This lecture is to consider what kind of role science and technology should take. For this purpose, we look through the essence of history of science and technology from the ancient period to the modern.
Students should get basic knowledge to deliver multiple views relating to the issues of science and technology as experts.
science, technology, society, history
|✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Specialist skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
You will get about an hour lecture, then we move on to group discussions on the topic (if the number of attendants allow). You submit a short report at the end of each lecture.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Guidance: The beginning of science and technology||Understanding the academic meaning of the words of science and technology|
|Class 2||Technology in the ancient world||Understanding the emergence of technology|
|Class 3||Leonard||After watching a video program, we move on analyzing its contents|
|Class 4||The Scientific Revolution||Understanding the change from the ancient science|
|Class 5||École polytechnique||Engineering education|
|Class 6||The emergence of the Industrial Society||Industrial Revolution, Mass production|
|Class 7||Marriage of science and technology||Techno-science, engineers|
|Class 8||Linear model and the future of techno-science||Techno-science in the 21st century|
Hideto Nakajima, Science in Society (in Japanese), NHK Publication
Engagement to the class (attendance and reports) 70%, essay 30%
Change of lecture style is possible according to the number of students. Anyway, your enthusiastic attendance is essential.