Sociology

Students can select from two programs, Sociology and Social Work. Through their coursework, students gain an understanding of multiple facets of human beings in social settings. By selecting from a diverse range of topics, students acquire the research tools to empirically explicate timely social issues. Students can obtain the Specialized Social Researcher certification.

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MA, Sociology

Amano Toru

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Degree |
Tokyo Metropolitan University

Field |
Social Informatics,
Social Statistics,
Urban Sociology

Courses |
Study of Information Society
Social Research II,
Advanced Social Research II
Directed Research (MA, PhD)

Ph.D. (Social Welfare)

Asai Masayuki


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Degree |
University of Hawaii, Manoa

Field |
Gerontology,
Family Caregiving,
Terminal Care,
Multicultural Social Work

Courses |
Social Work Consultation
Directed Research (MA)

MA, Commerce, PhD, Sociology

Baba Yasuhiko


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Degree |
Waseda University

Field |
Social Work Studies, Household Economics

Courses |
Livelihood Issues
Advanced Livelihood Issues
Directed Research (MA, PhD)

M.A. Education

Fujii Tsunefumi


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Degree |
Meisei University

Field |
Social Work,
Historical Studies of Social Welfare

Courses |
Historical Development of Social Work
Directed Research (MA)

MA, Sociology

Genji Keiko


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Degree |
Rikkyo University

Field |
Occupational Sociology,
Social Stratification Theory,
Sociometrics

Courses |
Sociology of Industry and Labor
Social Research II
Directed Research (MA)

MA, Social Work

Kakiuchi Kunimitsu


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Degree |
Hosei University

Field |
Child Welfare and Family Services

Courses |
Child and Family Welfare
Advanced Child and Family Welfare
Directed Research (MA, PhD)

PhD, Australian Literature

Kato Megumi


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Degree |
The University of New South Wales

Field |
Literature, Cultural Studies

Courses |
Multicultural Social Welfare
Directed Research (MA)

PhD, Literature

Kumamoto Hiroyuki


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Degree |
Waseda University

Field |
Environmental Sociology,
Sociology of Local Communities

Courses |
Advanced Regional and Community Policy Studies
Directed Research (MA, PhD)

PhD, Sociology

Nishimura Junko


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Degree |
Keio University

Field |
Family Sociology

Courses |
Family Sociology
Advanced Family Sociology
Directed Research (MA, PhD)

MA, Social Welfare

Senoo Kazumi


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Degree |
Hosei University

Field |
Psychiatric Social Work

Courses |
Psychiatric Social Work
Advanced Psychiatric Social Work

MA, Sociology

Shimodaira Yoshihiro


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Degree |
Hosei University

Field |
Social Policy and Administration

Courses |
Social Policy
Advanced Social Policy
Directed Research (MA, PhD)

PhD. (Information Sciences)

Terada Masaya


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Degree |
Tohoku University

Field |
Theory and History of Sociology, Community Media

Courses |
Contemporary Social Theory
Directed Research (MA)

PhD, Sociology
and Gender Studies

Uzawa Yumiko


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Degree |
Ochanomizu University

Field |
Gender and Labor

Courses |
Sociology of Industry and Labor
Advanced Sociology of Industry and Labor
Directed Research (MA, PhD)

MA, Sociology

Watado Ichiro


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Degree |
Rikkyo University

Field |
Urban Sociology

Courses |
Regional and Community Policy Studies
Advanced Regional and Community Policy Studies
Directed Research (MA, PhD)

PhD, Social Work

Yamanoi Rie


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Degree |
Meiji Gakuin University

Field |
Social Work
Social Service Systems for the Elderly

Courses |
Gerontology
Advanced Gerontology
Directed Research (MA, PhD)

PhD, Electrical Engineering

Yokokura Saburo


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Degree |
Kogakuin University

Field |
Welfare Technology

Courses |
Welfare Technology
Directed Research (MA)

PhD, Social Work

Yoshikawa Kaori


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Degree |
Toyo University

Field |
Disability Studies (Intellectual Disabilities)

Courses |
Disability Studies
Advanced Disability Studies
Directed Research (MA, PhD)

Annual Number of Students Accepted

Degree program

Annual number of students accepted

Master of Arts in Sociology

10

Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

3

Admission Policies

■ MA Program in Sociology

- Students possess a basic knowledge and a theoretical understanding of sociology.
- Students can apply sociological thinking, based on historical social contexts, to the increasingly complex contemporary society.
- Students are expected to understand the principles that ground human rights and social justice, and possess a drive and concern out of these principles to address social issues.
- Students can effectively communicate their motivation and concerns for researching social issues especially to those people involved in data collection.
- Students possess the ability to exchange views with others based on both a basic knowledge of sociology and particular social situations. Students are expected to be able to express their concerns and opinions clearly and theoretically in writing as well as communicate through oral presentations.

