Intercultural Studies Course
Aiming at coexistence with people of different cultures.
Goals and Features of the Course
Internationalization is achieved only when people of different cultures and languages understand and respect each other so as to coexist in society. For this purpose, it is necessary not only to learn about other cultures, but also to acquire an attitude and ability to convey one's own culture accurately to other people.
This course offers subjects on the Japanese, East Asian and Western languages and cultures, as well as subjects on intercultural communication and international studies. Students have the option to study broadly across several research fields or intensively in one particular field.
We make every effort to admit international students and are in charge of teaching Japanese and Japanese culture to them. In addition, our course of study also cooperates with international interchange organizations. Students have an opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for intercultural communication. We provide an educational environment where mutual enlightenment is carried out between Japanese and international students, and between the university and the outside community.
Officially sponsored study abroad programs are available. A number of students study in Western and Asian countries for six or twelve months every year. We strongly encourage students to study abroad to develop an international attitude and experience in a foreign culture.
Main Course Subjects
English Seminar, Cross-cultural Communication, International Studies, International Cooperation, Comparative Study of Languages and Cultures, Seminar of Japanese Language and Culture, Seminar of Chinese Language and Culture, Seminar of Western Languages and Cultures (English and German), Seminar of East Assian Cultures, Internship program, Study Abroad Program.
Major Career Paths
Civil servant, travel agent, journalist, interpreter, NGO/NPO staff, teacher
Teaching Staff and Research Fields
|Rie EGASHIRA |
|American Novels in the 19th Century|
|Toshifusa OKA |
|Theoretical Linguistics / Syntax|
|Sachiyo TSUBOUCHI |
|Linguistics / Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language|
|Hisaaki TSURUNARI |
|Satoshi HORIGUCHI |
|Tomoko KOBAYASHI |
|International Studies / Korean History|
|Norihito TAKEMOTO |
|Intellectual History of Modern China|
|Todd Jay LEONARD |
|American Culture and History|
|Ryugo KUROSAKI |
|Yosuke KIKUCHI |
|Japanese Literature of the Edo Period|