Mission Statement

The major in Politics will:

  1. Seek for democracy and truth, which constitute the foundations of freedom, justice, and peace, based on the principles of the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  2. Master the art of learning and applying in the real world the knowledge and wisdom of politics that have been accumulated since the age of Plato and Aristotle.
  3. Cultivate democratic leadership by exploring both empirical and normative elements of political studies.

Learning Goals

  1. In the Foundation Courses, students will gain understanding of the basic concepts of political science, international politics and methodological approaches to political analysis.
  2. In the Area Major Courses, students will deepen logical and critical thinking through elective learning about pivotal issues in political theory, political thought, comparative politics, and international politics.
  3. In writing a Senior Thesis, students will be able to develop their ability to identify a research subject, situate their research within relevant literature, analyze the problem using an appropriate method, draw implications, and effectively communicate the outcomes of the research.

A Politics major can be the start of a career in many fields, including academia, politics, the media and public services, both in Japan and internationally.