Meio University - From Okinawa to the World

Graduate School of International Cultural StudiesAcademics

Doctoral Program (International Cultural Studies,International Culture and Area Studies)

Students conduct detailed research into the local cultures of Okinawa (Ryukyu), Asia, North and South America (including Hawaii)from a circum-Pacific perspective.
The doctoral program in International Cultural and Area Studies aims to develop graduates with a broad academic knowledge of the circum-Pacific region and an understanding from both a regional and international perspective. Additionally, the program strives to develop the fundamental research skills essential for students to contribute to the academic community.

Educational research purpose

The doctoral program aims at fostering an understanding of cultural diversity through research on formidable global issues. Seeking solutions for problems that confront our society and the international community are challenges that may expand academic knowledge and develop creativity in conducting high-level research.

Developing professionals

This doctoral program offers students a solid foundation of academic knowledge concerning cultural studies in the circum-Pacific region. Development research skills will also be a primary objective of the program.(1) Development of essential research skills needed at the highest level.(2) Development of researchers with both expertise and competence to address an array of issues, e.g., cultural, societal, regional,and global.

Faculty

Dean of International Cultural Studies Graduate School(Doctoral Program), HATERUMA Eikichi
HATERUMA Eikichi Special Lectures on Ryukyuan and Okinawan Cultures
YAMAZATO Junichi Special Lectures on Ethnic Cultures of South Islands
AKAMINE Mamoru Special Lectures on the History of Sino-Ryukyu Relations
YAMAZATO Katsunori Special Lectures on American Environmental Literature
SUMIE Junji Special Lecture on Latin American Culture and Area Studies

Subject

Core Classes
  • International Culture and Area Studies
  • Comprehensive Seminar I・II
  • Special Seminar I~VI
Elective Classes
  • Special Lectures on Ryukyuan and Okinawan Cultures
  • Special Lectures on Ryukyuan Literature
  • Special Lectures on Ethnic Cultures of Southern Islands
  • Special Lectures on the History of Sino-Ryukyu Relations
  • Special Lectures on American Environmental Literature
  • Special Lectures on Latin American Culture and Area Studies
  • Special Lectures on East Asian Culture and Area Studies
  • Special Lectures on Southeast Asian Culture and Area Studies
  • Special Lectures on Linguistics
  • Special Lectures on English Education
  • Special Lectures on Modern Okinawan Education
  • Special Lectures on International Relations of the Asia-Pacific

Master's Degree (International Cultural Studies,International Cultural Systems)

We develop professionals in four areas: language and culture, social systems and policies, management and information science, and tourism and environmental science.
In our graduate programs we aim to produce professionals who understand cultural diversity, who can conduct research with a high degree of competence, and who possess both the expertise and vision required for solving regional problems either at home or abroad.
Considering the work and study schedules of our domestic and foreign students, we have introduced a semester system allowing for both day and evening graduate courses.
In addition our graduates may obtain a special teacher's certificate for teaching high school English, junior high school English, or high school business.

Areas of Study and Research

  • Language and Culture
  • Social Systems and Policies
  • Management and Information Science
  • Tourism and Environmental Science
  • Human Health Science

Faculty

Dean of International Cultural Studies Graduate School(Master's Degree), NAKAMURA Koichiro
Language and Culture YAMAZATO Katsunori Contemporary American Nature Poetry
KANO Hideaki Comparative Education
KOTSUGAI Toru Japanese Classical Literature
SUMIE Junji Latin-American Cultures
TOKESHI Masanori Assessment in TESOL
NAKAMURA Koichiro Special Lectures in Linguistics I
LEE Jin Young Cultures in Contact
KOJIMA Yousuke Japanese Modern Literature
TERUYA Makoto Ryukyu Literature
YARA Kenichiro Japanese History
KUCKELMAN Meghan English Literature
Social Systems and Policies TAKAMINE Tsukasa International Politics
OSHIRO Wataru Public Legal System and Policies
SUGANO Atsushi East Asian Studies
MIYAGI Toshirou Regional Development Policy
Management and Information Science ALI,Fathelalem F. Information Intelligence
KIMURA Kenichi Social Psychology
KINJO Akira Psychology of Small Groups
TANABE Katsuyoshi Advanced Lecture in Information Management Activities
NAKAOJI Yoko Advanced Accounting
NAKAZATO Shu Information Interaction
MIYAHIRA Shigeharu Advanced Course of Industrial Organization
HAYASHI Yuko Management Strategy
Tourism and Environmental Science ARAKAKI Yuji Ecotourism
TASHIRO Yutaka Advanced Environmental Science and Ecology
PARK Jae Duk Marketing Analysis in Tourism
OTANI Kentaro Tourism Development and Management
HEO Jeomsug Special Studies in Tourism and Culture
Human Health Science OGAWA Sumiko Advanced Course of Global Health
HIRANO Takaya Sports Training & Coaching
TAKASE Koichi Instructing Health and Sports

Subject

Required Subject
  • Cultural Anthropology I
  • Cultural Anthropology II
  • Social Psychology I
  • Social Psychology II
  • Academic Research Method
  • Economic Policy
  • Environmental Ecology I
  • Environmental Ecology II
  • Human Health Science
Language and Culture
  • Seminar in Language and Culture I
  • Seminar in Language and Culture II
  • Descriptive Linguistics I
  • Descriptive Linguistics II
  • English Literature
  • American Literature
  • Area Linguistics I
  • Area Linguistics II
  • English Grammar
  • English Phonetics
  • TESOL I
  • TESOL II
Social Systems and Policies
  • Seminar in Social Systems and Policies I
  • Seminar in Social Systems and Policies II
  • International Politics I
  • International Politics II
  • International Relations
  • Regional Development Policy
  • Municipal Policies
  • Local Government
  • Regional Vitalization Studies
  • Economic Policys
  • Public Legal System and Policies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Advanced Course of International Cooperation & Volunteerism
Management and Information Science
  • Seminar in Management and Information Sciences I
  • Seminar in Management and Information Sciences II
  • Management Activity-Based Information Science
  • Regional Revitalization
  • Management Strategy
  • Advanced Course of Industrial Organization
  • Communicative Interactions
  • Psychology of Small Groups
  • Human Resources Management
  • Comparative Management
  • Advance e-Business
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Advanced Lecture in Information Management Activities
Tourism and Environmental Sciences
  • Seminar in Tourism and Environmental Science I
  • Seminar in Tourism and Environmental Science II
  • Tourism Development and Management
  • Policy Science for Tourism
  • Island Development
  • Island Cultures
  • Cultures in Contact
  • Hotel Management
  • Ecotourism
  • Marketing Analysis in Tourism
  • Tourism Resources
  • Tourism Analysis
  • Island Ecology
  • Special Lecture on Tourism and Environment
Health Science
  • Seminar in Human Health Science I
  • Seminar in Human Health Science II
  • Advanced Course of Global Health
  • Health Psychology
  • Sports Training & Coaching
  • Regional Health Preservation Science
  • Health and Sports Guidance
  • Traditional Martial Arts
  • Health Promotion and Wellness
  • Health and Nutrition Science
  • Advanced Course of Social Work

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