1. The ability to identify and resolve problems
Society is complex and is faced with difficult problems. To succeed in society is to solve these problems. However, just intuiting a solution will not suffice. However, the methods of the social sciences become powerful tools as they teach us how to analyze and how to use data in order to get to effective solutions.
2. Integration between Social Sciences and English Education
The students are expected to learn how to analyze and understand the underlying mechanisms of several social phenomenon in international society. Students learn analytical tools used in social sciences, such as law, economics, management, area studies and sociology. Based on the fundamental analytical tools of the social sciences, students consider international social issues logically, and examine their own hypotheses and proposed solutions based upon data. Students will discuss their research results in English with other classmates. We strongly hope that these students will develop the analytical strengths to contribute to improving the well-being of international society.
Throughout the four-year program, English language instruction follows the principles of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). In this approach, students use English to gain knowledge and to develop their language and cognitive skills. Topics and materials related to social science courses in upper-years of the program are used to develop the foundation for thinking and learning about international society
3. Overseas study of at least 4 weeks
Students have a wide range of options to choose from in line with their individual goals and abilities: short stay (around 1 month), medium stay (one semester), or long stay (one year). Students may also select their own overseas study location in addition to the destinations offered by the university as long as certain conditions are met.