Department of Liberal Arts

現代教養学科

Cultivating the positive human qualities necessary for women living in the modern age

Amid an era of complexity and uncertainty, we at Aoyama Gakuin Women's Junior College believe in helping all students develop their positive human qualities. Our main objectives are for students to gain the ability to see themselves from various perspectives, uncover problems, make adjustments to relationships, become active in society, communicate with each other, and make analytical judgments to create a rich and full life while forming a society where each person looks not only to their own interests but also to the interests of others. To accomplish these objectives, in April 2012, Aoyama Gakuin Women's Junior College established the Department of Liberal Arts, which combines five existing departments, including the Department of Japanese Literature, Department of English Literature, Department of Home Economics, Department of Liberal Arts, and Department of Art. The Department of Liberal Arts provides a high-density liberal arts education that reaps full advantage of the characteristics of our 2-year junior college with the aim of cultivating the positive human qualities necessary for women living in the 21st century. As we position the two years of learning in the department as a first step toward an array of opportunities after graduation, such as joining the workforce, transferring to a university, taking a third-year program, and studying abroad, we are pledged to provide support to prepare students for further career development.

The Department of Liberal Arts concentrates on three core areas, Japanese studies, international studies, and humanity and society, and three majors were established, the Japanese Studies Major, International Studies Major, and Humanity and Society Major, which correspond to each of the above cores areas. In each major, students can study humanities, social science, and natural science in a comprehensive manner without being restrained by traditional academic disciplines. Considering each major as a core area of learning, we offer a highly flexible curriculum for students so that they can freely take courses that they are interested in beyond the framework of their major. In addition, by maintaining a small class size and offering enhanced training and practical subjects, students are exposed to a proactive and action-oriented form of learning.

Japanese Studies Major

Facing the culture and society of Japan

Japanese Studies Major

The aims of the Japanese Studies Major are to instill in-depth education about modern Japan and advanced Japanese language skills and to cultivate individuals who are equipped with the ability to reconsider Japanese culture and society from a historical and international viewpoint.

International Studies Major

Developing problem-solving skills beyond national boundaries

International Studies Major

The aims of the International Studies Major are to equip students with the ability to actively go abroad by gaining the knowledge and English skills needed to understand and discuss world cultures and international relations extensively.

Humanity and Society Major

Exploring the roots of humanity and society

Humanity and Society Major

The aims of the Humanity and Society Major are to cultivate individuals who have the ability to solve problems of modern society from a long-term and multilateral viewpoint so that they can comprehensively decipher modern society.