We want students to have the ability to investigate various complex issues involving local community and global society, and train them to be resources with holistic and practical knowhow to engage in problem-solving and contribute to the development of the local community and the global society.
Our goal is to have students develop their own vision for a new society and community while seeking solutions to various issues such as declining birthrates, aging society, functional deterioration of rural communities, and environmental destruction, all which play a role at the local, national, and global levels.
- People who have interest, from the community level to the global level, in the various complex issues connected to globalization, and the desire to deepen their exploration of such issues and proactively engage in problem-solving to address them.
- People who are motivated to learn in various specialized fields to explore and solve problems, and who assertively and practically engage in working with other people while using new problem-solving methods.
- People who want to learn English – the global language – and the communication skills for being active in a multicultural globalized society, and have the desire to broaden their experiences through dialogue with others.
- Students will acquire fundamental knowledge of the natural sciences and broad knowledge in the humanities and social sciences, including political science, economics, business management, sociology, history, religion, philosophy and cultural studies, needed to understand and analyze the various issues facing the local and global community today.
- Students will acquire the skills by which they can explore and solve real-life problems faced by local communities and the wider society through the combination of specialized academic study and collaborative activities with the local community and companies. In addition, students will acquire the necessary skills to use analytical tools, such as statistics, data processing, and research methods, required to do all this.
- Students will acquire a broad knowledge of the world and equip themselves with cross-cultural understanding and communication skills, the pillars of multicultural coexistence needed to live proactively within a multicultural society in today’s increasingly globalized local communities and society.
Graduates of the School of Global and Community Studies are expected to have the following:
- Well-rounded education and specialized knowledge and skills as professionals.
- The ability to explore and research problems facing the local community and the global community, and the potential for development, and contribute to community revitalization, and the advancements of a globalized society through resolving such problems and actualizing the potentials of the community.
- A global perspective and the critical thinking skills required in a globalizing society, and the cross-cultural understanding and communication skills needed for coexisting with other cultures, which include proficiency in foreign languages with a focus on English, and the ability to apply these skills in their professional lives, whether it be in the public or private sector, and in their interactions with the local community.
Obtainable Licenses and Qualifications
- Certification for Social Researcher
(A qualification certified by the Japanese Association for Social Research. This certifies a person as “a specialist that possesses the fundamental skills for conducting social research.”)
- Bachelor’s Degree (Global and Community Studies)