Global Education Courses
The Global Education Courses aim to foster global talents with abundant knowledge and advanced practical skills, by making the most of the international exchange opportunities that HSU continue to provide and expand.
In addition to lecture-type courses centered on theoretical knowledge and liberal education, we offer “group-work-type” courses in which Japanese and international students work together to address specific topics.
The Global Education Courses are designed to incorporate international exchange into students’ daily experiences and develop in a balanced manner the five skills necessary for students to resolve various issues in cooperation with people with different languages, cultures, and values.
The Global Education Courses comprise three course categories.
Education for International Students
Category (1) includes “Japanese Language” and “Japan Studies” courses exclusively for international students. Japanese Language Ⅰ-Ⅷ courses are offered in three proficiency levels: elementary, intermediate, and advanced. Academic Japanese and Business Japanese aim for advanced students.
- Japanese Language Ⅰ (Vocabulary and expressions)
- Japanese Language Ⅱ (Vocabulary and expressions)
- Japanese Language Ⅲ (Grammar)
- Japanese Language Ⅳ (Grammar)
- Japanese Language Ⅴ (Reading and writing)
- Japanese Language Ⅵ (Reading and writing)
- Japanese Language Ⅶ (Listening and speaking)
- Japanese Language Ⅷ (Listening and speaking)
- Academic Japanese
- Business Japanese
Three “Japan Studies” courses are offered under the themes of Japanese economics, politics and folklore.
Category (2) includes two types of “Multicultural Project” courses. In the first type of courses, Japanese and international students from a variety of cultural backgrounds learn co-operatively and work toward a final project through meaningful interaction in English. Based on a selected cultural theme which varies by section, lectures introducing content are combined with activities to promote further learning through the sharing of information, ideas and perspectives. The course provides an ongoing opportunity for students to experience intercultural exchange firsthand with English used as a global means of communication. The themes cover the following:
1. Popular Music in Japanese Society
2. Japanese Culture in Hospitality and Service
3. Contemporary Issues in Japanese Society
4. Images of Japan in Western Cinema
The second type is also designed for Japanese and international students to engage in collaborative activities, through communicating and interacting in Japanese, thereby deepening mutual understanding and raising awareness of contributing to the local community:
1. Multicultural Understanding
2. Regional Attractions
3. Rediscover Hiroshima
4. Japanese Language & Culture Seminar
Support for Study Abroad
Category (3) includes courses designed for Japanese students to promote and support study abroad experiences and opportunities in HSU’s partner universities worldwide.
These three-category courses together aim to incorporate international exchange into students’ daily experiences and develop in a balanced manner the fundamental skills necessary for students to resolve various issues in cooperation with people with different languages, cultures, and values. The courses also aim to help students play significant roles in the international community.