Humanities Course: Course Introduction and Faculty Members

Introduction of Humanities Course

Based on the general theories and skills of the humanities and ability to view things from a higher perspective, the Humanities Course aims to lead local humanities research, propose new social values through dialogues with others, and contribute to the society in which people with diverse values coexist.

Admission and Diploma policies of the Humanities Course

Field of study and research

Humanities Course has two fields of study: Field of Human Culture, and Field of Language and Culture. The following shows major research areas for each field of study:

Field Major research areas
Human CulturePhilosophy/Ethics, Art History, Cognitive Psychology/Experimental Psychology, Sociology, Cultural Anthropology, Geography, Archaeology, Japanese History, Asian History, Southeast Asian History, Western History
Language and Culture Linguistics, Japanese Linguistics, Japanese Literature, Korean Language and Culture, Chinese Literature and Thought, English Linguistics, English Communication, British and American Linguistic and Cultural Studies, American Literature, British Literature, German Linguistics

Faculty

Human Culture

Name
Position
Degree
Research Keywords
Course in Charge
Professor
MA
epistemology, theory of truth, philosophy of Immanuel Kant
Lecture on Culture of Philosophy
Professor
MA
metaphysics, logos, existence and truth
Lecture on Human Ontology
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
ethics, action theory, religious philosophy
Lecture on History of Ethical Thought
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
history of modern art, history of German-Japanese art exchange, Japonisme
Lecture on Aesthetics and Art History
Professor
Ph.D.
eye movement
Lecture on Cognitive Psychology
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
perception, cognition, development
Lecture on Experimental Psychology
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
social survey
Lecture on Social Culture
Associate Professor
MA
environmental issues, local communities, communities
Lecture on Social Human Beings
Professor
Ph.D.
culture, ethnicity, area studies
Lecture on Cultural Anthropology
Professor
Ph.D.
distribution, economic geography, fieldwork
Lecture on Regional Systems
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
geomorphogeny, remote sensing, GIS
Lecture on Natural Environment
Professor
Ph.D.
handicraft production, logistics, social structure
Lecture on Material Culture
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
Asia, comparative archeology, non-literate society
Lecture on Asian Archaeology
Professor
Ph.D.
agricultural society, culture of Seto Inland Sea, commerce, production
Lecture on Buried Cultural Properties
Professor
MA
history of early modern Japan, archival studies, daimyo, pilgrimage, festivals, local communities
Lecture on History of Japanese Culture
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
modern and contemporary history, nationalism, external perspective
Lecture on Japanese History of Cultural Interchange
Professor
MA
history of Southeast Asia, modern history of the Philippines, Chinese immigration
Lecture on Cultural Studies of Southeast Asia
Professor
Ph.D.
Asia, early modern China, socioeconomic history
Lecture on History of Asian Societies
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
ancient China, history of the Chunqiu period, new materials
Lecture on History of Asian Culture
Professor
MA
British modern history, memorial to the dead, welfare state
Lecture on History of Western World
Associate Professor
MA
ancient Greek history, “polytheism” world, community
Lecture on European History and Culture

Language and Culture

Name
Position
Degree
Research Keywords
Course in Charge
Professor
Ph.D.
linguistic typology, contrastive linguistics, linguistic theory
Lecture on Linguistic Typology
Professor
Ph.D.
dialects, accents, linguistic geography
Lecture on Contemporary Japanese Language
Professor
Ph.D.
lexical semantics, language and music
Lecture on English Semantics
Professor
MA
generative grammar, syntax
Lecture on English Philological Structure
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
German linguistics, semantics
Lecture on German Linguistics
Professor
MA
classics, annotation, literary history
Lecture on Classical Japanese Literature
Professor
Ph.D.
medieval literature, war chronicle,commentary on classics,comparative literature
Lecture on Medieval Japanese Literature
Professor
Ph.D.
Japanese performing arts, kabuki, early modern literature
Lecture on History of Traditional Japanese Performing Arts
Professor
Ph.D.
modern and contemporary Japanese literature, literary criticism, cultural history
Lecture on Modern Japanese Literature
Professor
Ph.D.
destiny, inaction, emptiness
Lecture on History of Chinese Philosophy
Professor
Ph.D.
Tang poetry, Bai Ji Yi, Japanese and Chinese comparative literature
Lecture on Classical Chinese Literature
Professor
MA
Korean language, translation
Lecture on Korean Language and Culture
Professor
MA
context, speech act, communication
Lecture on Anglo-American Communication
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
second language acquisition, individual differences in acquisition
Lecture on English Language Acquisition
Professor
MA
French literature, French, classicism, theater
Lecture on French Literature
Associate Professor
MA
Shakespeare, Restoration period theater, customs comedy
Lecture on Modern and Contemporary British Literature
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
contemporary literature, literary theory, comparative culture studies
Lecture on Anglo-American Cultures and Language
Associate Professor
MA
American poetry, American drama, American literature
Lecture on Contemporary American Literature

Obtainable teacher’s licenses

In the Humanities Course of the Division of Law and Letters, students can obtain advance class teacher’s licenses for junior and senior high schools by earning the required credits. Note that only individuals who possess a Type 1 teacher’s license are qualified.

Advanced Class Teacher’s License for Junior High SchoolJapanese, Social Studies, English
Advanced Class Teacher’s License for Senior High SchoolJapanese Language, Geography and History, Civics, English

The basic qualifications and the minimum credits required are as follows:

Type of licenseAdvanced Class Teacher’s License for Junior/Senior High School
Basic qualificationHolding a master’s degree
Minimum credits24 (with courses related to the subject(s) or teaching)

Careers in which graduates are expected to be active

Government or company employees to work for the promotion of regional culture, government or company employees to work with their foreign language skills, junior/senior high school teachers to engage in secondary education, advancement in career, doctoral students, etc.

Registration Models