2019 Colloquium in Organic Materials Engineering I

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Organic and Polymeric Materials
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Course description and aims

This course is designed to give students specialist knowledge in their field of study as well as basic knowledge in a broader area, with a focus on research assignments that are suggested by the academic supervisor (assignments may be decided through discussions with the academic supervisor). The students will incorporate this knowledge into their own research themes to carry out research, participate in academic discussions, and give presentations of their findings.
The aims of the above mentioned process are not only to develop the students’ skills in such areas as literature search and analysis, mapping techniques, and techniques for collecting, analyzing, and assessing data, but also to acquire linguistic proficiency and comprehension skills as well as the ability to present ideas and arguments effectively in academic writing and through discussions and presentations.

Student learning outcomes

Students will acquire the following abilities in stages by completing Colloquium 1 and 2:
1. Professional expertise for identifying fundamental scientific and technical issues encountered in organic and polymeric materials
2. Ability to independently acquire expertise in areas outside the field of organic and polymeric materials and connect it to practical problem solving
3. Ability to logically explain concepts, develop arguments, and put them in writing


Literature search, data collection, data analysis, academic-paper writing, presentation training, discussion training

Competencies that will be developed

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

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Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 To be announced by each instructor. To be announced by each instructor.


Specified by the instructor as necessary.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Specified by the instructor as necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

Specifics of the assessment criteria and methods, which are in accordance with the student learning outcomes 1–3, will be announced prior to the start of the course.

Related courses

  • ZUG.P302 : Colloquium in Organic Materials Engineering II
  • MAT.P350 : Organic Materials Laboratory I
  • MAT.P351 : Organic Materials Laboratory II
  • MAT.P352 : Organic Materials Laboratory III

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

1. Students must take a class of Organic Materials Laboratory in the same quarter.
2. Students must have completed the 200- and 300-level basic courses offered by the organic and polymeric materials undergraduate major or have equivalent knowledge.

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