Graduate School of Humanities

Create new knowledge that is open to the world and to the future, with a broad range of knowledge and flexible thinking skills

About the Graduate School of Humanities

Provide practical education and develop human resources who can contribute to the development of society and culture

Aiming for new humanities by reexamining the “study”

Based on the fundamental question of “What makes a human being?”, we examine the traditions of “study”, and are working to build a fundamentally fresh academic discipline that will pioneer the next era.

Independence and integration of each department

In addition to pursuing the uniqueness of each discipline of Philosophy, History, Japanese literature, English and American literature, German literature, French literature, and Journalism, we have established the Program in Cultural Interaction to promote interdisciplinary research.

Developing a diverse researchers through in-depth personalized instruction

By providing a sophisticated education with a curriculum that subdivides specialties and individualized guidance that emphasizes the character of each graduate student of different nationalities, we nurture human resources who can apply their expertise in various fields such as research, education, and media.

Educational Objectives

The school provides students with wide-ranging education and flexible thinking skills to enhance their abilities to create new knowledge for the world and the future. To this end, hands-on education programs are held with a focus on holistic study on culture, connection to modern society, and linguistic abilities to develop human resources capable of contributing to social and cultural development.
Master’s programs are aimed for fostering scholars, providing them with advanced knowledge and expertise to enhance their professional capacity. The aims of doctoral programs are to develop human resources who can thrive extensively on the global stage and will be engaged in research and education in various fields in the future.

Programs

Master’s (Doctoral) Program in Philosophy

A philosophical study of the general tradition of Western thought.

Offered in: Master’s / Doctroral Program

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Master’s (Doctoral) Program in History

Three courses have been offered: Japanese History, Oriental History, and Western History, and research activities beyond the boundaries of the courses are also conducted.

Offered in: Master’s/ Doctoral Program

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Master’s (Doctoral) Program in Japanese Literature

We conduct research in Japanese literature (classic and modern literature), Japanese linguistics, and Chinese literature.

Offered in: Master’s/ Doctoral Program

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Master’s (Doctoral) Program in English and American Literature

We aim to study Anglo-American literature as a part of the larger reality of “Western Culture”

Offered in: Master’s/ Doctoral Program

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Master’s (Doctoral) Program in German Literature

Our philosophy is to understand the literature, art, and culture of the German-speaking community in the historical and cultural context of Europe, and to find guidelines for living in today’s changing world.

Offered in: Master’s/ Doctoral Program

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Master’s (Doctoral) Program in French Literature

We offer a curriculum that equips students with advanced textual reading and analysis skills in French literature, French culture, and the French language.

Offered in: Master’s/ Doctoral Program

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Master’s (Doctoral) Program in Journalism

We offer a curriculum that focuses on mass communication theory, journalism theory, and media analysis.

Offered in: Master’s/ Doctoral Program

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Master’s(Doctoral) Program in Cultural Interaction

We will trace the negotiations between various cultures and study in detail the process by which new cultures were created in the East and West.

Offered in: Master’s/ Doctoral Program

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