School of Future Learning
Producing internationally-minded students who are capable of building the future.
The Department of Legal Studies I and the Department of Communication I Studies continue on with the tradition of the previous faculties of Law and Foreign Languages. Each department offers specialist subjects and also encompasses a broad range of comprehensive fields of study. Students can choose to specialise in Chinese or English, or to study a range of general language and cultural subjects. This form of curriculum allows students to tailor their education to acquire the knowledge necessary to develop as internationally minded individuals.
Educational principles and goals
To produce open-minded students with a broad education who can make valuable contributions to the future of the local and global society.
Department of Legal Studies I
To provide students with practical legal knowledge, linguistic abilities and international viewpoints and to sharpen their insight and decision-making abilities. To develop individuals who can contribute to the international society in the 21st century.
Department of Communication Studies I
To develop students' abilities to express themselves in English and/or Chinese, to foster an international mindset and a broad general knowledge and to create individuals who can contribute to the culture of the 21st century.
First and second year English major students attend 8 English classes a week, which is the intensive study level required to participate in today's international society. Also, in response to the greater demand for qualifications, we now offer subjects where students are taught strategies for passing Eiken and TOEIC exams.
The third and fourth year courses are even more specialized, with practically and theoretically orientated subjects in advanced English.
Through this global curriculum, students are able to acquire a broad education and real communicative abilities.
First and second year Chinese major students attend 8 language classes a week. Third and fourth year students study Chinese Reading, Modern Chinese, Introduction to Chinese Studies as well as the usual Chinese language subjects, thereby gaining a deep understanding of Chinese culture and the issues in modern-day Chinese society.
China continues to garner attention from Japan and the globe, as its status leaps from that of the world's factory to that of the world's marketplace. The demand for people with a practical grasp of Chinese is increasing quickly in many industries. Our students acquire the practical Chinese language skills that are necessary for participation in the Asian business scene.