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Learning beyond borders

When solving various problems, it’s smart to cooperate with many people from different areas of study. This is why exchange of open-minded intellectual discipline between different fields must happen on a regular basis. Even if the field is different, it would truly be a waste to refrain from studying it, simply because it is different. Without a doubt, one has much to gain from learning deeply, and at times broadly, through many different fields.

Experience the intellectual horizons of a different field.

Work together and learn with students from other departments.

It can be done with Osaka University’s Transdisciplinary Learning.

Outline

The curriculum at Osaka University is divided into two larger groups: general education and major subjects. The main idea for the curriculum at Osaka University is that general education compliments the major subjects, and vice versa.

“Transdisciplinary Learning” is added to the established curriculum, and is aimed at students who aggressively seek out the challenge of new learning. The contents are divided into two larger groups: Intellectual Gymnastics, and Programs for Minor and Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies.

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Intellectual Gymnastics(Advanced Education in the Liberal Arts)

Purpose and Overview

These courses foster intelligence that combines the virtue, flexibility, and sense of balance necessary for working adults. This intelligence is developed from courses offered by each department about subjects from other areas and subjects that should be taught in general.

The content of the courses are coordinated by the student, selecting a subject from those outside the student’s department that correspond to the student’s personal needs.

Target Students

  • Junior and senior undergraduate students
  • Graduate students

*excluding credited and special auditors

 Credits required

None

“Intellectual Gymnastics (Advanced Programs in Liberal Arts and Sciences)” is printed on academic transcripts.

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Graduate Minor Programs/Graduate Program for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies

Purpose and Overview

These programs are for students who want to gain a multifaceted outlook and an transdisciplinary and comprehensive view of personally-related areas and the content of other fields through systematic learning at a level lower than that of a major. There are multiple programs available, with various requirements for completion.

 Target

  • Graduate students

*5th and 6th year undergraduate students in a 6-year curriculum may also enroll (only Adv.Studies).
*excluding credited and special auditors

 Credits required

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More than 14 (with cert. of completion) (Minor)

 

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More than 8 (with cert. of completion) (Adv.Studies)

A certificate of completion will be issued when the student completes the corresponding graduate program if all the program requirements have been met.

 If you need more information (Programs for 2015~16), please click on the link below.
http://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/education/fukusenkou/index.html

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Advanced Programs for Special Students

Osaka University has set up formal graduate level programs in which adults can, with the completion of a course involving lectures or training, acquire new competence. Moreover, students receive a certificate of completion upon successfully fulfilling the requirements for a particular program. 

If you need more information (Programs for 2015~16), please click on the link below.
http://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/education/saikyouiku

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Transdisciplinary Learning “Fusion” Series

Graduate Education Division holds the “FusiOn” series of Transdisciplinary Learning events. In order to allow more people to experience the allure of transdisciplinary learning, these events can be freely attended regardless of major or specialty.

“FusiOn” aims to produce new values from the fusion of various subjects and people. We’ve received great reviews from participants inside and outside the university. “It was very encouraging to be able to hear the opinions of people with many different backgrounds.” For anyone interested in experiencing the allure of transdisciplinary learning, feel free to join any events.

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Related Link

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Pamphlet

Transdisciplinary Learning Guide

Transdisciplinary Learning Guide

 

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Contact

Graduate Office, Center for Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences
HP:http://www.trans-l.jp

Osaka University Toyonaka Campus
1-16 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka
560-0043

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