Kyoyo (Liberal Arts): introductory courses (including language courses)

教養教育(Kyoyo Kyoiku) “Liberal Arts” Education

Kyoyo Kyoiku (a.k.a. “Kyoyo”), or “Liberal Arts” in Okayama University’s official terms, is a category of courses that are designed to expose students to a wide variety of fields. Discovery students are required to earn a designated number of credits from each subcategory.

導入教育 “Educational Orientation”

Required courses:

  • All Faculty Guidance (1 credit)
  • Discovery Guidance (1 credit)

知的理解 “Intellectual Understanding”

Introductory courses in academic subjects.
Required: Minimum of 4 credits

汎用的技能と健康 “Versatile Skills”

Required course:

  • Introduction to Information Processing (1 credit)

言語 “Languages”

Language courses including Japanese language courses
Required: Minimum of 6 credits

高年次教養 “Upper Division Liberal Arts”

DCOR 159 Introduction to Writing Skills (1 credit)

※Some of the Senmon Kiso courses offered outside Discovery are categorized as Kyoyo when taken by Discovery students. Credits earned in such courses can be applied toward Jiyu Sentaku (Elective) credits under Senmon Kyoiku.