Leaders in science and technology are required to remain motivated to tackle, in cooperation with likeminded people from different fields, cross-sectional and complex issues that transcend the borders of specialties, while maintaining a foothold in science and technology. We believe that cultivating such ability and supporting outstanding specialized skills are the role of liberal arts education.
For this purpose, organizing a curriculum for liberal arts education should aim to cultivate the following types of ability.
General courses are largely divided into "human science" and "English"; students are required to take a designated number of units in each. "Human science" covers a variety of subjects that center on the humanities and social sciences, and includes foreign languages other than English as well as health and physical education courses. In health and physical education, in particular, efforts are made to help students build strong bodies and acquire fine human qualities through activity in athletic facilities both on and off campus. A variety of English courses are offered to foster the practical English-speaking ability that students will require as researchers and technicians in scientific and technical fields and to develop international communication skills.