Go Forward

Educational Policy and Education Goals

In modern society, people are developing various activities beyond frameworks of states, regions or societies owing to the expansion of information and communication, and rapid progress of advanced technologies.

A highly sophisticated information society can bring significant benefits to humankind, but at the same time, it has posed a lot of complicated and significant problems, and searching for the answers to these problems has become a society-wide concern. In order to resolve each of diverse problem, we need to gain a fresh perspective or way of thinking to find and resolve problems on our own, as well as to acquire comprehensive knowledge beyond the traditional academic framework of humanity, society and nature.

The School of Information and Communication was founded under the philosophy of “to interdisciplinary and comprehensively educate students on purposes and functions of, and problems in information and communication in modern society and solutions for said problems based on ethics, studies on thought and philosophy, from the perspective of social science such as sociology, jurisprudence, economics and politics.”

In the School of Information and Communication, students aim to inherit academic outcomes that have been obtained by humankind so far and facilitate further development, and to acquire the creativity to think about the ideal form of the new society and comprehensive knowledge that serves as a basis of such creativity. We hope to contribute to society by fostering human resources who can acquire practical abilities supported by expertise based on basic knowledge and can enhance such abilities to the level of comprehensive perception. For that reason, the School of Information and Communication welcomes the following types of students who have the motivation or qualities described below:

those who take a deep interest in the nature of societies ranging from the international society to their own local community and desire to visit the scene concerned, look at the situation by themselves, and resolve the problems;

those who desire to think about a better society with an interest in the effects of information and communication on societies;

those who desire to have an occupation in various fields that lead the future information society after graduation, and to work using knowledge acquired in our school;

those who are motivated to find problems on their own and compose the process of solving the problems without being caught up in stereotyped ideas; and

those who can recognize the diversity of cultures and accept it.

Efforts in Learning in High School or Other Educational Facilities Expected of Applicants for Enrollment

We hope that applicants for enrollment do not get too strictly obsessed with the distinction between non-science and science fields. A comprehensive perspective is required to explore the nature of information and communication, and societies. From that viewpoint, we expect you to earnestly learn all subjects taught in high school and sufficiently cultivate basic academic skills. On this premise, it is desirable to learn with attention to the following points.

First of all, we place great value on verbal ability such as ability in English and other foreign languages, and ability in the Japanese language because languages are the most basic tools for communication and information is, in most cases, obtained through languages. Not only reading comprehension ability or ability in grammar, but also powers of logical expression are necessary.

Ability in foreign languages is essential for understanding cultural diversity. As a basis for that, it is also important to cherish your own culture by using a high level of proficiency in the Japanese language and an ability to understand classic literature.

History such as world history and Japanese history, and geography are of great significance when thinking of the structure of modern society. Knowledge of politics and economics and ethics to think about justice or goodness are essential in thinking of the nature of societies. Mathematics is of importance in cultivating the ability to think logically and make rigorous inferences, and is indispensable in considering problems concerning information and communication. Physics, chemistry and biology enable you to train your ability to objectively perceive things and apply basic knowledge to phenomena and help you to acquire a way of scientific thinking. If you sufficiently acquire a basic knowledge through learning information, it will aid in learning after enrollment.

With respect to all subjects, as a first step, it is important to understand textbooks. In addition, if you enrich your learning by making good use of supplementary learning materials, you will benefit from such kind of learning approach at university. Substantial improvement of basic academic skills at the high-school level is a condition for better development of the studies conducted at university.