About Us

General education at Osaka University is brought to the students by the faculty members from all the Schools and Faculties at the university. The Center for Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences (CELAS) is responsible for the design and development of such an education, as well as its implementation and coordination. We also promote and support the development and enhancement of teaching and learning at Osaka University. Accordingly, the Center has three departments dedicated to this duty: the Department of Planning and Development, the Department of Curriculum Coordination, and the Department of Teaching and Learning Support.

Organization

Department of Planning and Development

These four divisions design and develop (also implement and coordinate for 2.) the curriculum for general education.

1. General Education Division
is responsible for Liberal Arts General Education for all undergraduate students and Basic Major Education for first and second year undergraduate students
2. Trans-disciplinary Education Division
is responsible for Liberal Arts General Education for higher year undergraduate students and graduate students.
3. Language Education Division
is responsible for language education for all students
4. Sports and Health Education Division
is responsible for Health and Sports education for first and second year undergraduate students

Department of Curriculum Coordination

Here, faculty members, who also serve as instructors, from respective faculties take the lead in the smooth implementation of general education for first and second year undergraduate students, according to the policy agreed at curriculum meetings.

1. Basic Major Subjects and Health & Sport Education Group
is in charge of Basic Major Subjects as well as Health and Sports
2. Liberal Arts and Sciences Education Group
is in charge of Liberal Arts General Education Courses
3. Language Education Group
is in charge of Foreign Language and Japanese Courses

Department of Teaching and Learning Support

This department is responsible for promoting and supporting the development and enhancement of teaching and learning at Osaka University.