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Faculty of Culture and Representation

Consisting of the Department of English and the Department of Japanese Language and Literature, the Faculty of Culture and Representation provides students of English and Japanese with knowledge of linguistics, culture, and literature, as well as insight and techniques to improve communication skills in an effort to cultivate individuals who can deal flexibly with issues of a multicultural society and take active roles in various fields.

Culture and Representation

"Representation" is defined here as the act of expressing the self, others, or the world through various media, and to the products that are generated through this act. In addition to the written word, such forms of art as paintings, films, and drama are also included in the subjects of study. The scope of study includes how such representations reflect the human spirit and the spirit of the times—the "shape of the mind" in the respective times and places in which various works were created.

Features

1.General Studies—capturing the "shape of the mind"

Literature and Representation, Culture and Representation, and Theory of Performing Arts Culture are subjects directly related to the idea of culture and presentation, and are offered for students to learn about basic concepts shared throughout the faculty. Before going on to pursue their specialization of choice, students are introduced to a new framework of thinking and learn to think in a more flexible way.

2. Minor System—studying English and Japanese language teaching at the same time

Students in the Department of English who have accumulated a certain number of credits from courses offered by the Department of Japanese Language and Literature may obtain a certificate of completion of the Japanese Language Teaching Minor. Likewise, students in the Department of Japanese Language and Literature who have accumulated a certain number of credits from courses offered by the Department of English may obtain a certificate of completion of the English Language Teaching Minor. We encourage students' active participation in these options.

3. Kyoto Studies—offering subjects in the tradition and history of Kyoto

Imadegawa Campus is located just north of Kyoto Imperial Palace, the center of the ancient capital, and this faculty offers a range of subjects taking advantage of our prime location. We are confident you will enjoy an elegant and rich campus life through learning firsthand about Kyoto past and present.