Educational Objectives and Policy
In line with the Educational Objectives of Osaka University, the Graduate School of Humanities carries on the university's tradition of humanities research that focuses on human activities related to both spiritual and material culture, such as languages, events, thoughts, and customs, created by diverse individuals and social groups. At the same time, the education at the Graduate School of Humanities is designed to enable students to develop the ability to think flexibly from interdisciplinary perspectives beyond their specialties, and to make effective use of cutting-edge technologies to quickly meet the needs of today's globalized, information-oriented driven society, thereby training students capable of: designing humanities research tailored to the present-day situation; making unceasing efforts to tackle current issues; and sharing widely with the world the knowledge gained from the experience.
Cutting-edge, advanced specialized knowledge and outstanding academic expertise
Acquire cutting-edge knowledge in the respective specialties of the Division of Humanities, Division of Language and Culture, Division of Foreign Studies, Division of Japanese Studies, and Division of Arts Studies by studying under the curriculum tailored specifically to these areas of study; foster advanced theoretical and practical expertise by building on that knowledge; and develop the skills and abilities required to write academic papers and conduct high-level research. At the same time, deepen academic knowledge and foster flexible thinking in order to solve global issues by leveraging knowledge in the broader field of humanities beyond one's specialty.
Advanced broad-based knowledge and deep critical thinking
Acquire advanced broad-based knowledge and deep critical thinking across academic disciplines in general; the advanced information literacy skills required in today's society; and the ability to think from many different perspectives in a comprehensive manner and conduct multi-angle evaluations.
Sophisticated international mindset
Develop the ability to use Japanese professionally and theoretically; high-level proficiency in foreign languages that enables rewarding communications with people with diverse backgrounds beyond differences in language and culture; and a sharp sensitivity towards and deep understanding of different peoples and cultures and the diversity of artistic creation.
Advanced design prowess
Develop the ability to expand the horizon of the humanities to better meet the present-day needs; identify the diverse range of complex problems that face modern society; and devise approaches to solutions to such problems. This will be done through learning opportunities created by flexibly combining a wide range of educational resources held by each division of the Graduate School of Humanities.
Leveraging the specialties of its five divisions, the Graduate School of Humanities aims to share new knowledge in the humanities with various sectors of society and train students to become independent researchers and highly skilled professionals through its master's and doctoral education.
Leveraging the specialties of its five divisions, the Graduate School of Humanities aims to share new knowledge in the humanities with various sectors of society and train students to become independent researchers and highly skilled professionals through its master's and doctoral education