Student takings in the library

General Studies

General Studies enables students, in consultation with the Academic Advising Center, to design an interdisciplinary major in the humanities (critical languages, English, philosophy and religion) or social sciences (American studies, Asian studies, economics, history, political science and psychology). Students may create an area of study that embraces an intellectual theme, such as environmental and population control, human rights, war and peace, or moral and ethical responsibilities.

Yuka Matsuhashi

Assistant Professor

Faculty Director of Gen. Ed. and General Studies

Interview with Prof. Sachiko Horiguchi

Portrait photo of associate professor Sachiko Horiguchi

Expanding your possibilities with General Studies

Sample Curriculum

15 Courses in Liberal Arts, Including five courses from the concentration

Sample for History Concentration


Five electives
(at least three must be at the 2000 level or above)

Social Science

Seven electives in three different social science areas other than History

*Of the above 12 courses, at least 2 courses must be writing-intensive at the upper level


Three electives at the 2000 level or above