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Graduate School of Letters / School of Letters

Graduate School of Letters / School of Letters

Undergraduate Department: Humanities
Graduate Department: Humanities

Twelve specialized sections of the School of Letters, as well as eleven of the Graduate School of Letters, pursue one shared goal, which is to explore human nature through a variety of methods and perspectives. Our school occupies a distinguished position in the study of the humanities, and the graduates play significant roles in fields such as education, culture, and journalism, mainly in the Chubu area.

Today the study of the humanities faces drastic changes. Interdisciplinary study is being promoted and various innovative research programs have been started. Increasing globalization is evident in both research and education. To meet these changing circumstances our school has reformed its traditional system by integrating the conventional Chairs and introducing broad course-based curricula. With this new system, students can arrange their study plans according to their own interests.

In our school every undergraduate and graduate student will belong to one of the Divisions and write a thesis under the guidance of the academic advisers. In the course of writing the thesis, students are expected to acquaint themselves with traditional disciplines and to acquire the skills to deal adequately with academic and social problems.