This course is designed for students to understand the outline of social trends, even without preliminary knowledge. The lecturers will explain broad pictures and recent trends of topics in each class, as shown below.
This course aims to develop ability of each student to be more successful in the real world with knowledge and views regarding domestic and international social trends.
Internet of Things, Working-style reform, FinTech, Balance of payments, Economic development,
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Class1－Class7：Lecture、Class8：Review and Report. In 2017, classes are scheduled on April 12th, 19th,26th, May 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, and June 7th.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction, Domestic and international social trends||To grasp broad picture of social trends|
|Class 2||Declining population and Working-style reform||To overview issues raised by declining population and To understand recent working-style reform|
|Class 3||Business Innovations with IoT||To understand essence of business and social impact in the IoT era|
|Class 4||FinTech and Society||To understand technological background of FinTech business and the impact upon society|
|Class 5||International relations of Japan||To understand international relations of Japan by balance of payments|
|Class 6||Growth and challenges in Asia||To consider economic development and present challenges in Asia|
|Class 7||US and Japanese economies||To review general knowledge of US economy and To understand relation with Japan|
|Class 8||Review (Report)|
Materials will be provided on OCW-i in advance and projected in the class room
Attendance(result of preparations), Contribution, and Report at the end of the course will be considered
Prospective students should have interests in social torends.
No classes will be given on April 11 (Wed) because of the orientation sessions for incoming first-year students. Second year and above graduate students do not need to attend these orientation sessions. Date of the first class is April 18 (Wed).