Department of Human Science


The Department of Human Science conducts interdisciplinary educational research across diverse specialized fields in the human and social sciences. This work focuses on various issues concerning people, society, and culture through deep scientific investigation and the integration of a broad range of scientific perspectives. The Master’s Program covers diverse fields, including sociology, human geography, cultural anthropology, cultural history, history of thought, pedagogy, ethics, philosophy, human rights and minority studies, gender studies, and sexuality studies. It encourages researchers in these fields to complement and inspire each other to help them acquire cross-disciplinary, complex expertise. It develops highly specialized professionals who actively work on contemporary issues with multi-layered, flexible thinking and practical skills.


Research Area

  • History of Thought
  • Bioethics
  • Human Rights Studies
  • Political Philosophy
  • Gender Studies
  • Cultural Studies of Gender
  • Sexology
  • Family Sociology
  • Japanese Historical Studies
  • Japanese Social and Cultural History
  • Western Ideas and Culture
  • Educational Practice
  • Educational Issues
  • Contemporary Education
  • Educational Anthropology
  • Sociology of Education
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Social Problems
  • Economic Geography
  • Cultural Geography etc.