College of Sociology
Gradually learn about psychology from the fundamentals up.
The curriculum offers from the basic terminology of psychology to inquiry and research methods and specialized research relating to humans and the society.
Learn the scientific approach to the human mind.
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.
As well as lectures on theory students also have the opportunity to carry out experimentation using specialized equipment and data analysis using statistical analysis software.
Steadily learning the fundamentals of psychology leads to the field of clinical psychology applications.
In addition to expertise in psychology students also improve their English ability, communication skills, PC data processing skills, as well as skills to be able to create plans and reports.
Students acquire a knowledge of a broad spectrum of psychology from the fundamentals required by the psychology workplace to applications and advanced research.
A curriculum has been developed to assist in obtaining the National Certificate ‘Psychologist Certification’.
Curators, Junior High School teaching license, (English, Japanese language, and Social Studies), High school teaching license (English, Japanese, Civics, Data), Social Surveyors, Welfare Workers, Certified Psychologists
This course is aimed at helping students obtain the national qualification of Licensed Psychologist, which is required for counselors and others who do psychological work. Students learn all about psychology at the university level, gain experience at specialized psychology-related facilities in order to go on to graduate school, and otherwise advance their academic understanding. The course includes the study of practical and clinical psychology, which enables students to refine their knowledge and skills.
What is the mind? How is psychology utilized in society? This course gives students the chance to experience the wide-reaching, complex world of psychology and deepen their understanding of fields that interest them. In this way, they master the standard basic knowledge and skills demanded of people who study psychology at a university. Upon graduating, they also obtain the Certified Psychologist qualification recognized by the Japanese Psychological Association.
In addition to the content of the Certified Psychologist course, these courses enable students to master the knowledge and advanced skills demanded of psychology specialists, including psychological research and the ability to conduct psychological experiments. Students start with the basics of psychology and then steadily master related specialized subjects, expanding their knowledge to include practical learning. Four fields have been set up according to trends in students’ selection of specialized subjects: (1) physiological psychology, (2) social psychology, (3) developmental psychology, and (4) cognitive psychology.
There are many ‘psychology’ quizzes on TV and in magazines where you can easily enjoy the wonder of the mind. However, learning ‘academic psychology’ in the Department of Psychology and Humanities is quite different from them.
The center of the psychology learned at this university is a ‘scientific approach’ based on experiments and inquiry and data analysis. Students systematically acquire psychology knowledge and research skills to be able to gain the ability to consider the human mind and behavior based on natural science thinking methods.
It is necessary to collect data from appropriate experiments and inquiries to be able to decipher the movements in the human mind.The department is equipped with various psychology experimental apparatus and laboratories. There are also miniature garden therapy rooms necessary for the practical study of clinical psychology.All students have the opportunity to use the advanced statistical analysis software ‘SPSS’ used for technical psychology research. Students can also read papers, not only in the field of psychology and behavioral sciences but also physiology, neuroscience and medical related papers online.
How do you learn the skills and knowledge for the purpose of correct and scientific understanding of the human mind? It is important to steadily build up your knowledge and skills while learning theory in lectures and practical experiences through experiments.
Therefore, the Department of Psychology and Humanities in comparison to other universities has a larger number of compulsory subjects to be completed by all students.Learning in this department is not as easy as you may think.However, if you are serious and sincere about learning psychology, the curriculum has been made for you to deepen your interests.
So as to be able to teach a wide range of areas the Department of Psychology and Humanities has faculty specializing in teaching fundamentals as well as those specializing in the area of applications and other lecturers dedicated to the area of psychology.
At our university, a graduation research is compulsory.Students select their own theme of research from a wide range of areas and have the chance to experience the joy of serious research as a researcher.
Summarize the findings of research and inquiries in reports.Our university gives particularly detailed guidance, and the training students receive to ‘deepen logical thinking and have the skill to relate to others’ is extremely useful in the real world.
Apart from learning, reading comprehension and processing ability of experiment data collected for analysis also improve your skills of English appearing in research material.
The ‘Psychology Proficiency Test’ is a test to measure the abilities and knowledge of psychology at the university graduate level. (Sponsored by the Japan Psychological Association Federation)The exam covers ten subjects related to each area in psychology and depending on the number of subjects passed students are certified as ‘Special Grade 1’ and ‘Grade 1’ or ‘Grade 2’.To ensure that students have acquired the fundamental knowledge of psychology this department uses the same proficiency test as an indicator of academic accomplishment.In addition, regarding students studying in the area of sleep research, the department recommends that students obtain the ‘Sleep Improvement Instructor’ certification which is used to offer advice in relation to a sleep inducing environment and lifestyle.
The Department of Psychology & Humanities enables students to comprehensively learn about the broad field of psychology and systematically master everything from the basics to practical application. In addition, to enable students to cultivate the practical skills necessary to solve the various problems that arise during social life, the curriculum includes not only lectures but also experiential learning through experiments, training, and more.
Our students are able to deepen their knowledge and skills by selecting the course that fits their future goals, interests, and concerns—whether it’s the Certified Psychologist course, which enables students to comprehensively master psychology-related knowledge and education; the Certified Psychologist (psychological research) course, which enables them to master methods for figuring out how the mind works through psychological research, psychological experiments, and more; or the Licensed Psychologist course, which is aimed at helping students obtain the national qualification required for counselors and others engaged in psychological work.