Research on Academic Degrees and University Evaluation
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  • Ikuta KURIHARA, Takeshi KUSHIMOTO
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    2020 Volume 21 Pages 19-38
    Published: March 01, 2020
    Released: March 30, 2020
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    In this paper, the authors examined the commonality within the curricula of 31 liberal arts departments in Japanese universities. The analysis was broadly divided into two parts. First, the name of faculty, department, and degree field were classified and organized using the existing "academic field classification." Next, using the original "course title classification" created by quantitative text analysis, courses in the curriculum applied to students entering in 2018 were classified, and the percentage of courses offered (relative frequency) was calculated for each field. As a result, it became clear that more than 90% of departments offered at least one course in 22 of 43 fields. In addition, we found that there was a correlation between the relative frequency and department attributes in some fields.

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