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Department of English


Department of English

The objective of this department is to nurture specialists who have high English proficiency and intercultural awareness, and who can serve as a bridge between nations.
During the first two years students are trained by experienced multinational faculty in oral English, reading, composition, etc. From the second year on students can take practical courses such as English-Japanese interpreting and translation public speaking and others.
The upper division consists of three courses. In the Language & Culture course, students study British and American culture and literature using various English textbooks. In the Language & Communication course, students conduct research on the English language, TEFL, interpersonal communication, as well as intercultural and international communications. In the Global Studies course, students aim to obtain knowledge, thinking power and digital communication skills from a global perspective.

Departmental Classes
General Education Classes


Reguired English
Basic Speaking Ⅰ
Basic Speaking Ⅱ
Academic Communication Ⅰ
Academic Communication Ⅱ
English Discussion Ⅰ
English Discussion Ⅱ
Basic Reading Ⅰ
Basic Reading Ⅱ
Academic Reading Ⅰ
Academic Reading Ⅱ
Basic Composition Ⅰ
Basic Composition Ⅱ
Academic Essay Ⅰ
Academic Essay Ⅱ
English Grammar Clinic
Basic Specialized
Introductory Seminar Ⅰ
Introductory Seminar Ⅱ
【Introductory Courses】
Introduction to English Culture
Introduction to English Literature
Introduction to American Culture
Introduction to American Literature
Introduction to Drama
Introduction to English Linguistics
Introduction to Applied Linguistics
Introduction to English Education
Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Introduction to Intercultural Communications Ⅰ
Introduction to Intercultural Communications Ⅱ
Short-term Overseas English Study
Short-term Overseas Study
Special Topics in Western Culture A
Special Topics in Western Culture B
Topics in Japanese Culture A
Topics in Japanese Culture B
Christianity and Literature
History of Britain & America A
History of Britain & America B
Language and Culture Classes

History of British Literature A
History of British Literature B
History of American Literature A
History of American Literature B
Studies in British Novels A
Studies in British Novels B
Studies in American Novels A
Studies in American Novels B
Studies in British and American Poetry A
Studies in British and American Poetry B
Studies in British and American Drama A
Studies in British and American Drama B
Studies in British Culture A
Studies in British Culture B
Studies in American Culture A
Studies in American Culture B
Seminar in Specialized Studies Ⅰ
Seminar in Specialized Studies Ⅱ
Seminar in Specialized Studies Ⅲ
Seminar in Specialized Studies Ⅳ
Graduation Research Project Ⅰ
Graduation Research Project Ⅱ
Language and Communication Classes

History of English
Studies in English Linguistics A
Studies in English Linguistics B
Studies in English Linguistics C
Studies in English Linguistics D
Studies in Communications A
Studies in Communications B
Studies in Communications C
Studies in Communications D
Studies in Intercultural Communication A
Studies in Intercultural Communication B
Studies in English Media A
Studies in English Media B
Studies in English Media C
Studies in English Media D
Studies in English Media E
Studies in English Media F
Seminar in Specialized Studies Ⅰ
Seminar in Specialized Studies Ⅱ
Seminar in Specialized Studies Ⅲ
Seminar in Specialized Studies Ⅳ
Graduation Research Project Ⅰ
Graduation Research Project Ⅱ
Practical English
English Debate Ⅰ
English Debate Ⅱ
Creative Writing Ⅰ
Creative Writing Ⅱ
Public Speaking
Presentation Skills
Oral Interpretation Ⅰ
Oral Interpretation Ⅱ
Interpretation Ⅰ
Interpretation Ⅱ
Interpretation Ⅲ
Interpretation Ⅳ
Translation AⅠ
Translation BⅠ
Translation AⅡ
Translation BⅡ
Translation Ⅲ
Translation Ⅳ
English Workshop A
English Workshop B
English Workshop C
English Workshop D
English Workshop E
English Workshop F
Language Education
Lectures in English Education
Methods in English Education
[Child English Education]
Methods in English Education
[Theories of Classroom Practice]
Japanese Language Teaching Methodology Ⅰ
Japanese Language Teaching Methodology Ⅱ
Japanese Language Teaching Methodology Ⅲ
Japanese Literature
Japanese Culture

