Academic Programs

Graduate School of Humanities and Social Science

Applied English and Intercultural Studies(M.A)

The Master of Arts program in Applied English and Intercultural Studies enables students to use English as a working language for professional purposes. The program emphasizes the development of English communication skills and the practical use of English in education, business, and international service. Areas of concentration include English-language education, applied linguistics, language and culture, literary and cultural studies, intercultural and interpersonal communication, computer-mediated communication and applied information technology, and international organizations and programs. Domestic and international internships include opportunities to work in schools and international organizations. Students have served internships at UNESCO offices in Jakarta, Bangkok, and Seoul, at the United Nations Information Center in Tokyo, and in primary and secondary schools.

Cross-Cultural Studies (M.A.)

The Master of Arts program in Cross-Cultural Studies develops knowledge and practical skills for participation and leadership in cross-cultural activities. One research area is cultural expression in literature, fine arts, and music, including Japanese Literature, Arabic Literature, Literature in English, Comparative Culture in Asia, Christian Arts, Traditional Culture, History of Western Music, and Inter-Arts Studies. Another research area is cultural transmission and exchange, which includes applied studies in information and communication for cross-cultural exchange and cooperation: International Cultural Policy, International Cultural Information, International Organizations, History of Publication, and Library and Information Science. The program helps students prepare for professional careers as cultural specialists or researchers in domestic and international organizations, including government and non-profit organizations such as schools, libraries, museums, and publishing companies.

Home Sciences and Welfare (M.A.)

The Master of Arts program in Home Sciences and Welfare develops knowledge and practical skills required for social support roles that help people lead healthy, productive lives. The two research areas include healthy living and social welfare. Studies in healthy living cover topics such as physiology, nutrition, recreation, and the design of living environments. These are studied through courses such as Health Life Science, Food Science, Health for the Aged, and Human Environmental Science. Studies in social welfare cover topics such as ethical issues in social work, social services administration, care management, and family support services. These are studied through courses such as Concepts of Welfare Practice, Health and Welfare Administration, Child Welfare Issues, Applied Community Welfare, Applied Social Work, and Field Study in Social Work. Research in social welfare includes both theoretical and applied studies of social work.