Faculty of Economics Department of International Economy
- Hachioji Campus
- Hachioji Campus
Developing global human resources
who can play an active part in the world
Under the rapid progress of globalization, economic relations with the rest of the world and Asia is becoming important increasingly for the development and sustainability of the Japanese economy. In the Department of International Economy, students not only learn the basic and applied international economics and economics, society, and politics of various countries in the world including Asia, the U.S., and the EU, which are rich in diversity, but also aim to improve their English skills through overseas training programs to acquire the knowledge to be active in Japan and abroad.
Asia International Exchange Program (TAEP)
The Faculty of Economics has launched the Teikyo University Asia Exchange Program (TAEP) with the aim of developing human resources who will contribute to the development of Japan and Asia. Currently, we have signed agreements with Ho Chi Minh City University of Foreign Languages and Information Technology (Vietnam), Panyapiwat Institute of Management (Thailand), Yangon University of Economics (Myanmar), Jenderal Soedirman University (Indonesia), Pannasastra University of Cambodia (Cambodia), Adamson University (Philippines), National University of Laos (Laos) respectively and are promoting exchange programs such as accepting international students. In addition, there are several courses in the Asian Exchange Program, and all lectures are conducted in English.
In this department, in order to acquire the ability to grasp and analyze the real conditions of the economies of Asia and the world, students learn from the basics of economics to applications such as globalization, international economy, and Asian economy. In order to correctly understand the particularly complicated Asian economy, we have set up a curriculum so that students can learn culture, history, and politics. In the compulsory subjects, small-group education is emphasized in order to train presentation and expression skills, and cultivate the ability to think and practice solutions to various problems. In addition, many English courses are offered to improve students' English communication skills, which is expected of global human resources.
Syllabus of the Department of International Economy
Culture and economy
Understanding the international economy means understanding the economies of other countries. Different cultural backgrounds, including languages, will change the way of establishment of society and the economic functions. The economy is operated based on a variety of rules and institutions, and in order to understand it, we need to know the culture on which it is based. This class will be conducted in an omnibus format to deepen the understanding of the cultural background of the world and regional economies and the culture of each country.
Political Economy English
Today's news are often reported in English, and English is an important language for getting the latest information. English-language newspapers exist not only in English-speaking countries, but also in numerous other countries such as Japan, and you can learn about the circumstances of each country and its economic and political views in English. In class, we read many local newspapers and take up a variety of issues. In addition to well-known newspapers in English-speaking countries, students read English-language newspapers from Asia, Europe, and other regions, and study the political and economic situation of the world.
Asian economic history
Students learn about Asian economic history from pre-modern to modern times. Focusing on East Asia and Southeast Asia, including Japan, we deepen our basic understanding of the issue of how modern Asian society has been formed. We discuss from the problems of Japan's isolation system and its actual situation in the Edo period, and each region of Asia was strongly connected through the sea at that time, then how the world changed with the emergence of Western powers, especially the United Kingdom.
Introduction to the international economy
We take up multifaceted economic problems and issues that countries around the world is facing. The world economy is influenced by various factors such as the increased interest rates in the United States and the future of China's economic growth. In addition, students learn the mechanisms of keeping the economy growing of major countries and regions such as India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and at the same time, deepen their understanding of how the economy is affected by political and social movements.
The intent behind our implementation of a GPA (Grade Point Average) system is to (1) create a unified standard for the campus, (2) have it function as an impartial standard, and (3) have it function as an internationally accepted standard. Our GPA system involves the assessment learning achievements using an objective numerical value called GPA. Additionally, this system generally conforms with the grade assessment systems adopted by universities in the West, and can be used overseas as an index used to certify a student’s academic ability when studying abroad, when going on to graduate school overseas, when finding employment at a non-Japanese companies operating in Japan, and so on.
|Classification||Grading Criteria||GPA||Grading Criteria||Details of Assessment||Description of English|
|Pass||S.||4.0||90 percent or higher||Represents particularly excellent grades.||Excellent|
|A||3.0||80 percent||Represents excellent grades||Good|
|B.||2.0||70 percent||Represents grades recognized as adequate.||Satisfactory|
|C.||1.0||60 percent||Represents the minimum grade acceptable as a pass.||Pass|
|Fail||D.||0.0||Less than 60 percent||This means that the student has not reached the minimum grade acceptable as a pass. It also includes the lack of class attendance, the fact that the exams for the class have not been taken, and so on.||Failure|
|Not applicable||N||-||-||Indicates that course credit acquired another university or other institution during a study-abroad program or prior to a transfer to our university, has been certified as course credit for our university (courses where credit has been certified).||Credits Transferred|
|Course Type||Category (Compulsory or Elective)||Required Number of Credits|
|Comprehensive basic courses (* 2)||Elective||12（※1）|
|English subjects||Modern English I-VIII||Compulsory||1 credit each||12|
|Practical English I-IV|
|Specialized courses||Specialized Education courses*2||Compulsory||12||74|
|Development / general subjects||4|
|Introductory courses at the Faculty of Economics||16|
|International Economy / Basics||20|
|Common elective Courses|| ||Elective||26|