International Communication Major

Characteristics of Main Courses

Behavior Science Statistics

In this course, students learn how to process quantitative data in the field of behavioral sciences, which includes communication science, psychology, and pedagogy. We will especially focus on learning univariate analysis that explores the relationship between two variables in behavioral science statistics. Statistical expertise is considered essential in quantitative data analysis, but, in this course, mathematical explanations and calculations will be kept to a minimum. Instead, the main purpose will be to understand statistical ways of thinking. As such, we believe that even students with little confidence in mathematics will be able to fully handle the course. Along with developing an understanding of the theoretical background, students will learn how to use the statistical software SPSS and learn practical techniques for statistical processing to decipher information from statistical data.

Special Lecture on International Communication

This course aims to have students learn and experience the types and methods of intercultural training and gain fundamental knowledge and skills for taking on the role of facilitator (training manager). The curriculum is oriented toward students interested in human resource development and education, in both business and educational settings.
 Intercultural training includes education and practical training programs to foster the ability to communicate confidently with people of other cultures, transcending the limits of one’s own culture. As globalization progresses, such fluency is becoming increasingly necessary in various settings such as education, business, and international exchange.
 In this course, students will learn the basic theories of intercultural training, as well as various techniques, the introduction of those techniques, and points of caution when introducing them. Furthermore, they will experience hands-on learning in simulations and put their learning to use by drafting case examples and culture simulators.