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Cultural subjects group

Cultural subject group is comprised of the subjects categorized in 4 themes; "City, Society, and Environment", "Culture, Arts, and History", "Life, Human, and Health", and "Science, Technology, and Industries", as well as "Synthesis Seminar". The object of this group is to acquire knowledge in each theme, deepen understanding, obtain wide-ranged cultural accomplishments needed for members of the society, and foster synthetic thinking power and problem-solving ability.

<City, Society, and Environment><Science, Technology, and Industries>
On the common theme of "City", students will understand and analyze phenomena and issues in the society from various viewpoints of history, geographical features, social and economic structures, administration, and environmental issues. Students will deepen knowledge and understanding of scientific approach towards development of science, technology, and industries, which are supporting the modern society, as well as global environment and human society.
<Culture, Arts, and History><Synthesis Seminar>
Students will learn history, arts, culture, and other factors of nations and regions around the world, including Japan, deepen their understanding, and foster wide vision to accept different cultures and societies.

Students will deepen their thinking on various problems and issues in the modern society though conversation with people in different areas, gain an insight into true nature of the problems, and foster ability to work for solving issues with responsible attitude as members of the society.

※Synthesis Seminar will be opened in the academic year of 2015.
<Life, Human, and Health>
Students will deepen knowledge and understanding of the very nature of life, human thinking and behavior, health, and other issues.

Highlights from the class

[ Culture, Arts, and History ]Social awareness and social structure

Why expressions by artists who believe in their own freedom are branded of certain time or society against their own will? This lecture aims at answering to this question, by using Japanese subculture after the World War II as material.

[ Science, Technology, and Industries ]Studying structure of the earth

In order to build safe and comfortable society, students will acquire knowledge on the variation system of the surface of the earth, which is cause of great earthquakes and volcanic eruption. They will study relationship between crustal movement, geological formation and structure, and life, from viewpoints of plume tectonics and plate tectonics.

List of subjects

City, Society, and EnvironmentCulture, Arts, and HistoryLife, Human, and HealthScience, Technology, and Industries
Urban sociology
Asian and African societies
Society and welfare
Living and welfare
Pedagogy A
Pedagogy B
Information society and Law
Constitution of Japan
Structure and tasks of Tokyo metropolitan government
Structure and tasks of government offices
Living environment of cities and chemical substances
Ecology and environment
Life and diversity of animals
Nature, society, and culture
Electric energy and environment
Introduction to urban policy
City and environment
Human geography of regional environment
Human geography of urban space
Civil engineering technology in harmony with environment
Introduction to chemistry in harmony with global environment
Introduction to chemistry in harmony with urban environment
Introduction to nature/culture tourism
Views and perspectives in nature tourism
Views and perspectives in culture tourism
Edo/Tokyo and Edo castle/Imperial palace
Culture of Olympics
Society and management
Tourism theories and practice
Social awareness and social structure
Islamic society
Philosophy of nature and civilization, Philosophy of mind
Occidental classicism A, Occidental classicism B
Urban history
Japanese history, society, and culture
Occidental history, society, and culture
Asian history, society, and culture
Civilization and history, Introduction to historical science, Introduction to archeology
Japanese language and literature
Asian languages and culture A
Asian languages and culture B
American culture
British culture, African culture
Culture of German-speaking sphere
Culture of Francophone sphere
Introduction to literature I, Introduction to literature II
Basic studies of culture and representation A, Basic studies of culture and representation B
Introduction to theory of visual culture
Film A, Film B
Drama A, Drama B
Music A, Music B
Fine arts A, Fine Arts B
Diversity and evolution of plants
Evolutionary biology, Science history B
Foods and dietary culture, Japanese language, society, and culture
Circumstances of Japan
Global Mindset
Intercultural Communication and
Japanese Language and Society
The Japanese Language
Music-making in Japan
Psychology of life
Science of mind
Ethics of environment and life
Science of language
Chemical substances supporting life
Modern society/Role of chemistry
World of cells
Genomic science
Theory of life
Human biology
Introduction to advanced biochemistry
Environment and health
Study of physical behaviors
Exercise science
Science of health and sports
Health nutrition science
Behavioral physiology
Foods and allergy
Life style-related diseases and nutrition
Cognition and behavior
Philosophy of science
Technology and ethics
Civilization in harmony with nature
Transition in global environment and archeology
Globalization of management and cross-cultural understanding
Japanese industries and companies
Views in modern physics
From particles to Space
Dynamic view of the world
Science of entropy
Science history A
Chemistry of cosmic and terrestrial materials
Shape and symmetry of molecules
Chemical substances and society
Electricity surrounding us
Technology of manufacturing
Studying circulation of air and water
Studying origin of Earth
Natural disaster and society
Creation of cities and reconstruction technique
Introduction to advanced materials chemistry
Theory of tourism industry
Introduction to mechatronics
Robots and society
Communication in modern society
Global environment viewed from the space
Design and life
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