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The PEARL Curriculum

At Keio, we believe that true scholarship gives us something much greater than mere knowledge. It gives us the ability to design the future. We also believe that economics is not simply the study of the economy. It is a discipline that teaches the value of independent thinking, good governance, and strong leadership. With this in mind, at PEARL we offer a world-class education in liberal arts and advanced economics. The PEARL programme is a four year programme whereby students spend their first two years on Keio’s Hiyoshi Campus, and their final two years on Keio’s Mita Campus.

Curriculum at our Hiyoshi Campus: the first and second years

The first two years are designed to provide students with a strong grounding in the basic knowledge necessary to pursue their individual paths of study. The majority of the compulsory courses are taken during this time. Courses involve both economics-related courses and liberal-arts courses.

First-year PEARL students in the Faculty of Economics begin their study by following a path with a distinct initial focus on the analysis of existing economies and economic history. PEARL students are also required to take introductory courses on the Japanese economy and historical approaches to economics.

Year

1

2

Curriculum Flow

Courses in Liberal Arts, Languages and Introductory Economics

Advanced Economics classes in addition to the courses for the first year

Liberal Arts

I: Natural Sciences II: Humanities/Social Sciences, III: Interdisciplinary Subjects

Language

ENGLISH (ACADEMIC SKILLS)

GERMAN・FRENCH・CHINESE・SPANISH・JAPANESE (Open to non-native Japanese speakers only), INTENSIVE JAPANESE(Open to non-native Japanese speakers only)

Foundation

Required

INTRODUCTION TO THE JAPANESE ECONOMY; HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES IN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; STATISTICS

Elective

CALCULUS; LINEAR ALGEBRA

Major Subjects

Introductory
Courses

Required

ELEMENTARY MACROECONOMICS

INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS; ELEMENTARY ECONOMIC HISTORY

Mandatory
Elective

ECONOMICS AND ENVIRONMENT; INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT; INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS; CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES

Curriculum at our Mita Campus: the third and fourth years

Students then go on to study at our Mita campus for their third and fourth years. The focus of the study is on economics. The classes can be broken down into the following ten categories: Economic Theory; Econometrics and Statistics; History of Economic Thought; Economic History; Labor and Industrial Economics; Economic Policy and Public Finance; Modern Economic Systems; International Economics; Environmental and Urban Economics; and Economy and Society.

Year

3

4

Liberal Arts

I: Natural Sciences II: Humanities/Social Sciences, III: Interdisciplinary Subjects

Major Subjects

Core
Courses

Mandatory
Elective

Classes offered in the follwoing subject fields.
A) Economic Theory; B) Econometrics and Statistics;
C) History of Economic Thought; D) Economic History;
E) Labor and Industrial Economics; F) Economic Policy and Public Finance;
G) Modern Economic Systems; H) International Economics;
I) Environmental and Urban Economics; and J) Economy and Society
→See [1] List of Core Courses

Advanced
Courses

Elective

Students choose from the courses including Research Seminar, Professional Career Programme(PCP), Independent Research Project. (Elective)
→See [2] List of Advanced Courses

Related
Courses

Elective

CIVIL LAW; COMMERCIAL LAW; LABOR LAW; TAXATION : CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS; ACCOUNTING; SCIENCE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
*Courses offered by other faculties are included. (Elective)

[1] List of Core Courses

Core Courses

Areas

Courses

A Economic Theory

INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS; INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS; THEORY OF MONOPOLY CAPITALISM

B Econometrics and Statistics

ECONOMETRICS; PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS;
ADVANCED ECONOMETRICS; INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SCIENCE METHODS; ECONOMIC STATISTICS

C History of Economic Thought

HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT;
HISTORY OF SOCIAL THOUGHT; SOCIAL THOUGHT

D Economic History

ECONOMIC HISTORY OF JAPAN;
ECONOMIC HISTORY OF EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA;
ECONOMIC HISTORY OF ASIA

E Labor and Industrial Economics

INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS; LABOR ECONOMICS;
AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS; SOCIAL POLICY;
INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION

F Economic Policy and Public Finance

ECONOMIC POLICY; JAPAN’S ECONOMIC SYSTEM;
PUBLIC FINANCE; MONEY, BANKING, AND FINANCE;
ECONOMICS OF REGULATORY REFORM

G Modern Economic Systems

CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE ECONOMY; COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS; DEVELOPMENT OF JAPANESE CAPITALISM; MODERN CAPITALISM

H International Economics

INTERNATIONAL TRADE; INTERNATIONAL FINANCE;
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW;
UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS

I Environmental and Urban Economics

ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY; ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS;
URBAN ECONOMICS

J Economy and Society

DEMOGRAPHY; THEORY OF INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY; SOCIAL HISTORY

Note: Some courses might not be offered.

[2] List of Advanced Courses

Advanced Courses

GAME THEORY

PUBLIC ECONOMICS

TOPICS IN MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS (DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS)

TOPICS IN MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS (PROBABILITY)

FLOW OF FUNDS ANALYSIS

TIME SERIES ANALYSIS

BAYESIAN STATISTICS

HISTORY OF JAPANESE ECONOMIC THOUGHT

ECONOMIC STUDIES IN KEIO UNIVERSITY: FROM FUKUZAWA TO THE MODERNS

HISTORY OF GAME THEORY

MODERN JAPAN AND EAST ASIA

ECONOMIC HISTORY

ECONOMICS OF FAMILY AND EDUCATION

TOPICS IN SOCIAL WELFARE

TOWARDS THE RESTRUCTURING OF WELFARE SOCIETY

MICROECONOMICS OF ECONOMIC POLICY

INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE

PUBLIC POLICY

PUBLIC CHOICE

TOPICS IN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

ECONOMICS OF INEQUALITY AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION

TOPICS IN MICROFINANCE

THE STRUCTURE OF GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISES

WORLD ECONOMY

EU-JAPAN ECONOMIC RELATIONS

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY AND BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS

FOREIGN TRADE POLICY

ECONOMICS OF WASTE AND POLLUTION

ECONOMIC HISTORY OF ENERGY SUPPLIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

REGIONAL ECONOMICS

SOCIAL HISTORY OF ASIA

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE

SOCIAL HISTORY OF FRENCH COLONISATION

WAR AND SOCIETY

SOCIAL THEORY OF FISCAL SCIENCE

SOCIAL HISTORY OF JAPAN

READINGS IN THE HISTORY OF JAPAN

TOPICS IN FINANCIAL MARKETS

TOPICS IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

CORPORATE FINANCE

INTRODUCTION TO LIFE INSURANCE

TOPICS IN LIFE INSURANCE MATHEMATICS

SEMINAR IN SPECIAL TOPICS

 RESEARCH SEMINAR (THESIS)

 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT

PCP

EU COMPETITION LAW

INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ECONOMY

INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE

ADVANCED FINANCE

APPLIED FINANCE

JAPANESE FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS

PUBLIC FINANCE

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

OPEN ECONOMY MACROECONOMICS

ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMIC THEORY

ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMIC POLICY

MONETARY AND FISCAL POLICY

FINANCE, POLICY AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY*

INDEPENDENT STUDY*

* FINANCE, POLICY AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY and INDEPENDENT STUDY are open to PCP students who have passed the programme screening only.


Note: Some courses might not be offered.

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