In the GTS Department (KC), we examine issues in globalization from the perspectives of cultural studies/sociology and politics/economics, and we foster our students’ ability to form a comprehensive understanding of these challenges.
In the small-sized classes that characterize our department, students receive personalized instruction from their professors, and they form strong and supportive friendships that continue after graduation.
In principle students take classes in English, and our Academic English Program strengthens their English academic skills from the first year.
Students who already have a degree of Japanese proficiency can learn French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese or Korean through Meiji Gakuin’s General Education Program. For students who are not proficient in Japanese, the Faculty offers classes in Japanese as a second language (JLT) that range from the beginner to advanced levels.
Four Year Curriculum
From their first year, GTS students take the “Introductory Seminar” and choose Lower Division classes in which they study the basics of cultural, society, politics and economics in English. In year two, they gain a deeper understanding in particular fields of interest by taking Upper Division electives. While any student can earn their graduation credits from English classes alone, they can also enroll in the Faculty’s extensive range of lectures in Japanese. Furthermore, from year two, they begin to consider their post-graduation life- career by taking “Life and Career Development,” and they are able to apply for study abroad programs, internships, and Field Study classes.
In the third year, students take the “Research Project Seminar” to start preparing their Graduation Projects, which they complete in their last year while enrolled in the “Graduation Project Seminar.” Through our program, graduates can succeed in a variety of working and living environments as they pursue careers that best suit their interests and abilities.