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With globalization now having an effect on our lives, a range of new issues have appeared in a variety of fields. The purpose of this department is to develop professionals equipped with a global perspective, advanced language skills, and broad education -the attributes of a person who can deal with these issues. From your second year, you can choose one of two courses: the "International Cooperation Course," in which you will gain knowledge related to world peace and learn skills required to solve global problems, and the "Global Business Course," in which you will learn skills to contribute to society through business.

Possible to graduate solely through courses conducted in English

We offer a range of courses to study specialized subjects in English. Through studying subjects such as political science and economics in English, you will learn about how to solve problems on a global scale. It is possible to graduate through courses taught in English, or to combine Japanese and English courses. This curriculum combines knowledge in the humanities (such as intercultural understanding) together with knowledge in the social sciences (such as international relations and business administration). This will allow you to establish a background for success on a global scale.

Four years of collaboration with students from a variety of countries

Our university constantly hosts international students from countries all over the world. Our multicultural campus serves as a location of daily cultural exchange with Japanese students. In the Department of Global Studies, international students and Japanese students study together for four years. Students participate in group work and discussion as they utilize advanced English during classes. Our campus is a truly diverse learning environment.

Curriculum * Only selected subjects are shown in the table below.

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Specialized subjects

Core subjects

Students learn about the founding philosophy of the university, "PAX MUNDI PER LINGUAS" (World Peace through Languages), acquire the basic attitude towards studying at the Department, and develop both theoretical and practical skills through relevant Community Engagement activities.

Subjects offered on the International Cooperation Course

These subjects are offered as part of an integrated academic framework designed to help students learn a wide range of knowledge about world peace and world order, and develop the practical skills necessary to help solve the global issues facing humanity.

Subjects offered on the Global Business Course

These subjects are offered as part of an integrated academic framework designed to help students acquire knowledge about economic and social development, learn about how to contribute to the well-being of all people as well as develop the practical skills necessary to contribute to international society through socially-responsible business activities.

Common course subjects

Specialized subjects relating to the studies at both the International Cooperation Course and the Global Business Course are designed to help students determine which course to take and encourage them to study their area of interest in depth.

English language seminar subjects

Students study specialized subjects in English and develop English proficiency to the level required for engage in Community Engagement activities overseas.

Japanese language seminar subjects

These subjects help students enhance Japanese language skills according to their respective level of Japanese proficiency.

Foreign language subjects

Advanced English subjects

These subjects are designed to help students develop more practical English skills and enhance English proficiency to the level necessary to pass high-level English proficiency examinations.

Second foreign language subjects

Learning another foreign language in addition to English helps students enhance their proficiency in the language and develop a specialized understanding of the language.

Third foreign language subjects

Learning another foreign language in addition to the second foreign language and English helps students develop an understanding of and insight into languages in general.

Cultural subjects

Through practical cultural education, students are guided to develop a wide range of knowledge required for playing a leading role in international society and the ability to make fair and appropriate judgments.

Institute for Japan Studies

These subjects are offered in English, in which international and Japanese students study Japanese society, systems, culture and values together to deepen their understanding of Japan and develop the ability to disseminate information about Japan.

Careers

We anticipate a broad range of careers that require advanced language skills. Most students who have improved their business skills (such as business administration, economics, and organization theory) will likely go on to fill positions in global enterprises in a variety of fields. Students who have studied subjects such as political science and international relations will likely find positions in government and public sector institutions agencies or NPOs / NGOs, or will continue on to graduate school and aim for careers in international institutions. Meanwhile, students who have gained experience working and studying overseas should be adept at working overseas.

Target careers

  • Government and public office
  • Regional government
  • International institutions such as the United Nations or World Bank
  • Global enterprises
  • Journalism

Professors

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Professor

  • Atsuhito KUROZUMI
    Applied Economics, Energy Economics
  • Garr REYNOLDS
    Marketing Communications
  • Gustavo TANAKA
    E-mail: g_tanaka(at)kufs.ac.jp
    Accounting - Business
  • Jay KLAPHAKE
    E-mail: j_klaphake(at)kufs.ac.jp
    Law and Negotiation
  • Kevin RAMSDEN
    E-mail: k_ramsden(at)kufs.ac.jp
    International Education
  • Kumiko NEMOTO
    Gender, Sociology, Business Administration and Labor Studies
  • Toshitaka TAKEUCHI
    International Relations Studies, Security Studies, Game Theory

Associate Professor

  • Aaron CAMPBELL
    E-mail: a_campbell(at)kufs.ac.jp
    TEFL, E-Learning
  • Ryohei NAKAGAWA
    E-mail: r_nakagawa(at)kufs.ac.jp
    Japanese Economy and Business
  • Takaaki MIYAGUCHI
    E-mail: t_miyaguchi(at)kufs.ac.jp
    International Development Cooperation Studies, Environmental Policy Studies

Lecturer

  • Ryohei KAGEURA
    Philosophy and Ethics, History of Thought

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