2020 Trans-disciplinary Exercise in Social and Human Sciences S

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Social and Human Sciences
Instructor(s)
Matsuda Toshiki  Yamazaki Taro  Kuriyama Naoko  Hatanaka Kenji 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Fri7-9(W9-607, W9-706, W9-707, W9-714, W9-910)  
Group
-
Course number
SHS.L415
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
1-2Q
Syllabus updated
2020/4/8
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

We have determined five fields ("politics, law, administration", "education, welfare, health", "culture, art", "science technology and society", "cognition, math, information") and hope students to learn interdisciplinary basic knowledge and analysis methods, and methods for integrating interdisciplinary analysis results to solve problems concerned with science and technology in our society.
For this end, this course provides students with an occasion to brings together the learning ourcomes of extensively studying humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering, and to discuss integrated use of them to solve problems that each student is interested in better than conventional solutions as the preparation to conduct the master's thesis studies.
Moreover, students who belong to different filelds will form a group and discuss solutions of problems to promote mutual understanding and collaborative learning while bringing each other's experience and knowledge into workshops, exercises, and presentation sessions.

Student learning outcomes

Students will acquire the following skills from taking this course.
1) Be able to generate and explain concrete methods and their merits to use interdisciplinary research findings and methods in one's own master's thesis study.
2) Be aware of merits of learning interdisciplinary research findings and methods to heighten own competencies and abilities and be able to master self-learning methods and meta-cognitive skills for that purpose.
3) Be able to study and integrate interdisciplinary research findings and methods, share its merits with others, and execute it collaboratively in daily life.

Keywords

Trans-disciplinary, analysis methods, integration methods, insights, reflection, translation, bridging the gap

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

We will hold a 2-hours guidance and four 3-hours workshops. The first and second classes will be held at the beggining of the term. The third and fourth classes will be held near the end of each quarter. The fifth class will be held at the end of the term. The portfolio used in this course is specially prepared for this course.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance(at W9-607) Tasks on the portfolio sheets and the study plan
Class 2 Discussion Tasks on the portfolio sheets
Class 3 Reflection Workshop (1Q) Tasks on the portfolio sheets
Class 4 Reflection Workshop (2Q) Tasks on the portfolio sheets and preparation of the final session
Class 5 Presentation Session Tasks on the portfolio sheets and the final report

Textbook(s)

Not required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Not required.

Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment will be based on exercises in the lessons (60%) and the final report (40%). Criteria will be clarified in the assessment portfolio. Students who did not attend the workshop more than once or be absent from the final presentation session cannot take the credit.

Related courses

  • Graduate Lecture in Each Fields
  • Graduate Methodologies in Each Fields
  • SHS.L417 : Special Lecture on Advanced Topics in Social and Human Sciences SA
  • SHS.L418 : Special Lecture on Advanced Topics in Social and Human Sciences SB
  • LAH.S426 : Essence of Humanities and Social Sciences26:International Relations
  • LAT.A403 : Practices for Psychological and Educational Measurement A
  • LAT.A401 : Introduction to Psychological and Educational Measurement
  • LAT.A406 : Publishing in Educational and Cognitive Science Community

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

Students required to take six credits or more from the above related couses in the same term

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

matsuda[at]et.hum.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.

Other

Students who entered the master course before FY 2020 cannot take this course

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