College of Sociology
Create original learning from a wide range of themes.
Approach a variety of problems surrounding us in our daily lives.
Look for the field of study that interests you from a variety of perspectives.
In the Department of Contemporary Sociology, students can select subjects according to each individual’s interests and orientation and can learn a wide range of subjects about people, society, and the environment. The result of learning a combination of class and field work is the ability to discover various problems and possibilities of the real world. Many of our graduates are active in taking advantage of the expert knowledge and 'viewpoint' of each course, and the experience gained through learning.
Feel the joy of study that you have never experienced before, in your familiar town, or in a foreign city, or in vast nature...
There are lessons and discoveries that can only be learned in the place of the object of the research.
Tourism, leisure, sports, environmental protection, multicultural understanding, cultural heritage... Students can combine themes from different areas of study just the way their interests take them to.
We all belong to various groups: family, local community, school, peer groups, company, nation, and so on.
Sociology aims to realize a better society through research focusing on relationships between people and groups in a multilateral perspective.
We aim for fostering global human resources who can think independently to approach the greatest question of what a human, the world, and self mean, through travel and local life investigations.
You can discover the charm of the area, create fulfilling experiences and time.Explore ways to enrich life, lifestyle, and the community.
Cultivate the knowledge in co-existence and leadership and study from a variety of perspectives about the "environment" such as nature, society, and cities surrounding the people.
Consider how to create a more prosperous society studying the preservation and use of cultural heritage from a hands-on experience and gain an understanding of how a museum works.
Consider the role and benefits of leisure and sports in the modern lifestyle.
The Department of Contemporary Sociology is unique for putting effort into “fieldwork” in which students visit a research site for observation and experience.
The students will study a wide range of topics in society under the guidance of our expert faculty about the wonders of the everyday world, environmental conservation sites, revitalization of local regions, tourism, leisure and sports events, shopping districts, local communities, museums, festivals, and folklore.
Many faculty members have previous experiences working outside the academia and can offer the students with opportunities for internships and volunteers which will give them the experience that they need.Students can gain experience and receive assistance for getting licensed in the area of their study.
[Practical Training and Internships]
Yomiuri Giants, Kyukamura Hotels, Natural Parks Foundation, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), overseas national parks services, national trust organizations, JICA, Funabashi City Board of Education Lifelong Learning and Cultural Division Cultural Property Investigation Office, etc.
There is an annual program for the second-year students to spend two weeks doing a fieldwork internship for Nikko National Park.It is a valuable experience where students get to feel the hardships and richness of nature.
Apart from this, the place of fieldwork extends to overseas, and students also visit foreign national parks, cities, museums, and art galleries to complete their investigations.
It is a journey of learning where you do not just enjoy the view but use your senses to the fullest.Surprises, excitement, joy, and hardships that the students experience in the process leads to their growth and “adaptability to diverse cultures.”
Students with a degree in contemporary sociology are active in a variety of fields due to their education on society and the world in a wide range of fields.There are over 40 graduates now working in national parks around Japan who are benefiting from their fieldwork experiences and knowledge from the four years of university.
Students in the Department of Contemporary Sociology will use "sociology" as a way to study the society and learn about a diverse range of topics such as lifestyle, tourism, community building, leisure, sports, environmental protection, cultural heritage, and folklore.
Classes will not be limited to lectures but will also include fieldwork where students visit sites in and out of the country.It is not unusual for students to go through life-changing experiences through a long-term fieldwork in a different culture.
The faculty aims to foster “motivation” and "awareness" in the students by setting small class sizes and educate them to respond, think flexibly, and act freely to changes in the society.
Find a joy in academics different from your previous experiences.