Sophia University

Academics Faculty of Liberal Arts

Students gain a broad perspective essential in the age of globalization.

The Faculty of Liberal Arts is a cosmopolitan community of scholars and students, who are
brought together in Yotsuya by the shared goal of pursuing knowledge. In the first two semesters our students go through an intensive program that provides them with the core competencies and skills—most importantly critical thinking—necessary for academic pursuit. They subsequently proceed to select their courses from a wide and diverse range of disciplinary majors, from the humanities and social sciences to business studies and economics. The ultimate goal of our liberal arts education is to provide students with an all-round education so that they can grow to be the masters of their own lives. At the FLA, we firmly believe that only knowledge grounded on a deep understanding of humanity,
history and the world can equip students with the practical skills and broad perspective that are essential in this age of globalization.

A Liberal Arts Education that Cultivates Globally Competent Individuals

A Liberal Arts Education that Cultivates Globally Competent Individuals As a pioneer of international education in Japan for more than half a century, the Faculty of Liberal Arts has been providing a liberal arts education that fosters wide-ranging knowledge and logical thinking skills in English. The program offers basic education for freshmen and three specialized fields( Comparative Culture, International Business and Economics, Social Studies) one of which is selected as a mdajor from the latter half of the sophomore year. By developing advanced language skills, outstanding expertise and proficiency in intercultural communication, we educate “globally competent” individuals who can play active roles in international organizations, multinational enterprises, and other globally active organizations.

Professors

Comparative Culture Major

 
Name
Field
Visual Media
Religion
Art History
Literature
Art History
Religion
Religion
Religion
Literature
Literature
Literature
 

International Business and Economics Major

Name
Fields
Economics
Business
Economics
Finance
Business and Management
Economics
Business
 

Social Studies

 
Name
Field
Political Science
Political Science
Anthropology
Sociology
History
History
Political Science
Political Science
History
Anthropology
Sociology
Sociology
Anthropology
 

Core Program

 
Name
Field
English
HARWOOD Chris English
English
 

Interview