Curriculum

College of Informatics and Human Communication

Department of Psychological Informatics
Educational Objectives

The 21st century is said to be "the age of the mind", since people are becoming more interested in their minds. We teach our students to understand, measure and evaluate people's minds from a scientific perspective, and build appropriate relationships between people and things, people and society, and people and people. Thus, we produce human resources who are able to integrate psychology and information technology in order to propose and develop safe, comfortable and pleasant products and systems, as well as services developed with consideration of people's minds.

Educational Objectives of Subjects

Department of Psychological Informatics

Information Technology
Students learn about basic information processing and its application to be able to use computers and the Internet. Also, they learn about spreadsheets and computer systems, and practice programming to improve their program description skills and gain full command of computers.

Subjects

[1st year: 1st term (first semester)]
Web Design
[1st year: 2nd term (second semester)]
Elements of IT System
Elements of Programming
[2nd year: 3rd term (first semester)]
Programming for Psychology I
[2nd year: 4th term (second semester)]
Programming for Psychology II
[3rd year: 6th term (second semester)]
Application of IT System

Measurement and Evaluation of Mental Activities
Students learn to explain the human information processing mechanism, physical structure and emotional system from a psychological perspective.

Subjects

[1st year: 1st term (first semester)]
Introduction to Informatics and Human Communication (Psychological Informatics)
Elements of Psychology
[1st year: 2nd term (second semester)]
Method of Psychological Research
[2nd year: 3rd term (first semester)]
Academic Writing
Statistics of Applied Psychology
Practice of Elementary Psychological Experiments
Experimental Psychology
[2nd year: 4th term (second semester)]
Practice of Psychological Assessment
Psychology of Perception
[3rd year: 5th term (first semester)]
Psychology of Personality
Psychology of Human Memory
[3rd year: 6th term (second semester)]
Psychology of Life-span Development
Psychology of Emotion
[4th year: 7th term (first semester)]
Psychological Informatics Integrated Exercises

Application of Mental Activities
Based on psychological knowledge, students learn to use mental activities for manufacturing and human resource development. They learn to develop human-friendly information designs, systems and services, namely, everyday products, welfare equipment and systems that are easy to understand, comfortable and familiar to users.

Subjects

[2nd year: 3rd term (first semester)]
Information Design and Methodology
Introduction to Medical Science
[2nd year: 4th term (second semester)]
Psychology of Information Processing
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
[3rd year: 5th term (first semester)]
Cognitive Neuroscience
Ergonomics
Designing of Human Interface
Social Psychology
Industrial Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Psychological Informatics Major Lab / Exercises A
[3rd year: 6th term (second semester)]
Brain Information Science
Psychology for Aiding
Psychology of Consumer
Psychological Informatics Major Lab / Exercises B

Project Implementation
Students use knowledge that they have acquired to plan and implement research on various issues related to mental activities using scientific methods, and to present their research clearly in reports and presentations.

Subjects

[1st year: 1st term (first semester)]
Design Project / Introduction
[1st year: 2nd term (second semester)]
Design Project I
[2nd year: 3rd term (first semester)]
Design Project II
[2nd year: 4th term (second semester)]
Design Project / Implementing and Operating
[3rd year: 5th term (first semester)]
Preparatory Seminar for Design Project III
[3rd year: 6th term (second semester)]
Design Project III

Career Design
Students learn about situations in which psychological knowledge is required, as well as societal trends, requirements for workers and employment conditions in order to consider their future career and determine their career path.

Subjects

[3rd year: 5th term (first semester)]
Career Planning Seminar I
[3rd year: 6th term (second semester)]
Career Planning Seminar II