Cross-disciplinary Program「Global Studies」

The Global Studies Program uses classroom activities to cultivate students with the skills needed to participate in an international academic environment. While the program is offered through the Senior Division of the College of Arts and Sciences, the courses hosted by the program are open to third and fourth year students from all faculties. The Global Studies Program offers opportunities for UTokyo Students to learn alongside students from different cultures and backgrounds, acquire a new international perspective, and develop the skills needed to participate in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural world. In “Praxis in Global Liberal Arts,” a required course component for program participants, local UTokyo students work together with international students in discussions, group work and field work. For students who plan to study abroad, it will serve as a trial lesson before going abroad.
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Program Guidance

【GS Guidance for 2023A Semester】

October 4 (Wed) 12:20 ~ 12:50 on Zoom

For those who missed the guidance:
Presentation Slides in Japanese&English
Guidance Movie (explanation in Japanese)
*Accessable only through your UTokyo Account (ECCS account).

Eligibility and Registration

Global Studies
Only degree students who are enrolled in the senior division of the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible to enroll in the GS Program. However, all students are welcome to participate in the events hosted by the GS Program outside the classroom. Those who are interested in this program, please fill out the online registrationform.

For students in the senior division of the College of Arts and Sciences:
Those who want to formally enroll in the GS Program should choose "Formal Registration" within the registration form above.
In addition, they need to register for the Cross-disciplinary Program at the Academic Affairs Division.
Please check the Senior Division website and follow the instructions for registration.

※USTEP/KOMSTEP students are eligible for the Global Studies in Asia Program (GSA).
Check the GSA website and the guidance information here.

Credit Requirements for Completion of the Program

Formally registered students in the senior division of the College of Arts and Sciences will receive an official certificate of completion issued by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences upon acquiring the required credits.
The certificate is proof that the graduates are equipped with the skills and experiences to play an active role in the international field.
In order to complete the program, students must have obtained the following 14 credits at the time of graduation.
* This requirement applies to those who are enrolled in the senior division of the College of Arts and Sciences after the academic year of 2020.


Course Title
Type of Course/Credits
Required Credits
Lecture Active Experimental
Praxis in Global Liberal Arts








14
Lectures in Global Liberal Arts Ⅰ
Lectures in Global Liberal Arts Ⅱ
Lectures in Global Liberal Arts Ⅲ





Seminar in Global Liberal Arts Ⅰ
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts Ⅱ
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts Ⅲ
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts Ⅳ
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts Ⅴ







Global Praxis (Advanced)
Overseas Learning Ⅰ
Overseas Learning Ⅱ
Overseas Learning 
Overseas Learning








2*
Language Classes and
Specialty Language Seminars
0
0

① A minimum of 2 credits for "Global Praxis (Advanced)" among "Liberal Arts Courses for Advanced Students" must be included. Or a minimum of 2 credits earned abroad through international exchange program/s or overseas study on a leave of absence may be included when they are approved as credits for "Overseas Learning (either from I to IV)" through credit transfer application.
② For those who participated in Hands on Activities abroad on their own, if they have earned a minimum of 2 credits from "Praxis in Global Liberal Arts", "Lectures in Global Liberal Arts I-III", or "Seminar in Global Liberal Arts I-V", they may be replaced with 2 credits for "Global Praxis (Advanced)" or "Overseas Learning". The students should make a request to Global Studies Committee during the prescribed period and obtain the approval after screening by the committee.
③ The Global Liberal Arts courses offered by the Center for Global Education may be substituted for the credits of the “Seminar in Global Liberal Arts I-V”. (applicable only to students who entered the senior division in the academic year of 2023 or later.)


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Curriculum

The following courses are offered by the GS Program in 2023A.
“Praxis in Global Liberal Arts,” “Lectures in Global Liberal Arts,” and “Seminars in Global Liberal Arts” are also offered to GSA (Global Studies in Asia Progam), a program for USTEP and KOMSTEP exchange students. The GS/GSA programs provide opportunities to study together with students from different countries and cultural backgrounds. The courses are offered in either English or other non-Japanese languages (marked with an ◆).
 
