After the Faculty of Global Engagement is established, the Department of Global Affairs, within the Faculty of Foreign Studies, will stop accepting students from April 2018.
In order to participate in a global society, it is necessary for people from varying cultures to coexist, cooperate, and collaborate. International Relations will teach you about the governments, economies, and cultures of various regions, as well as global phenomena, while International Business will give you the knowledge and skills needed to work in organizations like global corporations, NGOs, and other international institutions.
You will study English as the international lingua franca in detail in small classes. Additionally, you will select a second foreign language from among 10 different languages, and a third and fourth language can be chosen from a selection of 18 languages. By learning multiple languages, you will gain deeper cross-cultural understanding.
Participate in a wide variety of student-centered activities both in Japan and overseas. Overseas activities include seminars at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, fieldwork in Thailand's Chiang Mai, and volunteer work in the Philippines. In Japan we hold international symposiums, inviting ambassadors from various countries in Africa, central Asia, and more.
This class is held in a workshop style. Students make presentations and participate in discussions with the aim to improve listening and speaking skills. The class focuses on a new theme every 2-3 weeks and engages in various activities based on that theme. For example, one theme is "Psychology and Personality." During this period, students take a self-analysis test titled "Creativity, Thought, and Personality" and then split into small groups to discuss their results. By engaging in lively conversation, students will develop the ability to express their thoughts accurately in English.
The United Nations is an international organization established in 1945 to promote international peace. Guided by a professor who previously worked at the United Nations, students will learn about what led to the establishment of the UN and what the UN does. They will also consider world conflict resolution tactics, keeping the role of the UN in mind. Students will gain an understanding of practical English used in international organizations and will also practice writing diplomatic correspondence.
In this class, students will gain a deeper understanding of the issues facing the present international community while studying the basics of international government and economics. In addition to lectures about various topics like conflict and poverty, students will also participate in class-wide discussions. While maintaining a strong awareness of the "ideal" that the international community should be striving toward, students will work on developing a practical approach to achieving that ideal.