Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University

東北大学大学院 文学研究科東北大学大学院 文学研究科

Tohoku University Graduate School of Arts and Letters was built in 1953 on the foundation of the Department of Literature. The structure of the School is, however, different from the structure of the Faculty, with fields of research distributed between several divisions. Initially there were thirteen departments, but later their number was increased to fifteen through rearrangement and additions. The new list of departments included Japanese Literature and History of Japanese Thought, Japanese Linguistics, English Literature and Linguistics, German Literature and Linguistics, French Literature and Linguistics, Philosophy, Practical Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology, Aesthetics and Art History, Indology and History of Indian Buddhism, Sinology, Japanese History, East Asian History, and European and American History. After the Faculty of Arts and Letters was reorganized in 1995, four major divisions were created in the Graduate School of Arts and Letters: Humane Studies, Linguistic Studies, Historical Studies, and Human Sciences. Each grouping includes several departments, which conduct research in corresponding fields of study.