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Department of Social Policy


Department of Social Policy

With the advent of an aged society and declining birth rate, effective and fair-minded distribution of welfare resources has become increasingly indispensable. In this context, it is valid to formulate appropriate policies for comprehending the surrounding environment and organization in communities to perform distribution of resources.
Under these circumstances, students in the Department of Social Policy acquire basic knowledge of social welfare, which is becoming important for an increasing number of people. Based on its 50-year experience in social welfare education, the department trains students to be community social workers with problem-solving skills, who continue to be aware of welfare issues at the local government and community level, particularly competent people who are conscious of welfare issues and capable of contributing to public- and private-sector organizations with a focus on medical and educational organizations.


Departmental Classes
General Education Classes


Welfare Planning
Introduction to Welfare Planning
Theory of Gender
Comparative Family Studies
Welfare Sociology
Introduction to Social Reseach
Social Survey
Theory of Social Welfare Policies
Theory of Care Management
Social Work Reseach Methodology
Theory of Community
Theory of Nonprofit Organization
Specialized Theory of Welfare Planniing
Theory of the Welfare State
Theory of Welfare Planning Ⅰ
Theory of Welfare Planning Ⅱ
Studies in Regional Autonomy
Civil Law Ⅰ
Administrative Law Ⅰ
Medical Economics
Planning of Social Education
Methodology of Social Education
Introduction to Date Analysis
Social Security Laws
Labor Law
Tax Law
Seminar in Specialized Studies Ⅰ
Seminar in Specialized Studies Ⅱ
Practicum in Social Work Research
Special Study Seminar Ⅲ
Special Study Seminar Ⅳ
Senior Thesis
Practicum in Community Work
Introduction to Foreign Social Welfare Policies
Fieldtrip to Learn Foreign Social Welfare Programs
Comparative Social Policy
Internship in Social Planning agencies

Social Worker-related Introductory Classes

Psychological Theory and Psychological Support
Social Theory and Social System
Knowledge of Medicine and Health Ⅰ
Knowledge of Medicine and Health Ⅱ
Social Work Theories Ⅰ
Social Work Theories Ⅱ
Survey of Social Work Services Ⅰ
Survey of Social Work Services Ⅱ
Theory of Social Work for Elderly People
Principles of Welfare for the Disabled
Theory of Child and Family Welfare
Introductory Practicum of Social Work
Seminar of Consultation and Assistance Ⅰ
Seminar of Consultation and Assistance Ⅱ
Social Work :Theory and Practice
Practical Seminar of Social Work Ⅰ
Practical Seminar of Social Work Ⅱ
Practical Seminar of Social Work Ⅲ
Practicum of Social Work
History of Social Welfare Development

Social Worker-related Welfare Planning Classes

Overview of Social Welfare
Social Work Research
Welfare Administration:Budget and Planning
Social Security Laws Ⅰ
Social Security Laws Ⅱ
Theory of Public Assistance
Workers Compensation and Employment Policy for the Disabled
Adult Guardianship and Advocacy
Community Development and Community Work
Theory of Community Work
Judicial Social Service
Public Health

Social Worker-related Clinical Classes

Theory of Welfare Management
Social Work Practice Theories Ⅰ
Social Work Practice Theories Ⅱ
Theory of Health and Medical Social Work (4)
Introduction to Care Services
Classes Relating
to Prospective
Teachers and
Social Education

Teacher Education Classes

Introduction to Topography
Environmental Geography
Introduction to Economics
International Economics
International Political Science
Contemporary Politics
Constitutional Law Ⅰ
History of Social Thought
Japanese History
World History Ⅰ
World History Ⅱ
Religion Studies

Social Education Supervisor Education Classes

General Studies of Life-Long-Education
Juvenile Issues and Social Education
Family Education & Social Education
Aging and Social Education
Seminar in Social Education
Vocational Counseling

