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Program in Social Sciences

Program Outline

The Program in Social Sciences is jointly offered by the School of Law and the School of Economics, in cooperation with the School of Informatics and Sciences. It includes fundamental disciplines in political science, law, economics, business administration, and information science. Students are expected to acquire analytical skills, critical thinking skills and a high ethical awareness, which are needed for the pursuit of knowledge across disciplines. Upon selection of their major, students receive specific guidance from professors in their chosen discipline and are expected to conduct research for their individual graduation thesis under the supervision of their school’s professors.

The program emphasizes:
– The study of Japanese political, legal, and economic systems.

Common Core Curriculum
– (Informatics) Information Literacy, Network, Communication, and so on
– (Education) Modern Society and Theory of Development, and so on

General Education
– Ethical Reasoning, Foreign Languages including intensive Japanese Language courses, Social Sciences, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Physical Education

School of Law

School-specific features

School-specific features

The School of Law is staffed by researchers with a broad base of expertise in both Japanese and foreign legal and political systems. The politics courses offered in the G30 program cover general political theory, Japanese politics, and comparative politics with a focus on Asia. Law subjects cover general legal principles, the Japanese constitutional and legal system, comparative law and essential features of international business law. Economics courses are also open to students enrolled in the Law and Politics program. Class sizes are small, and seminars feature in all four years of the curriculum. Students have the option of culminating their studies with submission of a graduation thesis in their final year.

Career Prospects

Alumni of the School of Law at large have pursued careers in national and local government, international institutions, NGOs, law firms, and private companies both in Japan and abroad. The School’s profile in legal assistance is widely recognized, and graduates often cross paths in this sphere. Applicants should note that the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) awarded to graduates of both the G30 program and the Japanese-taught undergraduate curriculum is a general humanities degree. Professional qualification in Japan is founded on a separate postgraduate Law School program leading to the LL.M. degree. Graduates of the G30 program may apply for admission to any of the several postgraduate programs taught in English or in Japanese in the Graduate School of Law.

Curriculum and Syllabi
– Politics
– Diplomacy
– Civil Law
– The Constitution
– Public Administration
– International Negotiation
– Asian Politics
– Comparative Studies in Law
– Corporate Legal Practices

School of Economics

School-specific features

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We promote the undergraduate program with the keywords “globalization” and ”manufacturing”. Additionally, we conduct theoretical studies on Economics and management from introductory to advanced level. We also provide classes in the history of social thought. Our aim, through the curriculum, is to equip the world with universal intelligence.

Career Prospects

Graduates are prepared for career positions in government, international organizations, research institutes and excellent business enterprises. In particular, we provide access to worldwide leading business companies in Japan, by taking advantage of our location in the largest manufacturing center of Japan.

Curriculum and Syllabi
– Microeconomics
– Macroeconomics
– Business Administration
– Econometrics
– Finance
– Accounting
– Economic Integration
– Development Economics
– Business Internship

In the Economics and Business Administration major, students participate in an Introductory Seminar in addition to the First Year Seminar. From the 3rd year onward they attend specialized seminars, where they are required to determine assignments on their own and analyze them. They can also participate in special seminars held in Japanese and conduct research with Japanese students.

Sample Publications by Faculty

Efficient methods for CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) for developing countries
Survival strategy of subcontractors in the automobile industry
Female workers and childbirth/child-raising
Effects on employment through deepening of the European Economic Integration