Developing the Core Academic Skills
At ICU, where cultivating an international character is a key part of the educational mission, all students are required to develop sufficient proficiency in both Japanese and English. Thus, the English for Liberal Arts (ELA) Program (or Japanese Language Programs (JLP) for students enrolling in September) is a required part of the curriculum. Through General Education courses, meanwhile, students encounter a variety of academic disciplines to discover the fields that they want to pursue more deeply and look at their chosen fields of study from different angles. The Physical Education component of the curriculum aims to help students understand the workings of the human body and grow holistically through physical activity. These College-Wide Courses thus lay the foundation from which students can develop a flexible, multifaceted outlook that ensures a solid grounding across many areas instead of placing a disproportionate emphasis on a single field.