Faculty of Letters

To Deepen Understanding of Humanities from Diversified Angles based on Words

Educational Policies and Purposes

Based on our school’s philosophy, our faculty’s goal is to cultivate individuals with cultural awareness and expertise that can make contributions to society, while at the same time actively dealing with complicated changes and issues of modern society on their own initiative, through intellectual research and instruction regarding human studies.

*Department of Shin Buddhism
*Department of Buddhist Studies
*Department of Philosophy (Specializing in Philosophy)
*Department of Philosophy (Specializing in Education)
*Department of Clinical Psychology
*Department of History (Specializing in Japanese History)
*Department of History (Specializing in Oriental History)
*Department of History (Specializing in Buddhist History)
*Department of History (Specializing in Cultural Heritage)
*Department of Japanese and Japanese Literature
*Department of English Language and English Literature

The number of students at the Fukakusa Campus and Omiya Campus: 3,824
Male students: 2,179; Female students: 1,645 (As of May 1, 2017)

NEWS AND TOPICS

Faculty of Letters at Ryukoku University consists of seven departments and five specialized majors. Under the educational instruction of our excellent teaching staff and professors, the students enrolled in this faculty acquire a broad range of culture and deep knowledge regarding the area of expertise within each department and specialized major, while utilizing the precious literature and reference archives of our university.


"December Exhibit" - An Exhibition Produced by Our Students

The December Exhibit is conducted by the students that take the required subject, practical museum training, as part of the Museum Curator Certification course. While utilizing their knowledge and skills they acquired in the Museum Curator Certification course, such as collection of reference materials and research, they determine the exhibition theme and exhibits, and plan, operate, and manage the exhibition by themselves. In 2012 the 33rd December Exhibit was held at the main building of the Omiya Campus under the theme "Visit a Festival and Go around Kyoto - Giving Form to the Prayers that will Change the Future."
"Practical Museum Training" is a required class in order for students to obtain the museum curator certification. In particular, this December Exhibit is a practice exhibition as a compilation of the learning achievements of the students. This characteristic program can be provided basically, because the Faculty of Letters of Ryukoku University, which is an old but novel university located in the center of the historical city, Kyoto, has a number of precious cultural properties and historical reference materials.


To Learn the Cultural Legacy Cultivated by a 370-Year History

Ryukoku University has numerous precious cultural properties and historical reference materials. These include cultural materials of the West collected by the Otani Expedition dispatched around 100 years ago. Our university has a large number of precious properties that are designated as national treasures and important cultural properties, rare books, and specially edited books. Students can learn while utilizing these true properties and reference materials.


Fukugi and Joka painting

Fukugi and Joka painting

Picture book of Nara

Picture book of Nara, "Taketori Monogatari"
(The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter)

Ruijyukosyu

Ruijyukosyu
(The book editing the Manyo-shu waka poem collection, National Treasure)


Classes are developed at the Ryukoku Museum

Ryukoku University has numerous precious cultural properties and historical reference materials. These include cultural materials of the West collected by the Otani Expedition dispatched around 100 years ago. Our university has a large number of precious properties that are designated as national treasures and important cultural properties, rare books, and specially edited books. Students can learn while utilizing these true properties and reference materials.

Omiya Campus with Important Cultural Properties

The Faculty of Letters is based at the Omiya Campus. This includes the main building and students can also learn at buildings that are designated as important national cultural properties, such as the north and south school buildings with their white walls and impressive European windows.

Establishment of the Active Learning Corner
- A fine instruction system achieved -

A special learning assistance booth, called Active Learning Corner (ALC), was established by the Faculty of Letters in the Fukakusa Library in order to assist the learning mainly for freshman and sophomore students. When having no idea about how to write a report or thesis or worrying about academic achievements, students are able to visit the ALC freely and receive proper advice and counsel from graduate school tutors according to the needs of each individual.

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