Basic and Liberal Arts
Basic studies include subjects that aim to provide the basic knowledge and education necessary today and build literacy for living in the society. They also serve to evoke new interests in students and provide fundamental knowledge to learn specialized subjects.
Basic studies are broadly composed of the “Christian Foundation” and the six areas of literacy: “Thought,” “Communication,” “Society,” “Culture,” “Science,” and “Body.” “Thought Literacy” is perhaps a somewhat unfamiliar phrase; it deals with the act of thinking itself, such as philosophy, logic, and pedagogy. The other areas cover a broad range of educational fields such as humanities, social and natural sciences, and engineering. “Information Literacy” and “Health and Sports” covered within “Body Literacy” are subjects with practical learning opportunities. Hence, broaden your perspective—you do not need to choose between the humanities or sciences framework.