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At the Graduate School of International Politics, Economics and Communication, we nurture individuals who are able to contribute to international society. Students tackle problems and issues in international society through the three research areas of international politics, international economics, and international communication, as well as through an interdisciplinary program, which is a combination of these areas. The Graduate School of International Politics, Economics and Communication provides a program which comprises one of the most systematized curriculum among Japanese graduate schools that provide studies on international research.
The Department of International Politics provides two courses. The first is the Security Course, in which students can learn about international politics through such fields as international security, area studies, history of international relations, and international law. The second is the Global Governance Course, which aims to nurture individuals who can succeed in the international arena and are equipped with the knowledge and skills to address global issues. For the Security Course, students are instructed by a wide variety of faculty, such as those who have gained work experience, researchers, and theorists. For the Global Governance Course, there are numerous courses on topics such as international systems, international organizations, the global environment and NGOs, as well as courses on the relationship between international politics and international finance and trade.
Lists Department Subjects that students of respective courses can take
Required Credits for Graduation / 30 or 38 Credits*
* Depend on the method of course completion.
In a modern society where globalization is proceeding at a rapid pace, understanding and study of international economics are of critical importance. To grasp global economic phenomena with firm understanding of economic theories and to understand policy science as means to provide more effective and practical solutions, Department of International Economics offers masters curriculum focusing on following three areas. (1) International Economics, Game Theory, Macro Economics, Micro Economics, and Statistical Analysis for empirical studies. (2) International Trade, Finance, and Policies as it relates mainly to developed countries’ international economic policies. Finally, (3) International Development Theories/Policies, Asian Economic Theory, International Environmental Theory, as it relates to developing countries.
In the International Economics Masters’ Program, highly specialized experts in both theory and practical application, from pertinent fields are cultivating future experts. The program provides an environment to those who aspire to gain and nurture scientific investigative abilities to tackle various economic challenges based on latest theoretic and empirical methods.
The Department of International Communication aims to provide students with the ability to take theoretical and empirical approaches to the elucidation of various phenomena in international society from the three perspectives of "language," "culture (regional and comparative culture)," and "communication. We provide educational programs to study major theories and research methods in these three areas. In the area of language, basic and specialized subjects are arranged to study the functions and structures of language and its operation. In the area of culture, which is closely related to language, there are basic and specialized subjects for studying regional and comparative cultural studies in Europe, Asia, and America. In the area of communication, we offer courses to study various theories in the fields of international communication, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, and multicultural conviviality, as well as courses to systematically learn the research methods necessary to conduct empirical research. Each of these areas is linked to the other two, enabling interdisciplinary and multifaceted learning. Students will explore and investigate a phenomenon of interest under the faculty's supervision through seminars by integrating multiple perspectives learned in the courses.