2019 Transdisciplinary studies 16:Science and Technology in Society

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Instructor(s)
Kawana Shinji  Nishida Ryosuke  Wakamatsu Eisuke  Takuwa Yoshimi  Fujiyama Tomohiko  Motegi Tsuyoshi  Oyamada Kazuhito  Tsuji Masahiro 
Course component(s)
Lecture     
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed3-4(W531, (レクチャーシアター))  
Group
-
Course number
LAH.T416
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2019/8/9
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

In this course, we examine the way of "science and technology and society" through dialogue between science and technology and liberal arts.
Specifically, consider problems such as R&D, project management, science and technological policy, collaboration between industry, academia and government.
Classes consists of lectures by practitioners and ILA faculty members, and dialogues among students.

Student learning outcomes

Students will understand the prospects and issues of research and development in Japan, and cultivate insight into human beings and society, which is indispensable for implementation of science and technology.

Keywords

science and technology, R&D, collaboration between industry, academia and government, science and technology policy

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

It consist of three topics, (1) AI × democracy, (2) life science × literature, (3) science and technology policy × science comics.
There are two classes for each topic.
The first is a lecture by lecturers, the second is a dialog between students.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 guidance and Overview: Science technology and liberal arts at the present none
Class 2 dialogue none
Class 3 topic1: AI (Artificial Intelligence) × democracy none
Class 4 dialogue none
Class 5 topic 2: life science × literature none
Class 6 dialogue none
Class 7 topic 3: science and technology policy × science comics
Class 8 dialogue

Textbook(s)

none

Reference books, course materials, etc.

none

Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment will be based on exercises done in each class.
commitment: 30%
reaction paper: 70%

Related courses

  • LAH.T502 : Transdisciplinary studies 19:Design of the future society

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

none

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Shinji KAWANA
shinji.kawana[at]ila.titech.ac.jp

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