2021 Energy Technology and Social System I

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Graduate major in Technology and Innovation Management
Goto Mika 
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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

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

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

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

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance and Introduction Understand the objective and outline of this class and introduce essence of the course
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 Japanese economy and energy demand and supply Understand Japan's economy and energy demand and supply toward 2030
Class 5 Energy efficiency Understand energy efficiency and behavioral changes
Class 6 Group presentation Presentation of the research in group work
Class 7 Group presentation Presentation of the research in group work

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.


None specified

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Specified in the class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Achievement is assessed by attitude of participation in the class and the final report.

Related courses

  • TIM.A401 : Methodology of Corporate Management and Finance I
  • TIM.A404 : Methodology of Political Science and Economics II

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