Department of International Politics

The Department of International Politics emphasizes international politics and provides a systematic curriculum to enable studies on the management of international society and the political diplomacy of various countries. By studying international political theory, security, the history of political diplomacy, area studies and international law, students acquire the ability to comprehensively analyze the mechanisms of international society.

In the Department of International Politics, about half of the faculty members are specialists of international politics and are leaders in Japan on international politics in research.
Students choose either the "Politics and Foreign Diplomacy/Security Course" or the "Global Governance Course." The former is a study of international relations from the viewpoint of the traditional field of international politics, and students will take courses on international politics, international security theory, international law and the history of diplomacy. The latter is a study of global international issues, such as peacekeeping operations and global environmental issues, and students will study theories of international systems, international administration, international peace cooperation, and international NGOs by superseding the boundaries of traditional international politics. Graduates are able to join international organizations or international firms, or become civil servants or journalists.

Curriculums

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

Required Credits for Graduation / 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.

The Aoyama Standard

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.

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