Characteristics

To inherit the tradition of small group education system, to cultivate and train students to have self exploration and problem solving ability, in order to contribute to the society.
Since Seikei University was established in 1912, it has always been emphasizing on small group system education in order to have closer attention from the teachers and lecturers. It has courses and modules that priorities self exploration/self evaluation and consists of the education strength of providing wide array of science and art streams education system.

Departments

Faculty of Economics

Department of economic mathematics

There are two basic theories of Economics when aiming to solve current social issues from a mathematical standpoint - Micro and Macro Economics.
Curriculum Content:
At our department, we study the two types of economics systematically whilst emphasising on the mathematical aspects. Through these theories, we will be able to obtain methods to build and analyse mathematical economic models. This method will contribute in the attempt to solve social issues such as those that exist in international trade, business competition, the development of the financial market and related fields, declining birth-rates, the aging population, environmental issues and inequality.

Characteristics of the Curriculum

Developing the cognitive ability to analyse the vast amount of data

In today's highly information oriented society, the internet is loaded with vast amounts of data. However the most important thing is to have the appropriate knowledge to interpret this data and in this society, there is a demand for those who have these skillsets. At this department, the students will be able to acquire statistical thinking skills for data collection and analysis through lectures and seminars such as Econometrics.

Acquiring global standard economic knowledge with ease

Micro, Macro-economics and Econometrics are the foundation of our department and are subjects that are studied worldwide. The rational cognitive thinking skills that the students will be able to acquire through this course will assist them through any age or borders. Through the curriculum that we have devised, the students will be able to acquire these global standard economic knowledge with ease, and by the time they end the three year course, they will have sufficient knowledge in understanding first year Master degree level textbooks in English.

Department of Modern Economics

Studying Economics from multiple perspectives
Curriculum Content:

Whilst learning the perspectives and methods to approach economics, we will also incorporate the approaches of neighbouring fields to analyse and clarify the serious and complicated problems that our society is currently facing - where and how current social issue lie, what the causes of these issues are and how we can apply our knowledge to find a solution for them.

Characteristics of the Curriculum

・Learning methods of sustainability through two programs:
In order to locate and solve the problems that lie in the local community, we must also learn how to widen our perspective and analyse and compare the domestic and overseas issues. We will consider the contemporary social issues that we currently face from two different perspectives - the local and global economic standpoints.

・Practically considering social issues with a "Bug's Eye"
In order to deepen the knowledge of Economics and improve the application skill for it, we must not only analyse the situation using conventional economic theories but also face the problems fist hand, and it is important that the collected data is analysed with a "Bug's Eye." Whilst collaborating with others with this viewpoint in mind, we will be able to face the social issues with an objective and diversified eye based on our analysis of the data collected.

Faculty of Business Administration

Integrated Management Department

Systematically learning the three basic fields of business administration
Curriculum Content:

Suppose that "Strategy and Marketing," "Organisation and People" and "Finance and Accounting" are the three basic groups in the field of Business Administration; we have systematically arranged the subjects so the students will be able to learn the basics of each groups up to the application of the knowledge.

Characteristics of the Curriculum

A curriculum with a variety of language and information learning courses.

We offer a wide range of subjects that allow students to learn and develop planning, investigating, analysing, presenting and information processing skills making use of several equipment all based around acquiring language skills which have become a vital factor for the current global business scene. Furthermore, at the Department of General Business Administration, we have courses that suppose the collaboration between the Business Administration specific subjects and the interdisciplinary subjects and are able to link them organically.

To acquire the necessary business practices and management knowledge for the current era.

The subject of Business Administration started off as an accumulation of practical experiences, but now it has developed into a scientific field of study. However there is a risk that it can become a simple abstract theory if it does not truly represent the modern corporate management practices. Therefore at our department, we have set up multiple subjects that have strong practical elements which complement the theories of the modern management practices. By employing both theoretical and practical knowledge as inseparable components to the subject, students will be able to acquire the knowledge and abilities necessary to become a professional in this modern world.

