one of the megatrends of this modern society.
Globalization is one of the megatrends of this modern society. We are able to exchange information travel overseas, and purchase foreign goods without difficulty. In this globalized world, one who can utilize their talents to improve or better the world can transcend national and cultural barriers. Given this, is especially important for Korea, which is an economy based mainly on human resources, to strive to create the conditions in which we can produce talented and competitive leaders of the future to take our country to the next level both economically and socially.
Given the constant evolution of modern society in the face of increased globalization, there is a greater need for academic institutions and organizations to adapt by adopting new approaches that are tailored to the requirements of this modern world. As such, as a new academic institution, we prize developing and fostering convergent thinkers through our cutting edge aurricula. Convergent education has gained increasing support in recent years and it is now widely acknowledge that the development of elite convergent thinkers and academics is the key to the future growth and success of Korea as an important nation among developed countries. In order to do this, we believe that it is imperative that students are given the opportunities and encouragement to think critically and independently while receiving unrivalled education in the fundamentals of science and technology. The division of Liberal Arts and Sciences at this college offers a new and highly distinguished educational blueprint with the aim of producing individuals who represent the cream of the crop in the fields of science and technology.
Newly-entering students take courses not only in natural sciences, such as physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics, but also in liberal arts and socal saences, such as literature, philosophy, history and economics without being obligated to select a concentration for two years. Through this educational model, we give our students the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge of science and technology We also provide an environment in which they are free to develop critical and convergent thinking skills in a diverse range of subjects and topics. Moreover, we provide opportunities for all of our students to take courses overseas. This provides them with opportunities to network on a truly global level and to gain multicultural experiences that will benefit them personally, academically and professionally. In addition, we also put specific emphasis on the development of our students emotional, physical and creative well-being by providing compulsory music and art classes for four semesters and sports classes for six semesters.
The Division of Liberal Arts and Sciences of GIST College is based upon small, interactive classes where elite students can share and develop new and creative ideas. Moreover, all of our students are served by an outstanding and dedicated faculty. As such, GIST College provides the optimal environment and academic atmosphere to foster and produce the brightest minds of our future.
Chair of Division of Liberal Arts and SciencesSiyeon LEE