This course aims to provide the overall goal and curriculum structure of the Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering undergraduate major and then to carry out group work among the registered students in order to understand the significance of the transdisciplinary approach, as well as acquire the basic skills to engage in transdisciplinary approach.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand and explain the principle of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering in terms of education and research
2) Acquire the basic skills to design and implement projects applying the transdisciplinary approach to tackle today's complicated social issues.
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course will consist of lectures, group work and discussions, and group-presentations.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||What is a transdisciplinary approach? Case study 1: issues in environment, city and global contexts||TBA|
|Class 2||Survey and group discussions for Case Study 1||TBA|
|Class 3||Group presentation of Case Study 1||TBA|
|Class 4||Discussions and confirmation of a Code of Conduct for the students at the Transdiscipinary Science and Engineering undergraduate major||TBA|
|Class 5||Group work about Code of Conduct for the students at the Transdiscipinary Science and Engineering undergraduate major||TBA|
|Class 6||Case Study 2: What is Design Thinking?||TBA|
|Class 7||Survey and group discussions for Case Study 2||TBA|
|Class 8||Group presentation of Case Study 2||TBA|
Material will be distributed if necessary
Group-work presentations (50%)
Individual reports (50%)