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Department of English

Department of English

Students use English to better improve their communication in a global environment.

In order to have each student brush up their English skills and to be able to work actively in a wide range of areas using these skills, the Department has developed its own Integrated English (IE) Program to assist first and second year students in mastering the English language.

We have developed a multifaceted, specialized education based on this foundation. In 2010, we launched a new curriculum comprised of six courses: English Literature and Culture, American Literature and Culture, Global Literature and Culture, English Linguistic, Communication, and English Language Education.

Third year students choose an area of specialization from among these courses and can conduct individual studies so as to further develop their areas of interest or strengths. The Department also prepares students for careers in education and has produced many licensed teachers. Furthermore, we have numerous exchange students from overseas, and we also operate our own summer language program in Oxford, England.

Campus of Attendance

First Year to Fourth Year :

Curriculum

Lists specialized subjects (required electives)

Required Credits for Graduation / 124 Credits
Completing Courses
  • Requirements for graduates from this department: Students must earn at least 44 credits from required electives in Specialized Subjects.
  • Requirements to complete a course: Students must earn atleast 20 credits in any of the specified subjects in each course.
  • Completion of a course is based on voluntary registration by the student, and completion or incompletion of a particular course does not constitute a graduation requirement for the department.
Specialized Subjects (Required Electives)
Course Subjects
1st and 2nd year

  • Orientation to Advanced Studies and English Language
English Literature/Culture Course 1st and 2nd year

  • History of English Literature
  • Introduction to English Literature
  • Introduction to English Culture

3rd and 4th year

  • Lecture on English Literature (1)~(3)
  • Lecture on English Culture (1) (2)
  • Seminar in English Literature (1)~(4)
  • Seminar in English Cultures (1)~(4)
American Literature/Culture Course 1st and 2nd year

  • History of American Literature
  • Introduction to American Literature
  • Introduction to American Culture

3rd and 4th year

  • Lecture on American Literature (1) (2)
  • Lecture on American Culture (1) (2)
  • Seminar in American Literature (1)~(4)
  • Seminar in American Cultures (1)~(4)
Global Literature/Culture Course 1st and 2nd year

  • Basics of Global Literature and Culture
  • Theory of Global Literature

3rd and 4th year

  • Lecture on Global Literature (1) (2)
  • Lecture on Global Culture (1)
  • Seminar in Global Literature (1)
  • Seminar in Global Culture (1)
English Linguistic Course 1st and 2nd year

  • Introduction to English Linguistics
  • History of the English Language
  • English Phonetics (Lecture) / (Practice)

3rd and 4th year

  • Lecture on English Linguistics (1)~(5)
  • Lecture on Linguistics
  • Seminar in English Linguistics (1)~(8)
Communication Course 1st and 2nd year

  • Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication

3rd and 4th year

  • Lecture on Communication (1)~(5)
  • Seminar in Communication (1)~(7)

lish Language

English Language Education Course 1st and 2nd year

  • Introduction to English Teaching l,ll

3rd and 4th year

  • Lecture on English Teaching (1)~(3)
  • Seminar in English Teaching (1) (2)
Specialized Subjects (Electives)
Course Subjects
English Literature/Culture Course
  • British Thought and Culture
  • The Bible in English
  • Introduction to English Poetry
American Literature/Culture Course
  • American Thought and Culture
Global Literature/Culture Course
English Philology Course
Communication Course
  • Media Studies
English Pedagogy Course
  • Teaching Methods of English
  • Study in the Teaching Methods of English
  • CALL & Web-based Language Teaching
The Aoyama Standard Subjects
1st - 4th year :

School-wide universal education system where experts in wide-ranging academic fields transcending the framework of colleges/schools and departments stimulate interest in learning and provide guidance.

Free Elective Subjects
1st - 4th year :

Students can freely select from departmental subjects, Aoyama Standard Subjects, Universal Subjects in the College of Literature, subjects in other departments of the College of Literature, as well as subjects offered by other colleges.