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The following curriculum has been developed based on a liberal arts education in order to foster students with a high awareness of the need to contribute to global society, and to equip them with the abilities, knowledge, and moral values to succeed in that society.
1. Broad liberal arts education
Students can acquire a broad liberal arts education, develop the ability to identify and solve problems, as well as critical and ethical judgment, and enhance their awareness of different cultures and multicultural societies, by choosing from a diverse range of subjects within the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management Sciences.
2. Interdisciplinary education and specialized knowledge
Students build a foundation in interdisciplinary education by completing a balanced number of courses from a diverse range of disciplines. They focus on the fields they are interested in, complete comprehensive courses from a range of disciplines, and cultivate an interdisciplinary perspective that goes beyond the framework of existing fields. In years 3 and 4 they develop specialized knowledge in their chosen field of study through seminars and acquire the ability to apply basic knowledge to specific challenges.
3. Small classes
All courses are organized into small classes so that students develop flexible and critical thinking through interactive learning, such as presentations and discussions.
4. Education in diversity
Students learn about diversity in many of their classes, while being placed within a university community which itself is formed of faculty staff and students who come from a range of backgrounds. By actually experiencing diversity, they learn to respect diverse and different cultures, to personally develop a flexible mindset which is free from prejudice, and they deepen their understanding of different people.
5. English education
Students in the first year take English skills courses to enable them to read and write academic essays, and construct opinions logically in English. All courses are taught in English throughout the 4 years of the degree program, which allows students to attain an advanced level of English proficiency.