Center for Education in General Studies
Center for Education in General Studies
Culturally enriching people with a wide range of knowledge
The Center for Education in General Studies (CEGS) functions under the Institute for Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences to advance the quality of education at Konan University. CEGS adopts an integrated approach to general education that nurtures “virtue, physical health, intellect” and provides courses that include basic general studies, health and physical education, and career creation for a university-wide comprehensive liberal arts education.
CEGS supports the seamless transition from high school to university and offers first-year courses in general studies and health and physical education to ensure students build a solid foundation necessary to pursue their specialized fields of study in subsequent years. General studies offer students pathways to a wide range of interdisciplinary liberal arts subjects, including humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Students develop the foundation of learning with a liberal arts background acquired during their four years of university education and engage in robust health and physical education to build resilience to sustain a healthy mind and body throughout their lifetime.
Career creation courses are designed to cultivate the diverse sets of practical skills essential to succeed in society. Undergraduate students in their second year of study and beyond are also eligible to take these courses. All undergraduate students, regardless of faculties and departments, can gain broad perspectives and develop practical skills by engaging in meaningful fieldwork experiences incorporated into university and society collaborative courses, linking classroom learning to practical application in the community.
Konan University provides a holistic approach to education based on the founding philosophy of character building, physical fitness and respect for the individual rather than strictly knowledge-oriented education. It aims to provide education that fosters character through a well-balanced nurturing of “virtue, physical health, intellect.” Specialized fields of study offered through undergraduate faculties and general education offered through CEGS comprise the two wheels of education that serve as the propelling force for students' growth and development.
|Name||Title||Field of Research||Subject of Research|
|YAMASAKI, Shunsuke||Professor||Coaching（Judo）||Especially for the analysis of safety of "UKEMI" and research of existing state of World Judo.|
|FURUTA, Kiyokazu||Professor||Accounting, Auditing, Bookkeeping, Education of accounts||Unification of accounting and auditing, Practical accounts|
|HATOGAI, Koichi||Professor||Educational Technology, Information Science||Study of educational methods by means of multi-media technology.
Methodological study of computer literacy and information science education.
Study of management for distributed information systems.
|NISHIKAWA, Kohei||Professor||Organization Development,
Organizational Behavior,Human Resource Development,Turnaround Management
|1) Building the conceptual theries of OD
2) Building the practical theories of OD
3) Understanding the human dynamics of action research processes
|KO, Yong-Soo||Professor||Asian economy||Comparative Studies of Big Business Groups of South Korea|
|KATSURA, Yutaka||Professor||Majoring Coaching(Soccer) , Motion analysis||Coaching techniques of soccer(especially for youth） movement; analysis soccer|
|IKARUGI, Chikako||Professor||Sport History||Study of Badminton History in Late 19th to mid-20th century, Study of the internationalization of sport|
|UMEMOTO, Yoshimasa||Professor||Commercial law, Corporation Law, Securities Regulation||regulatory architecture of the modern market and insider trading law|
|YOSHIKAWA, Ayumi||Professor||Fuzzy theory, Subjective information processing||Analysis of subjectivity, vagueness, fuzziness, ambiguity, non-linearity and intuition in human information processing and its application for solving real-world problems|
|MIZUSAWA, Katsuko||Professor||Sports medicine, Volleyball, Yoga, Pilates||Research of athletic training on college athletes: the prevention and the athletic rehabilitation of sport injuries.|
|ITO, Koji||Professor||Coaching（Athletics）||Instruction and Motion Analysis in Track and Field.|
|SOGABE, Akitoshi||Professor||Sports Medicine, Training Science, Human Growth and Development, Sports Policy, Budo Theory.||Development of the training method according to the characteristic. A study of muscle activity and skeletal motion by the different of knee alignment from electromyographic, kinetic and kinematic analysis. Influence of Budo on human development.|
|KUBO, Haruka||Professor||Public Administration, Environmental Policy||1) Research on environmental policy process and governance; interlinkage between international and domestic politics, role of knowledge in policy process, and comparative analysis of environmental protection agencies.
2) Research on community engagement and local authority.
|SHIMIZU, Tokiyo||Professor||Civil law, Family law||Japanese and German comparative study of private and public assistance, long-term care insurance, adult guardianship, inheritance|
|Higher Education Policy,EU Legal Studies, International Relations||1) Comparative Studies of Higher Education Policies in Member States of EU.
2) Brexit and future of Single Market.
|Civil law||Law of Set-off|
|Theory of sport movement and behaviour, Lifetime sports, Coaching (Artistic Gymnastics)||Theory of sport movement and behavior, Lifetime sports, Methodology of artistic gymnastics|
|e-learning system||1) Modeling of the students' scenario on e-Learning courses.
2) Development of a mathematical formula scoring system.
|CHIBA, Mihoko||Lecturer||Higher Education, History||Measuring Student Learning Outcomes in Higher Education Muscovite Russia (16th and Early 17th Century)
|MIYAGAWA, Kimiko||Specially Appointed Professor||Clinical Psychology, Sandplay Therapy||1) Evidential study on sandplay therapy
2) Fundamental study on some sandplay expressions of elderly people
3) Study on psychological process and developmental theme for elderly people
4) Research on clinical psychological support for non-attendance student
|HASEGAWA, Takehiko||Specially Appointed Professor||Library and information science||Study of the organization and administration of a library and of its technical, informational, and reference services|
|TAKEDA, Yoshihisa||Specially Appointed Associate Professor||Career design||1) Active learning
|OKAMURA, Kozue||Specially Appointed Associate Professor||Non-Profit Activities, Citizen Participation, Regional Cooperation||1) Study of Non-Profit Organizations for Citizen Participation in Public Services
2) Study of Social Participation Programs through Industry-University and Public-Private Coordination
|NISHIURA, Taro||Specially Appointed Associate Professor||Student counseling, Clinical Psychology, International students in Japan||Counseling and Consultation in Japanese universities, Organizational assistance for international students, Mentality of Japanese returnees|
|YAMAMOTO, Shari||Lecturer||Global Education||Research on self-access learning centers and active learning in higher education|