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|
This course requires students to take an active role in their own learning. It is required to submit a summary report at the end of each session.
|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||US and Japanese economies||To review general knowledge of US economy and to understand relation with Japan|
|Class 7||Globalization and recent trends||To understand the impact of globalization on the world and recent trends|
|Class 8||Review (Report)|
Materials will be provided on OCW-i in advance and projected in the class room.
Assessment will be based on attendance and contribution to classes (30%), and report at the end of the course (70%).
If you are absent from a class, regardless of the reason, points are subtracted from the evaluation portion of the "attendance and contribution to classes."
There are no make-up assignments.
Read the course materials posted on OCW-i to find out the content of the class you missed.
Details of the requirements of the report will be explained in the first class meeting.
Prospective students should have interests in social torends.
Professor Takehiro Inohara, inostaff[at]shs.ens.titech.ac.jp
No classes will be given on April 10 (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 17 (Wed).