The Outline for the Faculty of Sociology

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Educational Goals

Students gain a broad understanding of sociology by examining studies performed in various areas and acquiring knowledge from those fields. They cultivate the ability to apply diversified approaches to events that are happening in modern society through the improvement of their capability to conduct empirical studies, which is gained through valuable experience from fieldwork.


The Faculty of Sociology strives to provide education based on the two paths of pursuing scientific principles and practicing their application. The general established faculty-wide subjects include Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Social Research, Social Research,and Stafistical Date Processing and Practice / Web Based Information Processing and Practice. There are various courses in the particularly important subject of Social Research, and they provide rich and useful course contents.

A lot of the knowledge, such as theories, information processing, social statistics, and the up-to-date research results learned in other classes, will be applied to these Social Research courses. A true understanding of society and humanity cannot merely be gained from books or the Internet; rather, it is derived from hands-on experience in the relevant field.

Faculty Department/Enrollment Capacity/Course Location

Department of Sociology

Learning sociological methods and viewpoints.
Reconsidering the era, society, and culture that we live in through voluntary actions.

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Department of Sociocultural Studies

An integrated and coordinated understanding of society and culture.
Regarding society and culture as a single system allows us to view all the complex areas of society in a different way.

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Department of Social Welfare

Training leaders who promote local welfare.
Considering welfare in the changes of society and learning practical skills through continuous practice and seminars.

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Department of Media and Communications

Leading our advanced information society.
Teaching the social characteristics of diverse forms of media and information and fostering human resourees who can flourish in the IT and media industries.

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Department of Social Psychology

Exploring the relation between humanity and society.
An integrated approach to problems involving humanity and society with the perspectives used in psychology and sociology.

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Department of Sociology (Evening course)

Fostering human resources who possess sociological perspectives so that they can contribute to society.

Encouraging students to learn the approach to empirical studies through fieldwork and gain foresight into the future of the 21st century.

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Department of Social Welfare (Evening course)

Fostering human resources who can understand welfare problems.
Encouraging students to think about the welfare state’s condition and deepening their understanding of various social problems through continuous seminars and social welfare research.

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Enrollment capacity

  • Department of Sociology: 150 people
  • Department of Sociocultural Studies: 150 people
  • Department of Social Welfare: 150 people
  • Department of Media and Communications: 150 people
  • Department of Social Psychology: 150 people
  • Department of Sociology (Evening course): 130 people
  • Department of Social Welfare (Evening course): 45 people

Course location

Hakusan Campus: 5 Chome-28-20 Hakusan, Bunkyō-ku, Tōkyō-to