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School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Education for Sustainable Development of Glocal Societies

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences has reformed its existing educational philosophy by adding the perspective of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). In the academic year 2013, the school adopted "Education for Sustainable Development of human well-being in glocal [global and local] societies" as its new education philosophy. In addition, it restructured its academic disciplines into the "Department of Psychology and Education, Department of Social Studies and Department of Intercultural Studies" and refurbished its curriculum accordingly.
In this school, the students will learn how to respect differences among individuals and to evaluate them as valuable diversity (Department of Psychology and Education). And they will experience the value of cooperation and mutual aid in regional societies (Department of Social Studies). They will also acquire a truly global point of view that can look on other cultures with the same respect that they look on their own (Department of Intercultural Studies).
The school aims to develop individuals who will, after graduation, become members of sustainable glocal societies through its diversified educational contents and the assignment-oriented interdisciplinary and multiple educational programs that these three departments provide.