In the Graduate School of Humanities we provide deep and detailed learning in the various fields in each area of Japanese, Eastern, and Western literature, language, and art, and we aim to nurture the ability to carry out research and the abilities needed for work requiring a high level of specialist knowledge. There are three programs: Japanese literature, English literature, and art history.
Japanese Literature Program (Master’s and Doctoral Programs)
We cover almost all eras and fields of Japanese literature, and in addition have specialists in Japanese linguistics, teaching the Japanese language, and ancient Chinese thought. More than a century has passed since our school’s founding, and during that time we have gathered a rich collection of books of which we are very proud. In the field of Japanese literature, our Yamagishi Collection and Kurokawa Collection are particularly famous, with their valuable classic books, and researchers from outside Jissen come to view both of these collections. The Japanese literature program of the graduate school does not end with a master’s degree, but goes on to a doctoral program, so for all of our students, obtaining a doctor’s degree is not a mere dream. We also have a system of official credit exchange with the graduate schools of Seikei University and Chuo University.
English Literature Program (Master’s Program)
We provide an environment that enables continuing specialist research into the various fields of British and American literature and English linguistics. Based on the educational structure of the department, which is made up of three pillars (British literature, American literature, and English linguistics), we have established a curriculum that enables these to be studied and researched systematically and ethically by connecting them organically to bring together understanding of literature and the humans who create the literature. Our aim is to have our students investigate the essence of literature in the English-speaking world and to direct their eyes to the region and culture that is behind it. At the same time, our aim is to consider the contribution that our students can make to society as teachers at junior and senior high schools and to heighten their knowledge of present-day English and their ability to use it, while ensuring that we nurture in them a balanced and rich human nature.
Art History Program (Master’s and Doctoral Programs)
In 1992, a Master’s program in art history was established, and since that time we have produced many Master’s graduates who have found employment as curators in museums of art. In 2011, we expanded our graduate art history program to include a doctoral program, so our students can now obtain a doctor’s degree. We produce talented students that can enlighten society by acquiring the latest, high level of specialist knowledge and methods of research in Japanese, Eastern, and Western art, and making full use of this in public institutions, such as museums and art galleries and various other art scenes. We accept not only students who have graduated from our own university, but also students who have graduated from other universities in Japan and overseas. We also accept male students.
In the Graduate School of Human Life Sciences we provide deep and detailed learning in the fields of food science & nutrition and human environmental sciences, and we aim to nurture the ability to carry out research and the abilities needed for work requiring a high level of specialist knowledge. There are two programs: food science & nutrition and human environmental sciences.
Food Science & Nutrition Program (Master’s and Doctoral Programs)
Health and food are important topics and are of the greatest concern for humans to live a healthy life, but these topics change with the times. The diet of Japanese people has become richer and Japan now has one of the highest life expectancies in the world. However, meals have become more convenient, and this has brought with it an unmistakable increase in various problems related to diet, such as the imbalance in the intake of nutrients, excessive consumption of certain nutrients, and food safety. To solve these problems, it is necessary to have people with a broad range of specialist knowledge and ability.
In the Food Science & Nutrition Program, we aim to nurture talented students who acquire the latest, high level of specialist knowledge in the fields of nutrition and food science, and deepen their knowledge by carrying out their own research, so that they can make a contribution to society by working as specialists and advising people how to maintain their health through eating healthily.
Food and health are subjects that we should study for the whole of our life. Recently, there has been an increase in the number of people who have already been active in society, and have come back to university to deepen their knowledge and skills. After completing their graduate studies, they are playing an active part in society as researchers, specialists, or teachers. How about becoming a part of this circle of your seniors?
Human Environmental Sciences Program (Master’s Program)
In this program, we nurture specialists who can play an active part in society centered on food, clothing, and shelter, which are the structural parts of Human Environmental Sciences. We nurture ample knowledge and ability to accomplish work in both practical work and research in these fields, and build the base on which our students can carry out activities as working women for a long time. To achieve this, we arrange a carefully allotted balance between specialist education in the fields of environmental ergonomics, eco-friendly materials, clothing environmental design, housing environmental design, and cultural environment on the one hand, and training and research skills in the process of writing their master’s thesis, and in this way concentrate our efforts on nurturing talented people with practical ability and a wide field of vision.
In the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences we provide deep and detailed learning in the fields of the humanities and social sciences, and we aim to nurture the ability to carry out research and the abilities needed for work requiring a high level of specialist knowledge. There is one course: humanities and social sciences.
Humanities and Social Sciences Program (Master’s Program)
Increased growth in production, increased efficiency in operations, and increased complexity in human relationships. A high level of specialist knowledge and skill is demanded in each of these situations. In addition, to cope with the changes which use the internet as a base, such as advances and diversification in information and the revolution in technical knowledge, flexible application ability and conception ability are demanded as they lead to the ability to solve problems in an appropriate way. In the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences we aim to nurture talented people with a high level of specialist knowledge and skill who can display leadership in such a society (management and control of enterprises and organizations and regional society).
In our program, to deal appropriately with the various practical problems, our students study from a rich supply of case studies to comprehensively solve the topic of the day for humans and society that occur in actual society, and acquire a high level of specialist knowledge and skill to deal practically with these problems.