Graduate School of Sustainability Science, Department of Dryland Science 鳥取大学 持続性社会創生科学研究科 国際乾燥地科学専攻

Outline of Department of Dryland Science and Course Guidelines

Outline of Department of Dryland Science

Students of the Department of Dryland Science belong either to the General Program or to the Special Program in English, which have different curriculums. Those programs of the Department are students’ academic affiliations, while the teaching staff are not separated into the two programs but may teach for either of them according to students they supervise or to subjects they specialize in. Students of the General Program should take subjects taught in Japanese, and those of the Special Program in English take subjects taught in English. General Program students can take subjects taught in English under the permission of the coordinator of the subject if the student has the required level of English language skills.

On top of that, acquiring knowledge and skills concerning agriculture and environmental conservation in arid areas, as well as learning knowledge of humanities and social sciences related to diverse cultures and the quality of life of residents, and on the global issues of nature and humanity we will foster human resources who can work internationally to create a recycling-oriented society that harmonizes with nature.

Course Guidelines

Degree Completion Requirements

Special Program in English and Special Program for Foreign Students in Arid Land Agricultural Sciences (ABE Initiative Program)

    The curriculums are presented as follows. Compulsory subjects consist of one subject (one credit) from the Common Subjects [Core Subjects] and three subjects (18 credits) from the Major Subjects [Advanced Subjects] (special subject taught by the primary supervisor and Special Exercises in Dryland I and II), 19 credits in total. In addition, as for elective subjects, two subjects from the four of Top Scientist Lecture I, II, III, IV need be taken to gain four or more credits. Students are required to earn at least 30 credits combining compulsory and elective subjects. Students should consult the primary supervisor as for the choice of elective subjects.
  • Curriculum for Special Program in English


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Research Guidance

    Research guidance is given to a student by three faculty members consisting of one primary supervisor and two secondary supervisors. Students must prepare their research plan and research report under their primary supervisor's guidance and submit them by the designated dates each year. Lack of submission of a research plan or research report means that the student did not receive research guidance.



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