Acquire broad knowledge in humanities, social sciences, and science and engineering as well as advanced expertise in fields such as politics, law, and public administration; education, welfare, and health; culture and art; science, technology and society; and cognition, mathematics, and information. Multi-layered and systematic learning is realized through research seminars, common project dialogue dispatch courses and analysis integration courses, across each field. Each field is handled by a team consisting of experienced and accomplished teaching staff, and covers basic study, advanced research, and applied practice.
There are three elements to "bridging ability: an insight to grasp the essence of a problem based on an understanding of the characteristics and interactions between people, society, and science and technology; an ability to reflect that does not overestimate people, society, or science and technology; and an ability to transfer the significance and problems of new science and technology, along with solutions to people and society, and to explain interests and concerns held by them to scientists and engineers. These qualities will be acquired through the common project dialogue dispatch course, the analysis integration course, the relationship-building course, and the training support career course.
Interdependent relationship-building ability, the ability to initiate dialogues among multiple fields and multiple cultures, and an understanding of various values and world views are essential for leaders who are successful across borders and barriers. The relationship-building course, the common project dialogue dispatch course, and the training support career course provide students with a wider perspective.
We define "value creation ability" as the "ability to independently form advanced evaluation criteria and manifest vision". This is a desired ability of leaders who will open a new future for humans, society, and science and technology, and it is linked to specialized academic research ability. These leaders need not only wide and deep knowledge, they must have sensitivity, flexibility, and positivity. The value creation ability acquired in the Graduate Major in Social and Human Sciences can be used to realize the further development of people and society through science and technology.
The ability to push forward and creatively design the necessary mechanisms and processes is required for solving problems. This problem-solving ability requires the ability to apply expertise in addition to wide and deep knowledge and various advanced skills, and must be based on a high ethical perspective and a sense of responsibility. The Department of Social and Human Science will equip you with the problem-solving ability to succeed as a leader who contributes to the resolution of problems caused by science and technology for people and society.