Four foundational features for connecting knowledge and experience to create a sustainable future and coexist with others
The Department of Intercultural Communication has built its curriculum on the four foundational features below in an effort to teach students to consider things from multiple perspectives and develop the ability to think flexibly that underlies the knowledge, wisdom and the ability to take action in response to real-world problems.
1Honing Japanese and English Language Skills
Japanese language ability is absolutely vital for studying in Japan. In first-year Academic Skills courses, students undergo training to improve their Japanese skills, and hone their abilities to think logically and express themselves. Students can also study, hold discussions and write reports in English in the Dual Language Pathway in an effort to gain advanced proficiency in English.
Languages are tools for going out into the world and being active contributors to society. Students have the option to study German, French, Spanish, Chinese or Korean in addition to the global language of English.
3Connecting Theory and Practice
Learn the skills to connect knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world situations through practical, hands-on courses such as Translation and Interpreting Practicum, Teaching Practicum-Japanese Language, and Fieldwork.
4The Study Abroad Program and the Dual Language Pathway
CIC curriculum includes many different ways to ensure that students’ education does not end in the classroom. As a rule, all students participate in the Study Abroad Program in the fall semester of their second year, and the Dual Language Pathway enables students to fulfill graduation requirements by taking courses conducted in English.