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School of Letters

Department of Japanese Language and Literature

Nurturing True Linguists, and Bringing Japanese Language and Culture to the World.

Department of Japanese Language and LiteratureThe Japanese Language and Literature program teaches the language, literature, and culture of Japan, with its long history of depth and permanence. Linguistic research focuses on Japanese literature, and professors in this department have published internationally as a means of promoting Japanese language and culture. Through the study of Japanese literary works, both past and present, students are able to learn the finer points about the beauty of Japanese, literature and become well educated Japanese citizens who are able to be the core of the Japan's next generation.

Department of English

All Students at the Branch School in the US (MFWI) advance in their English Skills.

All English department students at the US campus are immersed daily in cultural studies and interact with native English speakers.

Some students experience even greater improvements through the ACE (Advanced Course of English) program.

Within this department, there are opportunities for exchange programs, dual degrees, entry to overseas graduate schools, and employment in international organizations and foreign companies operating in Japan.

These opportunities are available to students with a developed knowledge of English who want to use their language abilities to interact with people in the international world.

Department of Education

Nurturing Female Educators with Sensitivity, Humanity, and Creativity.

Based on these principles, the Department of Education provides a curriculum that focuses on the essential points about teaching qualifications, and trains teachers (primary school, kindergarten, special needs school) and childcare workers with a sense of mission. Under the current employment conditions, the department continually boasts a high pass rate in employment examinations, and its graduates are employed in many primary schools, kindergartens, nursery schools, and special needs schools.

Department of Psychology and Social Welfare

An Expansive View of Psychology and Welfare

The Psychology and Social Welfare Department instructs students in the theory and practical abilities needed to advanced students in any given society.
Active support for acquisition of professional qualifications (e.g. Certified Psychologist, Social Welfare Counselor, Mental Health Welfare Professional, Grade 1 Secondary School Teacher (welfare), Welfare Recreation Worker) are promoted.

School of Health and Sports Sciences

Department of Health and Sports Sciences

Becoming a Sports Instructor With a Wide Range of Sports Knowledge.

School of Health and Sports SciencesOur good is training top-level sports instructors for work in schools, industry, and general society. Seeking the appropriate method of instruction based on current sports technology and medical theory, and studying exercise and sports in the fields of health and competition in a scientific, specialized, and practical manner is top priority in this program.

School of Human Environmental Sciences

Department of Human Environmental Sciences

Towards Creating a Better Environment for Living.

Our living environment is comprised of the things and situations that surround us. The closest physical thing to touch human beings is clothing, followed by the articles we use in our daily lives, the interior of our homes, and our living space, as well as our buildings, towns, and cities. The Department of Human Environmental Sciences focuses broadly on the relationship between ourselves and the diverse objects and concepts that comprise our living environment.

Department of Food Science and Nutrition

Training to be National Registered Dietitians - the Experts in Color and Health.

Department of Food Science and Nutrition'Food' is an important key to maintaining health. National Registered Dietitians hold the only national qualification that specializes in food and health, and are the acknowledged experts in this area. The department considers the food environment as it changes over time, and within this context, trains National Registered Dietitians to respond to the needs of society.

Department of Informatics and Mediology

Using a Diverse Range of Media to Represent Your Future.

Department of Informatics and MediologyInformation reaches us through a wide range of media - text, photos, music, film, books, TV, and the Internet. In the Department of Informatics and Mediology, we use the media to contribute to a healthy lifestyle without becoming a media slave, while at the same time nurturing personal creativity.

Department of Architecture

Creating architects for a modern world

The students in this department attend classes in the historic building, "Old Koshien Hotel," which follows the design of established school of Frank Lloyd Wright. These facilities, such as studios and ateliers for design practice, are provided to support a small-group class system. Design practice, which takes up more than half of the total number of classes, and field work are carried out once a week to help develop students' expertise. This department offers an integrated six-year curriculum, and the educational method is in line with the world standard of education for architects.

School of Music

Department of Performing Arts

Nurturing Musicians and Performers to Contribute to Progress in Literature and Society.

Raising the level of basic skills in music to nurture musicians and performers to be able to play an active role following graduation is important. One-to-one lessons enable thorough and specialized guidance to improve student's performance technique, as well as enhance respect and student individuality. Students selected through auditions are given opportunity to participate in performances, and in concerts at the Koshien Hall. Making the most of the general development of an individual incorporates not only musical knowledge, but also comprehensive general knowledge.

Department of Applied Music

Development of Musical Specialists to Contribute to Society.

Developing individuals with a wide-range of knowledge in the field of music, also means understanding the possibilities of how music contributes to society. This comprehensive approach covers music therapy, art management, and life-long learning. The department has a small student body to ensure a full and comprehensive learning environment.

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Department of Pharmacy

Training Pharmacists with a Well-developed Theoretical Approach and Clinical Abilities.

The School of Pharmacy reached its 50th year in 2012. In this half-century of operation, the School has sent more than 10,000 pharmacists out into the world. The majority of graduates are active in a wide range of fields, notably medical institutions. The department's track record in training pharmacists, and their accumulated knowledge, are a significant part of the department's 50 years of history. The department 6-year program goal is to produce pharmacists with a well-developed moral sense, and superior clinical skills.

Department of Health and Bio-pharmaceutical Sciences

A Curriculum Encouraging and Developing an Inquisitive Mind Able to Contribute to Life and Health.

Department of Health and Bio-pharmaceutical SciencesDepartment of Health and Bio-pharmaceutical SciencesSignificant changes have been made in the curriculum of the Department of Health and Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences to ensure comprehensive development of students studying pharmaceuticals as a means of maintaining health and contributing to society. First, the number of elective subjects has increased, with 12 select model programs suited to individual interests being proposed. These programs are designed for a natural personal development and extensive preparation for the future. A firm foundation to support well-defined practical abilities is needed to function actively as an expert in one’s chosen field. With this in mind, fundamental subjects linked to practical studies are provided in the first year. These involve mutual study in small groups, allowing a student to study at one’s own pace. The true ability and self-confidence to play an active role in society are nurtured through these activities.

School of General Education

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