Department of Global Studies
Department of Global Studies
Our modern world is replete with problems that spread beyond the boundaries of nations. International conflicts, ethnic struggles, violation of basic human rights, poverty, terrorism, and environmental issues are constant a reality of our life. In the Department of Global Studies, we raise students with global knowledge and sensibility who can work as professionals in a global society.
The department puts special emphasis on language learning. We have more than adequate courses on English which is our first foreign language. For the second foreign languages, we provide Korean, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish courses. We especially emphasize Korean and Chinese because there are many students who seek to study in those two countries.
The best way to obtain global sensibility is to have cross-cultural experiences. (a) We have strong oversea study programs which enable students to study abroad. (b) We have a course called “Cross-cultural Experience” in which students are exposed to the culture, society, history, and current affairs of Asian countries. (c) The Global Studies Study Tour is held in English speaking countries to brush up communicative skills in English language.
One of our characteristics is a good balance of academics and practical skills. The former refers to a rich variety of courses on global economy, global politics, world religions, art, thoughts, including those on Japan. The latter refers to business skills and manners. We want to prepare students to be a well-rounded person who can make an impact in the global world.
To nurture a person, based on the teaching of Christian love, who seeks to understand the history, culture and people of different countries and areas, and who can contribute to building an international society where people can peacefully cohabitate.
Four Study Courses
At the end of the freshman year, students must choose one of the Study Courses (SC).Each SC has its own set of required courses.
〈English Intensive SC〉
A course specialized in the acquisition of English language as well as knowledge on English speaking countries and cultures.
〈Global Cultures SC〉
A course that emphasizes the study of East Asian languages and cultures, (i.e.) Korean and Chinese.
Sociological analysis of global issues, seeking a society in which people can coexist as global citizens.
The logic and theory of hospitality as well as various types of business skills are dealt with.
Features of the Department
- Many oversea partners and many opportunities to study abroad.
- Understanding Asia through “Cross-cultural experience.”
- Global Studies study tours to English-speaking countries.
- An oversea experience is required to all students. Financial aid is available.
- Experiential learnings such as Business Internship, NPO/NGO Internship, Japanese language Internship.
- Language Cafe in which students can brush up command of foreign languages.
We have agreements with partners around the world, and many students spend a year oversea.
- Benedictine College (Kansas, U.S.A.)
- University of California, Riverside, Extension Center
- Valencia College (Florida, U.S.A.)
- Victoria University, Extension Center (Victoria, Canada)
- University of New South Wales, Extension (Sydney, Australia)
- St. Paul University, (Manila, Philippines)
- St. Paul University, (Iloilo, Philippines)
- St. Paul University, (Dumaguete, Philippines)
- Bukyong University, (Busan, Korea)
- Catholic University of Korea (Seoul, Korea)
- Shanxi University (Taiyuan, China)
- Business College of Shanxi University (Taiyuan, China)
- Providence University (Taichung, Taiwan)
- Kainan University (Taoyuan, Taiwan)
Disney World Internship
Sophomores and above are eligible to apply for the five-month internship program at Disney World in Florida. They will be working with interns from all over the world, living in the Disney dormitory. Only two institutions hold the right to apply for this program in Tohoku and Hokkaido.
On-campus lectures by ANA Airlines
Sendai Shirayuri Women’s has concluded a College educational partnership agreement with ANA Business Solutions Co. Ltd., which offers on-campus lectures, “ANA Airline School” to students. Active CAs in the ANA Airline School carry out lectures related to hospitality, business manners, and job hunting based on the syllabus. Furthermore, practice, discussion, and presentations have been added, to support the numerous classes that are offered. In addition to the on-campus classes, training at an airport is also conducted for comprehensive studies. This college educational partnership agreement with ANA Business Solutions Co. Ltd. is the first such attempt in the Tohoku and Hokkaido districts.
- There are four study courses (SC) as mentioned above.
- Courses are categorized in six clusters: languages, cultures, modern society, business-hospitality, active learning, and career.
- There are experiential courses to understand foreign cultures.
- There is a systematic language education, with emphasis on English, Chinese and Korean.
Those who obtain the predetermined number of credits and meet the following conditions are entitled to a degree.
- Have multi-faceted understanding of socio-cultural conditions, structure and system of the modern society through in-depth study of the specialized field.
- Have practical communication command of foreign languages.
- Think critically of the social injustice of the global society and have creativity and strength to seek solutions.