Faculties and Departments

Faculty of Arts

Department of Japanese Language and Literature

Since ancient times, Kyoto has been the setting of countless works of literature, as well as a city that has fostered a wealth of culture through its connections with foreign countries. Students deepen understanding through empirical and logical learning in the areas of Japanese language and literature, and international exchange. This gives them the ability to think for themselves while understanding and cooperating constructively with others in the Buddhist spirit. The result is a global citizen capable of discovering problems on one's own and taking on unforeseen challenges in an ethical and responsible manner. Graduates will use the extensive knowledge they have acquired to make substantial contributions to fields such as education and the media.

Department of English Studies

Kyoto culture has developed over a long history of exchange with foreign countries. This makes it an ideal location for students to use their English skills to deepen their understanding of culture and literature in the English-speaking world through empirical and logical learning. This gives them the ability to think for themselves while understanding and cooperating constructively with others in the Buddhist spirit. The result is a global citizen capable of discovering problems on one's own and taking on unforeseen challenges in an ethical and responsible manner. Graduates will use the extensive knowledge they have acquired to make substantial contributions to fields such as English education, translation and interpretation, international aid, and airlines and tourism.

Department of History

Students deepen their understanding of the history of governments, economies, society, and culture throughout the world in a multifaceted, empirical, and logical way. This gives them the ability to think for themselves while understanding and cooperating constructively with others in the Buddhist spirit. The result is a global citizen capable of discovering problems on one's own and taking on unforeseen challenges in an ethical and responsible manner. Graduates will use the extensive knowledge they have acquired to make substantial contributions to fields such as education, culture, and government.

Faculty of Human Development and Education

Department of Education
Education Course

Students acquire the knowledge and skills in the field of education as they carry out theoretical and practical study of how people grow to become who they are, in the process gaining both deep insights and a wide range of perspectives on humans. This gives them the ability to think for themselves while understanding and cooperating constructively with others in the Buddhist spirit. The result is a global citizen capable of discovering problems on one's own and taking on unforeseen challenges in an ethical and responsible manner. Graduates will use the extensive knowledge they have acquired to make substantial contributions at kindergartens and elementary schools, as well as in the area of continuing education in communities and at education-related private companies.

Department of Education
Psychology Course

In this course, students focus on five areas of study: clinical psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, educational psychology, and social psychology. Through their studies, students gain a deeper understanding of humans that serves to broaden their perspectives and enrich their lives. Studying psychology provides them with the ability to think proactively, develop mutual understanding with others, harness Buddhist tenets to cooperate creatively with others, and discover and take on new challenges. This course aims to foster human resources who are capable of working in a global environment and who can act with a sense of morality and responsibility, even in the face of unexpected challenges. After leaving the university, students are expected to take what they have learned here and put it into practice in their workplaces, whether they become company employees, kindergarten or elementary school teachers, civil servants, or clinical psychologists. This course also provides a solid grounding for those intending to proceed to graduate school.

Department of Education
Music Education Course

While working intensively on performing and composing music, students also discuss what they think should constitute a modern-day musical education. In the course of acquiring the extensive knowledge required to achieve well-rounded musical expression, students also develop the ability to think proactively, develop mutual understanding with others, harness Buddhist tenets to cooperate creatively with others, and discover and take on new challenges. This course aims to foster human resources who are capable of working in a global environment and who can act with a sense of morality and responsibility, even in the face of unexpected challenges. After leaving the university, students are expected to take what they have learned here and put it into practice in their future professions, for example as instructors in schools, continuing education programs, and community-based activities.

Department of Pedology

Students in this department study the way that interactions with social and cultural environments serve to shape the mental and physical development of children. They acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become childcare professionals who can find and nourish children's innate power to grow. Given the wide diversity in personal values evident in modern society, we need to take a comprehensive approach to addressing issues related to child rearing. With this in mind, students in this department are trained to develop the ability to think proactively, develop mutual understanding with others, harness Buddhist tenets to cooperate creatively with others, and discover and take on new challenges. This course aims to foster human resources who are capable of working in a global environment and who can act with a sense of morality and responsibility, even in the face of unexpected challenges. After leaving the university, students are expected to take what they have learned here and put it into practice in their future professions, for example as kindergarten and day-care teachers or as workers in private and community programs related to child-raising and child welfare.

