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KIU offers students the opportunity to acquire a well-rounded education -  liberal arts courses that provide a foundation for knowledge, to more specialized courses which provide professional enhancement

Originally, general education was established with the intent of providing all students with basic knowledge. Through an education in the liberal arts, schools envisioned enriching the students' knowledge, and therefore universities in the US put considerable weight on general education classes. Schools generally require students to spend the majority of their first two years of college taking liberal arts foundational courses. Once the foundation is laid, each individual can choose a particular field of interest to study more in-depth. KIU has formed its liberal arts curriculum with considerable weight placed on the general education classes.

CORE CLASS DISTINCTIVES

KIU offers general education in a well-balanced interactive lecture format, in the western liberal arts style. Students start their college career with a good foundation in the basics, and on that foundation each one builds in the particular interest area he / she has. As a student experiences the whole program at KIU, they develop in many areas: analytical thinking skills, communication skills. They learn these skills as they give presentations and take part in discussions.

CREDITS NECESSARY FOR GRADUATION

Credit hours necessary for a degree 128 credit hours
Core Courses 47 credit hours
Foreign Language 16 credit hours
Major Requirements 33 - 42 credit hours
Electives 23 - 32 credit hours or more

<Core Courses>

Major Requirements Subject Course Code Course Name
Natural Sciences Sciences
(select one)
BIOL 200 Foundations of Biology
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I
PHYS 231 University Physics I

Math / Sciences
(select one)

※※※ Math / Biology / Chemistry / Physics / Computer
※※※ Math 121 or higher
Social Sciences Social Studies ※※※ Social Studies / Economics
Political Science GOVT 201 Japanese Government
GOVT 220 American Government
Communication COMS 101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Humanities Japanese History HIJA 201 Japanese History to 1868
HIJA 202 Japanese History since 1868
Western History HIUS 220 Civilization of the United States
HIEU 201 History of Western Civilization I
HIEU 202 History of Western Civilization II
Arts / Music / Drama
(select one)
ARTS 101 Art Appreciation
DRAM 101 Drama Appreciation
MUSC 103 Music Appreciation
Religion ANTH 101 Introduction to Christianity
ANTH 205 Introduction to Japanese Religions
Philosophy PHIL 201 Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas
Literature ENGL 200 Introduction to Literature
Languages Writing JAPN 101 Introduction to Language

<International Studies Department>

Core Courses for Major
COMS 213 Cross-Cultural Communications
HIJA 201 Japanese History to 1868
HIJA 202 Japanese History since 1868
HIUS 220 Civilization of the U.S.
HIEU 201 Western Civilization to 1868
HIEU 202 Western Civilization since 1868
International Business Department - Core Courses
BUSI 102 Intro. to Computer-based Systems
BUSI 301 Business Law
BUSI 310 Principles of Management
BUSI 340 Organizational Behavior
BUSI 342 Human Resource Management
BUSI 434 International Business
ECNC 213 Principles of Economics I
ECNC 214 Principles of Economics II
Political Science - Core Courses
GOVT 220 American Government
GOVT 201 Japanese Government
GOVT 330 Introduction to Comparative Politics
GOVT 340 International Relations
GOVT 403 International Trade and Finance
GOVT 495 Directed Study
GOVT 497 Special Topics

<International Business Department - Core Courses>

Core Courses for Major
GOVT 220 American Government
GOVT 201 Japanese Government
GOVT 330 Introduction to Comparative Politics
GOVT 340 International Relations
GOVT 403 International Trade and Finance
GOVT 495 Directed Study
GOVT 497 Special Topics

<Liberal Arts Department>

Core Courses
EFL/JAPN Foreign Languages
Major Courses
Natural Science
History
Social Science
Art/Literature/Music
Religion(Christianity)
General Electives
Course Overview Click here to view course description
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