Energy and environment problems recently increase importance under the circumstance with globalized economy. This course sheds light on the energy and environment issues in Japan and the other nations in the world using various data, documents, and academic papers. This course provides students with a basic knowledge and analytical method and framework through examining concrete policies and analytical examples, by which each student can examine energy and environment problems in the context of technology, economy, and social systems.
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of social issues related to energy, resource, and environment, and establish a basic knowledge of students through which they can consider practical solutions for the issues based on understanding of market liberalization policy and institutions.
At the end of this course, students will:
(1) Understand current status and issues of energy and environment in Japan and the other nations in the world
(2) Understand how energy and environment problems are related to technology, economy, and social systems
(3) Have in-depth understanding with respect to solutions for energy and environment issues from perspectives of market liberalization and institutions
Energy issues, environment issues, economics, energy technology, social systems
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students obtain basic knowledge and ability to understand energy and environment issues from lectures. Group discussions on selected topics are combined with lectures.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction||Understand the objective and outline of this class|
|Class 2||Domestic and foreign energy trend||Understand the domestic and foreign energy trend|
|Class 3||Group work||Discuss and understand energy related topics through group work|
|Class 4||Energy efficiency||Understand energy efficiency policy|
|Class 5||Energy market reform||Understand energy market reform focusing on electricity and gas businesses|
|Class 6||Group presentation||Presentation of the research in group work|
|Class 7||Group presentation||Presentation of the research in group work|
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.
Specified in the class.
Achievement is assessed by participation in the class and the final report.