2021 School of Science Literacy

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School of Science
Yamaguchi Masahide  Ninomiya Syoiti  Kawai Nobuyuki  Kozuma Mikio  Ishitani Osamu  Eguchi Tadashi  Ohshima Yasuhiro  Ueno Yuichiro  Nakamoto Taishi  Uekusa Hidehiro  Suda Momoko  Ono Kosuke 
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Course description and aims

This course offers the chance for new students enrolled in the School of Science to be exposed to the current status, global view or methodology of various branches of advanced science. Also, it includes lectures on internationality and research ethics.

Student learning outcomes

The students are expected to
1) be introduced to some of advanced studies in the fields of Departments related with the School of Science,
2) obtain information useful to choose proper Department for further study from sophomore,
3) deepen their understanding of internationality and research ethics.


mathematics, physics, chemistry, earth and planetary sciences

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

This course consists of four lectures by representatives of the Departments in the School of Science, namely the Department of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and also one for internationality and the last one for research ethics.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Course Guidance and Lecture on Internationality Study internationality.
Class 2 Special Lecture of the 1st Academic Group : Advanced Topics in Physics Touch advanced topics in Physics.
Class 3 Special Lecture of the 1st Academic Group : Advanced Topics in Mathematics Touch advanced topics in Mathematics.
Class 4 Special Lecture of the 1st Academic Group : Advanced Topics in Chemistry Touch advanced topics in Chemistry.
Class 5 Special Lecture of the 1st Academic Group : Advanced Topics in Earth and Planetary Sciences Touch advanced topics in Earth and Planetary Sciences.
Class 6 Lecture on Research Ethics Study Research Ethics.
Class 7 Lecture on Information Ethics Study Information Ethics.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Not specified in particular.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Not specified in particular.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students to write reports on a few topics.

Related courses

  • XIP.P101 : Processes for creation in science and technology【School of Science】

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

Only students enrolled in the School of Science can register.


Students who have obtained a credit of "Science Seminar" or "1st Academic Group Literacy" are not eligible to register this course.

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