To examine the current situation of Japan and the world from both viewpoints in order to fi nd solutions for the various problems in the international community.
Nothing is unrelated to us that is happening in the world at the present. It is necessary to think and act as one of the members sharing the world. This department is designed to make the students develop the skills to create a new vision of the international community based on a new sense of values. Not only by acquiring previously revealed knowledge, but also by comprehending problems currently arising between nations and regions, the students fi nd solutions to those problems. Viewing the world from Japan and Japan's global status cultivates the students' multilateral mindset to comprehend increasingly complicated international problems.
Four specialized subjects to deepen the students’ understandings of international relations
The students can select any of the following four specialized subject groups to study the reality of the world and Japan from multilateral points of view: “War and peace,” “International cooperation,” “Contemporary Japan,” and “International area studies.” You can improve your own expertise in accordance with your interest and career options.
Create the foundation of acquiring a global perspective and broadening one’s range of interest
Gradually clarify your own specialized field while participating in various programs
Act toward future career options while further cultivating language skills
Establish a stance as global citizens based on acquired expertise
The students learn ethnic, regional, and religious confl icts that are becoming increasingly serious worldwide through “international politics,” “the theory of peace,” “the theory of arms control and security assurance,” and “the theory of nationalism,” reviewing the basic structure of problems and fi nding ways to solve them.
We are surrounded by various problems that should be addressed globally, such as economic integration, developments and infl uences, starvation and poverty, disaster-relief activities, and protection of the global environment. Students review these problems from multilateral perspectives through the “theory of international cooperation system,” “theory of multinational corporations,” “theory of international aid,” and “theory of international human rights.”
The students analyze and review relations between various nations, regions and contemporary Japan and the cultural differences between them, forming a basis in Japan, where they live. Ideal international relations and the path Japan should follow will thus be explored.
The students learn the social, cultural, political, and economic structures of the U.S.A. as well as European, Middle Eastern, African, and Asian countries. By learning the languages of each region, such as French, Arabic, Chinese, and Korean as well as English, the students deepen their knowledge and broaden their outlook on international society.
The “overseas program” is an overseas field study program, provided as part of the unique international education program of the School of International Relations. Students attend experience-based classes that are integrated with classroom lectures and seminars held in a period of 8 to 11 days in 3 areas including the United Nations (New York and Washington DC), Mongolia, and Papua New Guinea. The program offers you very good opportunities to learn and feel the actual situation of international cooperation and Japanese language education. Many students participate in the program twice or more.
- Common to departments in the School of International Relations