2016 International Collaboration I

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Civil Engineering
Instructor(s)
Niwa Junichiro  Takemura Jiro 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon7-8(緑が丘M5-会議室)  
Group
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Course number
CVE.P431
Credits
1
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2016/4/27
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

This course forms the three step program of the urban earthquake engineering with the international communication and the international internship This is the intermediate step of this program.
In the beginning, the course outlines are explained.
As a first assignment, each student is required to research and summarize the seismic design code in his/her home country. Each student is required to give its presentation.
As a second assignment, each group of several students consisting of the Japanese and international students is required to do the field work in the designated area in Tokyo on the disaster prevention for earthquake and fire. Based on the field work, each group needs to write the report on the disaster prevention and give the presentation.
Students can improve the practical expertise on the disaster prevention and the ability of international communication and cooperativeness through this course.

Student learning outcomes

By this course, each student can enhance the following:
(1) the knowledge on the earthquake and disaster prevention through the field work.
(2) the ability of international communication and cooperativeness through the collaboration between Japanese and international students.
(3) the ability of international communication through the presentation and discussion in English.

Keywords

Field work, Earthquake, Fire, Disaster prevention, Presentation

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

The field work will be done by groups of several members including Japanese and international students. Before the field work, each group is required to make the preparation. After the field work, each group is required to write the report on the disaster prevention and make the presentation and discussion.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance, Group formation, Designation of the place of field work
Class 2 Individual group work
Class 3 Presentation on the seismic design code in each country
Class 4 Individual group work
Class 5 Field work
Class 6 Individual group work
Class 7 Individual group work
Class 8 Final presentation on the disaster prevention based on the field work Report on the disaster prevention.

Textbook(s)

None

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Bureau of Urban Development, Tokyo Metropolitan Government: "Your Community’s Earthquake Risk" will be delivered.

Assessment criteria and methods

The overall performance of (1) the presentation on the seismic design code in each country, and (2) the presentation and report of the disaster prevention based on the field work will be evaluated.

Related courses

  • CVE.P433 : International Internship Ⅰ
  • CVE.L401 : Advanced Technical Communication Skills Ⅰ
  • CVE.L402 : Advanced Technical Communication Skills Ⅱ

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

It is desirable for students to obtain the credits of Advanced Technical Communication Skills in advance.

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

Junichiro Niwa: e-mail: jniwa[at]cv.titech.ac.jp, 03-5734-2584
Jiro Takemura: e-mail: takemura.j.aa[at]m.titech.ac.jp,03-5734-2592

Office hours

Questions are welcome at any time. Appointment in advance through e-mail is highly recommended.

Other

None

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