Graduate School of Languages and Cultures

  • Hachioji Campus

International leaders equipped to identify emerging cross-cultural issues

The Graduate School of Languages and Cultures equips students with advanced English language skills and the ability to set out new directions for cross-cultural phenomena around the world through an interdisciplinary approach spanning religion, political culture, literature, the arts and society.

Key facts

Specialization Division of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies
Program/outcome
  • Stage 1 of doctoral program (Master's Degree Program) -Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Stage 2 of doctoral program (Doctoral Degree Program) -Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies
Educational principles
Campus
Teaching staff * 10
Students * 4

* As of May 1st, 2016

Specialization

Developing practical English-language skills for cross-cultural communication

English is the common language of communication on the international stage, so good English skills are essential. The cross-cultural communication course is geared towards the use of English in high-level vocational pursuits. Students also explore various language-related topics such as religion, political culture, literature, the arts, society, ideologies and symbolism.

Division of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies -stage 1 of doctoral program
  • Honing your English skills
    The first stage of the doctoral program is an integrated two-year course consisting of intensive training in English language skills needed for communication on the world stage. The Year 1 subjects Foreign Language Exercises I and II contrast Japanese and English forms of expression and look at English conventions in writing academic papers and presentations. The Year 2 subjects Foreign Language Exercises III and IV explore translation techniques for text and film media while developing English skills for high-level vocational pursuits.
  • The concept of cross-cultural communication
    The Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies program consists of the compulsory subject Cross-Cultural Communication Concepts and one elective subject, either Cross-Cultural Theory or Cross-Cultural Studies, which delves into specific topics such as religion, political culture, literature, the arts, society, ideologies and symbolism. In this way, the course provides a comprehensive overview of the basic concepts of cross-cultural communication.
  • Unique approach to Japanese language tuition
    Cross-Cultural Theory in Japanese Language Studies, a unique subject in the Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies program, gives Japanese students an opportunity to consider Japanese as a foreign language and foreign students the opportunity to study Japanese at a much deeper level. This subject is designed to promote cross-cultural awareness by facilitating interpersonal and academic exchange between Japanese and foreign students, while teaching Japanese language skills for the new age. The second stage of the doctoral program builds on the studies undertaken in the first half of the course while exploring specific topics in greater depth for the purpose of the final thesis.

Teaching staff

In the Teikyo University Teaching Staff Database, information about the staff can be searched and viewed. (Japanese information only, may not cover all staff)

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