Socio-Environmental Studies [Humanities]

Students will learn how to deal with environmental issues from the perspective of humanities and social science such as "economy and management", "law and policies", and "human activities".
Students will obtain problem finding and solving abilities which are applicable to variety of fields.

Students will learn how to deal with environmental issues from three perspectives of humanities and social science: "economy and management", "law and policies", and "human activities". As a result, students will obtain problem finding and solving abilities in addition to information processing knowledge and language skills.

A small sized class seminar. Students are actively reporting and discussing their investigation.

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Discussion over effective policies to protect the environment.

Field of Study

  • Study of environmental issues from economic and management perspectives including business economic activities.
  • Study of environmental issues from law and political perspectives including laws and policies of a government.
  • Study of environmental issues from the perspective of human activities including psychological and cultural aspects.

 

Career Outlook

Taking advantage of knowledge obtained through the study at the department, students can exert their ability to solve environmental issues in variety of fields such as private companies, local authorities, schools, and local communities.

  • Employment Rate (As of March 2018): 99.4%
  • Total number of graduates: 186
  • Total number of graduates who sought for jobs: 180
  • Total number of graduates who received job offers: 179
  • Total number of graduates continuing education: 1
  • List of Employers
    • Fujitsu Limited
    • Kyusyu Railway Co. (JR Kyushu)
    • The Nishi-Nippon City Bank ,Ltd
    • West Japan Railway Company
    • Kyudenko Corporation
    • The Bank of Fukuoka,Ltd
    • Ito En,Ltd
    • Metropolitan Police Department
    • Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    • Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc.

Possible Certification

◎ First class teacher’s certificate for high schools (Civics)
◎ First class teacher’s certificate for junior high schools (Social studies)
□ Certification Test for Environmental specialists
□ Real-estate transaction specialist
□ Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)
□ Test in Practical English Proficiency

Research and Development for Future

Research of international cooperation schemes to deal with international economy and global warming issues.

Jung Woojong, Associate Professor

Analysis of the effect of environmental cooperation schemes

Our laboratory carries out researches on a realization and effects of new schemes for international environmental cooperation which will be possible by sharing risks arising from preventive measures against global warming. Based on the research, we study theories with regard to schemes of a northeast Asian community as a solution for energy and environmental issues.

A class studying international environmental cooperation schemes

Research of the international emissions trading market

Many people are placing their hope to the expansion of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EUETS) and to the variety of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) as a new scheme of the post-Kyoto Protocol. In this situation, our laboratory is researching on designs of international emissions trading market schemes to focus on balanced distribution of resouces to regions and on the procedures of CDM projects.