The College of Integrated Human and Social Welfare is positioned as the cornerstone of Shukutoku University, which has 5 faculties. Nowadays, there are a number of welfare-related faculties and departments around the country. However, our College of Integrated Human and Social Welfare (formerly called the Social Welfare Faculty, Social Welfare Department) was established about a half century ago, which makes it the pioneer of 4-year welfare-related universities. Not only can students acquire specialized knowledge and skills about social welfare, through our practical learning-based approach, students can also have a better understanding about psychology and health so that they can learn social welfare comprehensively and multilaterally.
In the College of Integrated Human and Social Welfare, we put a lot of efforts in practical training with cooperating social welfare facilities, hospitals, public organizations and private companies, as well as our sister facility "Shukutoku Kyoseien", a special nursing home. Students can have a better understanding about welfare by gaining experience in the field, and learn with a clear sense of purpose, including future goals and qualifications they wish to obtain.
In addition to practical training, we also focus on experience-based and interactive lessons and activities. Our curriculum is directly linked to qualifications and can help students to develop compassion and independence through practical education.
- In order to help students to systematically understand the basic knowledge and techniques in specialized fields, the curriculum is developed for students to learn a wide range of learning content and expertise linked to specialized knowledge, as well as to acquire practical skills of theoretical knowledge and techniques through practice training lessons.
- The fundamental education subjects consist of basic subjects (for learning generic skills) and general subjects (for learning a wide range of knowledge about human culture and society). After clarifying the objective, a series of subjects will be organized according to the educational goals set based on the knowledge and skills to be cultivated.