This course focuses on the role of communication in the complex relationship between science and society. Through a series of discussion-based classes, we will review the foundational theories of science communication; examine the practices, relevance and importance of science communication in the modern world; and consider current themes in science communication research. Students are expected to actively participate in discussions and contribute to course content. 1. Science Communication – what is it?
2. Science Communication – why?
3. Terms, models, and reflections 1
4. Terms, models, and reflections 2
5. Issues in science communication: Science literacy
6. Issues in science communication: Public attitudes
7. Issues in science communication: Cultural influences
8. Issues in science communication: Social influences
9. Issues in science communication: Students sources topics 1
10. Issues in science communication: Students sources topics 2 Graduate School of Science and Technology Tsukuba Campus Communication ability
Ethics Wood Matthew Christopher Intensive 0AH0310 1.0 1・2 Lectures and Class Exercises This course may not be available if there are too many participants. Identical to 01AA010.
Lectures are conducted in English if requested Students are evaluated, according to their understanding and aummarization. https://kdb.tsukuba.ac.jp/syllabi/2021/0AH0310/eng/
Supramolecules and macromolecules consisted of biomolecules can be used as practical tools and materials because of unique chemical and physical properties, biocompatibility and sustainability. This subject provides recent topics on biomolecular engineering. Master’s Program in Life Science Innovation Tsukuba Campus Expertise, Proficiency in English Hirakawa Hidehiko,Tomita Shuichiro,Teramoto Hidetoshi,Kameda Tsunenori,Miyagishi Makoto,Ichikawa Sosaku Thu1,2 0AXA702 1.0 1 Lectures Lecture is conducted in English.
Hybrid or Others
Basically online (Asynchronous). Some lectures may be given onsite. Grading will be carried out in the following two phases, and students fulfilling the criteria below will pass.
(1) Lists of research papers related to the lectures: At least one paper for each lecture. The outlines of the papers in the lists need be understood.
(2) A report on a selected paper from the above lists: Significance and novelty of the research need to be clearly described.
Note that grades from A+ to C are to be determined based on scientific criticism (additional experiments and/or discussion to improve the research) on the selected paper. Hidehiko Hirakawa firstname.lastname@example.org https://kdb.tsukuba.ac.jp/syllabi/2021/0AXA702/eng/
The lecture provides an overview of food safety: historical aspects, biological, chemical, and physical hazards, their risks, toxicological endpoints, safety factors, determination of standards, negligible risks, risk analysis, and so forth. Biological hazards include bacteria, parasites, and viruses. As for bacterial hazards, detection methods such as conventional plating and multiplex PCR as well as injured bacteria will be introduced. The chemical hazards include unintended contaminants such as mycotoxins, marine toxins, and cooked food toxins and intendedly-used chemicals such as food additives and pesticides. Physical hazards will be radio active substances, glass, and metals. In terms of safety measures for biological hazards, pasteurization/sterilization processes (e.g. heat treatment, high pressure treatment, and other novel technologies) will be explained as well as daily practices at home. For promoting fair food trade in the framework of World Trade Organization, Codex Alimentarius Commission plays an important role via establishment of international food safety standards. Master’s Program in Life Science Innovation Tsukuba Campus Expertise, English language proficiency Yamamoto Kazutaka,Nagashima Hitoshi,Villareal Myra Orlina Tue1,2 0AXA503 1.0 1 Lectures Lecture is conducted in English.
Online(Asynchronous) The students will be graded based on the reports submitted after each lecture. https://kdb.tsukuba.ac.jp/syllabi/2021/0AXA503/eng/
The objective of this class is to learn basic knowledge and the latest research progress on regenerative medicine and stem cell biology fields by reading original articles. In addition, this class aims to improve individual ability to extract the point at issue of the article and discuss with other participants. Master’s Program in Life Science Innovation Tsukuba Campus Expertise,English language proficiency Kaul Renu Wadhwa,Kuno Atsushi,Hayashi Yohei,Kyo Tosyu,Fujita Ryo,Kida Yasuyuki Wed1,2 0AXA303 1.0 1 Lectures Lecture is conducted in English.
Online(Asynchronous) The performance of each student is evaluated as a point from 0 to 100 based on examination and report .
The final grade A+, A, B, C, or D is determined by the weighted average of all the points earned through the term. A+: >90, A: 80-89, B: 70-79, C: 60-69, D: <60 https://kdb.tsukuba.ac.jp/syllabi/2021/0AXA303/eng/
In this course, students will learn about physical chemistry and material science for the basis of pharmaceutical design and engineering. In addition, pharmacokinetics and pharmaceutical assay required for pharmaceutical design will be lectured. We will also provide advanced research topics and cutting-edge technologies in the related fields. Master’s Program in Life Science Innovation Tsukuba Campus Expertise, English Language Proficiency Ichikawa Sosaku,Sugiura Shinji,Kanamori Toshiyuki,Chen Guoping,KAWAKAMI KOHSAKU Mon1,2 0AXA403 1.0 1 Lectures Lecture is conducted in English.
