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.
Department of Planning and Development
These three 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. 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 Division
- is in charge of Basic Major Subjects
- 2. Liberal Arts Division
- is in charge of Liberal Arts General Education 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.