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What is "International Understanding"?


To understand why English has become the world language.

To understand the effect of English when working domestically or internationally.

To understand the good and bad points of globalization.

To understand the role NGOs and NPOs play in today's world.



Classes for International Understanding (Freshman)


・Cross-cultural Studies I

Study of Japanese culture and other Asian countries (food, manner, festival, etc)
You will learn Japanese culture, habit and manner. Every freshman go abroad in the summer vacation, so this class will help to introduce Japan in English.

・Cross-cultural Studies II

Study of English-speaking countries, such as England, Ireland, America, Australia, New Zealand, India, West Indies, etc.
Freshmen can choose which countries will they want to go, America, Australia, England and New Zealand. After coming back from overseas studies, you learn such countries in this class. This class will help to understand why English became the world language.

Classes for International Understanding (Sophomore)


・Media English I,II

Study of English in media (TV, newspaper, radio)
You learn how to read a newspaper in English (how to get a main point). There are many phrases to be used in media and these English is a little different from others.

・文化人類学

Study of ethnic culture
You watch many DVDs and understand many unique cultures in each countries.

・Modern Cultural Anthropology

Study about current human relations of ethnic group.
Understand the importance of culture and minority ethnic groups.

・American Studies I, II

Study of American history and geography.
You learn how America was created and why they emphasize their independences. And also you learn each regions in America.

・British Studies I, II

Study of Britain (Harry Potter, Royal Wedding, Olympic, history)
You learn each countries in UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) and make a presentation about UK (any topic is ok).

・イギリス文学概論

Study of classic British literature ( "The Merchant of Venice", "Oliver Twist", "The Happy Prince" etc)
You learn British culture and history throughout literature.

・アメリカ文学概論

Study of classic American literatures ("The Uncle Tom's Cabin", "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" etc.)

・English Linguistics I,II

Study of English as a language
If you want to understand English deeply, this class will help your leaning.

・国際ボランティア論

Study of volunteer for developing countries.
You can learn the fact of developing countries and many way to support developing countries.

・NGO・NPO論

To understand how NGO and NPO works.
Also to understand international volunteer.

・Overseas Studies II

You can choose a country which use English as their mother tongue, and go there, then
you can have an intercultural exchange. It may help you to understand about world cultures. From Sophomore to Senior

Classes for International Understanding (Junior)


・Oceanian Studies

Study of Australian history and cultures.
To understand about aborigines.

・アジアの文化

Study of Asia (China, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Maresia), and understand their cultures.

・International Relations Ⅰ,Ⅱ

Study of world (NGO, NPO, UN, EU, ASEAN, WHO, WTO)
Study of history (World War I, II, French Revolution, Cold War)
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Classes for International Understanding (Senior)

・Middle Eastern Studies

Middle East Studies is a course which will introduce the students to the diverse aspects of the Middle East. It looks at thee history of the Middle East since the 1940s, the culture, politics, languages, religion, and food. Students will be able to use critical thinking skills to form their own views and opinions about the various issues facing the Middle East and how those issues affect the world at large.

・Japanese Studies

The aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge and awareness of culture and history in Japan. The students will discover how various aspects of Japan and its society developed.

・Comparative Cultural Studies

You will regard culture heritage, cities and festivals as keywords and take up first the cultures of European countries and then those of Asian countries, hence you will examine the necessary elements in the formation of culture and national identity. Also you will acquire the basic knowledge of cultural heritage and understand the importance of cultural identity in the formation of ethnic nations.

・Contemporary Issues

Topics will includes problems facing the world such as terrorism, environmental issues and ethnic violence, but also include new developments in the areas of health and medicine, science and technology and Japan. THe aim of the course is to increase students' knowledge and understanding of the news , new developments in and problems facing the world today, and also to be able to discuss them. The course will also focus on skills for reading the news and critical thinking skills, such as considering the source; recognizing attitude, bias and tone; and analyzing arguments.


Classes for Improving Your English

English is essential because English is now a 'link' language in the world.
Here are the courses to help improving your English.

・Academic Listening

To improve note-taking and listening skills
Study of some pathways (International Understanding, Tourism, Business, Education)

student will be...
・understand academic vocabulary in the context of a lecture presented a the intermediate level
・take organized notes on audio or video, and on academic lectures of 25-45 minutes in length.
・use their note from academic lectures or media broadcasts to participate in group discussions, to summarize main ideas ・orally and in writing, and to correctly answer comprehension questions.
・have a better understanding of the four pathways of SLADE's program

・Academic Writing

To improve writing skills
AWⅠ will focus on the topic 'Self'.
AWⅡ will focus on self-editing, peer-editing and transitions.
AWⅢ and AWⅣ will prepare the students to use the steps of research writing to critically analysis and compose logical academic papers.

・Academic Reading

Read the text faster and correctly
The aim of this course is to develop students' reading speed and comprehension. Students will work on building their reading fluency. Reading fluency is a combination of reading comprehension and reading speed. Students will also use the Learning English Vocabulary textbook to study vocabulary so that by the end of the year they will know the 1000 most frequently used words in English.

・Communicative English

Study of conversation and communication
This course is a speaking course designed to guide the students in using various learning strategies in order to facilitate their overall ability to interact in English and to acclimate them to the requirements and expectations of college life. Students will be expected to participate during class discussions, ask questions, and actively work on improving their communication skills.

Possible Jobs


You can do any jobs related to international activities

・NPO, NGO
・UN, EU, ASEAN
・international public servant
・professer
・writer
・international lawyer
・diplomat
・overseas sales division
・interpreter


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