2019 Special Lecture: Introduction to the Design of Future Society

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Humanities and social science courses
Nakano Tamio  Yanase Hiroichi 
Class Format
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon7-8("W9-716, (West Bidg.9 Rm716)")  
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Course description and aims

The purpose of this lecture is to bring the vision and imagination to design a scientific, realistic and ideal future society with group work type classes.We keep the future of science and technology and human society in mind.

Student learning outcomes

The goal of this class is to make it possible to show the ideal image of the society in 2050. It should be designed by incorporating the progress of science and technology, and social issues in the world.


Design of the future society, SDGs, Science&technology in the society, Group work, Creating the media

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Students learn each other in small groups. Each group designs the future society. Finally the students edit the "Future Forecast Newspaper".

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Team building,Intorduction for the future forecast data Collection of future forecast data
Class 2 SHOULD BE:Study future image based on SDGs Preparing the contents of SDGs
Class 3 SHOULD BE:Study future image based on SDGs Refrecting the study of the SDGs
Class 4 WILL BE: Study of visionary futures. Reflecting the sutdy future of visionary futures.
Class 5 Disucussion for Group Presentation Group work practices
Class 6 Planning work shop facilitated by the guest teacher Mr. Y .Nishimura Preparation of the group presentation
Class 7 Preparation of the group presentation Reflecting the whole learning process. Mini report writing
Class 8 Sharing the best future article Reflecting the whole process Live the future society


None.We distribute documents as needed during class.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

We distribute documents as needed during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Active participation to the class:80% Final presentation and a mini report:20%

Related courses

  • LAH.S112 : Media Studies A

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