2020 Understanding and Analyzing Social Trends

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Instructor(s)
Kamio Atsushi  Kanda Keiji  Hashimoto Masahiko  Imai Yusuke  Ota Tamami  Okano Takeshi 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive ()  
Group
-
Course number
LAH.A531
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

[Important]
(Updated July 9th, 2020)
Because this year's classes are offered live via Zoom, there will be some changes to assessment criteria and methods, etc.
Details will be announced, as soon as it is decided, to the registered students by OCW-i emails.

(Updated June 15th, 2020)
If the number of registered students exceeds the capacity by 2 pm on June 18th, a lottery system will be used to determine which students are admitted.
The registered students will receive emails notifying whether or not such lottery took place by noon, June 22nd.
If you were given approval for this course through the pre-registration procedure, then you are officially approved and you will not be included in the lottery.

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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.

Student learning outcomes

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.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
Each lecturer will give a class based on specialized knowledge and/or business experience.

Keywords

Economic and social trend, Balance of payments, Globalization, FinTech, SDGs

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Class1 - Class6:Lectures, Class7:Lecture and Final Report

This is a three-day intensive course, and dates and time periods are as follows:
August 11th: Class 1(Period 3-4), Class 2(Period 5-6), Class 3(Period 7-8)
August 12th: Class 4(Period 3-4), Class 5(Period 5-6), Class 6(Period 7-8)
August 19th: Class 7 + Writing up final report (Period 3-4)

Students are required to attend all classes throughout the three days.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction, Economic and social trends To grasp broad picture of economic and social trends in Japan
Class 2 International relations of Japan To understand international relations of Japan by balance of payments
Class 3 US and Japanese economies To review general knowledge of the US and to understand relation with Japan
Class 4 Asian countries and Japan To review general knowledge of Asian countries and to understand relation with Japan
Class 5 Globalization and recent trends To understand the impact of globalization on the world and recent trends
Class 6 FinTech and Society To understand technological background of FinTech business and the impact upon society
Class 7 Social Subjects and SDGs/Report To grasp broad picture of social subjects

Textbook(s)

None required

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Materials will be provided on OCW-i in advance and projected in the class room.

Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment will be based on attendance and contribution to classes (60%), and report at the end of the course (40%).

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.

Related courses

  • LAH.S438 : Essence of Humanities and Social Sciences43:Financial/Economic Activities and Corporate Strategy

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

Prospective students should have interests in social torends.

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

Professor Takehiro Inohara, inostaff[at]shs.ens.titech.ac.jp

[Important]
(Updated July 9th, 2020)
Because this year's classes are offered live via Zoom, there will be some changes to assessment criteria and methods, etc.
Details will be announced, as soon as it is decided, to the registered students by OCW-i emails.

(Updated June 15th, 2020)
If the number of registered students exceeds the capacity by 2 pm on June 18th, a lottery system will be used to determine which students are admitted.
The registered students will receive emails notifying whether or not such lottery took place by noon, June 22nd.
If you were given approval for this course through the pre-registration procedure, then you are officially approved and you will not be included in the lottery.

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