Human Science
Mental Health Studies
Science of Human Body Ⅰ
Science of Human Body Ⅱ
Medicine and Sports
Exercise Physiology
Exercise Nutrition
Fundamental Kinesiology
Theory of Health and Fitness
Practicum of Physical Education Ⅰ
Practicum of Physical Education Ⅱ
Lifelong Exercise Plan Ⅰ
Lifelong Exercise Plan Ⅱ
Sports and Exercise
Exercise and Health Development
Seminar of Human Body and Heart Ⅰ
Seminar of Human Body and Heart Ⅱ
The Humanities and
Philosophy Ⅰ
Philosophy Ⅱ
Psychology Ⅰ
Psychology Ⅱ
Ethics and Humanity
Life and Ethics
World of Music
World of Fine Arts
World of Literature
Nature, Science and
Technology, and
Science and Humanity
World of Matter
Biology Ⅰ
Biology Ⅱ
Environment and Humanity Ⅰ
Environment and Humanity Ⅱ
Statistics Ⅰ
Statistics Ⅱ
Mathematics Ⅰ
Mathematics Ⅱ
Society and
Japanese Constitutional Law
Investment Structures
Modern World History(Asian)
Modern World History(Western)
Political Science Ⅰ
Political Science Ⅱ
Introduction to Economics Ⅰ
Introduction to Economics Ⅱ
Sociology Ⅰ
Sociology Ⅱ
Cultural Authropology
Media and Society
Community and
Theory of Northern Regions
Theory of Hokkaido Regional Culture Ⅰ
Theory of Hokkaido Regional Culture Ⅱ
Chinese Studies Abroad
Japanese Culture Ⅰ
Japanese Culture Ⅱ
Readings of Japanese Classical Literature
Chinese Culture Ⅰ
Chinese Culture Ⅱ
Korean Culture
American Culture Ⅰ
American Culture Ⅱ
European Culture Ⅰ
European Culture Ⅱ
International Culture Studies Ⅰ
International Culture Studies Ⅱ
Religion and
Culture of Christianity
Ideas and Culture of the Bible Ⅰ
Ideas and Culture of the Bible Ⅱ
History and Culture of Christianity Ⅰ
History and Culture of Christianity Ⅱ
Christian Views of the World and Humanity
Religious Cultures
Modern World and Religion
Comparative Religions
Ideas and Culture of Religions in Eastern Asia
Ideas and Culture of India
Ideas and Culture of Buddhism
Ideas and Culture of Islam
Seminar for Religion and Culture:Ⅰ Seminar for Religion and Culture:Ⅱ
Seminar Classes
Liberal Arts Seminar Ⅰ Liberal Arts Seminar Ⅱ
Integrated Lectures Lectures
Peace Studies Ⅰ
Peace Studies Ⅱ
Gender and Society
Hokusei Studies
Career Education
Career Education
Occupation and Life Ⅰ Occupation and Life Ⅱ
Japanese Courses
Japanese Writing Skills Ⅰ Japanese Writing Skills Ⅱ
Information Courses
Computer Literacy
Applied Computer Literacy Ⅰ
Applied Computer Literacy Ⅱ
Computer Hardware Basics
Computer Software Basics
General English Ⅰ
General English Ⅱ
General English Ⅲ
General English Ⅳ
German Ⅰ
German Ⅱ
German Ⅲ
German Ⅳ
French Ⅰ
French Ⅱ
French Ⅲ
French Ⅳ
Chinese Ⅰ
Chinese Ⅱ
Chinese Ⅲ
Chinese Ⅳ
Korean Ⅰ
Korean Ⅱ
Korean Ⅲ
Korean Ⅳ
English and Culture
Overseas Studies(English)
Advanced English Ⅰ
Advanced English Ⅱ
Foreign Language Seminar(English)
German and Culture
Overseas Studies(German)
Advanced German Ⅰ
Advanced German Ⅱ
Foreign Language Seminar(German)
French and Culture
Overseas Studies (French)
Advanced French Ⅰ
Advanced French Ⅱ
Foreign Language Seminar(French)
Chinese and Culture
Overseas Studies(Chinese)
Advanced Chinese Ⅰ
Advanced Chinese Ⅱ
Foreign Language Seminar(Chinese)
Korean and Culture
Overseas Studies(Korean)
Advanced Korean Ⅰ
Advanced Korean Ⅱ
Foreign Language Seminar(Korean)

※General English Ⅰ to Ⅳ aren't offered by the Department of English.
※Occupation and Life Ⅰ to Ⅱ aren't offered by the Department of Social Policy or the Department of Social Work.