Faculty of Liberal Arts and International Studies

introduction

Globalization is increasing with time in the world today. In order to develop a comprehensive understanding towards mankind and its social and cultural activities which correspond to the increase in globalization, it is necessary to adopt a multilateral approach towards matters concerning this increase in diversity. The process of globalization will inevitably lead to individuals with different linguistic, religious, or ethnic background to coexist. In order to overcome any potential problems or issues arising from this diversity, there is an increasing demand for individuals with good communication skills, who are able to develop a multifaceted solution strategy when encountering said issue. In the Faculty of Liberal Arts and International Studies, we aim to nurture individuals who are capable of empathizing and effectively communicating with individuals of different cultural backgrounds, or those with a different sense of values. We aspire to educate our students to have a comprehensive understanding of cross-cultural interactions, encouraging them to develop a more open, accepting, and understanding character.

Department of Human Sciences

A MULTIFACETED INVESTIGATION OF THE HUMAN MIND, BODY AND VALUES IN RELATIONS TO DEVELOPMENT.

In order to understand what it is to be"human",it is necessary to thoroughly study the human body,mind,and values. The Department of Human Sciences shines light on matters concerning the human body structure, physiological mechanism, the value judgement for problems, growth, development and education, both theoretically and practically. In order to achieve that goal, this course, which concentrates on the fields of philosophy, psychology, cultural anthropology, anatomy and pedagogy was established.

Department of Social Relations

APPROACHES TO SOCIAL ISSUES IN JAPAN AND THE WORLD.

The Department of Social Relations trains students to think about solutions to contemporary problems after looking at them from a social orientation. Students will examine all manner of social phenomena including social stratification, poverty, human rights issues, and nationalism, with no topic off limits and based on an understanding of society in a structural sense including its historical development. Studies will be in the fields of Social Theory, Multi-Cultural Social Theory, Japanese and European/American Social History, Theories of Welfare Society, and Communication Theory.

Department of Arts and Culture

LOOKING AT THE WORLD'S CULTURES FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES, DEEPENING INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING.

YCU's Department of Arts and Culture aims to deepen students'understanding of the world's cultures while comparing them with Japanese culture,training students that can explore the state of humankind in an age of globalization. Our students will learn about a broad range of subjects which include Ethnicity Theory of Culture, Comparative Culture Theory, History of Cultural Exchange, Japanese Cultural History and Linguistics. Many faculty members are involved in translation, criticism and theatre; and thus, students will come into contact with the creative world as well.