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Department of
HISTORY
Undergraduate Courses:     English Language and Literature   Japanese Language and Literature   History   Human Relations   International Studies   Philosophy   Education   Primary Education   Psychology

   In the History Program, emphasis is put on developing, through a student's historical perspective, analytical skills to deal with contemporary world problems. Through such training, students are expected to utilize historical analysis to nurture their understanding of Japan's national issues and its role in the world, to communicate better with other cultures, and to appreciate the historical and cultural influence of Christianity.
   The program offers two courses: Japanese History and World History. Each course offers comprehensive studies of the political, economic, social and cultural issues from ancient to modern times.
   A basic component of the program is the development of skills in reading and comprehending historical materials. Students are offered the opportunity to prepare for the writing of their theses by pursuing individual studies of specific topics through directed reading of historical documents and monographs under the guidance of a particular professor. Seminars play a major role in accomplishing this purpose. Through seminars, students acquire the practical skills and technical training to pursue their own studies. In this manner, they eventually learn through their own experience the joy of studying history.


CURRICULUM

   In the undergraduate program, there are two major fields of study: Japanese History and World History. In each field, a wide variety of courses are being offered, as shown in the list below.
 
Japanese History:
   Ancient, Medieval, Modern, and Contemporary Periods;

World History:
   Chinese, and Southeast Asian History, Southwest Asian History, European and American History


   Our program is designed to foster students' ability to analyze historical phenomena critically and objectively. This involves gathering relevant historical data and information, reading and correctly understanding source materials, and finally, constructing and clearly presenting one's own view of the phenomena.

   One of our main goals is to help students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to read and understand historical source materials.
   Seminars play an important role in our program. Through directed reading of primary as well as secondary sourses, students learn how to interpret and analyze both historical documents and works authored by leading historians. Students are given abundant opportunities to construct and present their own arguments, both in writing (seminar papers) and in oral presentations.
   In the senior year, students have a chance to test what they have learned by writing B. A. theses on the topics of their own choice.


FACULTY MEMBERS AND THEIR AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Japanese History

ISHIHARA, Hiiro
(Lecturer)

   Medieval Japan
SASAKI, Keisuke
(Professor)

   Ancient Japan
SASAKI, Takashi
(Professor)

   Modern and Contemporary Japan; Political History of the Meiji Era

World History
AJIOKA, Toru
(Professor)

   Modern China
INDE, Tadao
(Professor)

   Medieval Europe
KOIZUMI, Toru
(Professor)

   Early Modern Europe
KUWANA, Eiko
(Associate Professor)

   Eastern Europe
   Report of "Cultural Exchange and Transformation of Modern Diplomacy"
YAMAGUCHI, Akihiko
(Professor)

   Early Modern Iran


MASTER OF ARTS PROGRAM
   Upon completion of the undergraduate History Program, students can further develop their professional skills by taking advanced courses in the Master of Arts Program.