Features of the course
What can you learn in this course？
Our faculty are specialists in various fields including information society, media, communication, consumer affairs and changing family lifestyles. In each discipline, they guide students to ask fundamental questions about the meaning of events in the world around us. This way of thinking has given us some interesting discoveries.
Thinking about the penetration of media
Media such as mobile phones and emails have rapidly spread over the past 15 years. It has been pointed out that there are established rules for “the rate of diffusion”. Taking as an example “communication” media such as mobile phones; when they were first introduced, only some people were using them, but the data shows they became widespread rapidly in the year after the diffusion rate had reached 25%, and a quarter of the population had started using them.
Thinking about “money”
We can take trains and shop at convenience stores with electronic money such as “SUICA” and “PASMO” without having to use cash. Even money can be exchanged “electronically” today. However, why is the currency “yen” being used in Japan in the first place? Why do we trust it? What happens if every payment for shopping can be made using mobile phone’s settlement functions? The Social Science and Information Studies Course starts with asking questions about things in our daily life.
Using media to know what’s happening around the world
The media has made it much easier to collect information for trip planning. In addition to information about air tickets and hotels, the Internet might be able to give you information about a small village you cannot find in guidebooks. If you know how to use the Internet and have some language skills, it is possible to expand your opportunities today, so take an interest in various events happening around the world and keep your eye on information and news.
What does the Social Science and Information Studies Course offer？
The course helps students improve the following fundamental communication skills.
(1)Japanese writing skills and presentation skills
(2)English language skills
(3)Knowledge and techniques needed to most effectively use computers and computer networks
In addition to improving these basic skills, the course equips students with an academic grounding in social science. You will choose a topic and complete a dissertation. The knowledge and skills gained from the course will most certainly be relevant to working within any business.