2016 Low Carbon Sociology

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Nuclear Engineering
Instructor(s)
Igashira Masayuki  Academic Supervisor  Obara Toru  Kawamura Katsuyuki  Izumi Yoshinobu  Suzuki Kazuhiko 
Class Format
Lecture     
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
Outside of the Univ. (他機関)  
Group
-
Course number
NCL.F453
Credits
2
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2016/12/14
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

[Overview]
Securing energy sources is essential for managing modern life. However, as we try to maintain current living standards, and the global population increases and urbanization expands, we also have to overcome the global warming, which is rearing its head. This course gives an overview of the global efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, mainly from the perspectives of energy science, environmental science, sociology, and technology. Students will debate in teams about assigned topics.
This 5 day intensive course is held in collaboration with Okayama University, Osaka University, etc. during summer vacation at Okayama University.
[Goals]
Students will acquire a multifaceted perspective of dilemmas in securing energy sources and measures taken against global warming.

Student learning outcomes

A student will acquire a multifaceted perspective on global warming that is necessary for working in the nuclear power industry.

Keywords

Global warming, carbon dioxide emissions, Low carbon society, Debate

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

This is an intensive course in collaboration with Okayama University, Osaka University, etc.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Global warming and carbon dioxide emissions Relations between global warming and carbon dioxide emissions
Class 2 Global warming and carbon dioxide emissions Relations between global warming and carbon dioxide emissions
Class 3 Energy and carbon dioxide emissions Relation between energy and carbon dioxide emissions
Class 4 Energy and carbon dioxide emissions Relation between energy and carbon dioxide emissions
Class 5 Energy and carbon dioxide emissions Relation between energy and carbon dioxide emissions
Class 6 Human living activities and environmental science Analysis of human activities from environmental viewpoints
Class 7 Human living activities and environmental science Analysis of human activities from environmental viewpoints
Class 8 Human living activities and environmental science Analysis of human activities from environmental viewpoints
Class 9 Low carbon society science How to reduce carbon dioxide emissions
Class 10 Low carbon society science How to reduce carbon dioxide emissions
Class 11 Contribution of nuclear technology to low carbon society Nuclear technology
Class 12 Contribution of nuclear technology to low carbon society Nuclear technology
Class 13 Debate by student teams Debating ability
Class 14 Debate by student teams Debating ability
Class 15 Debate by student teams Debating ability

Textbook(s)

None

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course texts will be distributed.

Assessment criteria and methods

Several reports(about 60%), Debate(about 40%)

Related courses

  • None

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

None

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Office: Ookayama North Lab. BLDG. 4 (Ext. 3297)
Prof. Masayuki IGASHIRA (iga[at]nr.titech.ac.jp)

Office hours

10:00-17:00
Prior appointment by e-mail is required.

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