Information and communication technology (ICT) is becoming an indispensable social foundation for every social or economic activity. The Department of Information Sciences and Arts was established to embrace 21st century society by pushing back the boundaries between conventional arts and sciences. It aims to pioneer new fields of information science education and research so as to guide the sophisticated use and application of information and to educate the “first-class creators and handlers of information.”
The Department of Information Sciences and Arts educates talented individuals to utilize ICT and develop and manage information systems.
Students learn the following: to work in advanced corporate management environments that encompass environmental management and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); to measure psychological or biological information for sports using sophisticated analytical techniques and advanced equipment; to acquire theories and production techniques related to the use of sophisticated media and content; and to use advancements for the development of culture and society. Furthermore, the Department emphasizes practical English skills to make full use of modern information communication technologies. Therefore, we are specifically recruiting students who
- Are capable of analyzing issues in a multifaceted, logical manner.
- Have deep concerns about the various problems facing humanity, culture, and society; for example, a) have an ambition toward resolving these regardless of whether they are skilled in art, science, or computers; b) have an interest in corporate management and systems development, sports as a subject of psychology and biology, or the expressions and culture utilized in media; and c) are not only interested in ICT but also in a broad range of fields such as corporate management, economics, the environment, sports, history, and culture.
- Wish to make full use of ICT for the development of humanity, culture, and society.
- Strongly intend to be involved in pioneering the academic discipline known as interdisciplinary information sciences together with the faculty members and other students at this university.
In the Department of Information Sciences and Arts, as ICT is one of the foundations of modern society, the goal is to cultivate sophisticated knowledge, judgement abilities, and technological skills to utilize and apply ICT to various fields beyond the art and science frameworks. The curriculum comprises a common Departmental course and the three courses outlined below:
- A Systems Information Course, which focuses on “systems development, management, and operations”
- A Sports Information Course, which focuses on the “analysis of physical and psychological information”
- A Media Culture Course, which focuses on “content creation and expression”
Students can choose one main course, with specific knowledge provided in each of the specialized areas.
- Provide education that cultivates fundamental ICT knowledge.
- Provide education that cultivates corporate management abilities such as management and planning.
- Provide education that cultivates the ability to work in groups, and the sociability, sensitivity, and creativity that are necessary for a working adult in society.
- Provide education that cultivates social research knowledge and techniques.
- Broaden communication abilities in response to globalization and provide consistent English education over the four years of the course.
Systems Information Course
In the System Information Course, the curriculum is composed in line with the following policies:
- Provide education that trains talented individuals to use systems that utilize ICT from both the “provider side” and the “user side.”
- Provide education from the perspective of the ICT “provider side” that cultivates abilities in systems and software development and systems management and operations.
- Provide education from the perspective of the ICT “user side” that cultivates organizational, administrative, financial management, product planning, and service delivery abilities.
Sports Information Course
In the Sports Information Course, the curriculum is composed as outlined in the policies below:
- Provide education that cultivates the ability to use ICT to measure and analyze the motion characteristics of sporting implements, exercising bodies, and a player’s movements during a game and to scientifically understand and explain these.
- Provide education that cultivates the theories and techniques pertaining to psychological/biological responses, biological functions, and behavioral analysis within sports.
- Provide education that cultivates sociability and develops a broad range of knowledge about sports and its history, ideas, culture, fine arts, and education.
Media Culture Course
In the Media Culture Course, the curriculum is composed as outlined in the following policies:
- Provide education in everything from fundamental knowledge to applied techniques with the aim of developing creators and handlers of content for ICT systems.
- Provide education that cultivates the ability to use computers to visually express various phenomena and to freely create various media content and applications.
- Provide education that cultivates the ability to perceive human action in a multi-faceted way while compensating for any shortcomings in both art and science. Provide a wide range of learning focusing on philosophy, ethics, fine arts, culture, history, and society to cultivate sociability and a flexible intelligence to cope with the changes in modern society.
In the Department of Information Sciences and Arts, graduation is acknowledged and a Bachelor of Information Sciences is awarded to students who can demonstrate the following:
- The ability to comprehend the academic content and utilization methods of ICT.
- The ability to comprehend the academic content and utilization methods of corporate administration.
- The ability to independently conduct logical analyses using engineering, social science, and humanities disciplines so as to reveal the various relations between human action and information.
- The ability to put into practice ICT knowledge with a clear understanding of its roles and responsibilities.
- The capability to contribute to ICT innovations to solve societal problems.
- The capability to effectively communicate and cooperate with others.