The School of Cultural and Social Studies is the only humanities school at SOKENDAI. The School is comprised of the following five departments affiliated with 4 research institutes: Department of Regional Studies and Department of Comparative Studies affiliated with National Museum of Ethnology, Department of Japanese Studies affiliated with International Research Center for Japanese Studies、Department of Japanese History affiliated with National Museum of Japanese History and Department of Japanese Literature affiliated with National Institute of Japanese Literature.
The School not only conducts study and research at each research institute, but also conducts collaborative activities as an entire school. The School is playing an important role of conducting cultural and social studies at SOKENDAI based on a wide variety of academic expertise, and is disseminating the study achievements through methods such as publishing the academic journal "SOKENDAI Review of Cultural and Social Studies" , holding the interdisciplinary exchange program "SOKENDAI Cultural Forum" hosted by each institute in rotation, and implementing the special education program "Academic Resource Management Course". In addition, the School only accepts students for the second term of a doctoral course (Doctor) while the other schools at SOKENDAI adopt a five-year system accepting students for the first term of a doctoral course (Master).
School of Cultural and Social Studies