“Sub-Major Programs” at the 4 Schools of Humanitiesprogram
The role of humanities and social sciences is becoming increasingly important in today’s uncertain society. The four schools of Kyushu University (School of Letters, School of Education, School of Law, and the School of Economics) offer a systematic “Sub-Major Program in the Four Schools” that opens up the intellectual assets accumulated in each field. In addition to expertise in education and psychology, through this sub-major program, students in the School of Education can acquire intellectual breadth in humanities and social sciences beyond the boundaries of their own department. Students can choose from two types of programs: a “Cross-Disciplinary” program that transcends departmental boundaries, and a “Specialization” program that opens up the specializations of each department to students from other departments. Upon graduation, students who complete the program will receive a degree from the Faculty of Education, as well as a Certificate of Completion of the Sub-Major Program in Humanities.
The Kyushu University’s 4 Schools of Humanities Sub-Major Program was established in April 2018 to foster human resources with broad perspectives and the ability to combine multiple academic tools and extensive knowledge in humanities and social sciences.
The Program is divided into “Cross-Disciplinary” and “Specialization” types, and begins in the second year, when specialized education in each faculty begins. Through this program, students from the liberal arts Schools in Kyushu University can supplement the expertise they learned at their own schools by acquiring intellectual breadth in other related subjects, beyond the scope of their own areas of specialization.
From their second year, students with strong intellectual curiosity, who are interested in important topics such as “History,” “Asia,” “Information,” and “Business,” will have the opportunity to systematically study a wide range of courses offered by the four liberal arts schools, while remaining enrolled in their own school.
|Name of Sub-Major Program||Program Overview|
|History for the Modern Age||Students will acquire a historical understanding of each region, society, industrial field, and academic field from the past to the present, including the methodology to acquire such a perspective, so that they may understand contemporary Japanese society and international society, and play an active role in them.|
|Cross-Asia People and Societies||Students will acquire deep insight into the relationships between Asian countries, including neighboring countries, their position in the global context, their future conditions, and the way of life of people within that context, in order to understand human beings and society from a “cross-Asian perspective.”|
|Humanities Knowledge in a Hyper-Informational Society||In today’s society, where information and communication network technologies are becoming increasingly complex and more fast paced, students will acquire the ability to think about what society should be like in the near future and to design appropriate social systems, as well as the impact of these technological innovations on various industrial fields and the nature of regulations therein.|
|Business in the Age of Globalization||In today’s increasingly globalized society, it is essential to have an intrinsic understanding of the local and diverse cultures, politics, economies, and societies of each country and region. Students will acquire the ability to be “true global business people” who can build mutually beneficial relationships with local understanding and practical knowledge of business, no matter where they are located.|
From their second year, this program provides students who wish to study the specialized fields of other humanities’ schools the opportunity to systematically gain expertise in those other fields, while remaining enrolled in their own school.
|Offering School||Name of Sub-Major Program|
|School of Letters||▶ Philosophy Program ▶ History Program ▶ Literature Program ▶ Human Science Program|
|School of Education||▶ “Individuality and Diversity” from the Perspective of Education and Psychology ▶ “Culture and Systems” from the Perspective of Education and Psychology|
|School of Law||▶ Culture and History of Law ▶ Public Administration and Law ▶ Business and Law ▶ Crime and Law ▶ International Business and Law ▶ Politics|
|School of Economics||▶ Issues of Contemporary Society Solved through Tools of Economics and Business Administration|
Message from the Faculty in Charge of the Sub-Major Program
This is a valuable opportunity for students to gain a multifaceted perspective by studying literature, law, and economics in a cross-disciplinary or specialized manner, while still majoring in education during their college years.