準備前往明治学院大学留學的各位： 由財團法人亞洲學生文化協會及倍楽生（倍樂生）股份有限公司共同營運的Japan Study Support是提供外國留學生日本留學資訊的網站。明治学院大学Faculty of Letters學部、Faculty of Economics學部、Faculty of Sociology and Social Work學部、Faculty of Law學部、Faculty of International Studies學部、Faculty of Psychology學部等等，各科系的詳細資訊都分別刊載在此網站。有需要明治学院大学留學資訊的各位同學，請多多利用此網站查詢。另外，此網站上也有刊載約招收留學生的1300所大學、大學院、短大、專門學校等資訊。
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Topics of study in the Faculty of Letters encompass all things written as expressions of the human condition, whether it is general cultural aspects of language, literature, and the arts, philosophies and histories, or topics of religion and education. Along with this research, the question of what it means to be human is pondered as an approach to understanding humanity. The Faculty boasts three departments: English, French Literature, and Art Studies. In the Department of English, students develop deep understanding and insight into cultures different from their own through fundamental study of the international language of English, and research into the literature, language, and cultural backgrounds of the United Kingdom and the United States. In the Department of French Literature, students will learn French, a language spoken in more than 30 countries and an official language of the United Nations. The unique aspects of France's culture, history, and art are also covered. In the Department of Art Studies, students will learn about various facets of art as well as theories of communication. Study in these courses into forms of expression and transmission of information, as well as the essentials and methods of communication prepares students for life in contemporary society.
In the Department of Arts Studies, students learn about a variety of art disciplines such as film, music, and fine arts.
Scene of a class in the Faculty of Letters
Learning of the Department of literature to pursue "what the human being is"
The long tradition of English education at Meiji Gakuin began with the opening of an English school founder by its founder, Dr. Hepburn. Through research into British and American cultures and the English language, students can deepen their understanding of humanity, understand a wider variety of values, and broaden their viewpoints. The practical English education starts with introductory and general material, and then proceeds to specialized courses over 4 years, with progressive stages of study in the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Introductory seminars are held from the first year of study, and from the third year, students choose English Literature, American Literature, or English Studies as their specialization. Students engage in deep and wide-ranging research into various aspects of British and American literature, culture, and language. Classes taught in English also provide opportunities to acquire specialized knowledge. Study in the Teacher Training Course allows students to acquire a class 1 English teacher's license for junior high and high schools.
In the Department of French Literature, topics unique to the culture of France such as its language, literature, art, and history are studied with a view towards the country's role as part of European civilization. The first and second years cover mainly French language, and in the third and fourth years students can choose from a series of 4 specialized courses: "Textualité" courses in Linguistic Culture and Literature, and "Modernité" courses in Thought and Art. Students may choose the programs that match their interests and study in them freely in an interdisciplinary fashion. From the third year onward, all students participate in seminars. The writing of a graduation thesis is also very important. There are also opportunities for short-term study abroad in Paris, and long-term study abroad in Aix-en-Provence and Rennes.
The objective of the Department of Art Studies is to cultivate skilled individuals who can look through both the eyes of the artist and the eyes of the beholder to express their feelings on art, as well as its historical and social significance. Students select one of six courses in the second year onwards. In the "General Art Studies " course, students learn a broad range of art subjects using cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary methods in order to understand them as a whole. In the Musicology course, study focuses on topics such as music theory and methods of analysis. The music and cultures of the world are examined from an international viewpoint. In the Film Studies course, the moving image is explored from several approaches, covering topics such as plot structure and image symbolism. In the History of Art course, theories of both fine art and modern art are studied in addition to aspects of Western, Eastern, and Japanese art. In the Art Media course which was established in 2017, classes cover theories of media surrounding art, as well as the performing arts, centering on theater.In the drama and body expression course, we pursue the richness of the theatrical arts from a variety of angles.