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Faculty of International Communication

Aiming at an even higher level of language communication by fostering individuals with a wealth of cross-cultural experience and general knowledge

Recently many Japanese companies have been conducting business in the Americas, Europe, Asia and various other parts of the globe. Under these circumstances, there is increasing demand for human resources who have international perspectives and communication skills. To analyze ever-changing international situations and communicate their ideas in English, students must possess extensive general knowledge and a high level of linguistic ability. The Faculty of International Communication comprises two departments: the Department of English Studies and the Department of Global Liberal Arts,* each of which provides distinctive education centered on English. The Department of English Studies has introduced a course system, in which students can choose their course from the following three options from the second year on: Language Studies, Business, and Education. The department offers a curriculum that enables students to select a course to study toward the realization of their future aspirations from an early stage. The small, interactive classes taught by native speakers help students attain a high level of English proficiency. The Department of Global Liberal Arts* is designed to deepen students’ specialist knowledge according to their interests and the future career path they wish to follow, in either the Area of Regional Fieldwork or the Area of Specialized Theoretical Research. The two departments are commonly characterized by the provision of practical learning opportunities. Specifically, these departments offer study abroad programs, the duration of which students can choose from among long-term, medium-term and short-term. Students may take part in an excellent two-week fieldwork program in one of six countries, spanning Asia, Europe and North America. Furthermore, the faulty has developed an environment that provides opportunities to proactively deepen cross-cultural communication while remaining in Japan. For example, students can participate in lectures and regional multicultural events held with the cooperation of the JICA Chubu International Center, interact with other cultures by working as volunteers at international conferences, and enjoy exchange programs with international students in the global lounge, which has been newly set up on the campus. While respecting diverse values, students can acquire the capabilities to express their ideas and disseminate Japanese culture in the global arena.
*Renamed from the “Department of Comparative Culture” to the “Department of Global Liberal Arts” in April 2018.
*Renamed from the “Department of Comparative Culture” to the “Department of Global Liberal Arts” in April 2018.