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About D.W.C.L.A. Timeline

Timeline

1875
Joseph Hardy Neesima establishes Doshisha Eigakko (Academy).
1876
Alice J. Starkweather and Yae Neesima open a school for girls at the Davis residence (formerly the Yanagihara residence) within Kyoto Imperial Palace Park.
1877
Doshisha Bunko Nyokoba is established (Principal: Joseph Hardy Neesima), then renamed Doshisha Girls’ School.
1878
Campus moves into new buildings in the 11th ward of Kamigyo on Imadegawa Street.
1912
Specialized divisions (English Literature and Home Economics) are established under the College Law.
1930
Doshisha Girls’ School is renamed Doshisha Women’s College. Principal: Michi Matsuda
1949
Under the new national educational system, Doshisha Women’s College ends and Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts, Faculty of Liberal Arts (English, Music, and Food Science majors) is established. President: Esther L. Hibbard
1952
Food Science major is renamed Home Economics major.
1965
Faculty of Liberal Arts majors are restructured as the departments of English, Music, and Home Economics.
1967
Department of Home Economics is restructured and upgraded to Faculty of Home Economics.
1968
Graduate School of Home Economics, Food Science major (master’s program) is established.
1969
Food Studies and Dietetics Supervision majors are established in the Department of Food Studies, Faculty of Home Economics.
1975
Graduate School of Literary Studies, English major (doctoral program) is established.
1986
Tanabe Campus (now Kyotanabe Campus) is established. Doshisha Women’s Junior College (Departments of English and Japanese Language and Literature) is established. Department of Music moves to Tanabe Campus.
1988
Department of English moves to Tanabe Campus.
1989
Department of Japanese Language and Literature is established in the Faculty of Liberal Arts.
1995
Faculty of Home Economics, departments of Home Economics and Food Studies, and Food Studies major are renamed as Faculty of Human Life and Science, Department of Human Life Studies, Department of Food Sciences and Nutrition, and Food Science major.
1996
Music Performance and Theoretical Studies in Music majors are established in the Department of Music.
1997
Japanese Studies major (master’s program) is established in the Graduate School of Literary Studies
1998
English Literature major in the Graduate School of Literary Studies is renamed English major.
1999
Graduate School of Home Economics, Food Science major is renamed Graduate School of Human Life and Science, Food Science and Nutrition major.
2000
Faculty of Contemporary Social Studies, Department of Social System Studies is established. Japanese Studies major (doctoral program) is established in the Graduate School of Literary Studies.
2002
Department of Information and Media is established in the Faculty of Liberal Arts.
2003
Doshisha Women’s Junior College is closed.
2004
Department of Childhood Studies is established in the Faculty of Contemporary Social Studies.
2005
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Clinical Pharmacy is established.
2007
Department of International Studies is established in the Faculty of Liberal Arts.
2008
Information and Culture Studies major (master’s program) is established in the Graduate School of Literary Studies, and Lifestyle Design Studies major (master’s program) is established in the Graduate School of Human Life and Science.
2009
Department of English and Department of Japanese Language and Literature in the Faculty of Liberal Arts move to Imadegawa Campus, establishing the Faculty of Culture and Representation.
2011
135th founding anniversary
2012
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences (doctoral program) is established.
2013
Postgraduate Certificate Program in Music is established.