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The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is a unique alignment of three departments ‒ Law, Politics and International Relations; Philosophy, Pedagogy, Psychology and Sociology; History, Literature and Linguistics focused on Ryukyu and Asia Studies ‒ offering students the choice of eight educational programs. Our faculty members actively seek expertise in each of our specific fields while also engaging with the comprehensive disciplines of Humanities and Social Sciences. Such an approach enables us to provide students with opportunities to acquire a broad ‒ yet deep ‒ range of knowledge.

Within this academic community, students will attain competence in four essential areas: critical ways of thinking to widen perspectives, profound knowledge to search and seize the truth, the ability to conceive creative ideas, and literacy to share initiatives with both local and global communities. At the core of our curricula are the principles of education for peace, the construction of convivial society and Okinawan Studies. Our programs aim to develop students into global citizens equipped with vital skills for navigating the 21st century: respect for the dignity of individuals and human rights, the promotion of peace and an understanding of Okinawan society, and the ability to contribute to global sustainability.

Our programs are focused on imbuing in students the ability to identify critical issues, as well as nurturing their capacity for tackling such concerns with timely and innovative solutions. Educational strategies to achieve this end have been actively worked into the curricula of each of the faculty’s departments and programs.


Departments Areas of Study Bachelor
Law, Politics & International Relations
  • Law
  • Polics/International Relations
  • Laws
  • Policy Science and International Relations
Sociology and Human Sciences
  • Philosophy/Pedagogy
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Human Science
Ryukyuan and Asian Studies
  • History/Folklore Studies
  • Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Human Science