• College of Comparative Culture


    The College of Comparative Culture focuses on exploring various cultures especially from “contemporary” and “interdisciplinary” perspectives and producing people who can play important roles in the age of globalization through their wide knowledge, flexible imagination, and effective communication skills in foreign languages.

    The College of Comparative Culture consists of six "divisions", which include sixteen "areas" as subdivisions. While students can cross the six "divisions" and make their views wider, juniors choose one “area” they belong to and begin to concentrate on the themes for their graduation theses.

    One of the main characteristics of the College of Comparative Culture is the flexibility of its curriculum. In fact, even though students belong to specific "divisions"/"areas", they can take classes in the other "divisions"/"areas" rather freely according to their interests and/or career plans, creating effective combinations of classes with their teachers' advice.

    The structure of "divisions"/"areas"” is as follows:

    ■ Division of Japanese and Asian Studies
    - Area of Japanese Literature
    - Area of Japanese Studies
    - Area of Chinese Literature
    - Area of Asian Studies

    ■ Division of Anglo-American and European Studies
    - Area of Anglo-American Studies
    - Area of German Studies
    - Area of French Studies
    - Area of European and American Studies

    ■ Division of Field Studies
    - Area of Cultural Anthropology
    - Area of Cultural Geography

    ■ Division of Cultural Expression
    - Area of Textual Culture
    - Area of Cultural Creativity

    ■ Division of Cultural and Social Sciences
    - Area of Advanced Studies in Culture
    - Area of Media Communication and Information Society Studies

    ■ Division of Philosophy and Religious Studies
    - Area of Contemporary Philosophy
    - Area of Comparative Religion

    Educational Policy

    The College of Comparative Culture offers its students a "contemporary" and "interdisciplinary" education through the wide range of courses on various cultures of human society. The College aims to produce talented personnel who have a professional training in academic knowledge, imagination and communication skills in foreign language.


    First and Second Year:
    Introductory courses of "divisions"/"areas" (e.g. "Introduction to Japanese Literature", "Introductory Seminar in Japanese and Asian Studies"), First and second foreign language courses (e.g. "English for Specific Purposes", "German for Specialized Subjects")
    Third and Fourth Year:
    Specialized courses of "divisions"/"areas" (e.g. "Studies in Japanese Literature", "Seminar in Japanese Literature"), Graduation thesis

    Type of degree

    Bachelor of Arts (Comparative Culture)

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