Department of Economics
Depattment of International Economics
Students in this department engage in the wide-ranging exploration of the mechanisms governing the economy, the current economic situation, the economic policies that are influenced by and in turn influence these factors, and the history and development of the present economic system.
In order to gain a well-rounded understanding of society from a broad perspective, students in the Department of Economics study the economic system (theory) and its formation (history) to clarify many of the actual economic problems faced by modern society.
In addition, in order to raise the students' awareness of these problems and promote studies that meet their interest, the Department offers four courses--History and Development, Welfare and Environment, Enterprise and Information, and Markets and Government.
The Department of Economics provides internships consisting of special research and training activities that take place at companies, national and local government offices, non-profit organizations and volunteer organizations.
In the Department of International Economics, students undertake area studies by making comparisons between different regions and learning about the international economic relationships between Japan and neighboring countries.
Furthermore, in an effort to encourage the students to understand Japan's role in the world and to convey a true image of Japan to the world, the department places a strong emphasis on developing communication skills.
The Department of International Economics offers lectures on themes such as "Regional Studies," that examine the political and economic situations of individual countries, "Issue Research," that deals with local environmental issues and international energy, etc., and "Comparative Research," where students learn about relationships between Japan and other nations.
Moreover, the department emphasizes foreign language education.
In some classes, foreign instructors give lectures on specialized subjects in their native language.