Tokushima University

Institute of Socio-Arts and Sciences

Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences

Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences

Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences

The Graduate School was reorganized in 2009 for the purpose of further substantiation of "Integrated Sciences of Community Development Studies" in response to the "integration of intellect" required by large-scale social changes.

The Master's program is comprised of Regional Sciences (Community Development Studies, Environmental Symbiosis Studies and Advanced Studies in Arts and Sciences) and Clinical Psychology while the Doctorate program pursues the discipline of Regional Science.

Regional Science promotes research and education with emphasis on interdisciplinary and comprehensiveness which thereby tries to produce experts capable of working actively on "city designing" or "community designing." Clinical Psychology, on the other hand, aims to produce experts capable of contributing to the solutions of psychological problems in cooperation with the field of Regional Science.

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Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences

The Faculty searches for effective solutions of contemporary issues by analyzing natural and social phenomena from various perspectives not restricting itself to traditional disciplinary divisions of human, social and natural sciences. Needed for that search is not a mere collection of fragmentary pieces of knowledge but the concentration and integration of knowledge from relevant fields.

The educational program of the Faculty emphasizes the necessity of comprehensiveness through faculty- or department-common subjects and, as the academic years progress, introduces analytical methods of specialties by providing students with courses of specialties to choose from in the second year. This deepening of specialties in broad perspectives will equip students with both comprehensiveness and specialty in their disciplines.

http://www.tokushima-u.ac.jp/english/department/faculty/index.html