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Professor Hiroyuki Nomura

Professor Hiroyuki Nomura
Director of the Center for Human and Social Sciences

  The Center for Human and Social Sciences comprises the Humanities and Social Sciences Section and Health Sciences Sections. These two sections are chiefly in charge of Basic Subjects for Forming Humanity (Culture Field, Society Field, Health Sciences Field). They are so-called general academic subjects that nurture the intellectual and common-sense knowledge required for socially respectable people.

  The majority of Kitasato students aim at acquiring specialized knowledge and skills in their respective fields during the 4-year or 6-year period as undergraduates and becoming well-qualified professionals once they graduate. To be an efficient professional, however, mere possession of specialized knowledge and skills is not enough; general knowledge as a member of society is required. Only those with generalist, intellectual knowledge as well as expertise and specialist skills can gain the trust and respect of others and can excel in their own work duties. As you have many years ahead of you, health issues must play an important role in coming years. In order to make a worthy contribution to society, you need to stay healthy first and foremost. In that sense, the knowledge and wisdom for the maintenance of your well-being can be included in valuable general knowledge. By arming and enriching yourself with this kind of general knowledge, your human value will be augmented and you can lead a well-rounded life as a working person. At the same time, you can fall back onto this kind of knowledge all through your long and not-always- easy life.

  The mission of the Center for Human and Social Sciences, by conducting the courses in Basic Subjects for Forming Humanity, is to make our students culture-sensitive/appreciative and to help them enjoy the interaction with society and stay healthy in body and mind.

Humanities and Social Sciences Section
Humanities and Social Sciences Section

  The Humanities and Social Sciences Section focuses on teaching and researching the cultural, social and linguistic environment which surrounds us as the objects of academic consideration. This section also seeks to deepen understanding of this specific environment in order to realize more fulfilling lives. Among Group 1 Subjects at Kitasato University, the Humanities and Social Sciences Section divides subjects into three fields (Culture, Society, Language and Culture) in which classes are conducted.

Culture Field
  The humanities are academic disciplines in which we examine ourselves, reflect on ourselves and seek to know ourselves. In the conventional academic system, subjects such as philosophy, ethics, religion, literature and art are included in this discipline.

Society Field
  The social sciences are academic disciplines which consider how we should live together with other people in society. In the conventional academic system, subjects such as sociology, political science, economics, law, commerce, history, psychology and cultural anthropology are included in this discipline.

Language and Culture
  Language and Culture A/B subjects provide students with opportunities to learn German, French and Chinese (secondary foreign languages other than English), as well as to study the cultural background of those languages.

Faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences Section

Professor Makihiko Suzuki
Professor Masao Ishita
Professor Hiroyuki Nomura
Professor Toshihiro Ooishi
Professor Atuko Kobayashi
Associate Professor Toshiko Akazawa
Associate Professor Tadashi Hatakeyama
Associate Professor Takamichi Inose
Junior Associate Professor Takashi Maeda
Junior Associate Professor Jun Mita

Health Sciences Section
Health Sciences Section

  The health sciences are a composite field which studies desirable lifestyles that can lead to a physically and emotionally healthy life, extending from school days to the rest of one’s life.

Faculty of the Health Sciences Section

Professor Jun Kitagawa
Associate Professor Maremi Abe
Junior Associate Professor Mitsuya Yamakita
Junior Associate Professor Takashi Ono
Junior Associate Professor Tomoyuki Nagami

  1. Philosophy A/B
  2. Philosophy of Science A/B
  3. Fine Arts and Music A/B
  4. Ethics A/B
  5. Literature A/B
  6. Religious Studies A/B
  7. The Constitution of Japan A/B
  8. Jurisprudence A/B
  9. Economics A/B
  10. Sociology A/B
  11. Political Science A/B
  12. Cultural Anthropology A/B
  13. International Society A/B
  14. Environmental Society A/B
  15. History A/B
  16. Psychology A/B
  17. Vocational Education
  18. The World of Kitasato
  1. Health Science A/B/C
  2. Health Sports Seminar
  3. Life Sports Seminar A/B/C
  4. Language and Culture A/B (German)
  5. Language and Culture A/B (French)
  6. Language and Culture A/B (Chinese)
  7. Liberal Arts and Sciences Seminar
  8. First-year seminar

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