International Liberal Arts is foundational at SILA and permeates every aspect of the curriculum. Liberal arts colleges, though global in scope, are small in scale. We are a le
International Liberal Arts is foundational at SILA and permeates every aspect of the curriculum. Liberal arts colleges, though global in scope, are small in scale. We are a learning community where classes are small and the relationship between teachers and students is close. With the exception of Japanese Expression, Career Design, and some classes in the Teacher Certificate program, all the classes are taught in English. The educational curriculum of Miyazaki International College consists of General Education Courses, Language Courses, Study Abroad Courses, Specialized Courses, Career Education Courses, Senior Thesis and Optional Courses. Courses are developed in accordance with the following principles: Classes conducted through active learning enable every student to practice and develop critical thinking skills By studying the cultures of Japan and other countries through a broad range of liberal arts courses, students will learn how to compare, analyze, and value different cultures Students practice identifying and solving problems through specialization in their chosen research areas and through the development of individual research projects Language courses (“Japanese Expression”, “Studies in Japanese Expression” and “English”) serve the purpose of developing a solid proficiency in the Japanese language and complementing and enhancing the English language proficiency that is foundational for global citizenship Courses shall offer students opportunities to acquire ICT knowledge and skills, and the ability to employ ICT in the use of the e-Portfolio system and presentations, etc.