Online(Asynchronous) The students will be evaluated by the activities in the class (20%) and report submissions (80%) depending on their achievement of the educational course objectives. Sosaku Ichikawa email@example.com https://kdb.tsukuba.ac.jp/syllabi/2021/0AXA403/eng/
Through this course, the students will learn about problems that we have been facing regarding sports and diversity and discuss about future inclusive society through 2 different topics. First topic is about sport and gender issues such as women’s participation in sports, women’s position and leadership in sports organizations, LGBT issues, etc. The second topic is about sport and disabilities. The students will learn about the Paralympic Games and other international competitive sports events as well as leaning about various disabilities and their characteristics through some examples. 1st to 4th: Sport and Diversity, Sport and Race (Prof. Takahiro SATO): 9:00 – 15:00, GSI 302 (face to face), 28th May (Fri.)
5th and 6th: Sport and Gender (Dr. Robin Kietlinski): 9:00 – 12:00 ( online Synchronous), 29th May (Sat.)
7th and 8th: Sport and Gender (Dr. Rieko YAMAGUCHI): 14:00 – 17:00 ( online Synchronous), 29th May (Sat.)
9th and 10th: Group Presentation (Prof. Satoshi SHIMIZU and Takahiro
SATO): 13:00 – 16:00, GSI 302 (face to face), 11th June (Fri.)
Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences Master’s Program in Sport and Olympic Studies Tsukuba Campus 知の活用力、コミュニケーション能力、国際性、オリンピック・パラリンピック学の理解、体育・スポーツ・健康に関する専門的理解 Shimizu Satoshi,Sato Takahiro Intensive 0ATQ006 1.0 1 Lectures Lecture is conducted in English.
This course will focus on the fundamental physics and physics of transport in nanoscale materials such as semiconductors and superconductors in order to understand the physical processes for nanotechnology. Degree Programs in Pure and Applied Sciences Master’s Program in Materials Innovation Tsukuba Campus On knowledge creativity, basic engineering skills, and basic academic skills. Hase Muneaki,Takano Yoshihiko Fri6 0AJRE01 1.0 1・2 Lectures Identical to 01BF122 and 0AJG211.
Delivered in English upon request. Online(Asynchronous) Evaluation will be made comprehensively based on reports and assignments. Muneaki Hase,Yoshihiko Takano firstname.lastname@example.org, https://kdb.tsukuba.ac.jp/syllabi/2021/0AJRE01/eng/
This course will focus on the fundamental physics and physics of transport in nanoscale materials such as semiconductors and superconductors in order to understand the physical processes for nanotechnology. Degree Programs in Pure and Applied Sciences Master’s Program in Engineering Sciences Tsukuba Campus On knowledge creativity, basic engineering skills, and basic academic skills. Hase Muneaki,Takano Yoshihiko Fri6 0AJG211 1.0 1・2 Lectures Identical to 01BF122 and 0AJRE01.
Delivered in English upon request. Online(Asynchronous) Evaluation will be made comprehensively based on reports and assignments. Muneaki Hase,Yoshihiko Takano email@example.com, https://kdb.tsukuba.ac.jp/syllabi/2021/0AJG211/eng/
We will discuss the mathematical foundations of quantum theory with three important cases: angular momentum and spin, the harmonic oscillator, and an introduction to the physics of the hydrogen atom. Other topics covered include the density operator, the Bloch vector, and two-state systems. Degree Programs in Pure and Applied Sciences Master’s Program in Engineering Sciences Tsukuba Campus Sharmin Sonia Thu2 0AJG012 1.0 1・2 Lectures Identical to 01BF105 and 01BG007.
Lectures are conducted in English. https://kdb.tsukuba.ac.jp/syllabi/2021/0AJG012/eng/
Understanding behaviors of social systems is one of key factors for success on business and our life. Diagraming techniques, for example, Flow chart, ER Diagram (Entity Relationship Diagram), State chart and UML (Unified Modeling Language) are useful to visualize/design our social systems. Additionally, natural languages, for example, Japanese, English, Spanish and other languages are useful when we will design social models. In this class we will learn text analysis, diagraming techniques, and systems design. In this course, we discuss about following topics
1. General System Theory
2. Fundamental knowledge of evolutionary biology
3. UML modeling (including Entity-Relationship modeling)
4. Systems Dynamics
5. Multi-Agent Simulation MBA Program in International Business Tokyo Campus [Decision Making]
Creative thinking n/a Kino Yasunobu Sat3,4 0AFM509 1.0 2 Lectures Identical to 01PC509.
Lecture is conducted in English.
The style of lecture will be announced later Once registered for a course, a student may withdraw from the course without penalty by notifying the instructor before the THIRD CLASS MEETING of the course. Absence without notice may result in a failing grade and the student may receive a “D.” Courses will be closed for registration after the second class
meeting. Individual Reports : 60%
Active classroom participation: 40% Yasunobu Kino https://kdb.tsukuba.ac.jp/syllabi/2021/0AFM509/eng/
This course aims to familiarize students with topics of public philosophy and affords them with an overview of the field, especially those relating to international public policy. The main topics under discussion include themes such as basic normative theories, human rights theories, and global justice. Degree Programs in Humanities and Social Sciences Master’s Program in International Public Policy Tsukuba Campus KIYAMA Kosuke Wed6 0ABC412 1.0 1・2 Lectures Open in even number years.
Lecture is conducted in English.