2018 History of Technology A

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Instructor(s)
Nakajima Hideto  Fudano Jun  Shirabe Masashi  Takuwa Yoshimi  Bektas Yakup 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon5-6(W521)  
Group
-
Course number
LAH.T103
Credits
1
Academic year
2018
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2018/3/20
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This lecture is to argue problems between techno-sicence and society, in order to tackle these problems.

Student learning outcomes

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

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 the each 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 Analysis on video program
Class 3 Public pollution in Japan and engineers If you are the engineer of Minamata.
Class 4 From 'public pollution' ti the 'environmental problem Difference of the two frameworks
Class 5 Manhattan Project Technological development of A-bomb technology, linear model
Class 6 Intellectual Property Meanings of patent and 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
  • LAH.T203 : History of Technology B
  • LAH.T303 : History of Technology C

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

None

Other

Changes of order and topics of the class may happen.

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