The Faculty of Comparative Culture consists of Courses of Asian Cultures, American Cultures, and European Cultures, allowing students to study from a variety of perspectives.

Course of Asian Cultures

With detailed guidance from Chinese instructors, students will learn Chinese through repeated practice of correct pronunciation, listening comprehension, and writing. In this course, students study a wide range of specialized fields, with a focus on China, and explore Asian culture from multiple perspectives, comparing them not only with Japan but also with the West. Seminars are held in small groups, so faculty members provide careful guidance to each student, from reports to graduate theses.


Course of American Cultures

Students will learn many aspects of the American cultures, which are multi-racial and multi-ethnic cultures that mix and create new things. English is taught by native speakers, and the latest CALL facilities ensure that students improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students are able to find their own research themes from a variety of specialized fields, and to carry out substantial research under the careful guidance in small group seminars.


Course of European Cultures

Students can study in depth European culture, which gave birth to the prototype of international society, from ancient times to the present day. With the largest number of faculty members, all of whom are representatives of Japan in their respective fields, students can study the diversity of European cultures in depth. Students can study English, German, French, Russian, and Spanish.