Faculty of Law

Department of Law

Learning the rules for people to coexist
Curriculum Content:

Law is something that we follow on a daily basis and is deeply involved with the economy, the government and the global society. The subject that deals with this law; Law Studies is a subject that solves various problems that arise in the real world by making a rational decisions. These decisions then become a set of rules which provides a foundation for people with different values to coexist. Learning law requires not only to study the textbooks and judicial precedents but also to have flexible intelligence and rich sensibility that can make the most correct decision for that situation. At the Department of Law, we aim to nurture a "Legal Mind" (the ability to make, think and judge with a legal mind-set) and also to analyse and learn the methods to solve various conflicts of values and interests from an objective and fair position.

Characteristics of the Curriculum

To acquire a flexible intelligence, a rational way of thinking and a broader vision.
The main characteristic of the Department of Law is that it offers variety of curriculums

The characteristic of the curriculum

1) High standard classes are available for those who are looking to pass difficult exams or looking to start a professional career.
2) Full of seminars and small-group classes and the students will be able to take multiple classes from years one to four.

3) Students will be able to acquire a broad perspective that will become useful to further understand the global societies. It has become more and more important to consider legal issues from a wider perspective due to the values of the modern society diversifying. At the Department of Law, we aim to nurture candidates that not only have the knowledge of law but are also capable of demonstrating a legal mind-set in a flexible and rational manner to meet and respond to social demands.

Department of Political Science

Understanding the practices of Politics from various angles
Curriculum Content:

Politics means making a group decision in order to deal with matters that the population face and this decision can be used as a tool and ultimately be enforced. However there can be multiple issues with this. Whether poverty has been considered, how to deal with energy and environmental issues, what relationships to build with other countries, whether a sort of world government should be established; and most of all how these matters are decided in the first place, how it should be carried out, and who should be the leading this whole idea of "Politics." At the Department of Political Science, in order to understand these practices from various angles, we not only need to learn the politics, historical developments, current affairs and the history of local and multinational relationships, but to teach how the concept of power, freedom and equality were interpreted and how it affected those events.

Characteristics of the Curriculum

Developing a global perspective and creativity using familiar issues as a stepping stone

emphasises on seminars (exercise classes) that are centred around educating students in small groups. At the initial seminar of the first year, students will learn a wide range of issues that extend from local communities, governments up to a global scale. Then in the second year students will choose a course based on their specific field of interest and will further research the subject. Please feel free to start with any subject or issues that is the most appealing and interesting. With a small amount of research, it will become apparent that the problem occurs elsewhere and are linked to other matters in various shapes and forms. With these findings, students will be able to further examine the original problem from different perspectives. By repeatedly discovering problems and furthering the knowledge of the subject, the students will gain specific knowledge and the ability to understand the society from a broader perspective. Once the students have experienced this, it will truly mean that they have the ability to view happenings from a global perspective and come up with solutions with the developed imagination skills.

Faculty of Humanities

Department of English

Explore English. Explore the world. ―Know about the world through English.
Unlock your creativity. Make a difference. ―Become a person that understand how to creat.
Curriculum Content:

・To learn the prospects required for the studies
・To experience small group immersive English seminars run by native speakers
・To choose the specialised subject from the three "Focus" option
・To engage with the specialised research in small seminar groups and cultivate the creativity to deal with the upcoming unknowns

Characteristics of the Curriculum

1) Get to know the world through the English language
There are probably many people who want to be able to speak English and we are here to assist the students to fulfil those wishes. This is because we also had the experience of having our perspectives changed through learning a foreign language; interacting with foreigners and others that we would have never connected with and having matured as a person; and we would really like the students to have a taste of these great experiences too.

