Bulletin of Institute for Education and Student Services, Okayama University

Published by 岡山大学全学教育・学生支援機構

ISSN 2432-9665

Some Thoughts on Designing a Global Studies Curriculum for a Japanese University

Kim, Dong Kwang
This paper sketches an undergraduate global studies program for a Japanese university. It first examines the context of the developing notions of global education and its current status. It then examines the appropriateness of the curriculum for global human resources development at Japanese universities, which passes widely as global education in Japan. It then shows why a new global studies program may be necessary by exposing the contradictions inherent in the programs of global human resources development taken as global education. The paper concludes by proposing a global studies curriculum to implement on the lower division level of a Japanese university.
global education
global studies curriculum
global human resources development
Japanese education