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Chuo University Faculty of Letters

中央大学 文学部, チュウオウダイガク ブンガクブ
Establishment year: 1951
Address: 742-1 Higashinakano,Hachiouji-shi,Tokyo 192-0393 Japan
Organization/Research department name (5):
  • Departments: Literature(major in Japanese Literature, English and American Literature, German Literature, French Literature and Chinese Language and Culture)
  • History(major in Japanese History, Oriental History and Western History)
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology(courses in Sociology and Socioinformatics)
  • Education(courses in Education and Psychology)
History (14):
  • 1885/07
    Founded as Igirisu Horitsu Gakko(The English Law School)by Rokuichiro Masujima and seventeen other attorneys and scholars at Nishiki-cho,Kanda,Tokyo.
  • 1889/10
    Renamed Tokyo Hougakuin(Tokyo College of Law).
  • 1903/08
    Renamed Tokyo Hougakuin Daigaku (Tokyo University of Law).
  • 1905/08
    Reorganized into Chuo Daigaku(Chuo University) with the Faculties of Law and Economics.
  • 1920/04
    Graduate courses instituted.
Purpose of establishment:
The objective of study in the Faculty of Literature is to learn about all the many different types of culture that humanity has produced, and by so doing to delve into the significance of being human from every conceivable point of view. The Faculty offers an education that stresses small, intimate classes in a family-type atmosphere carefully tuned to students’needs. In April,2006 five departments with thirteen mejors are reorganized into one department with thirteen mejors. The Faculty offers over 600 subjects of study in all, designed to foster a wealth of knowledge and understanding. One particularly notable feature of this department is that students have the option of acquiring knowledge and skills in a wide range of fields besides their major. Further additions to the new curriculum are planned that will add more distinct features, cater to the interests of each and every student, and encourage an appreciation of different viewpoints. These include Basic Research Skills Subjects, an introductory course for new students; Special Liberal Arts Subjects, dealing with a number of interdisciplinary subjects; and other courses in international relations and foreign languages and cultures. The aim is to encourage in students a high level of specialist knowledge, intellectual balance, and a strong sense of individuality.
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