SIS Philosophy

SIS Philosophy

The goal of the School of International Studies is to educate students so that they will be fully equipped to understand and analyze issues in the field of international affairs. Through their studies, students will become "world citizens" with "global minds," able to contribute to society and their fellow men and women both locally and globally.In order to achieve this goal, students are required to study foreign languages to an advanced level, and to familiarize themselves with the academic research methods necessary for specific area studies. Depending on their areas of interest, students enter either the North American Studies Course or the Asian Studies Course. Each of these courses is comprised of three different study fields: Culture and Language, Society and Governance, and Economics and Management. The School of International Studies offers a full range of specialized courses in English.

Through their studies at the SIS, students will develop the following abilities and character traits:

i. The ability to find and solve problems
This ability is cultivated in small group seminar classes in the fields of Culture and Language, Society and Governance, and Economics and Management.

ii. The ability to understand different cultures
Students also familiarize themselves with the characteristics of different cultures through studies in the fields of Culture and Language, Society and Governance, and Economics and Management.

iii. High ethical standards
Through a liberal education based on the values of Christianity and humanity, students develop a firm moral foundation.

iv. Linguistic communication ability
Students acquire advanced language communication skills in the foreign language education program during the four years of their education. In their sophomore year, all students are required to participate in a study abroad program for a minimum of one month to a maximum of one year.