2022 Decision Science and Technology International Workshop(SOC) II

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Social Engineering
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Course description and aims

This two-quarter long course is designed to give students specialist knowledge in their fields 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 researches, 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 proficiencies and comprehension skills as well as the skills to present ideas and arguments effectively in academic writing and through discussions and presentations.

Student learning outcomes

Students will acquire the following in stages by completing International Workshop 1-4:
1. Professional expertise for identifying fundamental scientific and technical issues encountered in social engineering.
2. Ability to independently acquire expertise in areas outside the field of social engineering and connect it to practical problem solving
3. Ability to freely use specialist knowledge to solve problems and come up with creative ideas
4. Ability to conduct research with awareness of the international trends in research and development
5. Ability to explain concepts logically, develop arguments, and put them in writing


Literature search, data collection, data analysis, academic-paper writing, presentation training, discussion training, laboratory-based education, coursework

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Students are required to attend all seminars which will be held four times in a semester and give at least one presentation on their own research in a year. Basically it will be held in English.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 To be announced by academic staff in charge of IGP(A) program. To be announced by academic staff in charge of IGP(A) program.


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Reference books, course materials, etc.

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Assessment criteria and methods

Specifics of the assessment criteria and methods, which are in accordance with the student learning outcomes 1–5, will be announced prior to the start of the course.

Related courses

  • ZDD.I441 : Decision Science and Technology International Workshop(SOC) I

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

Students must be those in the IGP(A)-GLES program and a member of one of the laboratories in the Department of Social Engineering.

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