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Graduate School of Global Humanics

A New Area of Study Aimed at the Creation of Science of Human Integration

About the Graduate School of Global Humanics

The Graduate School of Global Humanics, established in 2004, is a new graduate school which is consolidated from two cultural science courses - The Master's Course in International Relations, started in April, 1991 and the Doctoral Course in International Relations, started in 2001.  This school emphasizes the idea of trying to understand human beings in ecology and society on a global basis and seeks the way to create a science of human integration covering various cultural phenomena. 

There are four majors - International Relations, Language and Cultures, Psychology, and History and Geography, which are linked with five departments in the College of Humanities and departments in the College of International Studies.  In the first term each major provides seminars and assignment instructions by multiple faculty members and general omnibus lectures for the whole school. 

In the latter term various special research seminars responsible to the three majors are set and the subjects enable the learners to pursue the value of humans and culture so that they can deal with new situations in the modern world where symbiosis and interdependence among international society has become deeper and deeper.

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Departments

International Relations (Master's / Doctoral Course)

The Major of International Relations consists of the subjects of politics and economics which are aimed at thinking about a theme – "What is the better government?" and the subjects of social development which are aimed at thinking about a theme - "What is the better life?".  The latter term of the doctoral course has special research seminars on politics and economics studies and on social development studies.  They are for studying the theory and practice of international cooperation promotion, and target the establishment of a system of peace in the world society, progress of a market economy lead by developing countries, avoiding frictions of the international economy, solving the problem of poverty, establishing human rights, developing and protecting the environment, and more.

Languages and Cultures (Master's / Doctoral Course)

The Major of Language and Cultures aims at a systematic understanding of human culture of language questioning the fundamental meaning of the human spirit and culture.  It consists of three groups of subjects - comparative culture, applied linguistics, and Japanese language and culture, for the purpose of accurate understanding of areas and world societies, relative evaluation of Japanese culture from the global point of view, training international communication skills such as English, and training information process ability of individual language and areas.  The latter term of the doctoral course has special research seminars on cultural research in comparative language and culture, relative research in Japanese culture, and training specialists in linguistics and language education.

Psychology (Master's / Doctoral Course)

The Major of Psychology has curricula that enable students to learn special knowledge from various fields of psychology around a core “School Psychology Education Program.”  It contains various subjects in psychology such as educational psychology and some related subjects intended for working teachers who want to get a vocational license or add school psychology to their vocational license, and graduates who want to learn higher psychology.  The latter term of the doctoral course provides four special research seminars as a compulsory area for pursuing the latest fields of modern psychology in order to train higher research ability and specialty.

History and Geography (Master's / Doctoral Course)

History and geography are cooperative disciplines in regards to academic research.  The aim is for students to have a synthesized time-related and space-related awareness as their knowledge base.  Students who major in history are encouraged to carry a minor in geography, and students who major in geography are encouraged to carry a minor in history.  Graduates will be able to accurately interpret the historical evolution that has led to the simultaneous globalization and localization in our modern society.  They will become highly advanced professionals who can "Think Global, Act Local."

Structure of the History Course and Geography Course

History Course

The History Course is made up of a variety of courses in which research is carried out based on a broad study of history.  In particular, considering this time of globalization, Japan’s position relative to the rest of the world is taken into account.  Therefore, while incorporating extensive study of each period within Japanese history, ranging from ancient to modern, study in other regional history is also incorporated, such as European history and Asian history.  Furthermore, area studies in the fields of history of thought, technology, art, etc., are available, emphasizing research in a broad historical sense, while centering on Japan.

Geography Course

The Geography Course is made up of a variety of courses in which research is carried out based on a broad study of geography.  In particular, emphasis is given to the link between people and their communities, using tools of the Humanities and Social Sciences for analysis, with the goal of resolving problems at the local level.  As a result, in addition to various fields of human geographical studies, including economy and industry, history and urban environments, study is also incorporated in the applied areas of geographic information, regional policy, urban policy, as well as environmental geography and topography.  Human and social phenomena are the focus of research based in the human geographical studies.

Faculty

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