Study Areas of School

The School of Humanities and Human Sciences consists of 4 courses.
Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies gives students the opportunity to experience a wide range of learning instead of limiting their studies to one particular subject area or region.

Course of Philosophy and Cultural Studies

This course consists of philosophy, ethics, religion, Buddhist studies, art and Museum studies. In addition to questioning “Knowing” and “Existing” deeply, students will conduct research on “how humans should live” and explore cultural phenomenon as specific effects of human mental activities.

  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Religious Studies and Indian Philosophy
  • Aesthetics and History of Art
  • Museum Studies

Course of History and Anthropology

The aim of this course is to use history, anthropology and archeology to study the societies and cultures of a number of regions and ethnic groups through­out the world. The course focuses on the study of ancient to contemporary history in Japan, the East, the West, as well as the study of anthropology and archeology from the birth of the human race to the present time.

  • Japanese History
  • Oriental History
  • Occidental History
  • Archaeology
  • Cultural Anthropology

Course of Linguistics and Literature

Language is a means of communication as well as a tool of thinking. In the Linguistics and Literature course, students conduct research comparing the history and mechanism of languages by time period and region, and analyze the philosophy and literature represented by languages through images, language and information.

  • European and American Literature
  • Pre-modern Japanese Literature and Culture
  • Sinology
  • Visual and Modern Culture
  • Linguistics

Course of Human Sciences

This course aims to understand the mechanism of society and human behavior from an empirical point of view based on data analysis. Subjects of this course include psychology, social psychology, sociology, social ecology, geography. In addition to this base, analytical classes on experiments, surveys, research methodology provide the skills for research.

  • Psychology
  • Behavioral Science
  • Sociology
  • Regional Science