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Faculty of International Communication

Aiming to allow students to acquire truly effective communication skills

With many Japanese companies operating also in the rest of Asia, the U.S., Europe and other areas, contemporary society in a rapid process of globalization has been offering a wider variety of arenas for human resources with a global perspective and communication skills, leading to growing need for such human resources’ ability to understand the background of diverse languages and cultures, in addition to high language proficiency. The Faculty of International Communication comprises the Department of English Studies and the Department of Global Liberal Arts, each of which provides unique education aimed at fostering talented cosmopolitans. In the Department of English Studies comprising the three courses of Language Studies, Business, and Education, students learn according to their desired career path from their second year of study to acquire specialized communication skills mainly in English. The Department of Global Liberal Arts has the three courses of American Studies, Japan and Asian Studies, and European Studies and three areas of specialized theoretical research, with the aim of allowing students to acquire specialized knowledge in a systemized way from their second year of study. Both departments provide students with many opportunities for practical learning, including various study-abroad programs and international fieldwork programs implemented in six countries, including the U.S. and Asian and European countries. Increasingly closer social and economic relationships between regions and people around the world have increased the significance of the Faculty of International Communication with characteristics like an “international cultural university,” which Aichi University’s prospectus sets as a goal. Language proficiency and a good understanding of cultures, societies, and values in the globalized world are like two wheels. They should closely collaborate with and complement each other, and without any of the two, you cannot demonstrate your communication skills in a true sense. We hope that students at this faculty will acquire high English proficiency, broaden their perspectives, and become active global leaders based on the basic knowledge in various fields they can acquire at a general university.