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Junior Division: features of each stream

Humanities and Social Sciences
I
Humanities and Social Sciences
II
Humanities and Social Sciences
III
Students study the foundations of the social sciences, with a focus on law and political science. They gain an understanding of relevant disciplines in the humanities and the natural sciences, and develop a broad perspective of humanity and society. Students study the foundations of the social sciences, with a focus on economics. They gain an understanding of relevant disciplines in the humanities and the natural sciences, and develop a broad perspective of humanity and organizations. Students study the foundations of the humanities, with a focus on languages, thought and history. They gain an understanding of relevant disciplines in the social and natural sciences, and develop a broad perspective of humanity and their socio-cultural activities.
Natural Sciences
I
Natural Sciences
II
Natural Sciences
III
Students study the foundations of the mathematical, material and biological sciences, with a focus on mathematics, physics and chemistry. They develop a spirit of inquiry regarding the fundamental laws of nature, and deepen their understanding of the intersection of society with science and technology. Students study the foundations of the biological, material and mathematical sciences, with a focus on biology, chemistry and physics. They develop a spirit of inquiry regarding the fundamental laws of nature, and understand the intersection of society with science and technology. Students study the foundations of the biological, material and mathematical sciences, with a focus on biology, chemistry and physics. They develop a spirit of inquiry regarding human nature, and understand the intersection of society with the life sciences.

At the University of Tokyo, all new students enter one of six streams (Humanities and Social Sciences I, II or III or Natural Sciences I, II or III), and spend the first two years at the College of Arts and Sciences (Junior Division). During this period, students attend lectures specific to their chosen stream while also exploring wider themes, problems and methodologies across society, culture, humanity, the universe, matter, life, etc. In addition to acquiring a broad perspective and cultural literacy, students are expected to develop fundamental academic skills to equip themselves for further study at the Senior Division and the Graduate School. At the same time, students must also explore the different faculties and departments in order to decide on their field of study for the final two years. Therefore, students at the University of Tokyo show great motivation and drive from an early stage in preparation for their Senior Division studies.

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