Department of Social Informatics

Our aim is to develop an information-centered society based on integration of the humanities and sciences.

Today's society is called an advanced information society, and in order to accomplish anything in such a society, it is a great advantage to be familiar with both the humanities and sciences rather than just one or the other. In order for students to acquire knowledge of both, we provide a well-balanced education on both knowledge and skills. Knowledge is divided into three areas: the social sciences, the integration of humans and society, and information science. We also nurture students' capabilities in four areas that are indispensable in modern society: mathematical education, logical thinking, advanced application of information, and rich communication ability. From the third year, students choose one of several course models that help them devise their plan for the future, and then take courses according to those guidelines. By doing so, students are then able to conduct empirical studies about society and information based on a practical visualization of society and work. We also provide detailed instructions, and we offer an enhanced support system that includes training programs for students to make effective presentations of knowledge and skills gained through their learning experience, as well as supplementary courses for enhancing their mathematical skills.

Campus of Attendance

First to Fourth Year :


Lists specialized subjects for 3rd year students and above

Required Credits for Graduation / 134 Credits

Affiliated with Social Science

Category Subjects
Developmental Subjects (Required Electives) 3rd year and later
  • Global Energy and Environmental Studies
  • Energy and Environmental Economics
  • Economic Policy l
  • Applied Economics l,ll
  • Public Economics
  • Public Administrationv
  • Social Structure and Change
  • Social Research and Survey
  • Analysis l
  • Management Analysis
  • Strategic Management
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Econometrics l
  • Financial Economics
  • Securities Market l
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
Free Subjects (Electives) 3rd year and later
  • Intellectual Property Method
  • Economic Policy ll
  • Social Research and Survey
  • Analysis ll
  • Econometrics ll
  • Investment Analysis
  • Derivatives
  • Economic Analysis l,ll
  • Managerial Economics
  • Modern Economic Theory
  • Global Business
  • Topics in Social Informatics C,D

Affiliated with Integration

Category Subjects
Developmental Subjects (Required Electives) 3rd year and later
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Seminar in Psychology
  • Science of Physical and Mental Training
  • Knowledge Management
  • Community Management
  • Risk Management
  • Design of Information Systems
  • Internet Applications
  • Web Studies
  • Web Contents Creation Practice
  • Web Learning
  • Human Interface
  • Digital Archiving
  • Topics in Social Informatics A,B
Free Subjects (Electives) 3rd year and later
  • Organizational Theory
  • Human Relations
  • Media Ethics
  • Cultural Psychology
  • Organizational Decision Making
  • Project Management
  • Public Relations
  • Information Society and Its Culture
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Information Access Techniques
  • Computer Graphics
  • Information Systems Development
  • Software Development and Maintenance
  • Topics in Social Informatics E,F

Affiliated with Information Science

Category Subjects
Developmental Subjects (Required Electives) 3rd year and later
  • Algebra l
  • Exercises in Algebra l
  • Computer Science Application l,ll
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Programming Applications Practice
  • Multimedia Programming
  • System Analysis and Design Applications
  • Database Systems Applications
  • Networking Practice
  • Data Mining
  • Computer Science Overall Practice l
Free Subjects (Electives) 3rd year and later
  • Complex Analysis
  • Exercises in Complex Analysis
  • Mathematical Analysis of Phenomena ll
  • Algebra ll
  • Geometry ll
  • Exercises in Geometry ll
  • Set Theory and General Topology
  • Exercises in Set Theory and General
  • Computer Science Applications lll
  • Computer Science Overall Practice ll
  • Information Systems and Professionals

The Aoyama Standard Subjects

1st - 4th year :

School-wide universal education system where experts in wide-ranging academic fields transcending the framework of colleges/schools and departments stimulate interest in learning and provide guidance.

The Aoyama Standard

Foreign Language Required Subjects

[ English Core Subjects (Required) ] 1st year and later :

English Communication (I) and (II)

[ English Core Subjects (Required Electives) ] 2nd year and later :

English Practice and Exercise (I) and (II)

[ English Integrated Subjects (Required) ] 3rd year and later :

English Presentation

[ English Integrated Subjects (Required Electives) ] 2nd year and later :

English Practice and Exercise (III) and (IV)

[ English Integrated Subjects (Required Electives) ] 3rd year and later :

Decision-Making Theory and Practice, Journalism, Leadership Theory and Practice, Business Writing

[ English Integrated Subjects (Required Electives) ] 4th year :

Thesis Composition Theory

Free Elective Subjects

1st - 4th year :

Students can freely select from departmental subjects, Aoyama Standard Subjects, Foreign Language Subjects (take at least minimum credits required), as well as subjects offered by other colleges.