Philosophy, Goals, and Objectives of the College (Yonezawa Women’s Junior College)
1.The Spirit and Philosophy of Our Founding
①Institutional Spirit and Mission
This college was founded after the Second World War as a research institution with the purposes of raising the general educational level of women and researching actually needed liberal arts, and to cultivate promising students for the development of the community.
The mission of the college is to respond to the needs of the community and contribute to its development through education and research, and to cultivate individuals who having mastered academic and specialized knowledge can make a contribution to society.
The mission of this college is to send out to society human resources who have specialized knowledge and skills backed by solid academic training, and the ability for creativity and challenge.
②History of the College
Originally established as Yonezawa Women’s Academy in 1951, this college was elevated to become Yonezawa Municipal Women’s Junior College in 1952. In 1963, the management of the college was transferred to Yamagata Prefecture, and changed its name to Yamagata Prefectural Yonezawa Women’s Junior College in 1970. At present, there are 4 faculties—Japanese Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, Japanese History, and Social Information Science, and with 250 students per academic year is proud to be one of the best in scale general junior colleges in the country. In 2012, we celebrated the 60th anniversary of our founding.
2.The Purpose and Educational Goals of Each Faculty
The faculties of Japanese Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, Japanese History, and Information Science, have as their desired goal to develop flexible thinking and a wide perspective built on a liberal arts foundation, as well as the specialized education-characteristic purposes of each faculty as follows.
(A)Faculty of Japanese Language and Literature
The purpose is to cultivate human resources who can serve society and the community by using the profound knowledge of traditional culture, having the fine logical thinking ability and using proper Japanese language by expertise in Japanese language and literature.
(B)Faculty of English Language and Literature
The purpose is to provide education with English as a focus in higher language education and international understanding.
(C)Faculty of Japanese History
The purpose is to cultivate promising human resources who can contribute to the development of society, having historical insight and flexible, logical thinking ability by mastering a wide array of specialized knowledge in academics and the study of Japanese history.
(D)Faculty of Social Information Science
The purpose is to develop ambitious human resources who can contribute to the development of society and the community by cultivating the power of analysis, expression, and application built on the foundation of a deep understanding of the structure, dynamics, and technologies of the information society.