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Intellectual Gymnastics (Advanced Education in the Liberal Arts)

Intellectual Gymnastics (Advanced Education in the Liberal Arts) will be offered as “Advanced Courses in the Liberal Arts" from the 2019-2020 academic year.

Note: The following information is intended for students who entered Osaka University in 2018 or earlier. For information regarding "Advanced Courses in the Liberal Arts" for those who entered in 2019 and later, please check with your school/graduate school.

Osaka University has offered “Intellectual Gymnastics,” an Advanced Education in the Liberal Arts for 3rd- and 4th-year undergraduate students as well as graduate students since April 2011. This program aims to broaden education of students who have attained a certain level of specialized professional knowledge and who plan to be entering the real world.

Osaka University will develop this Intellectual Gymnastics into a new program, "Advanced Courses in the Liberal Arts," from the 2019-2020 academic year.

"Advanced Courses in the Liberal Arts" aim to cultivate (1) multifaceted and comprehensive viewpoints, which can be acquired from learning outside professional education and (2) high-level capability to solve real-life problems through use of the advanced expert knowledge and skills acquired in specialized education. Students can take a variety of courses offered at humanities departments at Osaka University.

As a rule, students who took courses of departments outside of their graduate school/school can get credit for those courses. The credits are recognized as credits of Advanced Courses in the Liberal Arts and are listed on their transcripts.

For more information, please view the guidelines and the list of courses below.

Intellectual Gymnastics (Guidelines for Advanced Education in the Liberal Arts) (for students who entered OU in 2018 or earlier)

Courses for undergraduate students who entered OU in 2018 or earlier

Master courses for graduate students who entered OU in 2018 or earlier

Doctorate courses for graduate students who entered OU in 2018 or earlier

Cross-border Graduate School Education Courses/Program for Leading Graduate Schools Courses for students who entered OU in 2018 or earlier

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