2019 Tokyo Tech Visionary Project 41

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Instructor(s)
Abe Naoya  Andrews Eden Mariquit  Varquez Alvin Christopher  Mehrdad Sadeghzadeh Nazari NAZARI MEHRDAD 
Course component(s)
Lecture / Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon5-6(石川台6号館4階404(共創コモンズ))  Thr3-4(石川台6号館4階404(共創コモンズ))  
Group
41
Course number
LAH.C101
Credits
2
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2019/5/12
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

Tokyo Tech Visionary Project is a course required of all students that begins soon after admission. It encourages self-discovery and aims to motivate students to set individual goals so that they can envision their path through the four years of liberal arts studies at the undergraduate level. The course alternates between lectures and group work involving approximately 30 students. It allows students to identify, scrutinize, and convey problems, enhancing the interactive set of skills needed for efficient communication and presentation. N.B. Class 41 is for GSEP students only.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will:
1) be able to identify problems from a social perspective
2) have found pleasure in exchanging views and ideas with others
3) have acquired the fundamental skills needed for effective communication and presentation
4) have learned how to read books by writing a book review

Keywords

Risshi, liberal arts, group work, communication skills, presentation, book review

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

The course alternates between lectures and group work involving approximately 30 students. After each talk, students are required to write a reflection paper to have productive discussions in small groups. At the end of the course, each student gives a presentation based on the findings of the small group.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Lecture (1) Introduction/What is Liberal Arts? Speaker: Prod. Jun Fudano Learn about the course outline and understand the objectives. For homework, prepare a reflection paper related to the lecture.
Class 2 Exercise (1) - Introduction to group work Venue :Creation and Collaboration Commons (Ishikawadai #6-404) Open the door of your heart before coming to class. The reflection paper must be completed and brought to class.
Class 3 Lecture (2): Consulting and venture (Guest lecturer: Mr. Kyohei Hosono Executive officer, Dream Incubator Inc.) Venue :Creation and Collaboration Commons (Ishikawadai #6-404) For homework, prepare a reflection paper related to the lecture.
Class 4 Exercise (2) - Group work The reflection paper must be completed and brought to class.
Class 5 Lecture (3) :'"Expanding your perception with photography. Looking into the world not just AT the world around you." (Mr. Alfie Goodrich, professional photographer) Venue :Creation and Collaboration Commons (Ishikawadai #6-404) For homework, prepare a reflection paper related to the lecture.
Class 6 Exercise (3) - Group work Venue :Creation and Collaboration Commons (Ishikawadai #6-404) The reflection paper must be completed and brought to class.
Class 7 Lecture (4) Cha-dou(茶道)-Japanese Tea ceremony-(Guest lecturers: Ms. Rieko Kubota) Venue :Creation and Collaboration Commons (Ishikawadai #6-404) For homework, prepare a reflection paper related to the lecture.
Class 8 Exercise (4) - Group work +Introduction to book review Venue :Creation and Collaboration Commons (Ishikawadai #6-404) The reflection paper must be completed and brought to class.
Class 9 Lecture (5) What is a social investment? (Guest lecturer: Mr. Satoko Kono) Venue :Creation and Collaboration Commons (Ishikawadai #6-404) For homework, prepare a reflection paper related to the lecture.
Class 10 Exercise (5) - Group work Venue :Creation and Collaboration Commons (Ishikawadai #6-404) The reflection paper must be completed and brought to class.
Class 11 Lecture (6) “What is Music? The perspective of Musicians” (guest lecturers: Mr. Slavomir S. Kowalewski and Ms. Kaori Nakamura) Venue :Creation and Collaboration Commons (Ishikawadai #6-404) For homework, prepare a reflection paper related to the lecture.
Class 12 Exercise (6) - Group work Venue :Creation and Collaboration Commons (Ishikawadai #6-404) The reflection paper must be completed and brought to class.
Class 13 Lecture (7) Sharing GSEP lecturers' experience Venue :Creation and Collaboration Commons (Ishikawadai #6-404) For homework, prepare a reflection paper related to the lecture.
Class 14 Lecture (8): Book review session Venue :Creation and Collaboration Commons (Ishikawadai #6-404) Prepare for the presentation of your book review.
Class 15 Final presentation by students - Presentation Venue :Creation and Collaboration Commons (Ishikawadai #6-404) Prepare an individual presentation handout before coming to class.

Textbook(s)

Tokyo Tech Visionary Project Guidebook (Japanese)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment is based on reflection papers, contribution to group work, presentation, and book review.

Related courses

  • LAH.C301 : Liberal Arts Final Report

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

None required

Other

Each lecture is held on thursday at the Creative Commons at I6-404. This class is only for the freshmen, who belong to GSEP.

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