GS/GSA Courses for 2023A Semester (October 2023 - February 2024)
  Course Title Instructor Subtitle
  グローバル教養実践演習(2)/
 Praxis in Global Liberal Arts (2)
馬路 智仁 /
BAJI Tomohito
「日本と太平洋と島々」/ Japan and the Pacific Ocean
  グローバル教養特別講義 I (1) /
 Lectures in Global Liberal Arts I (1)
HOLTHUS Barbara Doing family in Contemporary Japan
  – with a special focus on their media portrayal
  グローバル教養特別講義 I (2) /
 Lectures in Global Liberal Arts I (2)
KARTIKA Diana Pursuit of inclusion in education:
 Society, politics, and governance
  グローバル教養特別講義 II /
 Lectures in Global Liberal Arts II
ROLAND Douglas Psychology of Language
  グローバル教養特別演習 II (1) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (1)
山口 臨太郎 /
YAMAGUCHI Rintaro
n/a
  グローバル教養特別演習 II (2) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (2)
BARZA Sorina 最適化・意思決定論/Operations Research
  グローバル教養特別演習 II (3) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (3)
清水 剛 /
SHIMIZU Takashi
Japanese Economy and Business in Asia
  グローバル教養特別演習 II (4) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (4)
鈴木 早苗 /
SUZUKI Sanae
Comparative Analysis on Regional Organizations
  as Security Actors
  グローバル教養特別演習 II (5) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (5)
小川 啓一 /
OGAWA Keiichi
Human Capital Development, Public Policy
 on Education Sector
  グローバル教養特別演習 II (6) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (6)
高橋 史子 /
TAKAHASHI Fumiko
Education in Multicultural Japan
  グローバル教養特別演習 II (7) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (7)
高橋 史子 /
TAKAHASHI Fumiko
Qualitative Research: Theoretical Understanding
 and Conducting Group Research
  グローバル教養特別演習 II (8) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (8)
KUHN Felix Research Methods and Japanese Foreign Policy
  グローバル教養特別演習 II (9) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (9)
鍾 以江 /
ZHANG Yijiang
Discovering Asia
  グローバル教養特別演習 II (10) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (10)
野田 真里 /
NODA Mari
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Human Security- Southeast Asia and Japan in Global Society
  グローバル教養特別演習 II (11) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (11)
BAXTER Joshua Critical Approaches to East Asia
グローバル教養特別演習 II (12) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (12)
白 春花 /
BAI Chunhua
社会・環境・健康と東アジアII(14)
Society, Environment, Health, and East Asia II (14)
グローバル教養特別演習 II (13) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (13)
KUKLINSKI Ruben Deutsche Landeskunde / Deutsche Kultur, Sprache + Literatur / Deutsche Geschichte und Gesellschaft
ドイツの地域研究/ドイツ文化・語学・文学/ドイツ(社会)史
グローバル教養特別演習 II (14) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (14)
DELEMAZURE Raoul Masculin / féminin / neutre
グローバル教養特別演習 II (15)a /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (15)a
松田 葉月 /
MATSUDA Hazuki
Seminario sobre Estudios Latinoamericanos
グローバル教養特別演習 II (15)b /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (16)b
松田 葉月 /
MATSUDA Hazuki
Seminario sobre Estudios Latinoamericanos
グローバル教養特別演習 II (16) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (16)
李 英蘭 /
LEE Young-ran
韓国朝鮮の文化研究
  グローバル教養特別演習 II (17) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (17)
HOLCA Irina Language, power, and identity in post-war Japanese literature
  グローバル教養特別演習 II (19) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (19)
王 欽 /
WANG Qin
What Is Literature? (II)
  グローバル教養特別演習 II (21) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (21)
WILLOX Ralph Mathematical modeling
  グローバル教養特別演習 II (22) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (22)
WOODWARD Jonathan Chemistry For Environmental Sciences
  グローバル教養特別演習 II (23) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (23)
山川隆、八村敏志、平山和宏 /
 YAMAKAWA Takashi, HACHIMURA Satoshi, HIRAYAMA Kazuhiro
Food Safety and Risk Analysis
  グローバル教養特別演習 II (24) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (24)
GIRAUDOU Isabelle Earth System Governance
  グローバル教養特別演習 II (25) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (25)
内田 さやか /
UCHIDA Sayaka
tbd
  グローバル教養特別演習 II (41) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (41)
橋本 直子 /
HASHIMOTO Naoko
Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
  グローバル教養特別演習 II (42) /
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts II (42)
ROBERTS Mark Japanese Cinema: the 1960s
  グローバル教養特別演習 IV (1)/
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts IV (1)
勝又 幹英 /
KATSUMATA Mikihide
スタートアップとヴェンチャーキャピタル:
 Start-up and Venture Capital
  グローバル教養特別演習 IV (11)/
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts IV (11)
THORNTON Peter Multiculturalism in Japanese Society
  グローバル教養特別演習 IV (12)/
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts IV (12)
嶋田 美子 /
SHIMADA Yoshiko
Art and Feminisms in Japan since the 1960s
  グローバル教養特別演習 IV (13)/
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts IV (13)
内藤 まりこ /
NAITO Mariko
Japanese Classics Viewed from Inside/Outside of Japan
  グローバル教養特別演習 IV (14)/
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts IV (14)
FUNCK Carolin Japanese Regional Geography and Tourism
  グローバル教養特別演習 IV(21)/
 Seminar in Global Liberal Arts IV (21)
幕内 充 /
MAKUUCHI Michiru
Brain mechanisms of Symbolic Cognition

Details such as classrooms, course objectives and schedule are within the "Academic Program for PEAK students."
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The course information above and within the Academic Program is subject to change.
Please make sure to check the latest information within UTokyo Academic affairs System (UTAS) and ITC-LMS.

Members of the Global Studies Committee

'In Komaba, there are many students who want to absorb a variety of
things before entering the specialized senior department. Enjoy
interacting with them.'

