Bachelor's Program in Global Issues

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Program Summary

BPGI is a four year degree program which is taught in English.

The objectives of the Degree Program shall be to cultivate human resources who will acquire broad basic knowledge for gaining an overall perspective of global issues, who will enthusiastically seek on their own information and technology beyond their particular fields to resolve problems related to human beings and the environment, and who are capable of making decisions on optimal solutions from among many options.

At this time of globalization, we have to confront complex issues, achieve harmony between earth environment and human beings and find common grounds to create the future. BPGI trains students in decision making, critical thinking and problem solving to imagine the future and take action with a large variety of people from different backgrounds.

The degree of Bachelor of Arts and Sciencewill be conferred on you when you finish the program.

What are Global Issues?

Global Issues stands for complex contemporary issues, which are related to the entire globe. These issues are intertwined with various stakeholders and phenomena, and therefore, it is not easy to solve them by using a traditional approach. Global Issues can be seen in our daily lives, and we must try to find a solution from our daily lives. For example, even a piece of bread that you have had for breakfast could highlight issues like the significant cost of energy used to import wheat, the wage and human rights issues of people engaged in production and transportation, mass disposal, and biased food distribution.

Global Issues Overview by United Nations
Sustainable Development Goals by United Nations

What Can You Learn?

You can learn about the literacy in global issues, which means that you can learn what global issues are and how you can resolve them from the perspectives of Environment and Human. You will learn knowledge in both perspectives. The Environment fields are divided into Global Environment and Risk and Security issues. The Human fields are divided into Human Health and Well being and Social Diversity and Inclusiveness issues. You will acquire knowledge on these four issues comprehensively and can develop specialties with your own interests.

Field Issue Specialties
Environment Earth Environment Environmental studies, earth science, geography, social sciences
Risk and Security Social engineering, comprehensive engineering, safety systems science
Human Social Diversity and Inclusiveness Humanities, social sciences, philosophy, linguistics, politics
Human Health and Wellbeing Sports science, public health, social medicine

Students will learn both perspectives interdisciplinary, then deepen your specialty according to your interests.

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