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Course Summary (Syllabus)

ENVIRONMENT AND INFORMATION STUDIES﹛﹋Jun Murai,Takashi Iba,Fumitoshi Kato,Hiroya Tanaka

    Semester : 2014 Fall
    Code : B1002﹛/﹛1 Credits

1. Objectives/Teaching method

    As a required subject, ﹍Environment and Information Studies﹎ is aimed to serve as an introduction to SFC, and to the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies. The course consists of a series of lectures, workshops and group presentations. Through the workshops, students are expected to develop the ideas about the ways in which we approach various issues and problems regarding our environment. This year, we will focus on issues such as energy, garbology, and reuse (recycle) from a design perspective. Throughout the Semester, students will work on a small project (details to be announced) in groups.

2. Materials/Reading List

    Reference information or other material will be provided if needed.


    #1 Introduction
    - A keynote lecture by Dean Jun Murai will set a tone to explore environment and information studies at SFC. The lecture illustrates current research issues and on-going activities around us.
    - A general introduction to the course will be provided through sharing the basic ideas and future visions of the Faculty.

    #2 Learning pattern workshop
    - Prof. Takashi Iba will provide us with a ﹍Learning pattern workshop,﹎ in that basic ideas behind the learning style at SFC will be explored and discussed.

    #3 Thinking about our environment - Energy design
    - Prof. Takuya Onishi will talk about his recent projects in the domain of ﹍energy design,﹎ followed by a workshop. Class project (class assignment) for the Semester will be announced and explained.

    #4 Thinking about our environment - Garbology
    - Prof. Fumitoshi Kato will introduce the notion of ﹍garbology,﹎ and elaborate the ways in which we can understand ﹍garbage﹎ through unconventional approaches. A small workshop will follow.

    #5 Thinking about our environment - Creative reuse
    - Prof. Hiroya Tanaka will talk about his recent activities regarding Fablabs, social fabrication and other related issues with a particular focus on ﹍creative reuse.﹎ A workshop follows the lecture.

    #6 Preparation for presentation
    - Preparation for the final presentation: Students will work in groups to prepare for the final presentation.

    #7 Presentation
    - Final presentation and summary of the semester: Each group will present its project followed by questions and answers. We conclude the course through reflection and critical appraisal

4. Assignments/Examination/Grad Eval.

    Students are evaluated by attendance, commitment to group assignments, and final presentation.

5. Special Note


6. Prerequisit / Related courses


7. Conditions to take this course


8. Relation with past courses


9. Course URL

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