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Master’s Degree Program / Major in Social and Cultural Studies

The Major in Social and Cultural Studies aims to foster specialized professionals and researchers who have the specialized knowledge related to the languages, histories and cultures of Asia (including Japan) and other parts of the world. To achieve this aim, this program intends to systematically endow students with the advanced knowledge and the methods for interdisciplinary analyses on these issues to cultivate the skills to identify and explore the issues related to the languages, histories and cultures of Asia (including Japan) and other parts of the world. At the same time, this Major aims to foster individuals who will contribute to a further development of international relations, especially in East Asia. To achieve this aim, this program also intends to multifacetedly and systematically endow students with the advanced understanding of Japanese language and Japanese culture.

Degrees to be awarded
Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy

博士前期課程 社会文化専攻

Major in Social and Cultural Studies

East Asian society and culture

Japanese social culture
  • Japanese Language and Culture I
    (MITSUI Masataka)
  • Japanese Language and Culture II
    (OKADA Shohei)
  • Japanese ancient Language and Culture I
    (ISOGAI Jun-ichi)
  • Japanese ancient Language and Culture II
    (To be determined)
  • Japanese Classic Literary codification I
    (TAKAHASHI Sanae)
  • Japanese Classic Literary codification II
    (HIROBE Shunya)
  • Japanese Classic Literary codification III
    (ABE Ryota)
  • Japanese Literary codification I
    (To be determined)
  • Japanese Literary codification II
    (NAGANUMA Mitsuhiko)
  • Japanese calligraphy culture I
    (OKAMURA Hiroshi)
  • Japanese calligraphy culture II
    (To be determined)
  • Japanese social formation theory I
    (KATAGIRI Akihiko)
  • Japanese social formation theory II
    (HARA Naofumi)
  • Japanese social formation theory III
    (SHINOSAKI Atsushi)
  • Circum Japan Sea social formation theory
    (NAKAMURA Moto)
  • Cultural-assets study
    (To be determined)
  • Form material science
    (MORI Takanori)
  • Comparison folklore
    (KAGAYA Mari)
  • Traditional-performing-arts theory
    (NAKAMOTO Masato)
  • Geography space study
    (HORI Takehiko)
  • Human geography
    (MAEDA Yosuke)
Japanese language education
  • Japanese language education I
    (IKEDA Hideki)
  • Japanese language education II
    (IKEDA Hideki)
  • Japanese language education III
    (MENG Yun)
  • Japanese language education IV
    (MENG Yun)
  • Japanese language education V
    (To be determined)
  • Japanese language education History
    (FURUTA Rino)
  • Japanese-language-education training
    (IKEDA Hideki etc.)
  • Japanese-language-education practice research
    (IKEDA Hideki etc.)
East Asian social culture
  • Chinese Language and Culture I
    (HOSHINO Shin-ichi)
  • Chinese Language and Culture II
    (FUJITA Itsuko)
  • China classic culture
    (KAKUTANI Satoshi)
  • Chinese Literature I
    (KOJIMA Akiko)
  • Chinese Literature II
    (TSUCHIYA Taisuke)
  • Chinese Literature III
    (WANG Xiaoning)
  • Chinese calligraphy culture
    (TSUNODA Katsuhisa)
  • Formation of Korean literary writing
    (FUJIISHI Takayo)
  • East Asia historic culture
    (MURAKAMI Masakazu)
  • Korean history and culture
    (YAMAUCHI Tamihiro)
  • Comparison archaeology
    (SHIRAISHI Noriyuki)
  • Environmental geography
    (KITAMURA Shigeru)
  • East Asian society culture
    (To be determined)
  • East Asian language and culture
    (FUJITA Itsuko)
  • East Asian comparison culture
    (FUJITA Itsuko)
  • Circum Japan Sea historic culture
    (HIROKAWA Saho)
  • International Relations of East Asian Regional Integration
    (ZHANG Yun)
  • Language Policy in Japan
    (To be determined)

Euroamerican social culture

Euroamerican Language and Culture
  • British-American Language and Culture I
    (KITADA Shin-ichi)
  • British-American Language and Culture II
    (AKI Takamichi)
  • British-American Language and Culture III
    (OOTAKE Yoshio)
  • British-American Language and Culture IV
    (YAMADA Yoko)
  • British-American Language and Culture V
    (HONMA Shinsuke)
  • British-American Classic Literary culture
    (To be determined)
  • British-American Literary culture I
    (TSUJI Teruhiko)
  • British-American Literary culture II
    (Hadley, Gregory Stuart)
  • British-American Literary culture III
    (HIRANO Yukihiko)
  • British-American Literary culture IV
    (ICHIHASHI Takamichi)
  • British-American Literary culture V
    (OKAMURA Jin-ichi)
  • German Language culture
  • German Literary culture
    (TANABE Keiko)
  • Comparison language
    (EBATA Fuyuki)
  • French Language and Culture
    (TSUMORI Keiichi)
  • French history of Ideas
    (HENMI Tatsuo)
  • Russian Literary culture
    (SUZUKI Masami)
  • British and American historical culture
    (TAKAHASHI Yasuhiro)
  • European history and culture I
    (KOBAYASHI Shigeko)
  • European history and culture II
    (HOSODA Ayako)
  • Circum Mediterranean history and culture
    (TAKAHASHI Hideki)
  • Western art history
    (TANAKA Emiko)
  • Physical geography
    (To be determined)

* Five compulsory subjects are offered as subjects common to the Graduate School, which include Introduction to Research, Research Project I, Research Project II, Research Project III, and General Seminar.
In addition, Each of all subjects listed above is accompanied by two subjects that are Advanced Lecture and Seminar.

* Names of teachers and Course Titles are subject to change.

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