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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.
First Year to Fourth Year :
Lists Department Subjects that 3rd and 4th year students of respective courses can take
3rd and 4th year
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.
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.
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.