The Department of Information and Communication Sciences cultivates the ability to systematically organize “knowledge” and break down, analyze, and integrate information to make it useful, as well as the ability to organically combine information into appropriate forms that help people and societies. Through the knowledge, wisdom, and experience contained in information, we can more fully understand people and the society we live in. In this program emphasis is placed on a multi-disciplinary approach that links human and social sciences with the hard sciences.
Cultivating competent people
This program covers a wide range of fields and focuses on cultivating competent people that can build systems and information mechanisms that can be used safely by anyone and that are more advanced and more user friendly to better serve people and society. The program cultivates competent people with abundant creativity who can fully understand people and society through information and who can accumulate the knowledge, wisdom, and experience of people and society.
Educational objectives and the curriculum
While focusing on various specialties such as computer science, human information, electronic information, mathematical information (pure mathematics, applied mathematics), we aim to acquire “crossdisciplinary knowledge” that does not lean toward any single specialty division.
This program consists of instruction and research that recognizes the accelerated change of the information society by integrating “science” and “engineering” and by establishing connections with economics, sociology, linguistics, psychology and other fields of study in the human and social sciences. After completing the requirements of the first year, the second year students start learning the basics of hardware, software, programming, electronic information, networks, and mathematics. Experiments and exercises include programming exercises, electronic information experiments, and mathematical exercises. The work in years three and four consist of specialized courses from four key themes: Human Information, Communication Information, Social Information, and Mathematical Information. While penetrating deeper through research into each specialized field aligned with the key themes, intra-disciplinary studies are conducted across a wide range of related fields. Teacher qualifications can be acquired for mathematics and for information science.
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