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Organization & History

Organization

History

April, 1969

Nara University opens it doors in Nara-shi, Hourai-cho.
The Faculty of Letters is established, with three departments: Literature, History, and Geography

April, 1970

The Faculty of Letters establishes the Teaching Staff credential course

April, 1976

The Faculty of Letters establishes the Museum Curator credential course

April, 1979

The Faculty of Letters establishes the Department of the Preservation of Cultural Properties

April, 1980

The Faculty of Letters establishes the Teaching Staff credential course in the
Department of the Preservation of Cultural Properties

February, 1988

Nara University moves from the Hourai campus to its present campus at Nara-shi, Misasagi-cho

April, 1988

The Faculty of Sociology is established, with two departments: Sociology and Industrial Sociology

April, 1993

The Graduate School is established, offering three Master's degree majors: a Japanese Literature major and a Cultural Properties and Archival Science major, both in the Graduate Faculty of Letters; a Sociology major in the Graduate Faculty of Sociology.

April, 1995

The Graduate School establishes a post-Master's course in Cultural Properties and Archival Sciences.

April, 1999

The Faculty of Sociology is renamed the Faculty of Social Research.
The Department of Sociology is renamed the Department of Human Relations.
The Department of Industrial Sociology is renamed the Department of Contemporary Sociology.
The Graduate School adds a Master's degree major in Geography.

April, 2004

Establishment of courses for librarian certification.
Establishment of courses for school librarian teaching certification in all of the departments of the Faculty of Letters and the Modern Sociology Department in the Faculty of Sociology (Corporate environment informational courses)
Establishment of courses for teaching staff certification in the Department of Contemporary Sociology in the Faculty of Sociology (Corporate environment informational courses)

April, 2005

The Distance Education Division establishes the Department of Cultural Properties and Archival Science, and establishes the Museum Curator credential course in the same department.
The Graduate Faculty of Sociology establishes Clinical Psychology and Clinical Sociology courses to the Master's degree major in Sociology.

April, 2007

The Faculty of Social Research is renamed the Faculty of Sociology.
The Department of Human Relations is renamed the Department of Psychology
The Clinical Psychology course of the Graduate School of Sociology receives a Category 2 designation from the Japanese Certification Board for Clinical Psychologists.


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