Undergraduate Division

Distinguishing Features

Language Education

During their first two years at the College of Global Communication, international students will engage in a thorough study of the Japanese language. Students learn at their own pace in level-based classes designed to facilitate mastery of the four primary language competencies (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Theme-based language classes are also offered in current issues, culture, social issues, academic skills, certification exam practice, and other topics, so that students can select courses according to their individual objectives and interests. Ultimately, the goal is for students to achieve language competency equivalent to Level N1 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).

Japanese Studies and Global Studies

Courses in Japanese Studies and Global Studies allow students to enhance their understanding of Japanese society and culture and to learn about key issues relating to globalization. Students will develop the ability to understand issues and problems currently facing the international community and to analyze them from a broad, multidisciplinary perspective involving culture, gender, environment, and history as well as economics, business, and politics. Students can take courses in English, or in Japanese or Chinese if so desired. Whatever the language of instruction, classes offer a unique opportunity for interaction between international and Japanese students, further reinforcing their ability to work together and flourish in our increasingly globalized society.

Leadership

Leadership is a quality necessary for anyone wanting to be successful in the global community. At the College of Global Communication, students will learn how to forge strong networks and work systematically toward a goal through directed teamwork. They will also study techniques of innovation and how to translate ideas into action for creating a better global society. Students will take foundational courses in leadership and innovation during their first year and accumulate further knowledge and practical experience during subsequent years of study.

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