In the modern world, we have been facing a number of challenges including activated cross-border international exchanges on a global scale, declining local communities owing to a decrease in population, measures for living a long life with health in a longevity society, and others. These phenomena are true for other countries around the world as well as Japan.
The Faculty of Human and Social Studies consists of the two academic fields of tourism and social work for studying such phenomena in modern society. The Department of International Tourism aims to cultivate human resources who acquired specialized knowledge and skills on tourism and related areas and can act in a practical manner in the fields of local tourism industries, international exchanges, and community development. The Department of Social Work is making efforts to develop human resources who play active roles in local communities with a national license such as certified social worker, psychiatric social worker, certified care worker, or others. The key word is "local community" for both departments.