About SGHSS

    Culture and Communication Program

    共生文化コース

    The Culture and Communication Program introduces its students to such fields as Intellectual History, Cultural Representation, Media Studies, and Linguistics. Through extensive study, students learn about the importance of language and culture as the foundations of a multicultural society.
    The Culture and Communication Program seeks to develop students’ language and cross-cultural communication skills. In addition to English proficiency, this program aims to improve students’ Chinese language skills and provide them with the tools necessary to play an active role in intercultural exchanges with citizens from all over the world.

    Features

    The overall objective of this program is to examine the impact of globalization on Culture and Communication. By exploring issues relative to this goal through the lens of such academic disciplines as Intellectual History, Cultural Representation, Media Studies, and Linguistics, students can broaden their understanding of the modern world and be in a better position to initiate positive social changes in the future.

    Participation in a medium- to long-term study abroad program is not mandatory in this program. However, study abroad opportunities are available for interested students who fulfill the necessary criteria. Credits gained abroad will be counted as part of students’ required coursework credits.

    Education

    In their second year, students of the Culture and Communication Program are required to take all 6 classes in one of the following two Foundation Modules: the ‘Language and Culture’ Module or the ‘Social and Cultural Interactions’ Module. In addition, these students are also required to take 3 classes from one of the three Foundation Modules (i.e., the Mechanisms of Global Society Module, the ‘Language and Culture’ Module or the ‘Social and Cultural Interactions’ Module) that have not been chosen above (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 ‘Culture and Communication’ Advanced Module, and are also required to take 5 classes from the ‘Social Dynamics’ Advanced Module (i.e., presented as a Supplementary Module in the Figure below).

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