11 Semtember 2015 Last updated
15 specialized courses for interacting with society and living in the world
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.
Multifaceted elucidation of the nature and attributes of intercultural interaction based on the results of cultural research in different regions
Interdisciplinary studies regarding region-specific cultural traits and cultural metamorphosis
|Asia-Pacific Culture Studies|
|European and American Culture Studies|
Diverse exploration of the actual status of intercultural contact,confrontation, and interchange
|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
|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|
|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