Dual Language Pathway

The DLP is a program that aims to develop people who contribute to the global community, and enables students to use both English and Japanese over their four years of study. DLP students earn credit for all CIC specialized courses in English, and write their graduation theses (academic papers) in English. They are also eligible for experiences such as studying abroad for a full year starting in the fall semester of their second year.

Overview

The DLP is not simply an “English Track” in which students use English only; we believe studying in Japanese is also important. This is because we believe the world needs people who can think, understand and share their views in proper Japanese while having advanced reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the international language of English. The aim of having students use Japanese and English simultaneously in their studies is to mold them into educated people who can communicate well in multiple languages.

Dual Language Pathway | Features

  • 1All specialized courses required for graduation can be taken in English.
  • 2Students can take courses offered in Japanese as their interests suit them.
  • 3Graduation theses (academic papers) are required. Papers are written in English.
  • 4Participate in a one-year study abroad at a student exchange agreement partner university, or other long-term study abroad starting in the fall semester of the second year.
  • *As a rule, all DLP students study abroad at a foreign university.
Information:

DLP is limited to 15 students, primarily those who pass the Entrance Exam for the International Course.

For details and information about CIC, contact the
College of Intercultural Communication
Tel.03-3985-4824

For information about the entrance exam, contact the
Rikkyo University Admissions Center
Tel.03-3985-2660

Dual Language Pathway | Model Course Plan (CIC Specialized Courses)

  • First Year

    • Academic Skills A
    • Academic Skills B
    • Overview of Language and Communication Studies
    • Overview of Global Studies
    • College Life Planning A
    • College Life Planning B
    • Introduction to Communication
  • Second Year

    • Introduction to Intercultural Communication
    • Introduction to Linguistics
    • Introduction to Translation and Interpreting Studies
    • Introduction to Mass Communication
    • Introduction to International Development and Cooperation
    • Cultural Exchange
  • Third Year

    • Advanced Seminar 1
    • Ethnicity and Globalization in Japan
    • Language Policy and Multilingualism
    • International Development and Sustainability
    • Multiculturalism in Japan
  • Fourth Year

    • Advanced Seminar 2
    • Advanced Seminar 3 & Senior Research
    • Religions in Japan
    • Media in Japan
    • Orientalism in Media
    • Communication and Citizenship
    • Translation and Interpreting in Multicultural Society
    • Bilingualism
    • Sociolinguistics
    • Special Topics in ICC A
    • Special Topics in ICC B
Overseas Study Program B

DLP students will participate in a one-year study abroad at a student exchange agreement partner university.

■Student Exchange Agreement Partners

  • The University of Sydney (Australia)
  • San Diego State University (United States)
  • University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • The University of the Basque Country (Spain)
  • Sungkonghoe University (South Korea)
  • The University of Manchester (The United Kingdom)
  • Masaryk University (Czech Republic)
  • University of Freiburg (Germany)
  • Université d’Orléans (France)
  • Universiti Brunei Darussalam (Brunei Darussalam)

We recommend that students take CIC specialized courses offered in Japanese.

Dual Language Pathway | Available Japanese Language Courses

  • Language Studies

    • Introduction to Linguistics
    • Introduction to the Study of English
    • Introduction to the Study of Japanese A・B
    • Psycholinguistics
    • Sociolinguistics
    • Cognitive Linguistics
    • Pragmatics
    • Cultural Semiotics
    • Theories of First Language Acquisition
    • Theories of Second Language Acquisition
    • Bilingualism
    • English Language Pedagogy
    • Pedagogy of English for Communication
    • Studies in English Language Teaching
    • Measurement and Evaluation in Language Education
    • Topics in Language Studies
    • Special Topics in Japanese Linguistics
    • Teaching of Japanese as a Foreign Language A・B
    • Teaching Practicum-Japanese Language
    • Research Methods in Language Studies
  • Translation & Interpreting Studies

    • Introduction to Translation and Interpreting Studies
    • Introduction to Interpreting
    • Consecutive Interpreting
    • Introduction to Simultaneous Interpreting
    • Introduction to Interpreting
    • Intermediate Translation 1・2
    • Translation and Interpreting Practicum
    • Translation and Interpreting: Theory and Research
    • Translation and Interpreting in Multicultural Society
    • History of Translation and Interpreting
  • Communication Studies

    • Introduction to Communication
    • Introduction to Intercultural Communication
    • Communication and Media
    • Nonverbal Communication
    • Seminar in Intercultural Training
    • Topics in in Intercultural Communication A・B
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Group Communication
    • Persuasion
    • Globalization and Communication
    • Communication Technology and Society
    • Research Methods in Communication Studies
    • Topics in Communication
  • Global Studies

    • Introduction to International Development and Cooperation
    • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    • Topics in Cultural Studies
    • Introduction to Cultural History
    • Introduction to Sustainability Studies
    • Introduction to Multi/intercultural Issues
    • Globalization and Region
    • Topics in Global Cultural Studies
    • Topics in Cultural Studies
    • Globalization and Social Ideas
    • Religion and Culture
    • Ethnicity and Nationalism
    • Human Migration Research
    • Language and Culture
    • Globalization and Language
    • Language Policy
    • Topics in Multi/intercultural Issues
    • Introduction to International Development and Cooperation
    • Development and Culture
    • Peace and Conflict Studies
    • Environmental Communication
    • Nature and Culture
    • Human and Environmental Studies
    • English and American Literary Studies
    • Fieldwork( Semester-based topics)
    • Research Methods in Global Studies
Japanese Language Teacher Training Program

The College of Intercultural Communication provides a program for students who want to teach the Japanese language as a second/foreign language and issues a certificate upon completion.

Interpreter/Translator Training Program

The College of Intercultural Communication offers an interpreter/translator training program that begins at the undergraduate level and can be continued into the Graduate School. Upon completion of the undergraduate component of the program, the College of Intercultural Communication issues a certificate of completion.