Integrated Sciences Course

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“Integrated science” means a cross-boundary field of study that cannot be confined to any one academic discipline. Why not acquire a broad range of fundamental knowledge of natural science, and excel in this new area in the 21st century?

1..  About Integrated Sciences Course

Basic high school science is divided into five subject areas: physics, chemistry, biology, geoscience, and mathematics. However, many of the academic domains of natural science straddle more than one of these subject areas. In the Integrated Sciences course, by taking fundamental classes in different disciplines in a systematic manner, students can develop the ability and confidence to pursue a highly interdisciplinary field of study. To achieve this goal, the Integrated Sciences course offers four educational programs: "Integrated Sciences P", "Integrated Sciences C", "Integrated Sciences B", and "Integrated Sciences E". Each program consists of a major and a minor field of study, with corresponding classes. The major field of study focuses on the main area of acquired expertise: Physics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, or Earth Sciences; while the minor field of study focuses on an area closely related to the major area. As shown in the diagram, there are two choices for each major area. Whichever program is chosen, either physics or chemistry, it must be included in either the major or minor field of study because these two subjects deal with fundamental properties of matter. The program as a whole develops minds that are flexible and have the ability to approach subjects in different areas with a broader vision. As a general rule the major field of study is chosen at the beginning of the second year, and thus the program is also suitable for students who wish to decide their area of study after entering university.

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