Liberal Arts Education
The objective of Liberal Arts Education is to foster students’ humanity multilaterally and to develop their personality fully through education in a wide range of areas. Recently, however, Liberal Arts Education is expected to deal with far more than traditional issues. The modern scope of Liberal Arts Education includes basic education in professional fields and up-to-date problem solving skills.
Oita University’s Liberal Arts Education Program encompasses five areas: “Common Subjects,” “Introductory Subjects,” “Foreign Languages,” “Health and Physical Education,” and “Basic Educational Subjects.” For international students, “Japanese Language and Japanese Studies,” “Oita Studies,” and “Global Studies” Courses are also provided. In the above-mentioned program, various classes are offered to foster the high levels of achievement expected across the wide scope of a Liberal Arts Education.
Oita University has actively been engaged in educational reform to assist students in developing their potential. In 2016, for example, with the exception of classes in the areas of “Foreign Languages,” “Japanese Language and Japanese Studies,” “Oita Studies,” and “Global Studies” classes courses were regrouped into five areas in order to enhance the focus of students’ interest in learning. The areas are “Higher Education Introductory Basics,” “Welfare/Regional Studies,” “Culture/Globalization,” “Society/Economy,” and “Nature/Science.”
Oita University also provides shuttle bus services between the Hasama (Faculty of Medicine) and Dannoharu campuses, which are far apart. Some classes are also provided using a multimedia remote lecturing system for the convenience.
The Oita University Liberal Arts Education program values a “whole staff mobilization” system. The General Education Organization manages its executive processes and continuously improve the education we provide to enhance student achievement of students.
Based on Oita University’s charter, we intend to strengthen our research system and reform educational programs in the areas of Human Educational Science, Welfare Science, and Life Science. Our ultimate goal is to create an effective educational curriculum, based on a sound educational philosophy commonly underlying liberal arts, undergraduate and graduate education programs.