Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences in Japan

Compare Bachelor Programs in Social Sciences in Japan 2019

Social Sciences

A bachelor’s degree is a post-secondary degree awarded after completed 120 credits. It usually takes eight semesters to complete a Bachelor’s degree. While completing an undergraduate course, candidates have to study general courses and chose a major specific subject. A Bachelor’s degree can also be called a baccalaureate in certain countries.

Courses in the social sciences prepare students to engage within human society. Through courses such as economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, history, and psychology, students may gain a better understanding of how the world around them works.

Japan has one of the highly integrated higher education systems in Asia. Japans approach to science and technology is highly rated thus their education levels very structured from childhood to primary through secondary to tertiary levels. With 126 million people living in Japan it has a cultural rich environment. Greater Tokyo area is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 30 million residents.

Top Bachelor Programs in Social Sciences in Japan 2019

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Bachelor in Liberal Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2019 Japan Tokyo

Undergraduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses (relevant to a major or minor). Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the undergraduate level. [+]

Courses

Undergraduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses (relevant to a major or minor). Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the undergraduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible.

Program requirements Total 180 credits Electives 180 credits / 36 courses

Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration.... [-]


Bachelor in International Liberal Arts: Political Science

International College of Liberal Arts - Yamanashi Gakuin University
Campus Full time April 2019 Japan Kofu

This course provides the basic analytic frameworks and theories for understanding contemporary Political Science. Drawing on the great historical political philosophers, modern political theorists and empirical political scientists, the basic aspects of politics (who gets what, why, when, and how?) are explored. [+]

Bachelor in International Liberal Arts: Political Science

Introduction to Political Science

This course provides the basic analytic frameworks and theories for understanding contemporary Political Science. Drawing on the great historical political philosophers, modern political theorists and empirical political scientists, the basic aspects of politics (who gets what, why, when, and how?) are explored. Special attention will be given to the major Political Science models that guide contemporary research in government, international relations and public policy.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able (i) to identify and use in an evaluative framework the significant theories and models of Political Science, (ii) to articulate the major contributions of major figures in Political Science from Plato to Rawles, (iii) to articulate in spoken or written form an argument over major policy issues using appropriate intellectual frameworks found with Political Science literature. Additionally, the students (iv) will understand the importance of effective politics and good governance for the citizens of increasingly complex societies.... [-]


Bachelor in International Liberal Arts: Sociology

International College of Liberal Arts - Yamanashi Gakuin University
Campus Full time April 2019 Japan Kofu

Theories determine consciously or unconsciously our perception of reality. We can increase our knowledge of the social world by applying different theories to a certain social issue, because we will be able to see it from different perspectives. [+]

Bachelor in International Liberal Arts: Sociology

Social Theory

Theories determine consciously or unconsciously our perception of reality. We can increase our knowledge of the social world by applying different theories to a certain social issue, because we will be able to see it from different perspectives. This course introduces students to the major classical and contemporary social theories. We discuss their advantages and disadvantages. And we apply these theories to relevant contemporary social problems. This is an interactive lecture-type course. Students are required to complete homework assignments prior to class, to contribute frequently to class discussions, to make a presentation, and to write a mid-term test and a final paper.... [-]


Bachelor of Global Liberal Arts/Bachelor of Asia Pacific Affairs (Dual Degree Program with the Australian National University)

Ritsumeikan University
Campus Full time 4 years April 2019 Japan Osaka

The College of Global Liberal Arts (GLA) provides students with the comprehensive liberal arts education in English required for our globalized times. The undergraduate dual degree program is offered jointly by the College of Global Liberal Arts (GLA) at Ritsumeikan University and the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University. The dual approach will help to develop a competitive foundation for your career: applying your Asia-Pacific-wide experiences, intelligence, and in-depth knowledge to broaden business practices in global corporations. It leads you to proceed to professional schools in the fields of public policy, law, business administration, architecture, etc. and pursuing specialized academic knowledge at graduate schools in Japan, Australia, and other regions. [+]

Dual Undergraduate Degree Program

This program gives students the opportunity to graduate with two undergraduate degrees from two universities: Ritsumeikan University (RU) and The Australian National University (ANU). Both universities offer more than 16 courses that can be cross-credited with those of the partner university and are recognized for credit toward the degree. The Bachelor of Global Liberal Arts degree is conferred from RU and the Bachelor of Asia Pacific Affairs from ANU.

Program overview

The College of Global Liberal Arts (GLA) provides students with the comprehensive liberal arts education in English required for our globalized times. The undergraduate dual degree program is offered jointly by the College of Global Liberal Arts (GLA) at Ritsumeikan University and the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University. The dual approach will help to develop a competitive foundation for your career: applying your Asia-Pacific-wide experiences, intelligence, and in-depth knowledge to broaden business practices in global corporations. It leads you to proceed to professional schools in the fields of public policy, law, business administration, architecture etc., and pursuing specialized academic knowledge at graduate schools in Japan, Australia, and other regions.... [-]


Bachelor in Global International Relations - American University - Ritsumeikan University Joint Degree Program (JDP)

Ritsumeikan University
Campus Full time 4 years April 2019 Japan Kyoto

Joint degree programs are collaborative degrees offered by two different universities with educational and student support systems designed to develop graduates whose skills and knowledge are in demand. This new and exciting program offers students a chance to fully immerse themselves in the cultures and learning environments of Japan and the US, RU, and AU. [+]

In April 2018, on its 30th anniversary, the College of International Relations established a joint degree program with the School of International Service, American University (AU). Being the first joint degree undergraduate program between the US and Japan, this program puts great emphasis upon the significance of learning about both the Western and non-Western perspectives of approaching international studies in a global sense. It will cultivate globally minded leaders who can take active roles on the international stage.

Program overview:

Joint degree programs are collaborative degrees offered by two different universities with educational and student support systems designed to develop graduates whose skills and knowledge are in demand. This new and exciting program offers students a chance to fully immerse themselves in the cultures and learning environments of Japan and the US, RU and AU. While sharing the content of the GS course at RU and the IR course at AU, students will also take cohort classes together with AU home students at both RU and AU.... [-]