A comprehensive and well-rounded foundation
The Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences provides students with a variety of programs and settings for a quality education.
The curriculum of the Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences comprises a shared set of general course requirements for both academic departments, as well as separate sets of advanced courses and electives exclusive to each department.
The general requirements include courses in basic science, foreign language, the humanities and social sciences, and general physical education. For the basic science requirement, students must take courses in Computer Literacy, Introductory Programming, Mathematics, and Physics. English is the only foreign language currently offered. Special priority has been placed on training in subjects essential to the study of Information Science. For example, the Contemporary English and Scientific English courses provide second-year students with a foundation for improved communication in technical fields. Technical Writing, moreover, is a course for third-year students that provides instruction in the writing techniques required for academic papers. In the humanities and social science courses, emphasis is devoted primarily to topics with a strong bearing on the study of Information Science. Athletic facilities located on the University's Tama campus in suburban Tokyo are enlisted for fulfillment of the General Physical Education course requirement.
The semester system: more freedom with course schedules
The Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences operates on the semester system. This system divides the academic year into a fall and spring semester, and awards academic credits on a semester basis. The spring semester begins in April and the fall semester begins in September.
Because most course offerings are completed in a single semester, students have the opportunity to pursue course work in a more systematic fashion and also have more flexibility in the courses they decide to take.
Information Science projects from the first year
Utilizing seminars set up for the purpose of imparting skills in identifying and solving problems, students in their first year initiate project-type research with assistance from their instructors. Because all instructors participate in Information Science projects, it is possible to choose from a wide range of interesting themes, including those normally deemed appropriate for students in later stages of their course work
A quality educational setting
Providing PCs to each and every student
Classrooms are all equipped with communications modules that allow PC access to the Internet. In addition, the university loans each student a notebook PC for personal use during his or her four years of enrollment.
Two information laboratories
Two information laboratories have been set up for drills and experiments requiring the use of computers. Each lab is equipped with around 90 of the latest PC models. Students may use either the Windows or Linux operating system.
Computer graphics images that demand heavy number-crunching can be produced with ease on the school's ultra-fast workstations.
Many office-style labs
Many office-style labs for student use have been set up to provide a pleasant computing environment in which to work on one's graduation thesis or other research.
Deeper understanding through educational assistance
Students also have the opportunity to serve as teaching assistants in the computer science classes of the high school affiliated with Hosei University. Explaining their own knowledge in terms that high-school students understand can be a highly rewarding experience; furthermore, the process of teaching can help students deepen their own understanding of Information Science concepts.
An advisory framework that facilitates counseling on course work
The Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences has adopted an advisory framework that allows students to seek counseling on the courses they should take to complete their degree requirements and so on. By taking advantage of this framework, students have access to guidance from faculty advisors throughout their school enrollment, from admissions on to graduation.