2018 Graduate Lecture on Science, Technology and Modern Society

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Social and Human Sciences
Instructor(s)
Nakajima Hideto  Fudano Jun  Shirabe Masashi 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
at Tsinghua Univ. ()  
Group
-
Course number
SHS.S445
Credits
2
Academic year
2018
Offered quarter
1-2Q
Syllabus updated
2018/4/9
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This lecture is for the students of Tokyo Tech - Tsinghua Program, and held at the Tsinghua University by the faculties of Tokyo Tech and Tsinghua University. It focuses on the problems between ST and contemporary society. Special attention will be paid for the topics relating to the course of Decision Science and Technology of the Program.

Student learning outcomes

1) Students become to be able to explain the outline of the following disciplines: history of science & technology, philosophy of science, science & technology ethics, STS.
2) Students become to be able to argue the problems between ST and society on the basis of the disciplines above.

Keywords

science, technology, contemporary society

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

This lecture is held at the Tsinghua University campus under the collaboration of the faculties of Tokyo Tech and Tsinghua University.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 1) ST and contemporary society from the view points of decision science and technology 2) History of science and contemporary problems 3) History of technology and contemporary problems 4) Philosophy of science and contemporary problems 5) Theories of STS 6) Science and technology ethics 7) Future of ST Students become to be able to argue contemporary societal problems based on the disciplines discussed at the each lecture.

Textbook(s)

NA

Reference books, course materials, etc.

NA

Assessment criteria and methods

Attendance 50%, final essay 50%

Related courses

  • SHS.M447 : Graduate Lecture on Decision Science and Technology
  • SHS.S461 : Graduate Methodologies in Science, Technology and Society S1
  • SHS.S462 : Graduate Methodologies in Science, Technology and Society F1
  • SHS.S441 : Graduate Lecture in Science, Technology and Society S1A
  • SHS.S442 : Graduate Lecture in Science, Technology and Society S1B
  • SHS.S443 : Graduate Lecture in Science, Technology and Society F1A
  • SHS.S444 : Graduate Lecture in Science, Technology and Society F1B

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

NA

Other

Inquiry should be made to the Tokyo Tech - Tsinghua program office.

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