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With globalization making a huge impact on our lives, a range of new issues have arisen in a variety of fields. The objective 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 that will help you to contribute to society through business.

Providing solutions to global issues with education and practical skills in the social sciences

This program is designed for students to learn about problems in the world with a global perspective that sees the Earth as a single system. Students will acquire some basic knowledge of economics, business administration, law, political science, and sociology through courses on international relations theory, foreign aid, environmental issues, international economy, and marketing. Furthermore, students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by taking classes such as "Model United Nations" and "Community Engagement Workshop". This program aims to foster individuals who can potentially contribute to solving various global issues by equipping them with education and practical skills in the social sciences.

Acquiring specialized knowledge in English to compete in the real world

Students will obtain specialized knowledge that they can utilize across the globe by taking courses such as international relations, economics, and accounting that are taught in English, and doing groupwork and holding discussions in English with students from all over the world. All the specialized department subjects are taught in English, while students have the choice to take Liberal Arts subjects in Japanese. Through the integration of the humanities (such as cross-cultural understanding) and the social sciences (international relations theory and business administration), this curriculum builds a solid background for those aspiring to compete in the global scene.

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 in 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 gain a wide range of knowledge about world peace and The 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 in 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

Students can expect a broad range of careers that require global mindsets. Most students who have improved their business skills (such as business administration, economics, and organization theory) will be looking to fill positions in global enterprises in a variety of fields.
Students who have studied subjects such as international relations, international cooperation will likely seek positions in government and public sectors or NPOs / NGOs, or will continue on to graduate school and aim for careers in international institutions. Many students may pursue working internationally.

Target careers

  • Central government
  • 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
  • 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, Security Studies, Game Theory

Associate Professor

  • Aaron CAMPBELL
    E-mail: a_campbell(at)kufs.ac.jp
    TEFL, E-Learning
  • David TAYLOR
    E-mail: d_taylor(at)kufs.ac.jp
    Global Business Management, Marketing and Consumer Behavior
  • 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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