2018 Advanced Course for Global Scientists and Engineers 4

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Instructor(s)
Ota Eri  Murakami Rie 
Course component(s)
Lecture / Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed7-8(S223)  
Group
4
Course number
LAW.X201
Credits
2
Academic year
2018
Offered quarter
3-4Q
Syllabus updated
2018/5/7
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

Engineers increasingly need to have knowledge and skills suitable for working in international environments and tackling global issues. “Global” means understanding connections between nations and recognizing differences and similarities between different cultures. In this course, through the group work, students will conduct case studies based on subjective and objective data collection and analysis.
This course consists of four classes: Class 1 focus is on issues in Europe and America. Class 2 and 3 focus is on issues in Asia, and Class 4 is a joint problem-based learning with Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.

This course aims that through the group work, students will 1) develop multicultural understanding, 2) learn global issues and their interactions, 3) increase the international awareness, and 4) develop fundamental skills to work in global environment in the future.

Student learning outcomes

This course will provide students with selected skills and experience to further their knowledge of global issues that engineers should be aware of. These will include 1. Skills in finding and assessing quality of data, 2. Coordinate different opinions, set direction and make agreement, 3. Develop critical viewpoints on selected issues. 4) Develop confidence in research and discussion in English.

Keywords

Thailand, Chulalongkorn University, Science Education and Technology, Multicultural PBL, Regional Study

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

In this course, multicultural groupwork will be conducted through students from Tokyo Institute of Technology and Chulalonkorn University in Thailand. This year's theme is Multi cultural Smart city, such as sustainable energy management system, transportation system, and multicultural service. Through the group work issues and cases between Japan and Thailand will be shared. The group will make final proposal incorporating good practices of partner country.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 8/8(Wed) 15:05-16:35: Introduction of the Group work, selection of project theme and team members 8/22(Wed) 15:05-16:35 : Lecture and Remote groupwork 8/28-9/6: Short time study abroad in Thailand Every Wednesday 10/3-11/7 (15:05-16:35) Remote Groupwork (Tentative schedule) Select topics and prepare reasons and background to select that topic (issue, social impacts, projectes)

Textbook(s)

None.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Reference materials will be provided in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

1) Group work performance (Individual Assessment)10%
2) Report Chapters in charge(Individual Assessment)30%
3) Personal Essay(Individual Assessment)30%
4) Overall Report(Group Assessment) 10%
5) Group Presentation(Group Assessment) 10%
6) Group Discussion(Group Assessment) 10%

Related courses

  • LAW.X101 : Introductory Course for Global Scientists and Engineers
  • LAW.X301 : Oversea Training for Global Scientists and Engineers 1A
  • LAW.X102 : Introduction to Oversea Training for Global Scientists and Engineers 1A

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

Ability to discuss and do group-work in English.

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