2017 History of Technology A

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Instructor(s)
Nakajima Hideto 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon5-6(W521)  
Group
-
Course number
LAH.T103
Credits
1
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2017/3/17
Lecture notes updated
2017/9/13
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This lecture is to argue problems between techno-sicence and society, in order t prevent such problems.

Student learning outcomes

Students should become able to deliver their own opinion form multiple perspectives.

Keywords

technology, society, possibility and limit of cutting edge technology, scientism

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

At the beginning of every class, I give short explanation on questions of comment sheets of the former lecture, then start lecture of the day. After Q & A, students make comment sheet.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation and problem setting Historical changes of pragues
Class 2 Possibility and limit of advanced medical technogy Discussion on video program
Class 3 Public pollution and engineer in Japan Discussion on video program
Class 4 Manhattan Project Technological development of A-bomb technology, linear model
Class 5 Nuclear power Fukushima 3.11
Class 6 Intellectual Property patent, copyright
Class 7 From low-energy house to passive house The life long way of Pro. Bo Adamson
Class 8 Future of techno-scientific culture Wrap up and schooling for term paper

Textbook(s)

None

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None

Assessment criteria and methods

Essays 60%, comment sheet at the end of lectures 40%

Related courses

  • SHS.S443 : Graduate Lecture in Science, Technology and Society F1A

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

None

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