School of Letters
Department of English, post-graduate program
The master's program offers a curriculum which covers areas such as language, literature, history, social thought, and cognitive linguistics. This program provides a multi-faceted perspective in English and American literature, the English language and also Global Studies. Lectures are given by faculty involved in unique research. The Interpreting and Translation Course aims to develop interpreters and translators with practical skills as well as background knowledge in various fields. The course offers many on-the-job training opportunities.
The doctoral program provides personalized guidance for students to deepen their specialties and acquire extensive knowledge. Students in the program are expected to complete an empirical and creative thesis to earn their doctorate degrees.
Department of Intercultural Studies, post-graduate program
Centering its education on studies in history, literature, sociology, philosophy, aesthetics, reasoning and education, the program begins by raising awareness of Japanese culture so that students can branch out from there to conduct their comparative research with other cultures. It aims to promote cross-cultural understanding and develop excellent cross-cultural communicators.
The doctoral program seeks to cultivate in students the competency to discuss and debate with others, using extensive knowledge acquired through thorough research. Students are encouraged to present their papers for review, to gain the experience they need to become full-fledged scholars.
School of Human Sciences
Department of Human Sciences, post-graduate program
The program builds on four disciplines for understanding human nature, the human body, and the environment: clinical psychology, behavioral sciences, environmental sciences and health science. In the discipline of clinical psychology, students, after earning a certain number of credits can earn eligibility to take the clinical psychotherapist exam.
The program is divided into two disciplines: the science of clinical psychology, which pursues understanding of the human mind; and human environmental sciences which explore the relationship between people and the environment from the bioscientific and ecological perspectives. The program seeks to develop scholars and educators with advanced professional knowledge and research methods.
School of Music
Department of Musical Arts, post-graduate program
The musical arts program consists of two disciplines: 1. creative arts, which is the study of composition, and 2. performing arts, which emphasizes self-expression in vocal and instrumental arts. Aiming to raise accomplished musicians, students are given 90 minutes of lessons per week in their second year, and ten or more “open lessons” (lessons open for public view) are held every year.