The main purpose of the Economics stream in the College of International Studies is to provide background to theoretically and empirically analyze issues in areas such as international economy, public policies, and developing countries.


As a first step, students will take Introduction to International Studies III. Then, by taking International Economics, Introductory Microeconomics, and Intro-Intermediate Macroeconomics, students can learn fundamental theoretical concepts. Moreover, by also taking Introductory Statistics, Introductory Econometrics, and Global Economic History, students can refine their empirical and historical analytical skills.

Based on the above theoretical, empirical, and historical skills background, students may then take a variety of courses in their select major areas. For example, for students majoring in International Relations, our College offers classes in International Trade, Public Policy Analysis, Japanese Economy, European Social and Economic History, Comparative Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Introduction to Mathematics for Economics, Mathematics for Economics, Public Economics, Mathematical Economics, History of Economic Thought, and International Finance.

Major-area courses for students who choose to major in International Development are Contemporary Issues in Developing Countries, Economy and Society in North Africa, Financing for Development, Development Economics, Introduction into General Management, Human Resource Management, Health Economics, and Urban Economics.

Students are encouraged also to take major courses offered at the College of Social Sciences, the G30 program, and the College of Policy and Planning Sciences.

Studying a variety of major courses, students will write an independent research paper in their third year and a graduation thesis in their fourth year.