Faculty of Home Economics

Department of Food and Nutrition

With the advancement of scientific technology, we are being surrounded by ever more prepared food products, genetically altered produce, and produce that has been treated with post-harvest chemicals. At the same time, lifestyle-related diseases, food allergies, and unhealthy dieting habits are becoming increasingly serious social problems. In this department, students look at the significance of dietary education as it relates to maintaining and improving health and preventing and curing disease. By acquiring specialized knowledge about food and health, students aim to obtain qualifications as registered dietitians. At the same time, students also develop the ability to think proactively, develop mutual understanding with others, harness Buddhist tenets to cooperate creatively with others, and discover and take on new challenges. This course aims to foster human resources who are capable of working in a global environment and who can act with a sense of morality and responsibility, even in the face of unexpected challenges. After leaving the university, students are expected to take what they have learned here and put it into practice in their future professions in areas such as hospitals, welfare facilities, nursery schools, food service operators, and schools. The department also provides a solid grounding for those who intend to proceed to graduate school.

Department of Apparel and Space Design

Students in this department study plastic arts design, apparel design, and space design with the objective of learning how to create comfortable human living environments that preserve harmony with nature. From a scientific perspective, students take an empirical and logical approach to the creation of comfortable living environments. By doing so, students also develop the ability to think proactively, develop mutual understanding with others, harness Buddhist tenets to cooperate creatively with others, and discover and take on new challenges. This course aims to foster human resources who are capable of working in a global environment and who can act with a sense of morality and responsibility, even in the face of unexpected challenges. After leaving the university, students are expected to take what they have learned here and put it into practice in their future professions working in fields such as interior design, apparel, textiles, and architecture.

Department of Living and Welfare

In this department, students learn how to provide care and assistance where it is needed, so that all members of society can live fulfilling lives. Through their studies, students also develop the ability to think proactively, develop mutual understanding with others, harness Buddhist tenets to cooperate creatively with others, and discover and take on new challenges. This course aims to foster human resources who are capable of working in a global environment and who can act with a sense of morality and responsibility, even in the face of unexpected challenges. After leaving the university, students are expected to take what they have learned here and put it into practice in their future professions working in fields such as welfare and education.

Faculty for the Study of Contemporary Society

Department for the Study of Contemporary Society

Students in this department acquire a wide range of knowledge in contemporary society, a field becoming increasingly diversified, stratified, and complex, and learn to understand social issues from all angles. In the Information Course, students acquire knowledge and skills in IT, while in the International Training Program they gain an invaluable global outlook. And through drills, practice, and a graduate thesis, they learn to develop an interest in specific social issues and form their own opinions of problems. This gives them the ability to think for themselves while understanding and cooperating constructively with others in the Buddhist spirit. The result is a global citizen capable of discovering problems on one's own and taking on unforeseen challenges in an ethical and responsible manner. Graduates will use the extensive knowledge they have acquired to make substantial contributions in private companies, public administration, and NGOs and NPOs.

Faculty of Law

Department of Law

Students in this department learn to independently discover and solve a range of legal problems in today's increasingly complex society, in the process cultivating the knowledge and character needed to think and act from a legal standpoint, and maturing into people who can contribute to the well-being of citizens. This gives them the ability to think for themselves while understanding and cooperating constructively with others in the Buddhist spirit. The result is a global citizen capable of discovering problems on one's own and taking on unforeseen challenges in an ethical and responsible manner. Graduates will use the extensive knowledge they have acquired in legal matters to make substantial contributions where such knowledge is needed; in the legal profession, as civil servants, or as legal experts in private or public organizations.


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