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Department of History

The curriculum of he Department of History strives to cultivate the ability to think with a historical perspective and grasp the past of humankind through the study of history. The students are expected to broaden their  viewpoints  and  deepen  their understanding of various modes of human existence by studying the historical background of various parts of the world, and eventually to evaluate the present situation of the world from their own historical viewpoints. With the core courses in Japanese history, Eastern history, and Western history, the department offers related courses in geography, religion, museology, and various languages.