SHOKEI GAKUIN UNIVERSITY

Introduction

Introduction to Shokei Gakuin University

Shokei Gakuin University changed its organizational structure in April, 2019. It has a graduate school with three master’s courses, in Psychology, Humanics, and Nutritional Sciences. The undergraduate school consists of three colleges: Humanities and Social Studies, Psychology and Education, and Human Health and Nutrition. Within these colleges there are five departments: Humanities and Social Studies, Psychology, Scientific Study of Children, School Education, and Human Health and Nutrition. These departments are open to students who entered Shokei in April of 2019. The previous organizational structure called the Faculty of Comprehensive Human Sciences will be effective until the end of March, 2022. See the organizational chart below.

  • Shokei Gakuin University
    • Graduate School
      • Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
        • Master's Course in Psychology
        • Master's Course in Humanics
        • Master's Course in Nutritional Science
    • from April, 2019
      • College of Humanities and Social Studies
        • Department of Humanities and Social Studies
      • College of Psychology and Education
        • Department of Psychology
        • Department of the Scientific Study of Children
        • Department of School Education
      • College of Human Health and Nutrition
        • Department of Human Health and Nutrition
    • until March, 2022
      • Faculty of Comprehensive Human Sciences
        • Department of Culture and Communication Activities
        • Department of Human Psychology
        • Department of the Scientific Study of Children
        • Department of the Study of Contemporary Society
        • Department of Environment Planning
        • Department of Human Health and Nutrition
    • Attached Kindergarten

What is Comprehensive Human Sciences ?

To study the human mind and spirit gives one the power to change the future. We at Shokei Gakuin University believe that most of the problems confronting society today are rooted in the human mind and spirit and that by examining these worlds we will be able to discover clues that will lead us to a deeper understanding of our "problem society". We investigate the human mind /spirit and the human body in order to bring back a vital humanity. Our Faculty of Comprehensive Human Sciences is a place to study how to develop new possibilities for humankind and how to live life to its fullest.

In the Faculty of Comprehensive Human Sciences, the human being is seen as an integration of mind and body. In order to bring back the humanity the present-day society seems to be slowly taking away from us , it is vital that we have healthy minds and bodies. With this in mind, the Faculty of Comprehensive Human Sciences applies scientific methods to uncover those ways human beings might live in our world.

The six Departments are characterized as follows:

Department of Culture and Communication Activities

In the information-oriented society, the multimedia is rapidly growing field and an industry emerging from the synthesis of various communication networks. We will focus three different areas: language communication activities, multi-media communication activities, and regional cultural activities. The aim of the Department is to develop students who want to be producers in the multi-media industry, managers of regional culture centers and media creators and instructors.

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Department of Human Psychology

In the Department, problems of the mind and spirit are comprehensively discussed and examined within the context of social and environmental changes shaking the very foundations of our mental activities. The aim of the Department is to produce counselors, school teaches, public officials and business workers who have psychological backgrounds.

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Department for the Scientific Study of Children

In this Department, students study developmental psychology, child health and welfare, theories of childcare and education, and the culture of children and society. On the completion of required credits, students can be certified with the license of Kindergarten Teacher, Certified Childcare Worker, or Elementary School teacher.

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Department for the Study of Contemporary Society

The complexity of our contemporary society cannot be explained from only one scope of study. By combining economics, sociology , political science, law, social welfare, information sciences, we will take an interdisciplinary approach toward understanding contemporary society. Focuses will be put on good citizenship, social networks , regional activities and international exchange activities. The aim of the Department is to produce individuals who can "think and act globally as well as locally".

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Department of Environment Planning

We will take scientific approaches to understanding our human environment and environmental horticulture. In particular, focuses will be put on the ecosystem, living space environments, and the recycling of various materials so as to maintain the ability of our planet to support human life. The aim of the Department is to produce creators and designers of comfortable and eco-friendly lifestyles.

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Department of Human Health and Nutrition

We will focus on health, human body and diet since better understanding of one's body, nutrition, and diet is a first step to leading a truly healthy life. The aim of the Department is to produce clinical dietitians as well as certified dietitians who can work in Health and Welfare centers, hospitals, schools and the food industry.

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President of Shokei Gakuin University: Takafumi Goda, MPA

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