Miho YANAGISAWA
Associate Professor
Director of the Global Studies Committee
The College of Arts and Sciences
The University of Tokyo
柳澤 実穂4
'Study and have fun together here in Komaba.
Our students are thrilled to meet you!'

Yuki HIROSE
Professor
Global Studies Committee
The College of Arts and Sciences
The University of Tokyo
広瀬 友紀
'Meet new friends and enjoy Komaba life!'

Sugiko NISHIKAWA
Professor
S-Semester Vice Director of the Global Studies Committee
The College of Arts and Sciences
The University of Tokyo
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'Enjoy meeting and studying with students from all over the world!'

Tomofumi KITAMURA
Associate Professor
A-Semester Vice Director of the Global Studies Committee
The College of Arts and Sciences
The University of Tokyo
北村 朋史

GS Student Staff Members

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The GS Student Staff Members are employed by the GS/GSA program to support events organized by the GS/GSA program committee. In addition, they planned and hosted regular Lunchtime Gatherings and a Game Night for international and Japanese students during 2023A Semester.
Thank you very much to Arisa, June, Nicole and Taito for your contributions! You did a great job working in an international team and offered many exchange opportunities for students on Komaba campus.
Comment from June:
Working as a student staff member at GS, I really had a great time meeting various people from various places and experiencing various things.
Spending time planning and hosting events for international and local students so that they could enjoy events all together as Tokyo students was an honor for me. Also, while working in the office, I was able to learn more about Komaba campuses' endeavors to make exchanges between local and international students and many other opportunities to learn all sorts of international-based courses.
 
Comment from Arisa:
GS学生スタッフとして、お昼休みの交流会や放課後のイベント等の企画、運営に携わりました。
イベントには沢山の留学生や日本人学生が参加してくれましたが、何より私が一番嬉しかったのは、「このイベントが無ければ、出会えなかった人達と出会えて、留学の良い思い出になった」と言ってもらえたことです。
国や言語が違っても、コミュニケーションの基本はきっと同じで、敷居は全く高くないので、これからも沢山の人にイベントを知って参加してもらえたら嬉しいです! これまで私達のイベントに参加して下さった全ての方、Seikoさん、メンバーの皆に心から感謝しています。
 
Comment from Taito:
半年間GSの学生スタッフとして働く事はとても貴重な経験になりました。スタッフとして、定期的にlunchtime gatheringの運営をおこなったり、GSI-WINGSと共催で行われた英語講習会の司会を務めたりと、幅広い活動に携わりました。僕は、留学経験があるわけでもない、いわゆる"純ジャパ"だったので、留学生との交流や英語で行われる講義はどれも新鮮で楽しいものでした。
英語によるコミュニケーションが不慣れで始める前はかなり不安も大きかったですが、周りのスタッフに助けられながらなんとか半年間走り抜けることができました。イベントに参加してくださった皆さん、ありがとうございました。そして、スタッフとして一緒に活動したArisa、June、Nicole、活動や運営のアドバイスを下さった庄田さん、本当にありがとうございました!

Comment from Nicole:
It was incredibly rewarding to work as student staff for the GS/GSA program. Throughout this semester, we had the opportunity to assist the globalization office in organizing events aimed at fostering cultural exchange and providing academic exposures, including monthly lunchtime gatherings, board game evening, collaborative events with circles, online lectures and more. The student staff position really allows us to engage in these activities from both the perspectives of co-organizers and participants, not only to gain experience in facilitating events but also to connect with many wonderful people! I hope that everyone who joined the activities had an enjoyable and enriching time as I always did :)
Lastly, I am grateful to the GS/GSA program for offering these diverse learning opportunities outside classroom, and I felt very blessed to work with Arisa, Taito, June and Seiko san. Thank you all so much for making such a supportive and caring team! 
 

Events during 2023S/A

Lunchtime Gatherings during 2023S / 2023A
Apr 20    Open Chat Forum on Zoom
May 18   Experiencing ZAZEN Meditation
Jun 30 "Leading through Change: Conversation with a Maasai Elder" on Zoom
Jul 13  "Exploring TOKYO" English Documentary Film Festival
Oct 18  Online Gathering
Nov 02  Experiencing ZAZEN Meditation
Nov 30  Game Night
Dec 05  Lecture "Making Sense of Interpretation that Makes Sense"
Dec 15  Lecture "How do Countries Respond in Times of Economic Security Crises?" on Zoom
Jan 10  Experiencing Japanese Tea Ceremony SADOU
Jan 15  Lecture "What Makes a Sentence Easy or Difficult to Comprehend?" on Zoom
Jan 19  Students' Presentations "Japan and the Pacific Ocean"
Feb 16  Lecture "How Do Second Language Learners Acquire Grammar?" on Zoom

Inquiries

Information on upcoming events can be found on the Global Komaba Website and the GO Twitter.
 
If you have questions about the program, please feel free to contact:
 
Global Studies Program Committee
Globalization Office, 21KOMCEE West B1F
The University of Tokyo, KomabaⅠCampus
gs-gsa[at]global.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp