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We offer an integrated program that allows students to acquire introductory and applied knowledge in International Studies and Regional Development and to successfully carry out their MA-thesis projects.

For the spring−enrollment program
For the fall−enrollment program

Special Subjects

For the purpose of understanding and studying the multi-layered structure of international relations, our program consists of three academic fields; international society, regional international relations, and area (country) studies. Courses of international society aim to provide principle concepts and theories and discuss policy issues to understand international society from various aspects. In courses of regional international relations, students are expected to acquire the ability to analyze the regional system through the comparison of countries. Courses of area (country) studies shed light on East Asian countries (Japan, Korea, China, and Russia), in particular, from the aspects of politics, economy, and society.

Cross-sectional Courses

The program offers Introductory and Basic Courses that lie across research subjects. Students are expected to acquire knowledge and theory that can be applied to all the research fields and to learn methods of statistical analysis. In addition, we offer Academic Language Courses such as Academic Writing and Presentation to develop communication skills in English.

Curriculum for Academic Year 2017

Curriculum Model for Studies on International Society

This model is designed for those who intend to work at international organizations (e.g., UN) or foreign companies. In this model, students can take courses that offer knowledge and skills necessary for the global field.

Courses First year Second year
Semester Ⅰ Semester Ⅱ Semester Ⅲ Semester Ⅳ
Introductory and Basic Cources Introduction to International Studies and Regional Development (English/Japanese)/ Global Governance/ Method and Application of Data Analysis (English/Japanese)/ Basic Research Seminar Basic Research Seminar    
Research Cources International Society International Institutions and Organizations/Qualitative Methods in Political Research Special Topics of Data Analysis/
International Economics
International Economic Policy/International Business Management  
Regional International Relations   Linkage Politics    
Individual Country Studies     Contemporary Diplomacy  
Academic Language Courses Presentation in English Academic Writing in English    
Independent Studies     Directed Research
(MA Thesis)

Curriculum Model for Individual Country Studies

This model is designed for those who intend to work for local communities by using their analytical capability in international relations. In this model, students can take courses that offer not only basic knowledge of International Studies and Regional Development but also specific subjects such as international institutions, international relations in East Asia, and policies and politics of international development. In addition, they can take courses on data analysis and area studies (e.g., Russia, China, and Korea).

Courses First year Second year
Semester Ⅰ Semester Ⅱ Semester Ⅲ Semester Ⅳ
Introductory and Basic Cources Introduction to International Studies and Regional Development (English/Japanese)/ Theory and Methods of Regional Research/ Method and Application of Data Analysis (English/Japanese)/ Basic Research Seminar Basic Research Seminar    
Research Cources International Society International Institutions and Organizations Special Topics of Data Analysis    
Regional International Relations   International Relations of East Asia Policies of International Development  
Individual Country Studies   Contemporary East Asia: Russia, and Korea Contemporary East Asia: China/Contemporary Diplomacy  
Academic Language Courses Presentation in English Academic Writing in English    
Independent Studies     Directed Research
(MA Thesis)