Invitation to the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies

Organization of the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies

11 Semtember 2015 Last updated

15 specialized courses for interacting with society and living in the world

Departments and Divisions

  When comparing the nature of cultures in modern society to address modern issues such as cultural confrontation and conflicts, it is essential to develop the ability to examine cultural trends in an increasingly globalized world. To do this we have to examine both the cultures of different regions and cross-cultural interaction.

 Accordingly, the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies has two departments ? Cultural Interaction, for multifaceted commentary on the nature of intercultural interaction based on the results of cultural research in different regions, and Culture and Globalization to investigate the contemporary cultural phase generated by globalization.

 Consisting of the Area Studies Division for interdisciplinary studies regarding region-specific cultural traits and cultural metamorphosis, and the Intercultural Communication Division for multifaceted research on the reality of cross-cultural contacts, conflicts and interactions, the Cultural-Interaction Department aims for (1) understanding of cultures of different regions, (2) understanding of cross-cultural relations and interactions, and (3) development of cross-cultural communication abilities.

 The Culture and Globalization Department consists of the Contemporary Culture and Society Division for comprehensive research into contemporary social and cultural circumstances amid the erosion of modern Western principles accompanying globalization, the Human Communication and Information Science Division for investigation of issues involving verbal and non-verbal communication and use of diverse information media, and the Second Language Education Division for advanced research concerning second language education and production of outstanding practitioners in this field. In addition, there is also a joint research group for Advanced Communication in the Doctoral Course in cooperation with the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR). With these divisions and courses, we aim for (1) elucidation of acculturation brought about by globalization and the establishment of new public culture, (2) development of advanced global communication, and (3) development of foreign language education for the global era.

 

Department Division Course
Cultural-Interaction
Multifaceted elucidation of the nature and attributes of intercultural interaction based on the results of cultural research in different regions
Area Studies
Interdisciplinary studies regarding region-specific cultural traits and cultural metamorphosis
Japanology
Asia-Pacific Culture Studies
European and American Culture Studies
Intercultural Communication
Diverse exploration of the actual status of intercultural contact,confrontation, and interchange
Cultural Anthropology
Comparative Studies of Civilization and Culture
International Relations and Comparative Politics
Culture and Globalization
Elucidation of the contemporary cultural phase generated by globalization
Contemporary Culture and Society
Comprehensive research into contemporary social and cultural circumstances amid the erosion of modern Western principles accompanying globalization
Modernity Studies
Contemporary Social Issues
Art, Culture and Society Studies
Human Communication and Information Science
Investigation of issues involving verbal and non-verbal communication and use of diverse information media
Linguistics and Communication Studies
Human Communication
Computers and Communication
Second Language Education
Advanced research concerning second language education and production of outstanding practitioners in this field
Systems of Second Language Education
Contents in Second Language Education
Joint Research Group
(Doctoral Program)
Advanced Communication
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