AKADEMIA

AKADEMIA

AKADEMIA is the abbreviation for Art, Knowledge AnD English Major for the International Arena. The Faculty of Letters provides a wide range of courses taught in English which are part of our English Medium Program. Under this EMP program, it is possible to graduate by taking courses taught only in English. In this way, Japanese students will be able to experience the study abroad environment while studying in Japan, while overseas students will be able to take a degree program in Japan using English as the medium of instruction. For overseas students, it will also be possible to acquire Japanese language skills. Japanese students wanting to take this degree program are required to have a TOEIC score over 490 and/or have at least level 2 of the English Proficiency Test. International students from English speaking countries/with proficiency in English for academic level study will also be taking basic Japanese courses in their first year, with the option of continuing into advanced level.

The Faculty of Letters offers a truly inter-disciplinary approach to social, literary and communication studies by providing cutting-edge courses in Sociology/Social Anthropology, Philosophy, Social Linguistics, Languages, Literary Studies, and Peace Studies. In the third year of study, the student will choose between one of three Majors specializing in either Sociology/Social Anthropology, Literature, or Cross-Cultural Communication. The choice of Major will lead to a final dissertation where students research and write about their own chosen topic of interest. Non-Japanese speaking students can choose to continue after the first year in to study Japanese, and if sufficiently proficiency, can also take courses taught in Japanese. Other major language courses available are Chinese, Korean, Russian and German.
Course list
English track Courses Year English Track  Courses Year
Introduction Courses     Advanced Courses    
Introduction to Humanities 2 1st English in Society 2 2nd
Global Japan Studies 2 1st English in Institutions 2 2nd
Human and Society I 2 2nd~4th Global Communication 2 2nd
Basic Courses     Intercultural Communication 2 2nd
Introduction to Linguistics 2 1st Translation Studies 2 2nd
Interpersonal Communication 2 1st Philosophy II 2 2nd
Mass Communication 2 1st History II 2 2nd
Comparative Culture I 2 2nd Text Studies I 2 2nd
Comparative Culture II 2 2nd Text Studies II 2 2nd
Philosophy I 2 1st Peace Studies Workshop I 2 3rd
History I 2 1st Peace Studies Workshop II 2 3rd
Literature I 2 1st~4th Special Lecture A 2 2nd
Literature II 2 1st~4th Special Lecture B 2 2nd
Peace Studies I 2 1st~4th Seminar I 2 3rd
Peace Studies II 2 1st~4th Seminar II 2 3rd
Cultural Representation I 2 1st~4th Seminar III 2 4th
Cultural Representation II 2 1st~4th Seminar IV 2 4th
Sociology I (Introduction to Social Theory) 2 2nd~4th Sociology II (History of Sociology) 2 3rd~4th
      Thesis Preparation 2 4th
      Thesis 4 4th

 
The applications for AKADEMIA will officially begin in your second year. To apply, your GPA needs to be above 3.0. Also, in order to receive your diploma, you will need to have taken at least 24 credits of the above courses, and have a GPA of above 3.0 to finish the program.
For those who have not met the requirements, Please take the following Pre-English track courses to aim towards a TOEIC score of above 490 and/ or have at least level 2 of the English Proficiency Test.
・Academic Writing A I-II
・Academic Writing B I-II
・Oral Communication in English I-II
・Academic Foundations for Humanities