Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.
M.A. in Social Sciences in Japan
This degree program is designed to equip students with skills and knowledge necessary for successful careers in government and diplomacy, international businesses, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations. [+]
A Comprehensive International Relations Program with an Asia Pacific Focus The International Relations program at IUJ is designed to provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary understanding of major trends in contemporary international politics, economics, and society. Special emphasis is placed on developments in the Asian Pacific area and on Japan in particular. The Islamic world also receives considerable attention.
The International Relations program has proved extremely useful for people who either work in, or who intend to take up careers in national or regional governments, in international organizations, in business and finance, or in the media.It also offers a valuable stepping stone to those who wish to pursue further studies in a Ph. D. program and enter the academic world.... [-]
This degree program is designed to educate future leaders in formulating and implementing economic as well as public policies geared for social and economic development. [+]
As a successive expansion of this MA degree program in International Development shows, our leading program in International Development maintains its highly reputable development of its educational quality particularly related to development issues. While its core courses are mainly related to modern economics, its outstanding achievements in education comprehensively covering development issues can be found not only in the number of graduates of this degree program but also in the number of countries of all graduates. The diversity of countries of enrolled students provides one of the most ideal environments to study international development issues. The strong human network of the graduates of this program shows the quality of this educational program as well as the benefits which students of this program will gain after their graduation.The program encompasses a wide range of public policy issues in the context of socioeconomic development. These issues are examined in the areas of finance, trade, investment, human resources development, environment, sustainable development, and urban and regional development. Beyond the understanding of the immediate and specific circumstances of country-specific issues, the program provides students with as many opportunities as it can, in order to let students share/deepen development issues of different countries under its rigorous coursework environments. The program consists of required and elective courses and enrolled students can choose several elective courses based on their own research and policy related interests after taking required courses, all of which are designed to make students use highly sophisticated analytical tools smoothly in exploring... [-]