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Japanese
Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Economics Economics Day Course
Lecture Code G6272001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 特別講義(金融リテラシー概論)
Subject Name
(Katakana)
トクベツコウギ(キンユウリテラシーガイロン)
Subject Name in
English
Special Lectures (Introduction to Financial Literacy)
Instructor SUZUKI YOSHIHISA
Instructor
(Katakana)
スズキ ヨシヒサ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Weds1-4:ECON B257
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture・ Discussion
- Life Planning Review Worksheet to be prepared, submitted, and discussed.
 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Economics
Eligible Students
Keywords Financial literacy, life planning, asset management, loans and credit, insurance, financial risks and troubles 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
To acquire a full range of financial literacy necessary for life. Lectures will be given by experts in various fields on items such as those listed in the class keywords above. 
Class Schedule lesson1 December 6: Introduction - Importance of Financial and Economic Education <Financial Services Agency> Face-to-face
(Socio-economic environment surrounding our daily life, significance and importance of financial literacy, etc.)
Pre-course questionnaire

lesson2 December 6: Life and Money <Hiroshima Council for Financial Services Information> Face-to-face
(Meaning of money in life, importance of life design, scholarship system, etc.)

lesson3 December 13: Money and Economy <Hiroshima Council for Financial Services Information> Face-to-face
(Changes in the financial and economic environment and how to respond to them, income and expenditure management, etc.)

lesson4 December 13: Drawing up a life plan (1) <Japan Association for Financial Planners> Face-to-face
(Importance of life planning, 3 major expenses in life, etc.)

lesson5 December 20: Drawing a life plan (2) <Japan Association for Financial Planners> Face-to-face
  (Life Planning Review Worksheet⇒To be submitted in the 8th session as a take-home assignment)

lesson6 December 20: About trusts <Trust Companies Association of Japan>
Face-to-face
(The mechanism of trusts that are useful in our daily lives; education fund gift trust, etc.)

lesson7 January 10: Borrowing Money (1) <Japanese Bankers Association> Face-to-face
(How credit cards and consumer loans work and what to keep in mind when using them, etc.)

lesson8 January 10: Borrowing Money (2) <Japanese Bankers Association> Face-to-face
(How mortgage loans work and points to keep in mind when using them, etc.)
Life Planning Review Worksheet (assignment given in Session 5) Collection

lesson9 January 17: Increase Your Money (1) <Japan Securities Dealers Association> Face-to-face
(Significance of investment, relationship between risk and return, importance of long-term investment, etc.)

lesson10 January 17: Increase Your Money (2) <The Investment Trusts Association, Japan> Face-to-face
(How investment trusts work, the importance of diversified investments, etc.)

lesson11 January 24: Preparing for Risks (1) <Japan Institute of Life Insurance> Face-to-face
(Risks in life and the role of insurance; the use of life insurance, etc.)

lesson12 January 24: Preparing for Risks (2) <The General Insurance Association of Japan> Face-to-face
(Risks in daily life and the role of insurance; the use of non-life insurance, etc.)

lesson13 January 31: Be Strong Against Troubles <Financial Services Agency> Face to Face
(Malicious business practices and financial product fraud that students and young adults are prone to, and preventive measures, etc.)

lesson14 January 31: Drawing up a life plan (3) <Japan Association for Financial Planners> Face-to-face
(Discussion on the assignment given in Session 5; confirmation of important knowledge and know-how, etc.)

lesson15 February 7: Overall summary <The Central Council for Financial Services Information> Online
(Review of important points, answers to questions that arose during the lecture, etc.
Post-course questionnaire


February 7 Elective Exam 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
Textbooks are not specified. Lecture materials will be posted on Hirodai Moodles each class.
Students are recommended to take the e-learning course "Moneyvita" on MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) web portal "gacco", as supplementary material (not related to the grade evaluation).
 
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
 
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
The use of the e-learning course "Moneyvita" on MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) web portal "gacco" is recommended for preparation and review. 
Requirements Pre- and post-course questionnaires will be conducted in Hirodai Moodle at the first and final lectures to measure the effectiveness of the course. 
Grading Method Life Planning Review Worksheet (20%) [given by Japan Association for Financial Planners in the Session 5)
End-of-term multiple-choice exam (80%) [at the end of the semester]
 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Expert lecturers with practical experience in the financial industry will explain each area of financial literacy. 
Message  
Other   
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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