Department of English

Global Studies Major, English Language Major

The fundamental educational goal of the Department of English is to provide students with practical English communication skills and cultural understanding that will serve as an important foundation for those skills. Given the increasing globalization of society, the department also strives to cultivate students with multilingual skills (English, Japanese and Chinese) and international understanding (fundamental knowledge of cultures, societies and businesses in the global community).To that end, the epartment offers two majors, the Global Studies major and the English Language major, both providing enhanced specialization corresponding to the goals and interests of individual students. There are also plenty of courses designed for students who wish to become English-language teachers.

Major Subjects
Basic English Language Seminar / Integrated English / Introduction to Intercultural Communication / Preparation for TOEFL / Contrastive Linguistics / Interpreting Skills / Translation Skills / Discussion & Debate / Business Economics / North American Studies / Introduction to International Relations / Preparation for TOEIC / Graduation Research

Keys to selecting a major

Global Studies Major (GSM)

Become a person who can participate actively in the global society by acquiring skills in multiple languages and interdisciplinary knowledge pertaining to numerous regional areas, such as North America, Europe, and Asia.
Employ the skills you acquire in multiple languages (English, Japanese, and Chinese) and a extensive understanding of various regions to engage in a global career at trading companies, manufacturers and other companies that link Japan and the world.
Other possible careers include interpreting or translation for global corporations or working as specialists at national and local government offices.

English Language Major (ELM)

Become someone with a strong command of English who can build a career as a language professional.
Use your strong command of English to find employment at companies in Japan or overseas. Other possible careers include occupations involving interpreting, translating and editing work.
Develop a high level of English proficiency required for a career as a junior or senior high school English language teacher, or as a language or prep school instructor. Or further your study of English by continuing your studies in graduate school.