In addition to lecture subjects, WAVOC has also developed experiential learning subjects that enable students to strengthen their lecture-based knowledge through real-world experience. On these experiential learning subjects, students tackle domestic or overseas social contribution activities as practical coursework alongside other students from different undergraduate schools and years, leading to increasingly independent learning and action.
In AY 2011, a university-wide minor “Social Contribution and Volunteering” was established. The University-wide Minor System was launched in 2007 for all Waseda University undergraduate students to use, regardless of which undergraduate school or year they are in. While following their major discipline in their own undergraduate school, students can simultaneously study another academic subject in a structured way.
Since AY 2014, we have also developed a series of new GEC subjects titled Contextualizing Self in Society.