Department of Co-existing Society Studies

The Department of Co-existing Society Studies is devoted to raising students’ awareness of multiple peoples and developing empathy and respect for differences. With “the power of empathy” as a key phrase, the department considers various issues related to the creation of a society based on the concept of co-existence. The curriculum offers courses in two primary academic areas: economics and co-existing society studies. Economics courses provide a basic understanding of economic theory while courses in co-existing society studies focus on “policy” and “social” studies. A key goal of the program is for students to consider past and future policy regarding a variety of social issues including economic disparity, gender issues, and conflicts between ethnic groups.