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Three Majors1 Comparative Culture2 International Business and Economics3 Social StudiesComparative Culture (CC) is an interdisciplinary major in the humanities focusing on the fields of Art History/Visual Culture, Literature, and Religion and Philosophy. Dealing with a variety of cultural traditions, Art History/Visual Culture covers all fields of art and visual culture, such as architec-ture, painting, sculpture, photography, film, and mass media. The field of Literature explores the epics, novels, poetry, the-atrical works, and other genres produced in a variety of cul-tures. Religion and Philosophy focuses on understanding the philosophical and religious orientations of different cultures as expressed in myths, philosophical and religious texts, the arts, rituals, and ethical practices. Many of the courses in the three fields of study share overlapping themes and in-terests. In particular, all three fields focus on understanding how peoples of different cultural traditions have attempted to understand themselves as well as those of other cultures. In addition, Comparative Culture focuses on developing stu-dents’ skills in critical reading and writing as well as in in-terpreting their own and other cultures. Comparative Culture thus aims to prepare students for a range of career tracks and life situations in an age that is increasingly marked by globalization, the encounter of different cultures, and the emergence of multi-cultural societies and workplaces.The International Business and Economics (IBE) major of-fers a unique opportunity for students to study both business and economics in a single major. The IBE program allows students to develop the strong skill sets required for employ-ment in a wide range of fields. Students first build solid foun-dations by taking fundamental courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, management, marketing, accounting and statistics and then acquire advanced knowledge and skills in the area of their interest with courses such as interna-tional trade, international finance, financial management, in-dustrial organization and consumer behavior. Class lectures often involve in-class discussions, group assignments, and frequent interactions with students of diverse backgrounds from all over the world. The program thus enables students to experience a fully international, multicultural environment, which in turn allows them to make the smooth transition from college education to the international workplace. In addition, the flexible nature of the FLA program allows students to immerse themselves in classes outside of IBE ‒ such as an-thropology and religion ‒ while taking up a foreign language and/or studying in other faculties at Sophia.Social Studies is a core component of any liberal arts curric-ulum. The Social Studies major comprises three concentra-tions ‒ History, Political Science, and Anthropology-So-ciology. It seeks to give students a deeper understanding of the social, political, and cultural environment in which they live, and to liberate them from being bound to their im-mediate milieu. Students majoring in Social Studies receive training in a wide range of job-relevant skills, including an-alytic reading, writing, logical thinking, data gathering, pre-sentation, discussion, and group work. However, the main purpose of the Social Studies major is not to train students in technical skills. It is rather to encourage students to re-flect upon the customs, principles, institutions, and values which inform the societies they live in, and to contribute to their betterment. Students majoring in Social Studies are re-quired to choose a primary field and a secondary field from the three concentrations available within the major. Major courses build systematically, from introductory lectures to advanced, small-sized seminars. The curriculum emphasiz-es fostering intellectual curiosity, encouraging independent research, and exposure to a variety of perspectives.神学部文学部総合人間科学部法学部経済学部外国語学部総合グローバル学部国際教養学部理工学部短期大学部大学院上智社会福祉専門学校116

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