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Graduate School of Humanities (M.A. and Ph.D.)

Japanese Literature Major (M.A. and Ph.D.)
Japanese literature has played an important role not only in the study of Japan unique linguistic culture but also in a wide range of Japanese cultural studies. Students taking this major mainly study classic to modern and contemporary Japanese literature while conducting advanced research on Japanese linguistics and Chinese literature.

English and Linguistics Major (M.A. and Ph.D.)
In this major, students analyze literary works written in English and, based on their analysis, study the two fields of British/American literature and English linguistics. The main objective of British/American literature is to learn British/American culture and way of living. The main objective of English linguistics is to clarify the mechanism of human linguistic activities.

Sociology Major (M.A. and Ph.D.)
In this major, students analyze and interpret various problems that arise in the age of transformed social groups, diverse values, and complex information. The objective of this major is to develop specialized human resources with a broad outlook and capabilities who can lead the development of a desirable society and whose appearance is awaited by modern Japanese society.

Graduate School of Human Ecology (M.S. and Ph.D.)

Consumer Science Major (M.S.)
The objective of this major is to make a theoretical clarification of consumer-related issues and to develop human resources capable of offering scientific proposals from the consumer perspective.

Human Development Major (M.S.)
This major aims to develop human resources capable of appropriately addressing care-related issues of the elderly in an aging society and other various issues arising from personal development and human relations such as issues related to women employment, marriage, childcare, bullying, and truant students.

Human Ecology Major (Ph.D.)
The objective of this major is to promote material, spiritual and social improvement and development of life for individuals who are at the same time consumers and ordinary citizens as well as to develop researchers and specialists who aim to establish new theories in human ecology and solve various human ecology-related issues.