Revealing the big picture of information society

At the School of Information and Communication, students research the modalities of people and society in this computerized era in which digitization and networking has advanced in various fields, to equip them with the abilities to choose from an overflow of information and transmit that information through their own expressions.

Differences in studies of sociology at the School of Arts and Letters, the School of Information and Communication, and the School of Global Japanese Studies

Sociology is the study of the relationships between individuals, following an empirical approach conducted through field work. Sociology has diverse contents and methods of study.

The School of Arts and Letters (The Contemporary Sociology Course at the Department of Psycho-social Studies) offers an analytical perspective on various issues for modern society, such as community, family, children, environment, and coexistence, from the viewpoints of sociology and psychology, and considers the modalities of a new society from the standpoint of social practice such as civic activities.

The School of Information and Communication (The Social System and Public Course) addresses the various issues of modern society from various facets based on the keyword of information.

The School of Global Japanese Studies (The Japanese Social Systems Course) focuses its attention on transmission hubs of Japanese culture, which is attracting global attention, and seeks to explain their situations from a variety of perspectives at the corporate, industrial, and social levels.


  • Information society theory
  • Media sociology
  • Gender studies

Other research themes at the School of Information and Communication

  • Information culture theory
  • Art culture
  • Studies in information and communication
  • Media theory
  • Organizational communication
  • Intercultural communication


Ms. Zong Mingying

Ms. Zong Mingying
Shanghai, China
School of Information and Communication

Q. Why did you choose Japan and Meiji University?

I like the Japanese behavior with good manner and polite attitude since I visited Japan when I was a child. Also, I became interested in Japanese fashion at that time. After I studied at Japanese language school for one year, I passed the entrance exam for foreign students of Meiji University. There are two main reasons why I chose Meiji University. First, it has produced many famous persons who play active parts in various fields. Next, I wanted to study Media Informatics in the School of Information and Communication where I belong to right now.

Q. How do you like studying in Meiji University?

Foreign students are required to take Japanese language classes, so you can keep learning Japanese after you enter the university. It is a good system because even though you have learned enough to speak Japanese, you may need to study reading and writing Japanese yet. Thanks to the help of the staffs at School of Information and Communication Office, I enjoy the campus life and the worries that I had before has disappeared.