Sophia University

Academics Faculty of Liberal Arts

Students gain a broad perspective e ssential 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.

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Professors

International Business & Economics Major

Name
COURSES
ASANO Akihito
Economics
HAGHIRIAN Parissa
Business
HASEBE Takuya
Economics
ISAKA Naoto
Finance
KHOJASTEH Yacob
Business and Management
KOSAKA (SAKANE) Michiru
Economics
UENISHI Junko
Business
 

Social Studies

 
Name
COURSES
ANNO Tadashi
Political Science
BURRETT Tina
Political Science
FAHY Sandra
Anthropology
FARRER James
Sociology
GRAMLICH-OKA Bettina
History
HESS Christian
History
ITO Takeshi
Political Science
NAKANO Koichi
Political Science
SAALER Sven
History
SLATER David
Anthropology
SUGAWARA (MINAGAWA) Yuka
Sociology
WANK David
Sociology
WATANABE Takehiro
Anthropology
 

Comparative Culture Major

 
Name
COURSES
CHOO Kukhee
Visual Media
DROTT Edward
Religion
HAYASHI Michio
Art History
HIRASAWA Caroline
Art History
KONO Shion
Literature
MURAI Noriko
Art History
MURAKAMI Tatsuo
Religion
OKITA Kiyokazu
Religion
ROBOUAM Thierry
Religion
STRECHER Matthew
Literature
THOMPSON Mathew
Literature
WITMER Robert
English
YIU Angela
Literature
 

Core + Linguistics Study + General Study

 
Name
COURSES
FOGAL Gary
English
HARWOOD Christopher English
OKADA Hanako
English
WITMER Robert
English
MOTOHASHI  Tatsushi
Linguistics