2) To become a truly creative individual

We also want to lend a helping hand to enhance and bring out the potentials - the inner creativity. It may not be enough just being able to "simply speak English" as that can one day be accomplished by technology such as Artificial intelligence. However no matter how much computers and technology develop, it will never be able to surpass the creativity of a human being, who are able to find and solve problems by themselves in a creative manner. It is important to be educated correctly and sufficiently in order to be a truly creative individual. Learning new things and the skill to organise those new findings will be a good practice for when the students experience similar events in their future career. Switch on your brain, sharpen your senses. Let's cultivate the creativity to deal with the upcoming unknowns.

Department of Japanese Literature

The Department of Japanese Literature focuses on small-group education, and specially focuses on specialized education through seminars (exercises).
Curriculum Content:

・Understanding Japanese literature and the outline of the language
・To learn the three areas of the field - Classic literature, Modern and contemporary literature and Japanese language studies
・Reading in depth the chosen theme and compiling the findings into the graduation thesis

Characteristics of the Curriculum

1) To nurture the senses to grasp the art of the Japanese language and literature extensively.

The special characteristics of the Department of Japanese Literature will appear predominantly in the second year seminars and exercise classes. These seminars are compulsory for all years, especially in the second year when the students will learn the three areas of the field; Classic literature, Modern and contemporary literature and Japanese Philology in three different seminars. The reason for having set up the curriculum in this way is so that the students will truly be able to pursue their interests having acquired a range of basic academic skills. By working on the concept of a "language" in small groups, it will improve the students' communication skills and will nurture their senses towards the subject. The senses that the students will nurture in the four years of this course will become a valuable asset to enrich their future life.

2) Exploring the Japanese culture and accurately communicating it to the outside world.

It may seem that the education at the Department of Japanese Literature is sort of a "narrow minded subject," however that is truly not the case. Instead by deeply understanding the heart of the Japanese culture, it will allow the students to communicate the Japanese essences to the outside world in the most accurate manner. Other than the specialised subjects that educate the various aspects of the Japanese language and literatures from the ancient times to the present day, there are courses such as the "Japanese language training course" that will allow the students to acquire high level Japanese language skills. Adding to this, there are courses that will immerse them with the knowledge of Japanese folklore, tales and artwork and also courses allowing them to further understand the Japanese culture from various perspectives. By experiencing these courses and subjects, the students will be able to understand where Japan stands in the world from a broader perspective.

Providing that the students are a part of the Faculty of Cultural studies, they will be able to take advantage of the following two courses regardless of what subject they currently take.

1) Japanese Teacher Training Course
In addition to acquiring high level Japanese teaching skills, through the language, the students will be able to deepen their understanding towards Japanese and overseas individuals, society and culture.

2) Arts and Culture Administration Course
Whilst learning the practical promotion methods of arts and culture lead by the government and NPOs, through the arts and culture, we will also study a society where various people are able to live together.

Department of Cross-Cultural Studies

Detailed guidance through seminars
Curriculum Content:

・Learning the basics of the specialised subjects within the field
・Learning the specifics of the specialised subjects and narrowing down the theme of interest
・Reading in depth the chosen theme and compiling the findings into the graduation thesis
Characteristics of the Curriculum

1) Our Department of Cross-Cultural Studies provide a curriculum that promotes interdisciplinary learning to further the understanding of the world as a whole from the fields of "Historical and Regional Research", "Cultural Anthropology" and "International Relationships."

We can best describe the character of this study using the word "interdisciplinary." Up to now, the knowledge in the subject of people, society and the cultural world have been set apart with boundaries. However our goal is to integrate all of these subject fields within the vast expanses of time and space.

2) Based on the footsteps that the people of Japan and the rest of the world have taken, it is clear that there is a demand for individuals with knowledge that resonates with the current world's needs.

We currently live in a world where we are exposed to cross-border phenomenon and multiculturalism on a daily basis. At the Department of Cross-Cultural Studies, we have created a wide pioneering curriculum that takes into account what knowledge is most required in this day and age.

3) A highly flexible curriculum that fully supports the students' interest in the field.

