To study human psychology and obtain the knowledge of history and culture will allow each student to assume an active leadership role in society
While many people accumulate efforts to advance medical sciences in order to cure incurable diseases, war continues today somewhere in the world and people kill each other. Humanity is a living creature with many contradictions and has mystery. It is the starting point of Humanities to have the thought exploring such “Humanity” more deeply. Faculty of Humanities provides education by which students can acquire specialized knowledge of history and psychology and a broad cultural perspective. Within the curriculum, practical opportunities for associating with “Humanity” such as field work and experiments, which enable students to study through communication with other students, instructors and regional residents. Communication ability and action or the ability to work for “Humanity” acquired from them will be very useful in the real world. I hope you will grow to a person with deep insight in humanity and society and can act toward resolution of various problems surrounding the world.
What you can learn in the Faculty of Humanities
The Faculty of Humanities is comprised of two Departments, the Department of History and Cultural Studies and the Department of Psychology. The Department of History and Cultural Studies focuses on field work and analysis of historical materials and students actually visit festivals and historical sites in Kyoto for implementing education that develops insight and action. The Department of Psychology provides an approach with psychological experiments and counseling and such practices as social research to develop the ability to communicate and skills to support others.
I deeply studied waka and supernatural folklore as my fields of interest and also friendly care.
I went abroad for the first time when I was a high school student through my school club and I became interested in differences in cultures. Now I study waka of the Heian Period, and also study the relationship between the history of Kameoka and supernatural legends and folklore. As there are very few resources, it is not easy to match historical events with legends and folklore. I feel at ease because my instructor gives advice when I am having trouble. I am studying while enjoying many discoveries.
To develop human resources as described in this faculty’s educational goals, we seek students who can understand this faculty’s educational goals; who can study with strong motivation and independence; and who are equipped with the basic academic abilities acquired through their high school curriculum, the power to utilize those basic academic abilities, and the skills to communicate with other people.
- Knowledge and skills
- We seek students who have basic knowledge of subjects that they studied in high school, and who have at least a certain level of reading comprehension and ability to solve problems.
- Ability to think, to judge, and to express oneself
- We seek students who can think carefully and who can express their own thoughts.
- We seek students who are always concerned with the world, and who can judge matters from a global perspective.
- Attitude toward learning independently and in cooperation with a wide variety of people
- We seek students who have a willingness to broadly and independently seek fields of study.