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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

Asian social culture

Asian Language and Culture
  • Chinese Language and Culture I
    (ZHU Ji zheng)
  • Chinese Language and Culture II
    (Shinichi Hoshino)
  • Chinese Language and Culture III
    (Itsuko Fujita)
  • China classic culture
    (Satoshi Kakutani)
  • Chinese Literature I
    (To be determined)
  • Chinese Literature II
    (Taisuke Tsuchiya)
  • Chinese Literature III
  • Chinese calligraphy culture
    (Katsuhisa Tsunoda)
  • Formation of Korean literary writing
    (Takayo Fujiishi)
  • Japanese Language and Culture I
    (Masataka Mitsui)
  • Japanese Language and Culture II
    (Shohei Okada)
  • Japanese ancient Language and Culture I
    (Junichi Isogai)
  • Japanese ancient Language and Culture II
    (Megumu Suzuki)
  • Japanese Classic Literary codification I
    (Sanae Takahashi)
  • Japanese Classic Literary codification II
    (Shunya Hirobe)
  • Japanese Literary codification
    (Ryuichi Hori)
  • Japanese calligraphy culture
    (Hiroshi Okamura)
Asian history and culture
  • Japanese social structure theory
    (Toshifumi Yata)
  • Japanese social formation theory I
    (To be determined)
  • Japanese social formation theory II
    (Naofumi Hara)
  • Circum Japan Sea social formation theory
    (Moto Nakamura)
  • Circum Japan Sea historic culture
    (Saho Hirokawa)
  • East Asia historic culture
    (Masakazu Murakami)
  • Korean history and culture
    (Tamihiro Yamauchi)
  • East Asia social structure theory
    (Shinichi Fumoto)
Social culture
  • Cultural-assets study
    (Mari Kagaya)
  • Form material science
    (Hirofumi Hashimoto)
  • Comparison folklore
    (Yasuo Iijima)
  • Comparison archaeology
    (Noriyuki Shiraishi)
  • Traditional-performing-arts theory
    (Masato Nakamoto)
  • Geography space study
    (Takehiko Hori)
  • Physical geography
    (Eisuke Ono)
  • Human geography
    (Yosuke Maeda)

Euroamerican social culture

Euroamerican Language and Culture
  • British-American Language and Culture I
    (Yoshihito Dobashi)
  • British-American Language and Culture II
    (Takamichi Aki)
  • British-American Language and Culture III
    (Yoshio Ootake)
  • British-American Language and Culture IV
    (Yoko Yamada)
  • British-American Language and Culture V
    (Keiichi Narita)
  • British-American Language and Culture VI
    (Shinsuke Honma)
  • British-American Classic Literary culture
    (Kimio Onda)
  • British-American Literary culture I
    (Teruhiko Tsuji)
  • British-American Literary culture II
    (Hadley, Gregory Stuart)
  • British-American Literary culture III
    (Yukihiko Hirano)
  • British-American Literary culture IV
    (Takamichi Ichihashi)
  • British-American Literary culture V
    (Jinichi Okamura)
  • German Literary culture I
    (Satoshi Kuwahara)
  • German Literary culture II
    (Haruyo Yoshida)
  • Comparison language
    (Fuyuki Ebata)
  • French Language and Culture
    (Koichi Ishino)
  • French history of Ideas
    (Tatsuo Henmi)
  • Russian Literary culture
    (Masami Suzuki)
Euroamerican history and culture
  • British and American historical culture
    (Yasuhiro Takahashi)
  • European history and culture I
    (To be determined)
  • European history and culture II
    (Ayako Hosoda)
  • European history and culture III
    (Shigeko Kobayashi)
  • Western art history
    (Emiko Tanaka)
  • Circum Mediterranean history and culture
    (Hideki Takahashi)

International Japanese culture

International Japanese culture
  • Japanese language education I
    (Hideki Ikeda)
  • Japanese language education II
    (Hideki Ikeda)
  • Japanese language education III
    (Yuko Adachi)
  • Japanese language education IV
    (Yuko Adachi)
  • Japanese language education History I
    (Mikio Shibata)
  • Japanese language education History II
    (Mikio Shibata)
  • Japanese-language-education training
    (Hideki Ikeda and Yuko Adachi)
  • Japanese-language-education practice research
    (Hideki Ikeda and Yuko Adachi)
  • East Asia social culture
    (To be determined)
  • East Asian Language and Culture
    (Itsuko Fujita)
  • East Asian comparison culture
    (Itsuko Fujita)
  • Japanese research
    (Yasuki Masui)
  • International Relations of East Asian Regional Integration
    (ZHANG Yun)
  • Language Policy in Japan
    (Yuko Adachi)

* Four compulsory subjects are offered as subjects common to the Graduate School, which include Specific Research I, Research II, Specific Research 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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