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The Faculty of Literature and Social Sciences, which integrates the humanities and the social sciences, is one of the foremost in eastern Japan. By means of small-sized classes, students study the relationships between people and society. Its two departments aim to provide an education that both appeals to today’s youth and meets the demands of our complex world.
The teaching faculty come from a range of specialist backgrounds: psychology, linguistics, information sciences, literature, art, philosophy, culture, history, anthropology, sociology and geography. The Department offers five courses: Regional Humanities, Languages, Cultural Dynamics, Cultural Hermeneutics and Global Studies. Through seminars, fieldwork and small-sized classes, the Department fosters creativity and culture in its graduates.
Here education on and research in all aspects of the social sciences is provided, including law, politics, economics and business administration. After undergoing the basic education common to all faculties in their first year, from their second students choose from the three courses of Law, Public Policy or Economics & Business Management. From their third year, students join small group seminars of their choice, deepen their knowledge through presentations and discussions, and acquire the ability to deal flexibly with the various problems posed by our modern society.