Education Policy of the Regional Studies Course in the Department of Regional Development Studies 国際地域学科地域総合専攻の教育方針(ポリシー)

Admissions Policy

Amid the simultaneous progress of globalization and localization in various fields, including the natural environment, as well as social, economic and political fields, as seen in environmental, poverty, employment, and human rights problems, community-based approaches have great potential for providing solutions for a completely unprecedented type of creation of urban and regional societies, as well as the creation of the environment. Such approaches require human capabilities to understand various phenomena in regional societies from a wider perspective, and to find solutions based on the“ on-site, hands-on experience first” principle through communication with diverse people, observing the philosophy of“ Think globally, act locally,” which encourages us to address problems from a global perspective and take practical action in a local area.

Therefore, the Regional Studies Course (evening course) in the Department of Regional Development Studies welcomes students who aspire to develop capabilities to objectively understand and analyze various problems in regional societies from a wider perspective, and to practically use the capabilities in order to take action on-site. And, the Course hopes that such students and faculty members learn and grow together.

We hope that candidates have

  1. erious interest in various problems in regional societies,
  2. an aspiration to contribute to society by actively using their own knowledge and experience,
  3. readiness to cooperate with other people with diverse cultural backgrounds while actively communicating with them,
  4. eagerness to acquire knowledge useful for solving current social problems while reflecting on their own role in society, devoting the daytime to their duties.

Curriculum Policy

   To achieve the educational goal of fostering human assets with knowledge and practical capabilities useful for the creation of vibrant regional societies, we have designed a curriculum under the following policies:

  1. We offer students opportunities to acquire extensive knowledge from a wide range of academic fields, including the humanities, social and natural sciences, and tourism studies, related to the creation of vibrant regional societies, as well as provide the five study fields of international development, comparative culture and society, public policies, regional design, and the environment and disaster prevention, and a program system to enhance their expertise.
  2. We improve foreign language education to allow students to increase their own expertise-focused communication ability in English.
  3. Under the “on-site, hands-on experience first” principle, we offer students many opportunities of on-site and on-the-job experience through field studies, internship subjects and the like.

Diploma Policy

  Our educational goal is to foster human assets who have useful knowledge for creating regional societies using regional characteristics, and the practical ability to use the knowledge to create regional societies on-site. We require students to acquire a high level of cross-cultural and multicultural communication ability, and to develop capabilities to address problems from a global perspective and take action in a local area, before they graduate. Education Policy of the Regional Studies Course in the Department of Regional Development Studies Regional Studies Course, Department of Regional Development Studies

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国際地域学科地域総合専攻 3つのポリシー


環境・貧困・雇用・人権問題に現れているように、自然・社会・経済・政治など様々な分野での地球化と地域化が同時進行する中で、これまでとは全く異なる都市づくり、地域づくり、環境づくりなどに、地域(コミュニティ)から解決策へとアプローチすることは大きな可能性を有しています。地球規模の視点で問題をとらえローカルな場で具体的に行動する、いわゆる、Think globally, Act locallyという哲学のもとに、地域社会におけるさまざまな現象を幅広い視点でとらえ、「現場主義」にたち、さまざまな人々とのコミュニケーションの中から解決策を探っていく人間力が求められます。

  1. 地域社会で起こっているさまざまな問題へ関心を持っていること
  2. 自身がもつ知識や経験を積極的に活用して社会に貢献しようとする意欲
  3. 他者と積極的にコミュニケーションを図りながらさまざまな人々とともに働くことへの意欲
  4. 昼間の時間帯に就労しながら社会の中で自分を見つめつつ、現代の社会問題の解決のための知識の習得への意欲




  1. 地域づくりに関わる人文社会科学、環境科学、観光学などの広範な学問領域から幅広い知識を習得できるようにするとともに、「公共政策」、「比較文化・社会」、「国際開発」、「地域デザイン」、「環境・防災」の5つの履修コースにより専門性を高めます。
  2. 外国語教育を強化し、英語による専門性を重視したコミュニケーション能力の向上を目指します。
  3. 「現場主義」を掲げ、フィールドスタディやインターンシップ科目などにより現場・実務体験の充実を図っています。



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