Students of English Literature Major can broaden their perspectives and cultivate sensitivity as they pursue their interests in British and American literature, or linguistics.
The goal of our English Literature Major is to cultivate skills and knowledge in the fields of British and American literature, or English linguistics, which the students will need in order to excel in their future work.
Our Master’s Course offers classes in literature (British and American) and English linguistics (syntax, phonology, semantics, sociolinguistics, and language acquisition theory).
Our Doctoral Course provides research guidance to help students complete a dissertation on a chosen topic in the area of British/American literature or English linguistics. This course welcomes students from other universities.
One of the advantages of our English Literature Major is that it offers a credit-exchange program which allows students to take courses in the 11 other universities that belong to a federation of graduate school programs.
In our history of more than fifty years, a great number of our graduates have found success as researchers of British/American literature or English linguistics, or as specialists in English education.
The Master’s Course aims to impart highly specialized knowledge in order to foster the following types of individuals:
- Persons with superior research skills essential for pursuing a doctorate and a career in research.
- Persons who can successfully apply their specialized knowledge to English education.
- Persons who can enter any other profession that requires specialized knowledge of British/American literature or English linguistics.
The Doctoral Course aims to cultivate academic expertise with the goal of fostering next-generation researchers.