2021 Introduction to Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Abe Naoya  Sakamoto Yoshie 
Course component(s)
Exercise    (その他)
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed3-4(石川台6号館404号室(共創コモンズ))  
Group
-
Course number
TSE.C201
Credits
1
Academic year
2021
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2021/4/7
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

1) Understand and explain the principle of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering Department in both education and research
2) Acquire the basic skills to design and implement projects applying the transdisciplinary approach to tackle today's complicated social issues.
3) Obtain the skills for group-work with others
4) Explain the basics of research ethics to others.

Keywords

Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering, Transdiscilinary approach, SDGs,

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

This course will consist of lectures, group work and discussions, and group-presentations.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to this course and greetings by TSE Chair (Prof. Hanaoka) Brief Report
Class 2 Introduction to the research activities by TSE faculty members (#1, Profs. Tokimatsu, Takahashi (F), Nakamura) Report on the assigned topics by the instructors
Class 3 Introduction to the research activities by TSE faculty members (#2, Profs. Takada, Varquz, Nakasaki and Koyama) Report on the assigned topics by the instructors
Class 4 Introduction to the research activities by TSE faculty members (#3, Profs. Kondo, Takahashi (K), Kato) Report on the assigned topics by the instructors
Class 5 Introduction to the research activities by TSE faculty members (#4, Profs. Matsumoto, Saijo, Ohashi, Saito) Report on the assigned topics by the instructors
Class 6 Introduction to the research activities by TSE faculty members (#5, Profs. Katabuchi, Sato and Murayama) Report on the assigned topics by the instructors
Class 7 Lecture on research ethics Report on the assigned topics by the instructors

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

None

Reference books, course materials, etc.

FACTFULLNESS, Hans Rosling with Ola ROsling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund, SCEPTRE, 2018
Livirer L. De Weck, Daniel Roos, Christopher L. Magee, Engineering Systems Meeting Human Needs in a Complex Technological World, MIT Press

Assessment criteria and methods

Individual reports (100%)

Related courses

  • TSE.C202 : System Design Project
  • TSE.C203 : Transdisciplinary Design Project
  • TSE.C303 : Project Management

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

None

Other

This course will be taught in either Japanese or English per session. The registered students will be divided into two groups (and group may change for every session) and each group will join the class either in person or on-line.  The first session and the last session will be held online only.

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