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江戸川大学

College of Sociology
Department of Contemporary Sociology

Curricula

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.

Learn the basics of sociology in small-sized classes from the first year

While learning the language, information processing, and multicultural understanding, you also learn the fundamentals of sociology and fieldwork to put these into practice in the local community.‘Fundamentals Seminar’ and ‘Contemporary Society Fundamentals’ are held with small numbers of 7 to 8 students, so students are able to receive careful guidance.

Department of Contemporary Sociology Common Subjects
・Introductory Seminars
・Contemporary Society Foundations
・Introduction to Sociology I and II
・Career Design Foundations
・Contemporary Society Field Training
・Contemporary Society Theory

Cultural anthropology / Folklore Studies Course
・Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
・Multicultural Understanding
・Folklore Studies
・Fieldwork Theory
・Social Research Methods I and II
・Anthropology of Music
・Anthropology of Fashion

Tourism and Region Revitalization Course
・Hospitality Theory
・Introduction to Tourism
・Tourism Business Theory
・Tourism Psychology
・Tourism Town Building Theory
・East Asia's Nature and Culture
・Regional Management Theory
・Community Theory
・Cultural Heritage Theory
・Urban Amenities Theory

Protected Areas and Environmental Science Course
・Environmental Science Reading
・Environmental Science Writing
・Introduction to Environments
・Introduction to Environmental Sociology
・Cultural Heritage Theory
・Environment and Education
・Environmental Communication
・Basic Ecology
・Protection of the Water Environment
・Preservation of Historic Landscapes

Museums and Cultural Heritage Course
・Museum Management Theory
・Theory of Museum Material Storage
・Theory of Museum Exhibits
・Museum Education theory
・Introduction to Museum
・Theory of Museum Materials
・Museum Information and Media Theory
・Lifelong Learning Theory I and II
・Culture of Asia / Oceania
・European Culture
・American Culture
・Introduction to Cultural Property
・World Heritage Theory
・Art Management Theory

Leisure and Sports Management Course
・Sports management theory
・Sports sociology
・Sports Anthropology
・Sociology of Leisure
・Leisure Industries Theory

Design your own learning according to your interests

Broaden your viewpoint by studying and experiencing a variety of disciplines.From the second year, students complete courses of specialized subjects gradually seeking their area of expertise.Places of fieldwork are spreading to areas within Japan as well as abroad and take place over a couple of days.

Department of Contemporary Sociology Common Subjects
・Data Analysis I and II and III
・Social Research Practice
・Contemporary Society Specialized Training
・Advanced Career Design
・Contemporary Social Practical Training
・Contemporary Society Practice
・International Specialized Training

Cultural anthropology / Folklore Studies Course
・Welfare and Medical Anthropology
・Lifestyle Anthropology
・The Anthropology of Children
・Anthropology of the Family and Women
・Anthropology of Events
・Life-history Theory
・Intercultural Communication
・Folk Religion Theory
・Myth and Legend Research

Tourism and Region Revitalization Course
・Tourist Sociology
・Travel Planning Theory
・Railway and Transportation Theory
・Creative Tourism Theory
・Michinoku tourism
・Local Design I and II
・Local Activation Theory
・Tourism-related Laws
・Tourism Geography
・Conservation of Local Lands and Sea

Protected Areas and Environmental Science Course
・Hometown Environmental Symbiotic Studies
・NPO National Trust theory
・National Park Theory
・Interpretation Theory
・Green Belts and Landscaping
・Environments and Psychology
・Environmental Politics

Museums and Cultural Heritage Course
・Museology practical training I
・Heritage Modernization Theory
・Cultural Property Special Theory
・Cultural Property Exercises
・Art and Craft Practical Training I and II

Leisure and Sports Management Course
・Leisure Counseling
・Sports Culture Theory

Discover your area of expertise and acquire the knowledge you need

While attending ‘Specialty Seminars’ and receiving guidance to deepen your knowledge of fields that particularly interest you, use your fieldwork experience to help you discover a theme for your research! There are many opportunities to train in the real world such as internships and volunteer work.

Department of Contemporary Sociology Common Subjects
・Specialty Seminar
・Career design Comprehensive I and II

Cultural anthropology / Folklore Studies Course
・Anthropology of poverty and development

Tourism and Region Revitalization Course
・Globalism theory
・City council and residents

Protected Areas and Environmental Science Course
・Environment and economy
・Environment and ethics
・Environmental special issues

Museums and Cultural Heritage Course
・Museology practical training ・Archeology I and II ・Museums and the local community ・Museum Education Diffusion theory

Leisure and Sports Management Course
・Sports marketing theory

Conclude the findings of four years in your graduation research

Each student completes fieldwork relating to his or her research theme based on the knowledge learned in the first three years of university, summarizing it as a thesis.There are many different themes.Graduates continuing to diverse industries performing various activities after university is a sign of their extensive learning experience.

Department of Contemporary Sociology Common Subjects
・Graduation research
Research on the topic of your choice and write a graduation thesis on it.
Below are some examples of Graduation Research titles.

What is global warming? Global issues and community initiatives.
・Regional railways: The scenario of revival through the collaborative efforts of the railway and city
・The reason why Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters grew stronger
・Creation of a community strong again risk with a third place using public space in the Tokiwa-Daira apartment complex
・The present conditions and issues of the Golestan National Park - the oldest national park in Iran in the Middle East
・A consideration of the regional plans for promoting and increase in tourists (inbound) - a case study of e-commerce in Chiba
・A research into the realities and prospects of activities of community child groups in Hitachi City in Ibaraki Prefecture - focusing on a survey of Ikuseikai (child development association)
・Regarding the protection of dingoes, Australia’s top predators - to protect and co-exist with natural wildlife
・Regarding Nagareyama City garbage issues - focusing on the recycling methods of small household appliances
・Issues regarding the recommendation movements for World Cultural Heritage registration