Department of Intercultural Studies

Developing individuals capable of cross-cultural understanding and global communication

In the Department of Intercultural Studies, students learn about a broad range of the world’s cultures, studying everything from literature and history to politics and economics. We also offer language courses in eight languages so that students can obtain the skills necessary for cross-cultural learning. Students gain a deep cultural understanding through an extensive examination of the world's cultures and by reflecting on their own culture. Intercultural understanding is in demand across many fields, and our faculty helps students become knowledgeable about and sensitive to a wide range of cultures.

Primary Skills

  • Foreign languages
  • Cultural literacy
Students are equipped with a deeper appreciation of their chosen area of study, as five different specialties are offered: Japanese Culture, East Asian Culture, Mediterranean Culture, Western European and North American Culture, and Multicultural Studies.