Faculty of Sociology

Regarding matters from a variety of angles to consider methods to resolve issues and problems.

The education philosophy and objectives of the Faculty of Sociology

Based on the spirit of the founding of the university, the Faculty of Sociology aims to have students study the concept of a “society,” which is community of people in this modern age where a diverse range of values intermingle. Based on these studies, the objective of the Faculty of Sociology is to train people who have the ability to view, analyze and solve the issue that arise from the relationship between people, between people and organizations, and between people and society.

*Department of Community Management
*Department of Sociology
*Department of Community Social Work
(No students accepted from FY 2016)
*Department of Clinical Social Work
(No students accepted from FY 2016)
*Department of Contemporary Social Work

The number of students at the Seta Campus: 2,465
Male students: 1,310; Female students: 1,155 (As of May 1, 2017)

NEWS AND TOPICS

At the Faculty of Sociology at Ryukoku University, students study the concept of a “society” as a human community in order to understand relationships between people, between people and organizations, and between people and society, as well as to shed light on a wide range of social issues. Through practical classes, which emphasize fieldwork, students will change, develop, and open up their own futures.


Integrating theory and practice through a “hands-on approach.”

In the Faculty of Sociology where students study the concept of “society” as a human community, and where they aim to understand relationships between people, between people and organizations, and between people and society, as well as to shed light on a wide range of social issues, students verify the theories that they have studied, in the field. Practical classes are conducted that emphasize training and exercises in a “hands-on” approach where they take these results and reflect them onto theory.


Small-group instruction that enables attentive support

Appropriate support from the faculty is vital in deepening voluntary studies, and raising individual interests and problem awareness to an academic level that is the study of sociology and social welfare. To achieve this, the Faculty of Sociology offers small-group instruction and professors provide attentive support and advice to each individual student as needed.

T.A. and L.A. systems that heighten understanding in classes

The Faculty of Sociology offers a T.A. (teaching assistant) system, where graduate students in the same major offer support in particularly important courses. There is also a L.A. (learning assistant) system where upperclassmen knowledgeable in computer operations support in information technology practical classes. Through these systems, the Faculty of Sociology provides attentive academic support where students are free to ask questions whenever they want.

A curriculum with a high degree of freedom in selecting courses

The Faculty of Sociology emphasizes “voluntary learning” where students decide a study theme by themselves, make presentations and discuss their themes with each other, and to deepen their research. The focus of learning is always the individual students. The Faculty of Sociology offers a curriculum in which each student can discover what they want to do and select courses that match their interests and the path they wish to take.

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