【Gコミ学科】Using English to Learn About the World!
Japanese students often learn English so they can speak with more people around the world. But learning English can also allow you to learn more about the world too! English remains the largest, most popular language on the Internet and among printed materials. If one practices enough, one can learn to read English-language texts quickly and easily.
At KUINS' Department of English Communication, our 1st Year Seminar emphasizes small group learning where students learn to read advanced English texts. In our current class, students read online historical documents from the U.S. Library of Congress, etc.. This gives students a direct view into important events in world history through topics such as the "Industrial Revolution," "Women's Suffrage," "The New Deal" or "Racial Segregation." This class is greatly enriched by having Professor Yasuo Endo, an emeritus Professor of the University of Tokyo and leading scholar of U.S. History, leading discussion. Through small group activities, students are also asked to relate important topics to the contemporary world.
These historical topics are not always easy, but they give students a deeper understanding of the world around them. Equally important, they learn about these themes with their classmates. KUINS tries to challenge students with new ideas and experiences, but we also believe it can be a great way to make friends and grow as a person!
Author(foreground)and Professor Endo(background)speaking with students during a recent Freshman Seminar class.
国際コミュニケーション学部 英語コミュニケーション学科 教授 Shorb Patrick