Academic Programs
Faculty of Global Communications

Welcome to the Faculty of Global Communications

Takayuki Takao

Takayuki Takao
Dean of Faculty of Global Communications

The Faculty of Global Communications aims to develop every student's communication capability, which is essential for living a productive life in the globalized world that has been changing in an integrated manner beyond national boundaries. For developing this capability, we focus on languages, knowledge, and experience as the three key elements of learning.

Languages include English and other foreign languages, and Japanese used for study and work. It is impossible to communicate well with others without acquiring languages sufficiently. However, you cannot communicate enough well with others just by exchanging words. Such communications also require knowledge which is acquired by learning broadly about societies and cultures in the world. It is based on this kind of knowledge that you can use languages logically and make what you say meaningful. To acquire communication skills, you also need to accumulate the experience of communicating with others, which is enabled by experience. We provide students with various practical opportunities to develop communication skills that are needed for being globally productive. They include fieldworks outside the classroom, which are conducted by taking advantage of the location of the campus in the center of Tokyo and various international experience programs.

In the Department of Global Communications, students acquire foreign languages such as Chinese and Spanish as well as English. They also learn broadly about affairs and issues in the globalized world. Students in the Department of English Communications learn the psychological, social, linguistic and cultural aspects of English as the first global language. They also aim to acquire good working knowledge of English. Both departments place emphasis on the experience of checking their knowledge outside the classroom, with eyes and ears, and communicating actually with people they encounter there.

In both departments, students make progress step by step in their study from the basic level. They are expected to think which course to take before they start studies at advanced levels. The departments also give seminar classes, in which each student studies together with the same other students in their third and fourth years consecutively. In these classes, students receive intellectual training repeatedly, in which they select specific topics that interest them, raise questions by themselves, and look for answers through discussions and presentations. The Department of Global Communications is recommended for students who desire to learn about cultures and societies in the world. The Department of English Communications is intended for those who desire to enhance their English proficiency and to learn about the English and American literature, the English language, and the characteristic communicative style of the native English-speakers. Do you make diligent efforts if you are given opportunities to do so? At the Faculty of Global Communications, we are willing and ready to find such opportunities for you.