Address：474 Komagi, Nagareyama-shi Chiba Prefecture 270-0198
College of Sociology
Department of Psychology and Humanities
Department of Contemporary Sociology
Department of Business Management
College of Media and Communication
Department of Mass Communications
Department of Communication and Business
Department of Childhood and Communication Studies
16 associate professors,
College of Sociology: 1,081
College of Media and Communication: 668
Educational philosophy Edogawa University's educational philosophy is "Human Cultivation." In other words, we strive to who can contribute to society through comprehensive education filled with human kindness and the specialized knowledge required by the era.
Our mission and objectives are determined by Article 1 of our School Regulations: "In accordance with the principles of the Fundamental Law of Education and the School Education Act, we offer instruction across a broad range of knowledge based on the spirit of the school's foundation (educational philosophy). By doing so, we aim to oster capable young men and women with abundant human qualities and the ability to master the ideologies and philosophies of the specialized fields of sociology and psychology and actually put them into practice. "
Each student is lent a laptop computer. Students are able to connect to the internet both inside and outside buildings on the University grounds, allowing students to obtain information and study wherever they choose.
- Students learn theory in the classroom and study practical application through seminars and practicals. In this way, they obtain useful skills while maintaining a proper sense of perspective.
- Support is given to allow students to obtain qualifications, including a teacher-training course and subjects offering other qualifications
Subjects for study in the College of Sociology include small groups (families, etc.), social groups (schools, companies, etc.), as well as groups viewed from a global perspective (ethnic groups, international societies, etc.). The subjects cover a wide range of themes as entire societies are subjects for study. The college is composed of three departments: the “Department of Psychology and Humanities” where students study societies from the viewpoint of “Psychology” and “Clinical Psychology” focusing on interpersonal relationships; the “Department of Contemporary Sociology” where the curriculum places an emphasis on cultures, including daily life, entertainment and sightseeing, and actual experiences in societies, such as urban development and environmental preservation activities being conducted together with public administration; and the “Department of Business Management” where students study fashion and sports business to learn the basics of corporate management with a focus on corporate activities.
Students learn the theory and skills of psychology from basic concepts to clinical applications in a systematic way. The curriculum is designed to develop problem-solving skills by mastering the methodology of scientific psychology. We aim to foster individuals who can solve everyday problems using psychological principles, such as problems related to human relations and personal matters, as well as work-related issues.
The Department of Contemporary Sociology provides education and conducts study to solve problems pertinent to contemporary societies by applying various social science fields, such as regional sociology, environmental sociology, tourism sociology, cultural anthropology, and so on. Specifically, the curriculum covers issues for an aging population combined with declining birthrate and education, regional issues including marginal villages and depopulation of islands, environmental issues including biodiversity and global warming, issues relating to tourism including multicultural understanding, and any other issues including human behavioral patterns.
We aim to foster individuals who can use the expertise and traditional knowledge learned from a wide range of specialized fields to contribute to the society.
In the Department of Business Management, students enjoy learning about "living management," from global business to fashion and sports. The department also helps develop the will, ability, creative power, and applied skills of students in order for them to participate actively on the front lines of the business world.
The College of Media and Communications is a college in which students study media as a main subject that is also an essential tool required for life in the modern world. Members of the media themselves are now under pressure to change because of rapid diffusion of the Internet, mobile phones, and smartphones. Media plays an important role in supporting an information-oriented society, and at the same time, is currently undergoing a significant transformation as the means of transmitting information independently by each person. The College is composed of three departments: the “Department of Mass Communications” where students study mainly about mass media, accurately capturing abundant information from the media as well as learning how to convey information effectively; the “Department of Communication and Business” where students acquire production techniques for information content and communication skills, and also conduct cross-cultural study; and the “Department of Childhood Studies and Communication” where students study nursery and education that can lead to the healthy growth of children utilizing the media in the various media environment.
“Mass Communications” is a department that includes multidisciplinary fields, such as sociology, information science, communication studies, business administration, commercial science, aesthetics, and media representation theory. For this reason, the department establishes three course models: 1) broadcast production; 2) newspaper and publications/digital editing; and 3) advertising and publicity/events. Each student chooses one model depending on his/her purpose, interest and competence. Courses are set up in this way: students complete the subjects listed in the model putting a priority on such subjects so that students will graduate with a high level of proficiency and professionalism in their area of study. We aim to foster capable young men and women who specialize fieldwork in the arena of mass communications, utilizing practical coaching by active players in the front line of the industry or resignees , as well as providing cutting-edge studios and multimedia classrooms.
Among media communications, students learn about languages and cultures, focusing on the information culture, including the Internet that is now absolutely necessary, as well as English, which is the common language of the world. Students acquire information and communication techniques for overall information literacy, such as searching/collecting, fixing/processing/editing, and releasing information, while students develop a sense of scale of the available information by acquiring a broad range of general knowledge about an information society. Students acquire practical English communication skills based on cross-cultural understanding that can be used in a business situation, and at the same time, students acquire a wealth of knowledge by studying English literature and drama. This cultivates the student’s ability to conduct activities with a broad vision. Students learn communication skills for the information technology era and learn how be individuals who can actively use the skills they acquired relating to computerization, globalization, and e-business
Students can obtain qualifications for both a first grade teacher’s certificate for kindergarten and a nursery teacher at the same time. The curriculum is designed to cultivate a rich sense of humanity based on and through theory and experiential learning, with an emphasis mainly on media utilization and communications. We aim to foster capable young men and women who use their communication abilities to contribute to the establishment of a society that grows together with children, parents, teachers, and local communities.