Our world is composed of diverse ethnic and social groups, each of which has its own culture. The Intercultural Relations Program addresses the issue of how to enable these groups to communicate with each other across cultural boundaries, based on an examination of the characteristics of intercultural relationships and with attention to the issues involved in understanding a foreign culture.
This course examines how to interpret the cultures of various ethnic groups and find ways to understand different cultures by comparative methods.
This course makes a comparative study of the social structures and cultures of the world’s ethnic groups and their transformation.
Situations where a new culture is created from a mixture of various cultures are considered using cultural anthropology methods.
This course considers how to understand, describe or represent various ethnic cultures along with various hypothesized field survey problems
Using ethnography as study materials, this course studies and compares interrelationships between various cultures (including Japan) and problems such as folk customs and modernization with a focus on lifestyle. We will use these issues as ethnography materials.
Not every cross-cultural encounter triggers violent conflicts or frictions observed in ethnic disputes. Successful examples do exist of avoiding violence and achieving peaceful coexistence among different cultures. The Multicultural Studies Program is dedicated to exploring institutional and conceptual frameworks for fostering intercultural harmony and models of cross-cultural communication that facilitate conflict-resolution.
This course explores strategies for achieving and maintaining peaceful coexistence between countries, regions, and cultures in the global community.
A comparative study of new political phenomena and dynamics that transcend the boundaries of nation-states, with emphasis on governance.
This course gives problem solving oriented consideration to the theme of peace and security while valuing the perspective of preventive diplomacy.
A comparative study of the background and challenges that Japan and developed western countries have in common and each national policy responses of each country to these problems.
This course examines differences and similarities in the structure and history of thoughts and sciences in various civilizations.
A discussion of the implications of the use of technology such as mobile phones, convenience stores and many other facets of our daily lives.
This course explores the characteristics and potential of translation culture.
This course discusses the characteristics of cultures that transcend national boundaries with emphasis on the relationship between Japan and the United States.
Examples from the ancient Mediterranean world form the basis of discussions of the process through which academic disciplines, literature, and lifestyles develop.