This class by Prof. Sven does a fair job of introducing 13th century~20th century japan quite extensively. I enjoyed the class mostly because I learned a lot from it, and the teacher, being a specialist of Asian history himself, is very knowledgeable about the topics and issues included in this time period. Also, because this course covers quite a lot of detail and content, quizzes tend to include questions from several lectures. Because of that, it is advised to prepare in advance so as not to rush the study process.
This was one of the most engaging class I have taken in Sophia’s FLA. Prof. You does a very good job in stimulating the class through active participation (writing on the board, talking on the mic, etc.). Most of the readings done in the class were also very interesting even for a people who are new to literature courses. Depending on the pace of the class, more time might be dedicated to some readings, especially the full novels. It is crucial that students pay attention to Prof. Yiu’s additional comments as they often appear in the exams.
This course examines the economics of money, banking, and financial markets. Topics covered include the following: the financial system in perspective, the risk and term structure of interest rates, the money supply process, the IS-LM model, inflation and monetary policy.