LIBERAL ARTS CORE

The Liberal Arts Core aims to cultivate open-minded individuals who can play an active role on the global stage by complementing, integrating and developing the expertise spread across the five majors, and sharing this expertise with the world. The rich course content of the Liberal Arts Core enhances students’ understanding of the significance of art’s connection to human nature and society, and develops their ability to clearly express and communicate creative thinking.

Lessons on aesthetics, art history, architectural history, foreign languages, information sciences and other subjects, as well as the research of each faculty member, form the foundations that support our specialized education. The variety of subjects and teaching methods helps foster well-rounded experts who can contribute to community development and the sharing of cultures.

While the Liberal Arts Core is not a major course in itself, students can obtain a Junior High School teaching certificate (Type A – Arts), a Senior High School teaching certificate (Type A – Arts/Crafts), or a museum curator qualification by completing the necessary courses within the program.

Teaching Staff

Professor   |    Drawing Techniques and Materials

Classes taught:
Art Materials and Supplies
Still-life Sketching (Education Course)
Coloring and Shading (Education Course)
Portraiture (Education Course)
Drawing and Painting Technique (Education Course)
Optical Illusion (Education Course)

Professor   |  Japanese Architecture / Restoration of Classical Architecture

Classes taught:
Art and Architecture of the Tohoku Region
History of Japanese Architecture
Japanese Architectural History Seminar
History of Modern Architecture
General Architectural Structure

Professor   |    History of Design / Aesthetics

Classes taught:
Academic Literacy
Art Theory & History
History of Western Art
History of Design
History of Design Special Lecture
History of Modern Design Special Lecture
History of Modern Ornamental Design

Professor   |   Information Literacy / Programming / Image Processing

Classes taught:
Introduction to Computer Programming
Basic Programming Seminar
CG Programming
Introduction to Information Mathematics
Information Literacy

Professor   |    Moral Education / Pedagogy

Classes taught:
Moral Education
Introduction to Teaching
Classroom Observation
Extra-Curricular Activities: Theory and Methodology
Guidance for Student Teaching
Student Teaching
Teaching Practice Seminar (Junior/Senior High School)

Professor   |   Modern Japanese Art History / History of U.S. – Japanese Artistic Exchange

Classes taught:
Art and Architecture of the Tohoku Region
History of Japanese Art
History of Modern Drawing and Painting
Principles of Museology
Museum Education
Museum Collections
Practicum (Museum Curation)

[Graduate School]

Professor   |   Abstract Geometric Forms / Composition

Classes taught:
Korean A・B
Chromatics
Basic Coloring
Composition Theory
Basic Composition
Color Scheme

Professor   |    English Literature / Comparative Literature / Modern Poetry

Classes taught:
Advanced Literature
General English
Career Design

Assoc. Professor   |   Oriental Art History

Classes taught:
Art and Architecture of the Tohoku Region
Career Design
Art Theory & History
History of Oriental Art
History of Japanese Sculpture
Iconography of the Silk Road
Art Tour
Museum Collections
Practicum (Museum Curation Course)

Associate Prof.   |   Art Education / Industrial Arts Education / Metalworking

Classes taught:
Industrial Arts (Education Course)
Principles of Art Education
Principles of Industrial Arts Education
Art Classroom Instruction
Art Classroom Instruction Seminar
Industrial Arts Classroom Instruction

Professor   |     School Psychology

Classes taught:
Teaching as a Profession
Educational Psychology
Educational Counseling
Academic and Career Counseling
Guidance for Student Teaching
Student Teaching
Teaching Practice Seminar (Junior/Senior High School)