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Department of World Liberal Arts

World Liberal Arts, which represents the next standard for foreign language universities


The Department of World Liberal Arts represents a new standard of education in the School of Foreign Languages. World Liberal Arts represents the direction of glocal (global + local) liberal arts that are built on the pluralism and multiculturalism of the world, and we can say that World Liberal Arts is wisdom to survive in the age of globalization and education for the next generation. Not limited to a single region or time such as classical, modern, or contemporary, education in the new Liberal Arts program covers a full range of disciplines from literature, the arts, religion and politics from a comprehensive and clear perspective. The department offers students the opportunity to obtain a liberal arts education, that is, an education whose purpose is to cultivate disciplined intellectual faculties accepted beyond national boundaries and generations for the purpose of developing a new level of global human resources.

Armed with employability skills and the skills to open up their own future, students will develop specialist language proficiency and world-class knowledge

The Department of World Liberal Arts was at the center of the reorganization of the School of Foreign Languages in April 2015. The English language is the basis for this liberal arts education, and we will strengthen the abilities of proficiency in the English Language through these four programs: the Common Fundamental English Program, the Major Language Program, the World Liberal Arts Program to gain world-class knowledge and the Plurilingualism Program where students study cultural diversity through various languages. Furthermore, the department recognizes the English language, plurilingualism and world-class knowledge that students will acquire throughout the four years in the university not as the abilities to get a job in a specific industry, but sees the abilities to find jobs suitable for students by themselves as employability skills, and we aim to cultivate human resources who are able to open up their own future.

Distinctive characteristics of the Department of World Liberal Arts

English education that is conducted at the same level as the Department of British and American Studies; Focusing on quality and quantity, students will develop their knowledge while learning English.

We foster the development of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing through the Cross-departmental English Language Program (CELP) including Power-up Tutorial (PUT), which takes place in groups of three students and a native teacher. Students will also progress in their professional English learning with English as their major language while at the same time, studying in an educational environment of “English in English” committed to both quality and quantity.

The World Liberal Arts Program globally covers a full range of disciplines from culture, the arts, religion and politics to develop various kinds of knowledge through 72 themes for thinking about the world.

The World Liberal Arts Program will allow students to develop their knowledge and education in a multitude of situations by studying various phenomena and facts in the world, and places importance on pluralistic values in the world. The department has courses in three stages of development: introductory subjects, basic subjects and applied subjects. We can say that this is a liberal arts program for the next generation that develops world-class knowledge.

For more information about the Department of World Liberal Arts

The Department of World Liberal Arts has their own departmental website. For more information, please visit the website.

Website of the Department of World Liberal Arts
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