■ MA Program in Social Work

- Students possess a basic knowledge and a theoretical understanding of social work.
- Students can apply sociological thinking, based on historical social contexts, to the increasingly complex contemporary society.
- Students are expected to understand the principles that ground human rights and social justice, and possess motivation and concern out of these principles to address social issues. In addition, based on these principles, students possess the knowledge, methods and values of social work.
- Students can effectively communicate their motivations and concerns for researching social issues especially to those people involved in data collection.
- Students possess the ability to exchange views with others based on both a basic knowledge of social work policy and administration, and the values and ethics of social work, as well as particular social situations. Students are expected to be able to express their concerns and opinions clearly and theoretically in writing, as well as communicate through oral presentations.

■ PhD Program in Sociology

- Students possess the knowledge in sociology needed to complete research projects and be able to interpret knowledge theoretically.
- Students can apply sociological thinking, based on historical social contexts, to the increasingly complex contemporary society and be able to propose solutions.
- Students are expected to understand the principles that ground human rights and social justice, and possess motivation and concern out of these principles to address social issues.
- Students can effectively communicate their motivations and concerns for researching social issues
- Based on the achievements of sociological research, and the direction and results of a particular research project, students possess the ability to exchange views with others. Students are expected to be able to present their research through writing a dissertation as well as through oral presentations.

■ PhD Program in Social Work

- Students possess the knowledge in social work needed to complete research projects and be able to interpret knowledge theoretically.
- Students can apply social work thinking, based on historical social contexts, to the increasingly complex contemporary society and be able to propose solutions.
- Students are expected to understand the principles that ground human rights and social justice, and possess motivation and concern out of these principles to address social issues.
- Students can effectively communicate their motivations and concerns for researching social issues.
- Based on the achievements of social work research, and the direction and results of a particular research project, students possess the ability to exchange views with others. Students are expected to be able to present their research through writing a dissertation as well as through oral presentations.

Curriculum

Program in Sociology

course name (MA)

credits

Contemporary Social Theory a, b

2, 2

Family Sociology a, b

Sociology of Education a, b

Regional and Community Studies a, b

Sociology of Industry and Labor a, b

Study of Information Society a, b

Sociology of Politics a, b

Regional and Community Policy Studies a, b

Social Policy a, b

Social Research I (Survey: Planning and Design)

2

Social Research II (Quantitative Analysis)

Social Research III (Qualitative Methods)

Directed Research I a, b

2, 2

Directed Research II a, b

course name (PhD)

credits

Advanced Contemporary Social Theory a, b

2, 2

Advanced Family Sociology a, b

Advanced Sociology of Education a, b

Advanced Regional and Community Studies a, b

Advanced Sociology of Industry and Labor a, b

Advanced Study of Information Society a, b

Advanced Sociology of Politics a, b

Advanced Regional and Community Policy Studies a, b

Advanced Social Policy a, b

Advanced Social Research I (Survey: Planning and Design)

2

Advanced Social Research II (Quantitative Analysis)

Advanced Social Research III (Qualitative Methods)

Advanced Directed Research I a, b

2, 2

Advanced Directed Research II a, b

Advanced Directed Research III a, b

Note, The listed courses are subject to change.

Program in Social Work

course name (MA)

credits

Livelihood Issues a, b

2, 2

Child and Family Welfare a, b

Gerontology a, b

Disability Studies a, b

Psychiatric Social Work a, b

Social Work Consultation a, b

Historical Development of Social Work a, b

Multicultural Social Welfare a, b

Welfare Technology a, b

Directed Research I a, b

Directed Research II a, b

course name (PhD)

credits

Advanced Livelihood Issues a, b

2, 2

Advanced Child and Family Welfare a, b

Advanced Gerontology a, b

Advanced Disability Studies a, b

Advanced Psychiatric Social Work a, b

Advanced Social Work Consultation a, b

Advanced Historical Development of Social Work a, b

Advanced Multicultural Social Welfare a, b

Advanced Welfare Technology a, b

Advanced Directed Research I a, b

Advanced Directed Research II a, b

Advanced Directed Research III a, b

Note, The listed courses are subject to change.

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