Department of History

  • Hachioji Campus

A dialog with the past and present to create a better future

The Department of History offers six courses: Japanese Course provides a comprehensive overview of Japanese history; Eastern Studies Course focuses on the history of cultural interaction in China and the East Asia region; Western Studies Course covers the broad sweep of Western history; Geology Course examines concepts and skill sets in geography; and Archeology Course attempts to reconstruct history from archeological remains and ruins. In addition to the six courses, students can choose from a range of unique elective subjects to pursue further studies in areas of interest. In this way, students fashion their career paths from a wide range of ideas and topics.


Six courses designed to encourage specialization

Students choose one of the six course options in Year 2. Through a combination of small-group textbook study and workshops, students identify and pursue particular areas of interest and build up a knowledge base in specific areas of specialization.

Japanese Course

Eastern Studies Course

Western Studies Course

Geology Course

Archeology Course

Art History/Cultural Heritage Course


A dialog with the past and present to create a better future

Students choose from six course options: Japanese, Eastern Studies, Western Studies, Geology, Archaeology. Each course uses a combination of lectures, practical exercises and textbook study to explore topics in depth. The curriculum examines modern needs in relation to history and offers a variety of unique subjects including regional cultural history, paleography, art history, women's history and family history.

Year 1 Year 1 is dedicated to a basic grounding in history, and includes an overview of course content (Japanese, Eastern Studies, Western Studies, Geology, Archaeology) and an exploration of history and geography as academic disciplines, as well as an English language component designed to facilitate subsequent research on specific issues and topics.
Year 2 Students nominate the course that best suits their interests and expertise. Year 2 subjects involve textbook study and workshop exercises along with a number of special lectures and activities.
Year 3 In Year 3, students use their knowledge base to pursue studies in specific areas of interest, choose a research topic and begin preparing their graduation thesis.
Year 4 In Year 4, students finish writing the graduation thesis that represents the culmination of four years of study. Students can also choose General Lecture class as an alternative to the thesis.

Post-graduation Career/Academic Paths

A relatively large number of graduates join the service, retail and distribution industries, although student career paths following graduation vary widely, including telecommunications and trading companies among others.

(Results from 2019)

Major Places of Employment and Study Following Graduation

ANA AIRPORT SERVICES CO., LTD. / Canon System & Support Inc. / CREATE SD.CO., LTD / TRC Library Service Inc. / Persol Tempstaff Co., Ltd. / Sagawa Express Co.,Ltd. / FamilyMart Co., Ltd. / FUJI YAKUHIN CO., LTD. / APA HOTELS&RESORTS / SUMMIT, INC. / Starts Corporation Inc. / Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Job Seekers / Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department / Fussa City Hall / Zama City Hall / Ishioka City Hall / Akiruno City Hall

Teaching staff

In the Teikyo University Teaching Staff Database, information about the staff can be searched and viewed. (Japanese information only, may not cover all staff)