The Graduate School of Foreign Languages offers two courses: the Course in European and American Languages and Cultures, and the Course in Chinese Language and Culture. In both courses, students deepen their understanding of the nature of language and investigate the fields of linguistics, literature, history, and culture in addition to improving their language skills.
The Graduate School also offers related subjects including studies in comparative cultures and studies in Japanese language.
This course is divided into five specializations: English Language Education and Linguistics, Anglophone Cultures and Literatures, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Comparative Linguistics and Cultures, and Cross-cultural / Japan studies. Students can select classes freely, regardless of specialization. The course also offers extensive guidance to students who plan to work in the teaching field.
This course conducts research under two specializations: Chinese Language, which focuses on the semantics, syntax, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics of modern Chinese; and Chinese History and Culture, which emphasizes the earlymodern and modern history, society, thought, literature, and folk culture of China.