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Faculties at KGU

Faculty of Economics

Economics can be said to be the foundation of all human activities. Resources, money, information, and labor all circulate through society by laws of supply and demand. To study these economies is to study the flow of value in our society. Modern society has become so complex that reliable tools are needed to make certain predictions about the future.

The Faculty of Economics features a ‘career training program’curriculum to accommodate individual student needs. Students deepen their knowledge in specialized fields and also develop their abilities in communication, theoretical thinking and problem solving. In the autumn of the second academic year, students choose to major in one of the following courses: Society and Social Policies, Economics and Information, or Finance. While studying these professional courses, students have the option of enrolling in a teacher training course to gain qualification to teach at primary and high school levels.

Faculty of Business Administration

The Faculty of Business Administration strives to create well-rounded, competent businesspeople, rather than simply teach a standard business curriculum. Not only does the Faculty teach management and business, but it also aims to develop students’abilities in text comprehension, self-expression and creativity.

Having multiple courses to choose from helps the students clarify what they want to learn. The four courses lead the students to be good businesspeople. Students can also gain qualifications in the following fields: high school and Japanese language education, health, recreation and exercise instruction, and library and museum curatorship.

Faculty of Law

To solve the various problems of modern society, a dependable legal system is essential. This faculty was established in 1989 based on the principles of business law, in order to foster talented individuals able to contribute to society in the legal field. The Faculty now features four courses of study: the Legal Profession Course, the Police and Fire Course, the Public Servant Course and the Private Sector course.

Faculty of Human and Cultural Studies

As a general humanities faculty, the Faculty of Human and Cultural Studies encompasses such fields as Japanese language and culture, English as a secound language, international studies, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, media studies, history and folklore. The Faculty is made up of four diverse departments. The first two departments listed below are of particular interest to international students.

Department of Japanese History, Folklore, Language and Culture
The Department of Japanese Culture, Language, History and Folklore offers majors in two fascinating areas. The major in History and Folklore, in which students research local and regional history and customs, places emphasis on students' fieldwork and independent research. The Japanese Language and Culture major aims to develop students' reading, writing and communication skills in Japanese language from the classic to the contemporary. Students are able to take practical courses in Japanese cultural traditions such as Noh drama and tea ceremony.

Department of International Human Studies and Communication
Department of International Studies and Communication aims to produce skilled communicators who are able to function effectively in a globalized society. The department offers a range of courses in such fields as foreign languages, ecology, culture and customs, and comparative sociology.

Department of Media and Society
The Department of Media and Society features studies in two main areas: sociology, which aims to understand patterns and systems of contemporary society, and media studies, whose focus is to develop skills in expression through various forms of visual, aural and other media. Practical courses include TV, radio and anime production.

Department of Psychology
The Department of Psychology is centered on studies of the human mind and emotion, and places particular emphasis on developing communication skills, Students undertake a wide range of studies of human thought and behavioral sciences, and practical courses include counselor training and clinical psychology.

Faculty of Bio-environmental Science

This faculty is made up of two departments; the Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, which is concerned with the study of environmental and health technology, and the Department of Bio-environmental Design, which aims to develop researchers and eco-technicians who can address environmental problems using natural mechanisms.