2. Introduction of this Faculty
  3. Department of Regional Studies and Humanities
  4. Program in Regional Studies

Program in Regional Studies

Regional Studies

We cultivate human resources who can make proposals of new style of lives, industries or working by discovering or reevaluating diverse resources of local lives and environment, and also human resources who can contribute to the realization of such new styles by perceiving and analyzing local problems thereby drawing up new and ideal ways of local lives.



Public Policy Area


In this Area, leading studies such as nomology, economics, politics, public administration, public policy and sociology can be learnt, from their base to the latest studies.

Information Communication Area


In this Area, an ability to make use of information communication technology (ICT) in the field of social science and human science will be cultivated, by understanding and acquiring ICT that supports the communication of information.

Life Science Area


In this Area, improvement of the Quality of Life of local residents and formation of a sustainable society coordinated with the environment are set as the main purposes. Systems, cultures and functions related to human lives can be learnt multilaterally and comprehensively, mainly in the fields of clothing, diet, housing, health and consumption, from the view of human science and natural science.

Psychological Practice Area


In this Area, various local problems with different backgrounds can be learnt systematically and practically, mainly from the view of psychology.
Students who have completed necessary subjects in this Area can apply for the qualification of psychologist.

Local Environment Area


In this Area, fields of studies such as sociology, geography, topography, ecology and hydrology can be transversely learnt. After acquiring the basic knowledge, practices and works of research/observation of local areas will be systematically conducted from those viewpoints.


From the second grade, you can freely choose the subjects to learn in respective Courses/Areas.







Fields of work

Private companies (banks, insurance companies, telecommunications companies, medical/welfare companies, education/learning supporting companies, transportation companies and other service companies)
Civil services (government officials, local government officials, police officers, teachers, etc.)


Main Courses

    Core Subjects in this Course

  • Local Autonomy Law
  • Politics - Introduction
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Studies on Health and Nutrition
  • Physical Geography - Introduction
  • Media Literacy
  • Communication Psychology - Practice

 Public Policy Area

  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Law
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Sociology - Practice

 Life Science Area

  • Life Science Basic Seminar
  • Clothing Life - Practical Philosophy
  • Studies on Resources for Dietary Life
  • Housing Studies - Introduction
  • Special Studies on Nutritional Biochemistry

 Local Environment Area

  • Theory of Welfare Society
  • Theory of Economic Geography
  • Cultural Geography
  • Field Experiment of the Local Environment
  • Geography - Practice

 Information Communication

  • Techniques of Internet Application
  • Programing - For Beginners
  • Theory of Local Database
  • Multimedia Techniques
  • Information Design - Practice

 Psychological Practice Area

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Basic Psychology
  • Psychology Study Techniques - Practice
  • Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry