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Graduation Project

Graduation Project

As the capstone of your four years of study, you are required to take the Graduation Seminar and complete a Graduation Project.
While you take the Seminar you will prepare a Project A (a 6000 word research paper) or a Project B (a 5000 word paper along with the creation of a media presentation [movie, website, software, etc.] that represents your search.

Poster Presentations

At the end of every semester, students who are completing Graduation Projects prepare posters to present their research to other students and faculty. Each student draws upon the academic English skills that they have developed since their first year to summarize and present their project’s theme, data, and results. As a presenter, you take questions from younger students, and you can look back upon your own experiences at Meiji Gakuin University while providing academic leadership to other students who will graduate in subsequent years.

Examples of 2021 Graduation Projects
Chosen for Their Excellence

“Gender and Parenting in Japan”
“Can Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) be applied to the Japanese Economy?”
“Determining Self-Esteem Among Japanese Youth: Focusing on the Effects of Relationships with Family and Friends”
“The Importance of Financial Education for College Students in Japan”
“Climate Change Mitigation Policies in Japan”
“Gaps between countries that do or do not allow same-sex marriage”
“How do policies related to food loss and waste differ between the United States, France, and Japan?”
“Hāfu in Japan: Media Representations and the Challenges of Growing Up. “
“The Analysis of Transitions in the Depiction of Women in the Japanese Girl’s Anime Pretty Cure, and How They Influence Children”
“Healing in Ogawa Yōko’s Works: Overcoming Loss and Fear of Death”
“Language and Gender Equality”

Graduation Project Details

If you do not go on a study abroad program in the 3rd year, you will start to prepare your Graduation Project from your 5th semester.
In your second semester, you will take the Research Project Seminar and prepare a “Project Proposal.” From the first term of your 4th year, you will enroll in a Project Seminar and then complete your project while taking the Graduation Project Seminar during your last semester.
The faculty places you in a Project Seminar in order to study with a professor whose expertise in politics, economics, culture or society is closest to your area of interest.

If you go abroad during your 3rd year, you will submit a proposal in February.
Instead of taking the Research Project Seminar and Research Project Seminar you will receive guidance from their Project Advisor. Upon your return to campus, you will then take the Graduation Project Seminar with that advisor to complete your project.