About SGHSS

    Global Society Program

    グローバル社会コース

    The Global Society Program introduces students to the fields of global and local governance, with a focus on international law, politics, economics, management and other social science-related fields. Within these disciplines, students examine the social, cultural, and institutional aspects of human existence in global society. All instruction is in principle provided in English.
    Medium- and long-term study abroad is mandatory in this program. As English is currently the international language for communication used in such fields as international law, politics, and economics, the School of Global Humanities and Social Sciences recognizes how important it is to expose students to new cultures and help them develop the skills necessary to communicate effectively with people from all over the world.

    Features

    The Global Society Program educates its students in Global Studies and is designed to ensure students develop strong English language communication skills and international understanding. All of the coursework is in principle conducted in English, and all students who are registered in this program have to complete a medium- to long-term study abroad program as part of the curriculum. Credits students earn while studying abroad will be counted as part of their required coursework credits.

    Students of the Global Society Program are required to take classes in the Transitional Phase, General Education Module, English Language Module, the ‘Mechanisms of Global Society’ Foundation Module (of which all classes are in principle conducted in English), and the ‘Global Studies’ Advanced Module (of which all classes are in principle conducted in English).

    As shown below, the ‘Global Studies’ Advanced Module is comprised of subjects in the fields of International Law, Politics, Economics, and Business Management. Accordingly, students’ increased knowledge in these areas will help them better understand the world around them.

    Education

    In their second year, students of the Global Society Program are required to take all 6 of the classes in the ‘Mechanisms of Global Society’ Foundation Module. Additionally, they are also required to take 3 classes from one of the following two Foundation Modules: the ‘Social and Culture Interactions’ Module or the ‘Language and Culture’ Module (i.e., presented as Supplementary Modules in the Figure below).

    Subsequently, in their third and fourth years, students are required to take 10 classes in the ‘Global Studies’ Advanced Module. Further, they are also required to take 5 classes from one of the following two Advanced Modules: the ‘Culture and Communication’ Module or the ‘Social Dynamics’ Module (i.e., presented as Supplementary Modules in the Figure below).

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