Faculty of International Relations
The Faculty of International Relations seeks to develop individuals who will be able to create international community networks, and play an active role in Japan and abroad. The program offers courses in English and other foreign languages. Students in the Department of International Relations are required to spend 5 months studying in the United States. From the Freshman year through senior year, students will participate in seminars which provide in-depth training on international society and the cultures of other nations.
Department of International Relations
1. Active Learning! = Every Student Required to take a Seminar for Four Years
All students will belong to a seminar where they think on their own, present, and discuss their ideas in a small group. For example, in the Seminar during the freshman year, students will be trained to comprehend, debate, and compose their ideas based on learning materials such as charts and historical photos.
2. Study Abroad! = Required Study Abroad Programs + Multilayered English Education
Students are required to study in the United States for five months. Before and after studying in the United States, students will receive a thorough instruction of multilayered English education through “Practical English”. Starting from 2014, students will improve their debate skills in English through a new class, “International English Presentation”.
3. Keeping Up with Globalization! = Systematic Study under a Three-course System
Students will learn in depth about a rapidly changing, international community based on the three courses of “Economics and Business,” “Policies for Peace,” and “International Cooperation.” While learning necessary theories for understanding diversity in the world, students will also develop their ability to apply such theories in practice.
Department of Multicultural Communication
1. Gaining the ability to communicate in a foreign language
While English will remain as the core subject (our goal is to score 600 or above on the TOEIC® test), students will select one from a list of regional languages including Korean, Chinese, Indonesian, Hindi, Arabic and Spanish, and will formally begin their studies from their first year.
2. Experiential education through fieldwork
Through fieldwork at home and abroad, students will be exposed to many aspects of different cultures, and they will develop the ability to discover issues related to their topic of study. They will also have the opportunity to hone their presentation skills through presenting their research paper in class.
3. Multicultural understanding founded on cultural anthropology and sociology
The department offers classes with diverse themes, starting from the cultural studies of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and exploring tourism, religion and multicultural internships. Founded on a basis of cultural anthropology and sociology, students will gain a broad-based education that will be useful within an international society.