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School of Letters

Department of Japanese Language and Literature

Nurturing True Internationalists, 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 is 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, and the beauty of Japanese, and to become Japanese citizens proud and able to be the core of the Japan’s next generation.

Department of English

All Students at the Branch School in the US (MWI) are Foreign Students, with Dramatic Improvements in English Skills.

All English Cultural Studies students at US campus are immersed daily in a world of native English speakers, with dramatic improvements in English skills.

Even greater improvements come through the ACE (Advanced Course of English) program.

Exchange programs, dual degrees, entry to overseas graduate schools, and employment in international organizations and foreign companies operating in Japan.

At the leading edge of these opportunities are women with the knowledge and English abilities to move comfortably 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 for a range of teaching qualifications, and trains teachers (primary school, kindergarten, special 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 graduate female educators are employed in many primary schools, kindergartens, nurseries, and special schools.

Department of Psychology and Social Welfare

An Expansive View of Psychology and Welfare

Specialization within the course system

The Psychology and Social Welfare Department nurtures personnel with the theory and practical abilities needed in an affluent society.
Active support for acquisition of qualifications (e.g. Certified Psychologist, Social Welfare Counselor, Mental Health Welfare Professional, Grade 1 Secondary School Teacher (welfare), Welfare Recreation Worker).

School of Health and Sports Sciences

Department of Health and Sports Sciences

Become a Sports Instructor Active Over a Wide Range of Activities.

School of Health and Sports SciencesTraining top-level sports instructors for work in schools, industry, and regional 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.

School of Human Environmental Sciences

Department of Human Environmental Sciences

Towards a Truly Better Environment for Living.

Our living environment is comprised of the things and situations that surround us. The closest to human beings is clothing, followed by the articles we use in our daily lives, the interior of our homes, and our living space, and beyond that, 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 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 to specialize in food and health, and are the acknowledged experts in this area. The department considers our food environment as it changes over time, and within this context, trains National Registered Dietitians able 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. At the Department of Informatics and Mediology, we use the media to contribute to an abundant lifestyle without becoming a media slave, while at the same time nurturing personal creativity.

Department of Architecture

This department trains future architects. The students attend classes in the historic building, "Old Koshien Hotel," the design of which follows that of the school of Frank Lloyd Wright. Sufficient facilities such as studios and ateliers for design practice are provided.
A small-group class system is adopted. Design practice, which takes up more than half of the total number of classes, and field work carried out once a week help improve students' expertise. This department adopts an integrated six-year curriculum, and the educational method of professional schools is practiced, in line with the world standard of education for architects.

School of Music

Department of Performing Arts

Nurturing Musicians and Leaders Able to Contribute to Progress in Literature and Society.

Raising the level of basic skills in music to nurture musicians and leaders able to play an active role following graduation. One-to-one lessons enable thorough and specialized guidance to polish the student's performance technique and enhance sensitivity in a program designed to respect and enhance student individuality. Students selected through auditions are provided with periodic opportunities to participate in performances, and in concerts at the Koshien Hall. Making the most of the characteristics of a general university, development of the individual incorporates not only musical knowledge, but also a wide-ranging education to impart a comprehensive general knowledge.

Department of Applied Music

Development of Musical Specialists to Contribute to Society.

Developing individuals with a wide-ranging knowledge in the field of music, and an understanding of the possibilities of music in contributions 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 leaning 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 School’s track record in training pharmacists, and its accumulated knowledge, are behind the School’s 50 years of history, a history supporting the 6-year program to produce pharmacists with a well-developed moral sense, and superior clinical skills.

Department of Health and Bio-pharmaceutical Sciences

A flexible 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 personnel studying pharmaceuticals as a means of maintaining health and contributing to society. Firstly, the number of elective subjects has been increased, with 12 elected model programs suited to individual characteristics and interests being proposed. These programs are designed for a natural personal development and extension towards the future. A foundation able to support firm and 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 study at one’s own pace. The true ability and self-confidence to play an active role in society is nurtured through these activities.

School of General Education

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