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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students study specialized subjects in English and develop English proficiency to the level required for engage in Community Engagement activities overseas.
These subjects help students enhance Japanese language skills according to their respective level of Japanese proficiency.
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.
Learning another foreign language in addition to English helps students enhance their proficiency in the language and develop a specialized understanding of the language.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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