In their first-year seminar, students will develop a productive learning-stye in a small-group atmosphere by researching, reading, understanding, making presentations, and expressing themselves. The seminar also helps student deepen their ties with the classmates they’ll be studying with over the next four years. In Administrative Affairs I and II, students don’t only acquire knowledge through book learning; they also get to hear from former and current government employees, and other experts with experience in politics and administrative affairs. From their second year, students will deepen their understanding of local government, public administration, policy process, and public works. Through the department’s unique curriculum, students will study law, administration, and politics in order to acquire the ability to discern and analyze hidden social problems, so that they can develop ideas and policies to improve the local community.