Objectives of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Liberal Arts and Science academic foundation wants to develop two elemental skills in students, language proficiency and encouraging logical thinking. Students attain these two important skills for learning by developing their academic foundation and through 'grappling' with assignments. While further developing their language skills, students are required to become accustomed to logical thinking, and to its application through tasks and assignments. These skills help students acquire independent academic thinking. After acquiring these course credits, students can then select future subjects depending upon their interests and career goals.
A variety of Japanese language courses aim to broaden and deepen the students' understanding, use, and appreciation of the Japanese language. Each Japanese language course is necessary and meaningful for developing the language proficiency of students. While learning the Japanese language at an advanced level, students acquire the skills needed to be able to improve their language and communication abilities.
Career subjects hone students' senses for discerning the important information relating to both fundamental ideas about their future career plans, and for their personal interests. After taking these classes, students are able to develop clear plans about how to attain their career goals. Also, these subjects that act like personal coaches, that will help you find your weak and strong skills. Over time, students come to realize what they can contribute to society, while also gaining fundamental knowledge, such as work ethics, and learning techniques for starting in their chosen career.
Liberal arts core and advanced subjects are designed to develop students' perspectives to overcome wide-ranging real-life situations. Liberal arts core subjects are prepared for freshmen to help them understand the ideas and knowledge not only behind language, math and physics, but also subjects such as health. After finishing these classes, students will be able to think independently and view situations from various other perspectives. These skills will help students to survive not only on campus, but also in society in general.
Languages, sciences and mathematics are the three main courses that focus on laying the foundation for successful learning. A quarter semester system has been introduced to help facilitate teaching and learning. The majority of English, mathematics, physics and chemistry subjects are now quarter subjects. Teachers and students meet twice a week in quarter classes, while in semester-based classes they meet once a week.
The two major goals of the English language courses are to build the foundation and skills for communicative English and logical thinking. Students start their English courses with quarter semester classes. The starting point for these classes depends on the student's existing English ability. The English quarter subjects provide students with the ability to read English academic papers regarding technology. After finishing their quarter subjects, students will register for full semester subjects that are designed to further enhance the command of the student's English. While reading and communicating in English students become accustomed to the logic of English.
Various Japanese language classes are also prepared for motivated overseas students.
Quarter semester subjects in physics, chemistry and mathematics are designed to create a solid foundation for further technology education. It is essential for all students studying technology to grasp the basic concepts in these three realms of science.
Technology students are frequently thinking of the future, for this they need to be able to apply new ideas to real world settings. Laying a sound foundation in science and mathematics is a prerequisite for a successful education in technology.
By taking advanced semester subjects within these fields, students can continue to study in their chosen discipline. Also, by registering in relevant semester subjects, students can also develop the necessary aptitudes and knowledge necessary for continuing their studies at graduate level.
By acquiring credits in ecology subjects, students gain an appreciation of what ecology is, and therefore can help to work towards an eco-friendly society. It provides students with both the practical aspects of ecology and the holistic ideas surrounding the subject. After taking these subjects, students will not only be able to form their own ideas, but will also be able to convey these ideas to other people.