Duration 4 Years
Medium of instruction Mainly in Japanese
Courses in English Some courses available
Admissions test(s) Yes
Admissions statistics To be announced
Recommended for those who:
- Liberal Arts
- - wish to contribute to mutual understanding among people around the globe
- want to understand language from a cultural or historical perspective
- are interested in learning about the human mind, development and growth
- Urban Science
- - want to become more involved with communities, urban planning and design
- aspire to contribute to solving urban and regional issues
Broad literacy through the study of liberal arts and urban science
Students will learn to acquire and refine literacy and critical thinking, solid language proficiency and problem-solving skills. The school provides curriculum in the field of liberal arts and urban science through seminars in small groups for developing their expertise and research topics.
Building on fields in the humanities and social sciences ranging from philosophy to sports science, psychology, literature, linguistics, historiography, sociology, legal studies, international affairs and regional studies, the curriculum offers students the opportunity to study in various academic fields and cultivate rich cultural understanding to grasp the nature of society, culture and human activities.
Based on wide-ranging knowledge in regional science, urban planning and spatial science, the curriculum is designed to train students to apply their knowledge and education at various levels to everything from global challenges to urban and regional issues.
Four clusters to broaden expertise and refine literacy
sociology, international affairs, regional studies, etc.
literature, linguistics, historiography, etc.
philosophy, sports science, psychology, etc.
regional science, urban planning, spatial studies, etc.
Earn global standard skills through workshops and training in Japan and abroad
The school also offers external learning opportunities for conducting domestic and overseas research in collaboration with foreign universities, international bodies, local governments and corporations among others.
- Training in overseas research: work with UN, JICA and foreign universities
- Training in intercultural communication: participate in summer course at overseas universities
- Training in regional research: field research collaborating with autonomous body, Japanese universities
- Training in overseas urban issues: engage in project-based learning with overseas universities
- Training in regional issues: work on regional and community issues with an autonomous body
- Training in internship: community planning and development with non-profit organizations
Competence for clear, critical thinking and presentation
All students will be involved with their specialized project through s/eminars after the second semester in the second year. Classes will include no more than 10 students, which will facilitate their studies and graduation thesis. Those studying liberal arts are requested to summarize their papers in English to improve linguistic competence.
Programs to enhance foreign language proficiency
Students are required to take foreign language classes along with English. This will help students to broaden their perspectives and encourage intercultural communication.
Message from the Dean
Insight into the School of International Liberal Arts
- Global Issues
- Japan and International Cooperation
- Learning Global Cooperation in English
- International Cooperation in Urban Development
- British Literature in English
- Japanese Literature in English
- American Literature in English
- Explication of American Literary Text
- Elements of Fiction
- European Culture in English