Human Science
Mental Health Studies
Science of Human Body Ⅰ
Science of Human Body Ⅱ
Medicine and Sports
Exercise Physiology
Exercise Nutrition
Fundamental Kinesiology
Theory of Health and Fitness
Practicum of Physical Education Ⅰ
Practicum of Physical Education Ⅱ
Lifelong Exercise Plan Ⅰ
Lifelong Exercise Plan Ⅱ
Sports and Exercise
Exercise and Health Development
Seminar of Human Body and Heart Ⅰ
Seminar of Human Body and Heart Ⅱ
The Humanities and
Philosophy Ⅰ
Philosophy Ⅱ
Psychology Ⅰ
Psychology Ⅱ
Ethics and Humanity
Life and Ethics
World of Music
World of Fine Arts
World of Literature
Nature, Science and
Technology, and
Science and Humanity
World of Matter
Biology Ⅰ
Biology Ⅱ
Environment and Humanity Ⅰ
Environment and Humanity Ⅱ
Statistics Ⅰ
Statistics Ⅱ
Mathematics Ⅰ
Mathematics Ⅱ
Society and
Japanese Constitutional Law
Investment Structures
Modern World History(Asian)
Modern World History(Western)
Political Science Ⅰ
Political Science Ⅱ
Introduction to Economics Ⅰ
Introduction to Economics Ⅱ
Sociology Ⅰ
Sociology Ⅱ
Cultural Authropology
Media and Society
Community and
Theory of Northern Regions
Theory of Hokkaido Regional Culture Ⅰ
Theory of Hokkaido Regional Culture Ⅱ
Chinese Studies Abroad
Japanese Culture Ⅰ
Japanese Culture Ⅱ
Readings of Japanese Classical Literature
Chinese Culture Ⅰ
Chinese Culture Ⅱ
Korean Culture
American Culture Ⅰ
American Culture Ⅱ
European Culture Ⅰ
European Culture Ⅱ
International Culture Studies Ⅰ
International Culture Studies Ⅱ
Religion and
Culture of Christianity
Ideas and Culture of the Bible Ⅰ
Ideas and Culture of the Bible Ⅱ
History and Culture of Christianity Ⅰ
History and Culture of Christianity Ⅱ
Christian Views of the World and Humanity
Religious Cultures
Modern World and Religion
Comparative Religions
Ideas and Culture of Religions in Eastern Asia
Ideas and Culture of India
Ideas and Culture of Buddhism
Ideas and Culture of Islam
Seminar for Religion and Culture:Ⅰ Seminar for Religion and Culture:Ⅱ
Seminar Classes
Liberal Arts Seminar Ⅰ Liberal Arts Seminar Ⅱ
Integrated Lectures Lectures
Peace Studies Ⅰ
Peace Studies Ⅱ
Gender and Society
Hokusei Studies
Career Education
Career Education
Occupation and Life Ⅰ Occupation and Life Ⅱ
Japanese Courses
Japanese Writing Skills Ⅰ Japanese Writing Skills Ⅱ
Information Courses
Computer Literacy
Applied Computer Literacy Ⅰ
Applied Computer Literacy Ⅱ
Computer Hardware Basics
Computer Software Basics
General English Ⅰ
General English Ⅱ
General English Ⅲ
General English Ⅳ
German Ⅰ
German Ⅱ
German Ⅲ
German Ⅳ
French Ⅰ
French Ⅱ
French Ⅲ
French Ⅳ
Chinese Ⅰ
Chinese Ⅱ
Chinese Ⅲ
Chinese Ⅳ
Korean Ⅰ
Korean Ⅱ
Korean Ⅲ
Korean Ⅳ
English and Culture
Overseas Studies(English)
Advanced English Ⅰ
Advanced English Ⅱ
Foreign Language Seminar(English)
German and Culture
Overseas Studies(German)
Advanced German Ⅰ
Advanced German Ⅱ
Foreign Language Seminar(German)
French and Culture
Overseas Studies (French)
Advanced French Ⅰ
Advanced French Ⅱ
Foreign Language Seminar(French)
Chinese and Culture
Overseas Studies(Chinese)
Advanced Chinese Ⅰ
Advanced Chinese Ⅱ
Foreign Language Seminar(Chinese)
Korean and Culture
Overseas Studies(Korean)
Advanced Korean Ⅰ
Advanced Korean Ⅱ
Foreign Language Seminar(Korean)

※General English Ⅰ to Ⅳ aren't offered by the Department of English.
※Occupation and Life Ⅰ to Ⅱ aren't offered by the Department of Social Policy or the Department of Social Work.