Established May 18, 2007
Last Revised November 20, 2015
Regulations Concerning the Human Resource Development Goals of Osaka City University Graduate School/ Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences
(Relationship to the Graduate School and Faculty Regulations)
Article 1. The Osaka City University Graduate School of Literature and Human Sciences faculty council designate this regulation as the school’s human resource development goals based on Article 3 of the Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences Regulations and Article 3 of the Graduate School of Literature and Human Sciences Regulations.
Article 2. The human resource development goals of the undergraduate program are defined as follows:
(1) To cultivate individuals with the ability to think deeply on the phenomena of human beings, society, culture and language through the approaches and methodologies of the humanities and behavioral sciences.
(2) To cultivate individuals with communication skills and the capacity to solve problems from a global and historical perspective.
(3) To cultivate professionals able to act at the forefront in institutes of education, cultural administrations, publishing, journalism, international exchange and information services.
2. In addition to the human resources development goals common to the Undergraduate Program, as listed in the previous item, the human resources development goals of each department are defined as follows:
(1) (Philosophy and History)To cultivate individuals with the ability to study the processes of human history and thought and look forward to the future based on an insight into human beings and an understanding of history.
(2) (Human Behavioral Sciences) To cultivate individuals equipped with the scientific means for understanding human beings and society as well as the ability to reflect on human behavior and the various phenomena concerning humankind from diverse perspectives.
(3) (Languages and Culture)To cultivate individuals with a deep understanding of the languages, literature and cultures created by humankind, who can contribute to the creation of new culture through an insight into both their own culture as well as other cultures.
(Graduate School Master’s Program)
Article 3. The human resources development goals of the Graduate School Master’s Program are defined as follows:
(1) To cultivate individuals with advanced knowledge and methodologies in the field of the humanities and behavioral sciences, able to independently conduct creative and original research.
(2) To cultivate distinguished professionals with the ability to contribute to education in the local community and respond to the various issues encountered by the city.
(3) To cultivate highly educated individuals with a motivation for lifelong learning, able to assume leadership of the various cultural activities in the global and local societies through a deep understanding of human beings, societies, cultures and languages.
(Graduate School Doctoral Program)
Article 4. The human resources development goals of the Graduate School Doctoral Program are defined as follows:
(1) To cultivate researchers with cutting-edge research abilities for creatively pursuing the most advanced research topics in the humanities and behavioral sciences.
(2) To cultivate researchers able to lead global and interdisciplinary research in the humanities and behavioral sciences through cooperation with education and research organizations and institutes from both within and outside of Japan.
(Purpose and Goals of Each Department in the Graduate School)
Article 5. In addition to the human resources development goals common to the Graduate School as noted in Articles 3 and 4, the following are defined as the purposes and goals of each course:
(1) (Philosophy and History) The goal of this course is to clarify the structure and development of human society and culture and to discover the state of humankind within history and culture. The course aims to explain the essence of human society and its culture, its universal values and further its changes. The course will cultivate cultured professionals with a wide scope of knowledge as well as researchers with a deep knowledge of their fields of specialization and the ability to widen their perspectives to other related fields.
(2) (Human Behavioral Sciences) The goal of this course is to gain a comprehensive and interdisciplinary understanding of the special qualities of human behavior and the relationship of human beings to societies and cultures in light of the various problems faced by modern society, such as educational issues and cultural conflict. The course emphasizes analysis, understanding and theorization based on empirical data and behavioral science methodologies such as fieldwork and experiments. By requiring students to gain an understanding of empirical research methodologies related to the behavioral sciences, this course will enable students to develop their abilities to objectively observe real people and societies. The course will cultivate individuals that are suited not only to research professions but also are equipped with a high level of professional knowledge and expertise.
(3) (Languages and Culture) The goal of this course is to fundamentally explore, through language, the entire spectrum of cultural phenomena related to language;, in other words, language, literature, culture and other related fields. The course will realize education and research suited to an urban, information-oriented, global age by further bolstering the conventional field of language with the new fields of Applied Linguistics and Culture as Representation. Through the comprehensive study of language and culture, including the fields of Western classics and languages, this course will cultivate individuals with a sharp sense of language and language application skills as well as the ability to act in a global society in any field, be it outside the professions of researcher or other specialized professions.
(4) (Asian Culture and Urbanism) The goal of this course is to undertake a comprehensive and comparative culture-based study of the current state and qualities of urban culture, its formative process and its future potential, with a focus on the East Asian and Southeast Asian regions. By giving students an outlook onto diverse fields of research such as traditional culture, modern urban culture, cultural anthropology, the arts and popular culture, this course will cultivate a perspective for comprehensively understanding the various problems that exist in Asia. It will cultivate individuals with the ability to lead the future of Asia as a researcher or any other specialized profession along any career path.