早稲田大学 国際教養学部 AO入試 志望理由書 提出例(内田 亮子 教授参考)
Dear Admission Office,
First and foremost, I would like to thank for the opportunity given, and in this letter I will do my best to explain my motivation in applying for School of International Liberal Studies at Waseda University, hoping to pursue a major in International Culture and Biology Studies later in my academic years. I would be more than grateful if you could kindly give it a read and grant me an admission. During the in-person interview, I would also be delighted to expand more on my area of studies, previously participated activities and what I wish to achieve with liberal studies curriculum including study abroad program.
Now that issues around status in society are increasingly contentious, it is interesting that the evolutionary view is flatly against equality, according to historian Yuval Noah Harari, author of the best selling book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. In the book, Harari is honest about the implications of a Darwinian viewpoint, he admits that it removes an objective basis for human equality, human value, and human rights. In biology, evolution is the change in the characteristics of a species over several generations and relies on the process of natural selection. The theory of evolution is based on the idea that all species are related, but not equal and gradually change over time. Advocates of equality and human rights may be outraged by this view, as unlike Christianity, they know we are not made equal but by believing we are all equal in essence, it will enable us to create a stable and prosperous society. Rather, they are the only way large numbers of humans can cooperate effectively. Bear in mind, though, that Hammurabi might have defended his principle of hierarchy using the same logic: ‘I know that superiors, commoners and slaves are not inherently different kinds of people. But if we believe that they are, it will enable us to create a stable and prosperous society.
A number of wars, genocide and conflicts happened not purely because of evolution but because of complex political and social factors, but it does serve the purpose of natural selection. Also epidemics occur from time to time just enough to get rid of certain genetics. Re-thinking history of human evolution and equality of humankind really could provide answers to all the social issues we are encountering these days. We live in a very thrilling time full of innovations and changes, however, people’s way of living is threatened including social economic status, democracy, community and many are turning to security or drastic measures even. I feel the strong need to study Social Science, Biology and International Politics to continue my research on this topic and further gain my own perspectives to unlock different pockets of opportunities in today’s competitive global workplace. And in order for me to attain high-level education and equip myself with what is needed to survive the next decades of globalization and competition, it is extremely important for me to study various international studies among like-minded students at Waseda where liberal studies is offered. Studying abroad in relevant school that excel in the field of studies would be an enriching experience. Thank you very much for reading and I am very much looking forward to hearing good news.