2019 Studies of Social and Economic Systems

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Artificial Intelligence
Instructor(s)
Deguchi Hiroshi  Takayasu Misako  Ishii Hideaki 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue7-8(W833)  Fri7-8(W833)  
Group
-
Course number
ART.T542
Credits
2
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2019/4/5
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

Course description and aims
The course focuses on the methodological bases of social sciences. Topics include Research Interests of Social Sciences, Models and Observation of Social Sciences, Methodology and Philosophy of Social Sciences, Agent-Based Modeling for Social Sciences, Social Sciences as Artificial and Design of the Glocal(Global & Local) Social & Economic Systems as New Constructed Reality. We also treat the topics of econophysics and artificial intelligence as special lectures.
In this course, we especially focus on methodological issues of social sciences as the artificial. In modern society, we have developed social and economic systems that are accompanied by the development of technological systems. Social and economic systems are artificial ones that include not only technological artificial but also institutional, organizational, social, economic and cultural constructed realities. In this course we give a methodological perspective on socioeconomic systems as artificial ones.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand the basic concepts of modern social sciences.
2) Understand methodological aspects of social sciences.
Develop not only understanding but also the capability of discussing and applying the methodology to focus on social issues.

Keywords

Methodological bases of social sciences, Models and Observation of Social Sciences, Philosophy of Social Sciences, Agent-Based Modeling for Social Sciences, Social Sciences as the Artificial.

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

In each week, we give a lecture of the week on Tuesday (First day of the weekly lecture cycle).
The lecture materials will be shown in class.
Students should read the given materials and submit a report about the topic of the week by Friday morning (discussion day of each week), and give an oral presentation for discussion.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Lecturer Cycle 1 Introduction: Socio-technological Complex System as the Artificial Assignment 1 Introduction of yourself related to your research domain, where you have to show how your research is related to our society.
Class 2 Lecturer Cycle 1 Presentation and Discussion about the report Submit the report for the assignment and make a short presentation and discussion.
Class 3 Lecturer Cycle 2 Systems Modeling for Socio-technological Complex System Assignment 2 is given in a class related to the lecture
Class 4 Lecturer Cycle 2 Presentation and Discussion about the report Submit the report for the assignment and make a short presentation and discussion.
Class 5 Lecturer Cycle 3 Systems Practice & Constructive Social Systems Sciences Assignment 3 is given in a class related to the lecture
Class 6 Lecturer Cycle 3 Presentation and Discussion about the report Submit the report for the assignment and make a short presentation and discussion.
Class 7 Lecturer Cycle 4 Application of Systems Modeling and Model Pragmatics (1) Public Health Domain Assignment 4 is given in a class related to the lecture
Class 8 Lecturer Cycle 4 Presentation and Discussion about the report Submit the report for the assignment and make a short presentation and discussion.
Class 9 Lecturer Cycle 5 Application of Systems Modeling and Model Pragmatics (2) Economic & Industrial Domain Assignment 5 is given in a class related to the lecture
Class 10 Lecturer Cycle 5 Presentation and Discussion about the report Submit the report for the assignment and make a short presentation and discussion.
Class 11 Lecturer Cycle 6 Four Bottleneck Problems to design the Socio-technological Complex System for post late modernity Assignment 6 is given in a class related to the lecture
Class 12 Lecturer Cycle 6 Presentation and Discussion about the report Submit the report for the assignment and make a short presentation and discussion.
Class 13 Lecturer Cycle 7 last lecture How to design the next stage of Socio-Technological Complex System for Post Late Modernity Give the last assignment in class
Class 14 Last Presentation and Discussion A Submit the report for the assignment and make a short presentation and discussion.
Class 15 Last Presentation and Discussion B Submit the report for the assignment and make a short presentation and discussion.

Textbook(s)

No formal textbook.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

The lecture materials will be shown in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Attendance, Report, Presentation and contribution to the class

Related courses

  • LAH.S107 : Sociology A
  • LAH.S207 : Sociology B
  • LAH.S308 : Sociology C
  • IEE.B201 : Microeconomics I
  • IEE.B203 : Macroeconomics I

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

There is a will, there is a way.

Other

We use this web system or special upload and download site for the lecture.
We will show the detail in class.

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