School of Sociology

School of Sociology        September 10, 2018


Graduate School

Providing the Expertise to Work on the Frontier of Sociology

The Graduate School provides an advanced education in both theoretical and empirical research in sociology. Students have many and varied research opportunities, with the possibility of obtaining credits from an affiliated university.
At the Masters level, we also offer the Social Research Specialist Course, which trains students to become advanced professional specialists equipped with the specialist social survey skills needed in industry and government.
At the Doctoral level, the School trains young researchers, who make up an integral part of the center of sociological research. By combining advanced lectures and tutorials with hands-on experience, the School ensures that its graduates are advanced social researchers.

Undergraduate School

Understanding the Complexities of Contemporary Society and Nurturing the Ability to Make a Positive Contribution

As a trailblazer in the field of sociology in Japan, the school has been engaged in cutting edge research which enhances human well-being since its foundation in 1960.
With the biblical quotation “The truth shall set you free” as its basic philosophy, the School of Sociology attacks problems from a broad perspective and an extensive range of knowledge, with the aim of producing graduates who can make a concrete contribution to society. Sociology is an area of study that encompasses a wide range of social phenomena and issues. The curriculum is therefore composed of six research clusters: comprehensive courses to furnish students with a solid liberal education and an extensive body of knowledge, and specialized courses providing students with specific knowledge and practical skills.

Department of Sociology
[Major areas and Fields of study]
[Research cluster]
Contemporary Sociology
Quantitative Sociology
Qualitative Sociology
Anthropology and Folklore
Media and Communication
Social Psychology