The Faculty of Global Studies

The Faculty has 2 departments; Department of Global Studies, and Global Business. Both offer the opportunity to study a variety of academic subjects spanning the humanities and social sciences under the concept of ‘Linking Diversity’, giving students scope to engage with world events and use English as a tool to explore new styles of learning and new ways of understanding.

  • Japanese Studies

    The Department of Global Studies offers 2 majors; Japanese Students and International communication , and International Exchange and Corporation. The focus in both of these majors is “diversity and different values in the real world.” Japanese students and International communication students study relevant topics side-by-side, the foundations of their joint endeavors being the 3 pillars of “discovering Japanese language and culture,” “communicating information in English and Japanese,” and “promoting multicultural coexistence”.
    In International Exchange and cooperation is guided by the motto “Think and Act,” students can also take the lead in planning projects that aim to solve global issues such as environmental degradation and poverty. They implement such projects in various parts of the world to deepen their learning.

  • International Communication

    The Department of Global Business offer students specialized classes in English on topics related to management and economics. These will provide them with “the ability to discuss global business in English” with a view to spending time abroad as a full-time student studying economics at an overseas university.

LEARNING FEATURES

Learn from the 6 categories and
establish your own “International Studies”.

“International Studies” is not the name of a specific academic discipline.It introduces knowledge from a variety of disciplines to think about the diverse real world.This is what international studies is all about.Students will study a wide range of subjects in 6 categories based on English, which is a universal language.By “connecting” the knowledge acquired and the new ideas created from it, students will acquire flexible thinking skills to cope with the changing times and the diversity of society.”

  • 1

    Learning in English

  • 2

    Learning about “ourselves” in Japan Studies

  • 3

    Learning about Multiculturalism

  • 4

    Learning about International Cooperation

  • 5

    Learning about International Relations and Regional Studies

  • 6

    Learning about Economics and Business

Learning how to connect (interdisciplinary learning) e.g., semantics, sociology, informatics, etc.

  • Japanese Studies and
    International Communication
  • International Exchange
    and Cooperation
  • Global business

“All students in the Faculty of Global Studies learn the above 6+1 categories.
However, for each of the 3 majors, we also have a system that allows students to adjust the categories of learning to focus more on their own interests and what they want to do.”

Learning English in the School of International Studies

Learning English in the “Language Curriculum”

“Using English” to learn

  • Business studies
    in English
  • Social issue discussion
    in English
  • Examining Japanese
    Culture in English

“English,” a universal language, is an essential skill to be acquired and used as a “weapon” to cope with the diversity of the global society.
Especially in the 1st year, under the educational guideline of “English every day”, students will be conscious of not only the “language curriculum” to learn English, but also the style of “using English” to learn.