Invitation to the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies

Master’s Program – Two Learning Tracks to Suit Your Aspirations –

1 July 2014 Last updated

Develops key persons of international society and new researchers to lead the era
– Various styles for different goals from start to finish –

 

  Career Enhancement Track Researcher Track
Entrance Exam
(General Admission,Special Selection for Adult Applicants, and Special Selection for Foreign Students)
1. Basic Subjects exam
* Foreign Language exam
(General Admission and Special Selection for Adult Applicants)
Applicants for the Japanology Course and the Computers and Communication Course may select the General Issues exam instead of the Foreign Language exam.
* Japanese Language exam
(Special Selection for Foreign Students)
Please refer to the Application Guidelines for more information concerning application for the Computers and Communication Course, Systems of Second Language Education Course, and Contents in Second Language Education Course.
2. Special Issues exam
3. Oral exam
1. Basic Subjects exam
* Foreign Language exam
(General Admission and Special Selection for Adult Applicants)
Applicants for the Computers and Communication Course may select the General Issues exam instead of the Foreign Language exam.
* Japanese Language exam
(Special Selection for Foreign Students)
Please refer to the Application Guidelines for more information concerning application for the Computers and Communication Course, Systems of Second Language Education Course, and Contents in Second Language Education Course.
2. Special Issues exam
3. Oral exam
Curriculum ● Seminars to develop high-level skills in foreign language,information handling and presentation
● Students mainly take Special Lectures, which are given to a small group in an interactive manner rather than a one-way lecture.
● Students who have earned the required credits and submitted a research report can obtain master’s degree.
● Tutors provide quality individual guidance (tutorial).
● Students mainly take Advanced Expertise Seminars to build basic skills required for a researcher.
● Students may take Special Seminars in the doctoral program.
● Students shall submit a master’s thesis or master’s folio (a combination of achievements).
Future career Students will obtain master’s degree and work in international fields as specialists. The Researcher Track is for the students who intend to take the entrance exam to the doctoral program and proceed to the program. Students will become researchers or high-level specialists.

 

Two Educational Tracks

 The doctoral program has a Career Enhancement Track and a Researcher Track. Applicants by General Admission and Special Selection for Adult Applicants shall select one of these two tracks when applying for admission. Applicants by Special Selection for Foreign Students shall select one after enrollment.

 

Career Enhancement Track

 This track caters to students who intend to work after completing the master’s program. By acquiring broad expertise and practical applied skills, students seek to develop their career to a highe level. Students can earn the master’s degree by acquiring the requisite credits in courses centered on special lectures and by submitting a master’s research report appropriate for their career design.

Researcher Track

 This track caters to the students who intend to take the entrance exam for and enter the doctoral program. The track offers a curriculum designed to develop researchers and high-level specialists. To complete the track, students are required to take requisite credits in courses centered on advanced expertise seminars and to submit a master’s thesis or a master’s folio.

 

Academic Skill Seminars

 The objective of the seminars is to effectively learn methods and techniques and acquire other academic skills required for research in various fields.

IT Skills Development

Academic Communication (English)

Academic Writing (English)

Academic Writing (Japanese)

Social Research Methods

Field Research

Statistics and Quantitative Analysis Methodst

 

Master’s Folio

 The master’s folio is comprised of multiple research products that are loosely tied to a single theme, and which can be submitted in place of a master’s thesis. As a master’s folio does not have to be in the form of a single thesis, many diverse research products that would previously not have been accepted as a master’s thesis ? compositions, research reports, etc. ? are accepted as part of a folio. This makes it easier to conduct applied research that is relevant to one’s work or workplace, and because the work is divided up and presented on numerous occasions, it also allows for systematic writing and research.

 

Doctoral Program – Developing Independent Researchers –

For profound study in a research field
– Various and flexible support to obtain a PhD in three years –

 

  Coursework Program
Research theme Theme suited for the research field of the course
Research style Individual research
Research guidance The whole teaching staff, especially the tutor, provides support.
Process to obtain PhD <1st year>
Present a concept in a joint seminar of the course, publish an academic article and submit a basic doctoral thesis.
<2nd year>
Publish an academic article, make a presentation at a conference and submit a preliminary doctoral thesis.
<3rd year>
Submit part of a thesis draft to a joint seminar of the course once a month and receive guidance and support from the whole teaching staff. Submit a doctoral thesis.
Expected achievements Achievements of academic research where free thinking and creativity of individuals are tapped to the maximum

 

 

Career and Professional Development – Career Paths to the World –

Master’s Program

Cultural Interaction Department

– As a specialist –

 

– As business professional with the ability to take practical actions –

 

Culture and Globalization Department

– As a specialist –


– As a business professional with an ability to take practical actions –

 

Doctoral Program

Leading researchers who promote “international cultural studies” in the world

 

Degrees that can be obtained

  • Master’s Program             Master’s degree (Master of Arts)
  • Doctoral Program             Doctor’s degree (PhD)

 

Qualifications that can be obtained (Master’s Program)

  • Junior High School Specialized Teacher’s Certificate (English)
  • Senior High School Specialized Teacher’s Certificate (English)
  • Curator (*Can also be obtained in the Doctoral Program)
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