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Graduate School of Humanities

Providing the opportunity to reach deeper levelsof knowledge. Four major courses are offered to satisfy the desire to know more about ourselves, our languages and our culture.

Japanese Literature and Language

The program is devoted to research on the Japanese language and on Japanese literature. Possible research topics related to the Japanese language include its grammar and semantic characteristics. Themes related to Japanese literature that are currently under study include investigations into the works of ancient and medieval periods, bibliographical and annotated analyses of modern literature, and research on modern and contemporary authors and their works. Our program also accepts adult auditors who want to pursue in-depth research on aspects of Japanese language and its literature.

English Literature and Language

This program offers in-depth studies in literature, language and culture in the English-speaking world. Through preparing papers for presentation in the Konan English Literary Society and working towards their graduation theses, students aim to deepen and enrich their knowledge in their chosen field. Classes are kept small to ensure maximum participation in discussion and provide a high level of personal guidance from faculty members.
(For more information on the linguistics section of the program, please see the Konan Psychling website.)

Applied Sociology

This program offers fundamental studies in sociological areassuch as family, information, regions, and networks. It alsoreaches out to provide a broader range of subjects such ascultural anthropology, history, social thought, cultural geography,and folklore taught by a staff that willingly shares adviceand expertise. Research can be conducted with a wide perspectiveto adequately address the diversity of issues in our contemporaryworld.

Human Sciences

The program is devoted to the fields of contemporary thoughtand clinical psychology. Based on the various ways of understandingand doing research on the crisis of the mind of contemporaryhuman beings, the program aims to train and cultivate clinicalpsychologists whose mission is to professionally help and supportpeople. In the doctoral degree program, emphasis is placedon the study and research of both fields.