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Cultivate human support knowledge, professional education and qualities, and skills
#Sophian at Faculty of Human Sciences
Students deepen their interest in social issues for a better society through learning about people living with difficulties and the underlying realities of society. Despite the different areas of academic studies, such as education, psychology, welfare, and medicine, all students share a strong desire to interact with a wide variety of people and contribute to problem-solving.
#Expertise Brush Your Specialty
The foundation of the department is a holistic view of mankind based on a science-oriented perspective. To develop this, students attempt to make on-site approaches to those who are in need or hurt. Students will also carefully examine the policies to change society. Human Science, Human Care, and Policy & Management are three core areas of our study.
#Interaction Inspire Each Other & Open up the World
Students are required not only their expertise but also the ability to share opinions beyond their areas of study nowadays. At Sophia University, where all students gather on one campus, students can easily take classes among the faculties as well as from other faculties or departments. Thereby students are engaged in social contribution activities across different fields. Encounters among the students with different goals and ways of thinking will bring new insights.
#Sophia Human Sciences What it means to study at Sophia University Faculty of Human Sciences
In order to create a society that is better than what we have today, students will work on innovation and improvement of society as they engage with people across wide range of fields. Faculty of Human Sciences aims to cultivate professional skills through the studies that embody the philosophy of “for Others, with Others” and to develop human resources to achieve “Social Innovation” for brighter future.
About the Faculty of Human Sciences
Fostering professionals through education based on the “Three Pillars of Knowledge
Department of Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Services, and Nursing in the Faculty of Human Sciences all focus on the study of mankind and their society, aiming to understand the problems and the solutions people face in the society.
With the three pillars of knowledge, Human Science, Policy Management, and Human Care, programs aim to nurture graduate who can contribute to human dignity at school, hospital, company, or any regions and society that students belong to as well as graduate who can be responsible for social innovation.
Educational Objectives and Policies
To cultivate scientific knowledge from the three pillars of Human Science, Policy Management, and Human Care, and to pursue interdisciplinary education and research on the theory, practice and clinical application thereof.
To foster a spirit of respect for the dignity of human and produce graduates capable of both contributing to assuring the dignity of individuals based on holistic education and participating in design and policy-making in the practical, clinical and managerial fields of human care.
The Faculty of Human Sciences sets standards for the skills and knowledge students should acquire before graduation as follows. Students who fulfill the graduation requirements shall be deemed to have acquired these qualities and will be awarded a diploma.
- The ability to comprehensively and multifacetedly understand the various issues human or society are facing from an international perspective, with respects of human dignity and broad cultural knowledge of human and society.
- The ability to analyze such issues using appropriate scientific methods and engage in efforts to solve them in active cooperation with people from other disciplines.
- The ability to constantly maintain an inquisitive mind, thrive in self-development and seek personal growth.
In accordance with Diploma Policy, the Faculty of Human Sciences constructs its curriculum with courses aligned to the following purposes with specific expertise:
- During the freshman and sophomore years, to have students broadly study what human dignity is and what knowledge and skills are necessary to achieve it by taking courses offered under the Basic Courses Category or Specialized Courses offered by a different Department.
- During the junior year, to have students acquire the foundations of thinking judgement, expressive skills, and communication skills as well as learn through practice the methodologies (theories and research methods) required for problem-solving through small-group education centered on seminars and fieldwork.
- During the senior year, to offer opportunities for students to independently identify research questions, collect the data required to solve them, perform analysis based on the data collected, and present their research outcomes.
The Faculty of Human Sciences seeks to foster human resources who are appreciative of human dignity and respect it in education, healthcare, welfare, and daily life so that it will be realized; and hence welcomes students with the following qualities:
- Students with a strong interest in human dignity-related phenomena occurring upon individuals as well as in society and other countries
- Students with the basic knowledge and skills required to analyze such phenomena logically and objectively
- Students who are capable of enhancing their communication skills and actively collaborating with those specializing in other disciplines
- Students who are strongly motivated to support individuals and local communities with challenging situation and contribute to the development of international society