The curriculum of the Department of Cross-Cultural Studies is a combination of multiple disciplines, giving students the freedom to determine the range of learning according to their interests.

The curriculum that the Department of Cross-Cultural Studies offer is a combination of multiple subject fields where the students have the freedom of determining the range and boundaries of their studies according to what they are most interested in. The purpose of this is to allow the students to form their own opinions towards the subject and pursue their research. We hope to nurture the students' vision in a fresh and constructive manner and would like them to boldly pursue this profound theme - "What is the world, and what are we?"

Providing that the students are a part of the Faculty of Cultural studies, they will be able to take advantage of the following two courses regardless of what subject they currently take.

1) Japanese Teacher Training Course
In addition to acquiring high level Japanese teaching skills, through the language, the students will be able to deepen their understanding towards Japanese and overseas individuals, society and culture.

2) Arts and Culture Administration Course
Whilst learning the practical promotion methods of arts and culture lead by the government and NPOs, through the arts and culture, we will also study a society where various people are able to live together.

Department of Contemporary Societies

The Department of Contemporary Sociology elucidates social events with a focus on sociology and media research.
Curriculum Content:

・To learn the research themes and analytical methodologies of the modern society.
・To acquire expertise in a systematic manner.
・Reading in depth the chosen theme and compiling the findings into the graduation thesis.
Characteristics of the Curriculum

At the Department of Contemporary Societies, we approach the complex modern society from two angles - the sociological approach and the media research approach.

From the sociological approach, we will analyse the current situation, history and the various underlying issues of the modern society; including family, social psychology, gender, welfare, labour and cities. From the media research approach, we will learn about various media and communication in the fields of magazines, television, adverts and the internet.

2) Developing skills through the three practical subjects to thrive in the society.

In order to make use of the knowledge that the students acquired through their studies in the real world and towards the social phenomena that surrounds it, we offer the following three unique practical subjects. In the "social survey" exercise, students conduct a survey on the general public outside of the university and statistically analyse the data collected. In the "media and literacy" exercise, students will learn and experience the media creation side by creating television programs by themselves and actually having it broadcasted on cable TV. In the "community" exercise, through fieldwork activities, they will research the current situation and reveal the possible issues in various regions from different angles. Through these active learning methods, we aim to deepen their understanding towards the modern society.

3) Developing problem finding, research and communication skills.

At the Department of Contemporary Societies, students will first acquire "problem finding" skills in order to grasp how the modern society runs, and then cultivate their "research" skills to conduct social research and media analysis all by themselves. Having developed these two skills, the students then work on their "research expression" skills. This way they will be able to effectively communicate their findings from their analysis in presentations and reports. By taking the courses at the Department of Contemporary Societies and other necessary expertise subjects, the students then become eligible to take the test to become a certified "Social Investigator;" a professional of information collection and data analysis.

Providing that the students are a part of the Faculty of Cultural studies, they will be able to take advantage of the following two courses regardless of what subject they currently take.

1) Japanese Teacher Training Course
In addition to acquiring high level Japanese teaching skills, through the language, the students will be able to deepen their understanding towards Japanese and overseas individuals, society and culture.

2) Arts and Culture Administration Course
Whilst learning the practical promotion methods of arts and culture lead by the government and NPOs, through the arts and culture, we will also study a society where various people are able to live together.

Faculty of Science and Technology

Department of Materials and Life Science

Incorporating Nature's "Big Data" in today's Science and Technology
Curriculum Content:

At the Department of Materials and Life Science, in the first year the students will be taught the essential basic sciences which is the key to understanding what nature is. In the second year of their studies, they will be taught the utilisation and analysis methods of the big data that derives from nature through various interdisciplinary subjects and the simulation and chemical/ bioinformatics fields. The wide perspective and the flexible thinking skills developed by employing these step-by-step learning methods will become the basis to nurture the creative research mind-set for the materialisation of the next generation's medical practices and for a more sustainable society.

