Liberal Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts courses and basic courses for each professional field are provided by the Liberal Arts and Sciences department.

Apart from science-related subjects such as mathematics, physics and chemistry, a wide range of subjects are taught, for example English, German,French, Chinese, literature, psychology, geography, law and physical education to name just a few.
Liberal Arts courses aim to provide an interdisciplinary view and a lifelong interest in education.

Liberal Arts education courses are as follows:

College Success

This course deals with one’s characteristics, possibilities and way of living. Students arrive from a non-engineering point of view, and thus observe different attitudes and flexible thinking.

Humanities

This course studies the development, organization, and classification of human societies.

Sociology

Students will learn about the empirical and theoretical methods to ap-preciate nature, and methods or ideas to develop its logic. The relationship between natural science and human life and/or emotional behavior will be easily understood by actual experience.

Natural Science

Students will learn about the environment from varied view points and thus understand it and aim for symbiosis. They will also study the influence of engineering on the natural environment.

Environment

By actually engaging in sports, the students will understand there value and know how to manage their health. By learning basic theory and the practice of leading a healthy and spiritually affluent life, the students will establish a foundation to contribute to society as engineers.

Languages

The students will learn language foundations necessary to gather and select information and communicate. Cross-cultural education is also included in order to prevent misunderstanding owing to the cultural and theoretical differences that lie between areas, ethnic groups and nations.

Basic courses for each professional field are provided in order to nurture the basic scholastic proficiency necessary to have a professional level of engineering and to become an engineer in a global
environment. Each department has its own courses. Whithin each course is a “fusion” subject. “Fusion” subjects are specially designed for freshmen. They combine general subjects such as English, mathematics, and physics with each field of specialization. For example, “Fundamental Physics in Electrical Engineering” and “Computer Science English”. By actually translating the operation manual of foreign-made software, the students will learn the operating instructions and deepen their English ability and knowledge of the software at the same time. By thinking “I understand” and “I can do it”, students can develop increased willingness to learn and thus advance their ability to study. The subject is designed to increase the interest of students by emphasizing relations with their professional fields.

As stated, Liberal Arts and Science has two approaches: one in the form of Liberal Arts education and the other as basic courses for each professional field. NIT strives to educate students so that they shall
exceed in technical knowledge and skills, and also become proficient engineers.

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