2019 Seminar in Environmental Science, Technology, and Engineering VIII

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Environmental Science and Technology
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Course description and aims

This two-quarter long 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 suggested by 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. During these processes, the students conduct their own literature surveys, and 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.
Seminar courses are central to the laboratory-based education, and active learning is strongly encouraged. By enrolling in Seminar courses and pursuing research activities, students are expected to develop expertise in their field of study and gain skills that are sought after by society.

Student learning outcomes

Students will acquire the following abilities in stages by completing Seminar in Environmental Science Technology and Engineering V through X.
1) Professional expertise for individual research subjects
2) Ability to utilize specialist knowledge to solve problems
3) Ability to conduct research with awareness of the trends in research and development and an international grasp of the field
4) Ability to explain concepts logically, develop arguments, and put them in writing


Literature search, academic-paper writing, presentation training, discussion training, laboratory-based education

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Classes are held at the academic supervisor's laboratory. The course schedule will be determined through discussions held among students and the academic supervisor. In some cases, multiple laboratories may choose to hold classes jointly. Some laboratories might hold classes in English. Check with your academic supervisor.

Course schedule/Required learning

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


Specified by the academic supervisor as necessary.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Specified by the academic supervisor as necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

The academic supervisor evaluate based on the achivement level of learning outcomes 1 through 4.

Related courses

  • Other seminars

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

You must be a doctoral course student enrolled in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology.

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