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Department of Humanities aims to inquire into the essence and various activities of human beings together with their cultural and social systems, etc.


  1. We are giving questions about "Human" and "World," and thinking on those questions in order to find new perspective of them.
  2. We will elucidate the mechanism of human actions and social activities through scientic research and analysis.
  3. We will deal with various problems of modern and local societies, both theoretically and practically, from viewpoints of sociology and information scrience.
  4. We will analyze human and social events in demontrative manners, focusing upon history, culture, and custom.

7 Courses

Philosophy & Art Communication
The course consists of Philosophy and Art Communication.
In seminars of Philosophy, students can learn the manner of philosophical thinking of mind, language, logic, and ethic, not only from contemporary and modern western philosophical viewpoints but also from classical philosophical approaches, including Asian philosophies.
In seminars of Art Communication, on the other hand, students excercise active learning of "art literacy" through various workshops of music, paintings, dance, etc., in which they participate by themselves.
Cultural Information & Sociology
In Studies of Cultural Information, students will acquire the mastery of "practical use of information" in unifying different fields of social linguistics, cognitive and social psychology, and sociology.
Sociology provides students with basic theory of empirical sociology and various methods of social researches and fieldwork.
Pcychology & Social Pcychology
In Psychology, students can learn scientific approach to our mind, which requires regirous analysis of psychological experiences and researches.
Social Psychology deals with our daily experience of social phenomenon, through the empirical method of investigation. In communicating with others, including other students and citizens of the city, students' knowledge of social psychology changes to "living technique" for critically thinking our society.
The course consists of Western History, Eastern History, and Japanese History.
In the field of Western History, students learn the history of Europe.
In the field of Eastern History, Asian history is examined especially focusing on the relationship of China to other Asian countries.
In the field of Japanese History, students will consider what comes next in the future, by critically reflecting on what happened in the past of this country.
Comparative Language and Culture
The course consists of Comparative Literature, Chinese Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, and French Language and Literature.
Comparative Literature uses the interdisciplinary approach to literature, especially taking both perspectives of classical European literature and modern European literature into consideration.
In the field of Chinese Language and Literature, students learn practical use of Chinese as well as interpretation of Chinese literature.
In the field of German Language and Literature, students learn the language, literature, and culture of German-speaking countries.
The field of French Language and Literature aim to educate the person who has sophisticated, international-communication ability through the knowledge of French and French literature.
English and American Language and Culture
In English Linguistics and Philology, students learn history, semantics, social and cultural backgrounds of English.
In the field of English and American Literature, the abilities to critically read and interpret Anglo-American literature and film arts are learned.
Japanese Language and Culture
In seminars of Japanese Literature, students learn positivistic approachs to mediaval, pre-modern, modern and contemporary Japanese literature, which is based on philological analysis and interpretation of the texts.
Japanese Linguistics offer lectures and seminars for linguistic and philological investigations of Japanese language, including dialects.
In the field of Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, students examine various problems of contemporary Japanese language and its education, and learn what the essence of human communication through language is.
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