Characteristics of the Curriculum

1) Putting the knowledge gained from lectures into practice through experiments

We ensure that the curriculum will assist the firm establishment of the subject knowledge through successful practical experiences based on the theories cultivated through lectures taught all terms between year one and three. As the experiments will take place at a well prepared laboratory open specifically for students and it will be conducted in small groups, the students will be able to acquire accurate experimental techniques and observational skills. The students will also be able to develop scientific and logical thinking skills through the creation of the experiment reports.

2) After the third year is over, all students will either join one of the laboratories or in the fourth year will begin their front-line specialised graduation research. Students will take measures based on their own research plans and will develop their problem finding and problem solving skills through detailed guidance by faculty members and discussions with graduates and fellow classmates. Furthermore, they will be able to improve the effectiveness their presentation skills through various research presentation experiences.

Department of Computer and Information Science

Establish a core skill-set by accumulating knowledge and experiences
Curriculum Content:

In a world where our information centred society continues to diversify, having sufficient knowledge of the subject is important, but it is also necessary for the students to have the right practical skills in order to demonstrate their individuality and stand out from the crowd. The skill to make use, understand and improve the structure of the information systems is important, including how it links with the society; and gaining experience is the most crucial component for this. At the Department of Computer and Information Science, we place programming lectures and experiments as the core of the curriculum and the students will study these subjects from the beginning of the first year. In this way, we aim to develop a specialist who will be able to acquire practical skills as well as a logical mind-set and can respond to the dynamically changing world of today's information centred technologies.

Characteristics of the Curriculum

In the second year, students will be divided into different courses and will aim to become a specialist of the field.

(The Computer Science Course)
Composed of two different fields of study where we aim acquire the skills to lead the industry to a further development. The "System Software Network" that combines the mechanism of computer and information networks at a high standard; and the "Media Technology" that materialises a high standard of intelligent processing by fully utilising Video, Audio and Language (Text) information.

(Data Mathematical Course)
This course consists of three fields in which we aim to establish a strong theoretical and application skill-set. The "Data Science" course where we obtain beneficial information from the large sum of data, the "Operations Research" course where we present the proposed problem solving solutions and the decision making process, and finally the "Algorithm" course where we elucidate methods to solve the problems.

Department of Systems Design Engineering

System and subjects that will broaden the students' perspective and develop problem solving skills
Curriculum Content:

Seeing and designing objects as systems

At the Department of Systems Design Engineering, we compose a curriculum to develop competent engineers who not only have the knowledge of machinery and electronics which are the basis of this field, but are capable of playing an active role in the field of engineering management and complex robotics. We aim to nurture individuals with a broad vision and problem solving skills which will be an important asset to thrive in their careers. Nowadays in the development of products and devices, we often face situations where it is not possible to create a product with only one of the two fields of knowledge - "Electrical Engineering" and "Mechanical Engineering." At the Department of Systems Design Engineering, by covering all fields of "Mechanics," "Electronics," "Robotics" and "Engineering management," the students will be exposed to the roots of manufacturing and acquire the comprehensive knowledge and skills of each fields. Having these skills and knowledge at hand, the students will be able see and design devices and products as a system from a more comprehensive perspective.

Characteristics of the Curriculum

We create projects to develop the students' problem solving skills - this is where different groups are assigned to a task and are required to find solutions and accomplish by themselves. These include the first year's "Fresher's Seminar," the third year's "System Design Laboratory II" and the "Project Exercise." Once the students have moved onto their third year, they will be able to choose two courses out of the following which compose the Systems Design Engineering and focus on the course specific subjects - "Mechanical System," "Electronics," "Robotics" and "Management Systems." By studying multiple courses, it can broaden their perspective and develop a mind-set that can respond to events in a flexible manner. In the latter half of the third year, all students join laboratories in order to further their expertise. In the programming and CAD related subjects, students can acquire the knowledge and basics of design and drafting which is an important part being an engineer.

Campus address

Tokyo Musashino City Kichijoji north-cho 3--3--1.

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