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Introduction of the "Quarter System" (a 4-term system)

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Purpose of the "Quarter System"

 To improve the quality of education by promoting students' independent learning experiences, such as studying abroad, volunteer work, and attending intensive courses in a short period, Hiroshima University starts the "Quarter System" (a 4-term system) in 2015.

※In 2015, some subjects will be conducted twice a week, and will be completed in 8 weeks. By taking classes intensively in a short period of time, the quality of education will be improved.

Major Features of the "Quarter System"

(1)The School Year Calendar (class schedule)

 Along with the introduction of the "Quarter System" in 2015, there will be four terms. The present class periods of the first semester and the second semester will each be divided into two terms. Courses will be provided in 2015 based on the following school calendar.

 The class schedule (school calendar) of FY2015 is here.

Semester Classification Term Class Period
The First Semester The 1st Term April 8 (Wed.) -June 10 (Wed.)
Class make-up days: June 9 (Tues.), 10 (Wed.)
The 2nd Term June 11 (Thur.) - August 11 (Tues.)
Class make-up days: August 10 (Mon.), the 11 (Tues.)
The Second Semester The 3rd Term October 1 (Thur.) - December 2 (Wed.)
Class make-up days: December 1 (Tues.), the 2nd (Wed.)
The 4th Term December 3 (Thur.) - February 15 (Mon.)
Class make-up days: February 12 (Fri.), the 15th (Mon.)

Q&A on the introduction of "Quarter system" (a 4-term system)

Q1. How often will classes meet in the "Quarter System" (a 4-term system)?
A1. Instead of meeting once per week (as is done in the semester system), classes will meet twice per week. Term courses will finish in 8 weeks, including the final examination.

Q2. On which days of the week will classes meet?
A2. Basically, classes will meet on one of the following two pairs of days: Monday and Thursday, OR Tuesday and Friday. Also, there will be Wednesday courses, which will meet for two consecutive class periods.

Q3. Will there still be semester courses?
A3. Even with the official introduction of the system in 2016, some courses will be offered on a semester basis. The reason for this is that some courses are better conducted in a semester system.

Q4. How long is each class period?
A4. Each class will last 90 minutes, just like in the present system.

Q5. When are final exams?
A5. Final exams will be given in the 16th class of each course.
   Please check the MOMIJI Exam Information Site concerning the exam schedule, or ask the teacher of the course.

Q6.Do times for tuition payments change in the new system?
A6. Tuition payment periods will remain the same. Students will pay tuition per half year as before.