2017 Transdisciplinary studies 2:Integration of Human and Information System

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Instructor(s)
Nakano Tamio  Yamaguchi Masahiro  Okumura Manabu  Koike Yasuharu  Kaneko Hirohiko  Shinozaki Takahiro  Akama Hiroyuki 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed3-4(G511)  
Group
-
Course number
LAH.T402
Credits
1
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2017/8/21
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course is designed and delivered to cultivate the following abilities, attributes, and perspectives which are appropriate and required for those students who study at one of the top leading comprehensive universities of science and technology in Japan.
By the completion of this course, the students will have
1) the ability to recognize and explain the nature and broadening scope of certain fields and/or disciplines in science and engineering,
2) the ability to examine the ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications/Influences) of those fields and/or disciplines and what role they should play in society and for society,
3) the attitude to seek the broad and transdisciplinary perspectives on science and engineering, and
4) the ability to develop an attitude to examine one's own field of study with a multi-dimensional framework.

This course is designed, developed, and offered jointly by the respective School and the Institute for Liberal Arts.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

1) understand the effects of information system on society through the functions and activities of human mind such as thinking, memorizing, feeling, speaking and recognizing,

2) open up a new horizon for the future of science and technology from the viewpoint of uniting humans and information systems.

Keywords

information system, brain, vision, auditory sense, language, image, emotion

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

As with all other courses in this category (400 Transdisciplinary Course), this course is offered in the "Active Learning" mode which requires students to take an active role in their own learning. Therefore, students are required to submit a summary report at the end of each session. (In case you are not able to attend a class, you should inform the instructor of your reason for absence in advance.) Class attendance is required and taken into account for grades.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction of the course Understand the overview of this course
Class 2 Learn topics on ergonomics and technology of electro-communications. Explain technologies for uniting the human mind and information systems using as an example depth perception and 3D display.
Class 3 Learn topics on ergonomics and technology of electro-communications. Explain technologies for uniting the human mind and information systems, using as an example verbal comunication between humans and systems.
Class 4 Learn topics on ergonomics and technology of electro-communications. Explain technologies for uniting the human mind and information systems, using as an example features of eye movement.
Class 5 Learn topics on ergonomics and technology of electro-communications. Explain technologies for uniting the human mind and information system, using as an example speech recognition systems.
Class 6 Learn topics on ergonomics and technology of electro-communications. Explain technologies for uniting the human mind and information systems,using as an example measurement of brain activity and its application .
Class 7 Discuss through group work the relationship between humans and information systems. Enhance social consciousness on the relevant issues
Class 8 Discuss through group work the relationship between humans and information systems. Enhance social consciousness on the relevant issues

Textbook(s)

No textbook is set.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Original course materials can be downloaded from Tokyo Tech OCW or Tokyo Tech OCW-i.

Assessment criteria and methods

For the credits of this course, as with all other courses in this category (400 Transdisciplinary Course), students must submit an original paper which addresses "the nature and scope" of a given field/discipline and its "societal role." An important part of the assessment is based on the quality of the paper. The instructor will explain details of the requirements for the paper in the first class meeting.

Related courses

  • LST.A410 : Advanced Neuroscience
  • LST.A346 : Basic Neuroscience
  • HCB.M461 : Laboratory Training on Human Brain Functions and Their Measurements
  • ICT.H503 : Speech Information Technology

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

No prerequisite.

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