上智大学 大学案内2017
119/164

Nanae Shimmi(2015)Alexander Herpst(2015)The Faculty of Liberal Arts is a unique department within Sophia University in that it offers a variety of subjects as potential majors. Students are required to take a broad range of subjects from Economics to History of Art- during the earlier years of their time at Sophia. This lets students experience multiple fields, giving them a solid skill set and thus allowing them to make better informed decisions when selecting their majors. Another core element of this department that I am personally a member of is Sophia Express, a helper’s circle. This circle is comprised entirely of FLA students, with the purpose of guiding students in need of assistance during their undergraduate years. Sophia Express helps organize events such as Orientation Camp for incoming students, Open Campus for prospective families and events with the Alumnae Association. Orientation Camp in particular is a core part of our activities, as it is our responsibility to ensure that the new students feel integrated into Sophia and gain knowledge on what to expect for classes and university life in general.Q.What is Liberal Arts?A.The Faculty offers a broad curriculum in humanities, social stud-ies, and economics, on the foundation of a solid training in critical thinking. You are provided with considerable flexibility in choosing the courses of your interest, but through the choice of your major you are also encouraged to acquire a certain disciplinary focus as you pursue your studies.Q.Why should I attend the Faculty?A.You will have a unique opportunity for personal and intellectual growth in an environment that emphasizes tolerance and academ-ic excellence. The dedicated Faculty staff, many with international reputations, and favorable student to faculty ratio offer challeng-ing courses and close mentoring relations. Your intellectual devel-opment, as well as the multicultural skills and language abilities gained, will give you a head start in your future career.Q.Who are the students at the Faculty?A.The student body of about 800 students represents around 40 na-tionalities. Students from Japan are graduates of international as well as regular high schools. Every year about 200 exchange stu-dents from abroad study at the Faculty while transfer students and older students find the tolerant environment conducive to making a fresh start.Q.Is there an entrance examination?A.Depending on the kind of application, students may have to submit SAT, ACT, or IB (Diploma) results. Applicants whose educational background is not in English must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. Students from Japanese high schools who are applying for recom-mended admission will have to visit Sophia for a special examina-tion and an interview. FAQWriting CenterThe Sophia Writing Center offers writing assistance for all stu-dents in the Faculty of Liberal Arts. Whether the student is working on an essay in one of the required courses in the Core Program or a research paper in an advanced course in the stu-dent’s chosen major, the tutors at the Writing Center can help. Tutorials can be scheduled Monday through Friday during class hours. These tutorials, conducted by graduate students in the Graduate School of Global Studies, are given on an individual basis, providing students with an opportunity to examine their ideas and arguments with an accomplished writer. Students can then revise their written work to satisfy the requirements of the assignment. In addition to individual tutorials, the Writ-ing Center offers several workshops each semester, focusing on topics such as grammar, the principles of academic writing, and documenting sourc-es. You will be introduced to the Writing Center at the beginning of your first semester and its helpful services will be available to you throughout your college career.Dear High School Me,Get ready. This Faculty is something else. If you are truly serious about your studies, you will find yourself questioning everything you’ve ever learned.  You will become a flexible thinker. This Faculty will stretch you.For you will grow to understand that your“us” vs “them” becomes “We.” You will developRelationships that become so rooted that you don’t even notice the color of your skin. You will change. And that’s okay because it means that you are meant to be Something more.  Ask questions.Raise your hand high, for you will never know whenthe questions you ask might just inspire another.  Be hungry for knowledge. For if you are full, you won’t ever want more. So never stop learning.神学部文学部総合人間科学部法学部経済学部外国語学部総合グローバル学部国際教養学部理工学部短期大学部大学院上智社会福祉専門学校118

元のページ 

page 119

※このページを正しく表示するにはFlashPlayer10.2以上が必要です