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders XXIII 2 Research Methods in Clinical Psychology Ⅰ Integrated Educational Sciences S1/S2/Mon/ 10:25-12:10 RM357, Faculty of Education Bldg., Hongo Campus
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders XXIV 1 Advanced Agro-Environmental Science and Informatics (Biennial course) Global Agricultural Sciences S1~A1 Intensive to be announced
Lecture for Global Creative Leaders XXV 2 Information technology in the field of Health care and Nursing Medical Sciences – Common Curriculum A2W/Tues/ 14:55-16:40 Seminar RM5, 13Fl., New Medical Research Building, Hongo Campus