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Department of International Communication

Department of International Communication

This is a new interdisciplinary department that was created based on a new philosophy that is appropriate for the era of global communication. With the progress of globalization today, international communication is receiving more and more attention. We nurture students who have the ability to communicate and understand other cultures, or international communicators who are able to act as a bridge between various cultures.

From diplomatic policy to conversations with friends, the field of communication studies how communication is conducted and what its principles and methods are, etc. In the Department, students begin by (1) learning several languages as a basic tool for international communication, and by (2) obtaining the ability to accurately understand what others are trying to say and the ability to accurately express themselves.

Building upon this acquisition, students learn about the "rules" found in culture that enable communication. By learning that there are various cultures and by acquiring the ability to understand them, students become international communicators.

In the Department, students learn theoretical fundamentals such as international communication theory, comparative cultural studies, and language sciences in the first and second years. Some classes, such as Introduction to Communication, are conducted in English. As a rule, the Department adopts a policy of small class sizes in its education.

Graduates of the Department are able to succeed in international organizations such as the United Nations, NGOs, public offices, municipal governments, and departments in corporations related to PR or international affairs. They are also engaged in interpretation or translation as specialists in communication.

Campus of Attendance

First Year to Fourth Year :

Curriculum

Lists Department Subjects that 3rd and 4th year students of respective courses can take

Credits of Graduation Requirement / 134 Credits
Politics and Foreign Diplomacy/Security Course
Category Subjects
Elective Subjects 3rd and 4th year

  • History of Political Thought l,ll
  • History of International Relations l,ll
  • International Law llA,llB
  • Private International Law l,ll
  • International Economic Law l,ll
  • International Politics Surrounding Korean Peninsula l,ll
  • Diplomatic History l,ll
  • Japanese Politics l,ll
  • Japan’s Diplomacy l,ll
  • Foreign and Security Policy of Japan
  • Peace and Security in Japan
  • Environmental Policy in Japan
  • International Organizations l,ll
  • Comparative Politics l,ll
  • International Security l,ll
  • Strategic Studies l,ll
  • Comparative Cultures l,ll
  • Theory of International Politics l,ll
  • Massmedia and International Politics l,ll
  • Media Studies l,ll
  • Studies on the United Nations l,ll
  • Asian Politics l,ll
  • Politics in the Asia-Pacific l,ll
  • Russian and Central Asian Politics l,ll
  • European Politics l,ll
  • Area Studies (Asian,American Economy)l,ll
  • Area Studies (EU Economy) l,ll
  • Development Economics l,ll

4th year

  • Seminar ll
Global Governance Course
Category Subjects
Elective Subjects 3rd and 4th year

  • International Institutions l,ll
  • Studies on the United Nations l,ll
  • Foreign and Security Policy of Japan
  • Peace and Security in Japan
  • Environmental Policy in Japan
  • International Organizations l,ll
  • International Peace and Cooperation l,ll
  • Strategic Studies l,ll
  • Global Environmental Politics l,ll
  • International Administration l,ll
  • International NGO’s l,ll
  • International Monetary Economics l,ll
  • International Law llA,llB
  • Private International Law l,ll
  • International Economic Law l,ll
  • International Politics Surrounding Korean Peninsula l,ll
  • History of International Relations l,ll
  • Diplomatic History l,ll
  • International Security l,ll
  • Development Economics l,ll

4th year

  • Seminar ll
International Economic Policy Course
Category Subjects
Elective Subjects 3rd and 4th year

  • Bookkeeping l,ll
  • Development Economics l,ll
  • International Economy A,B
  • International Trade l,ll
  • International Monetary Economics l,ll
  • Open Macroeconomics
  • Development Finance
  • Chinese Economy l,ll
  • International Development Policy
  • International Economic Policy l,ll
  • Global Environmental Economics l,ll Game Theory l,ll
  • Intermediate Microeconomics l,ll
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics l,ll
  • Intermediate Mathematics for Economists l,ll
  • Econometrics l,ll
  • Peace Economics l,ll
  • International Industrial Organization l,ll
  • Managerial Economics
  • Multinational Business Management l,ll
  • Public Finance
  • Japanese Economy and Security Business
  • International Institutions l,ll
  • International Administration l,ll
  • International Economic Law l,ll
  • Area Studies (EU Economy) l,ll
  • Area Studies (Asian,American Economy)l,ll
  • Selected Topics in International Economics l,ll,Vl,Vll

4th year

  • Seminar ll
International Business Course
Category Subjects
Elective Subjects 3rd and 4th year

  • Bookkeeping l,ll
  • International Economy A,B
  • International Trade l,ll
  • International Monetary Economics l,ll
  • Chinese Economy l,ll
  • Game Theory l,ll
  • Intermediate Microeconomics l,ll
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics l,ll
  • Econometrics l,ll
  • International Industrial Organization l,ll
  • Managerial Economics
  • Multinational Business Management l,ll
  • Financial Accounting l,ll
  • Management Accounting l,ll
  • International Accounting (l),(ll)
  • International Marketing l,ll
  • Corporate Finance l,ll
  • Global Business l,ll
  • Mathematical Finance l,ll
  • Management Informatics l,ll
  • Japanese Economy and Security Business
  • Introduction to The Basics of Securities and
  • Assets Selection
  • Public Relations
  • Advertisements and Communication
  • Communication in Multicultural Societies
  • Intercultural Communication
  • International Business Communication (l),(ll)
  • International Negotiations
  • International Exchange
  • International Economic Law l,ll
  • Area Studies (EU Economy) l,ll
  • Area Studies (Asian,American Economy)l,ll
  • Selected Topics in International Economics Vl,Vll

4th year

  • Seminar ll
International Communication Course
Category Subjects
Elective Subjects 3rd and 4th year

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Intercultural Literacy
  • Communication in Multicultural Societies
  • Structure of Language
  • Public Relations
  • Conflict Resolution
  • International Negotiations
  • International Exchange
  • International Transaction Law
  • International Networks
  • Social Information Studies
  • Information Ethics
  • Media Studies l,ll
  • Massmedia and International Politics l,ll
  • Advertisements and Communication
  • Introduction to Research Methods in Communication Studies
  • Qualitative Methods in Communication Research l,ll
  • Quantitative Methods in Communication Research l,ll
  • Media Communication l,ll
  • Gender Communication l,ll
  • Comparative Cultures l,ll
  • European Studies l,ll
  • Islamic Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Studies in Chinese Culture
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • Russian and East European Studies
  • Spanish Studies
  • Anglo-American Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Intercultural Training
  • Theory and Practice of Interpretation l,ll
  • Theory and Practice of Translation l,ll
  • Conference English
  • Theory and Practice of English
  • Pronunciation
  • Theory and Practice of Debate
  • International Business Communication (l),(ll)
  • Cognition and Communication
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • English as an International Language
  • Linguistic Form and Meaning
  • Universality of Human Languages

4th year

  • Seminar ll

From the second year, with certain restrictions, students can choose from five courses of study regardless of department. In some cases, however, students may be required to complete core courses in addition to those listed above.

The Aoyama Standard Subjects
1st - 4th year :

School-wide universal education system where experts in wide-ranging academic fields transcending the framework of colleges/schools and departments stimulate interest in learning and provide guidance.

Free Elective Subjects
1st - 4th year :

Students can freely select from departmental subjects, Aoyama Standard Subjects, Foreign Language Subjects (take at least minimum credits required), subjects of other departments and courses in the School of International Politics, Economics and Communication as well as subjects offered by other colleges.