2022 Cutting Edge Topics in Earth and Planetary Sciences K

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Earth and Planetary Sciences
Okuzumi Satoshi 
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Media-enhanced courses
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Course description and aims

International academic exchange is important in the field of Earth and planetary sciences. Graduates of Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences are expected to transmit their research results to the world as researchers and work on a world scale as engineers. For these purposes, it is indispensable to develop communication skills in English. In this course, students will make and carry out a plan for the development of their English skills by themselves. International students who are already fluent in English can earn credit by studying academic Japanese.

Student learning outcomes

Students will be asked to propose their learning goals by themselves.


English skills

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Students who want to enroll the course should contact the instructor before course registration. Submit a learning proposal to the instructor before you start learning activities, and submit an activity report as soon as you finish the activities. For more details, see the course guide whose link can be found at: http://www.geo.titech.ac.jp/en/education.php

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Examples of suitable learning activities include, but not limited to: - discuss research contents with foreign researchers regularly - acquire English presentation and writing skills aiming at presenting at an international conference - develop debating skills in English by taking English lessons provided by the department - enhance English skills by studying and making researches abroad - participating an internship program abroad Plan, carry out, and evaluate your own learning activities by yourself.



Reference books, course materials, etc.


Assessment criteria and methods

Based on your learning proposal and activity report. The instructor will evaluate if your proposal clearly defines your learning goals and if your report clearly describes your self-evaluation of the learning activities.

Related courses

  • EPS.C640 : EPS Career Development K
  • EPS.C660 : EPS Tutorial K

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Enrollment is limited to students majoring in Earth and Planetary Sciences. Students who want to enroll the course should contact the instructor before course registration.

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