Introduction to Contemporary Science and Technology1
TeachersSANO KazumiStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 1 1st semest [General Basic Subjects]
CategoryGeneral Basic Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number0L101

Course Description

We often see the words "science" and "technology" in our daily lives. So what is the difference between "science" and "technology"? How did science evolve? In this lecture, I will outline the history that modern science has been established from ancient times.

Since science and technology is "live", it is necessary to be interested in cutting-edge science and technology that is updated daily, and to capture science as a part of society. Learn with interest while imagining how science and technology will change the society in the future.

Course Objectives

The students understand the history of the development of science and technology,
acquire a "scientific" way of thinking and “scientific literacy”, and
have interest in contemporary science and technology.

Grading Policy

In this course, there will be evaluation on two report assignments.
The report will be evaluated whether it is copied from somewhere and using your own opinion.
I will return the report in class.
If there are no more than two-thirds of attendance, no unit will be issued even if only report is submitted.

Textbook and Reference



Please also look into news on science and technology, which is reported in newspaper, TV, Internet news etc.
In each lecture, I will instruct what I want you to prepare and review in the next lesson.
Evaluation will be done in the report. So, please get used to writing the report.
I think that it takes about an hour for preparation review.


We will use LMS to prepare for review.
In addition, resume distribution as necessary.


2What is the hottest topic in science now (Science New Stop 10 in 2020)
3Science and non-science
4What is the idea of ​​scientific things
5Group Discussion: Think about "What is Science" and summarize your ideas in a report
6Ancient Science 1 - Science of the Ancient World
7Ancient Science 2 - The View of Nature in Ancient Greece
8Medieval science 1 Arabian science
9Medieval Science 2 - Renaissance and Alchemy
10The birth of modern science 1 History of development of physics, astronomy
11The birth of modern science 2 - History of the development of biology, chemistry
12Group discussion: once again thinking "What is science" and summarize my ideas in a report
13Relationship between science and society
14Future science
15Summary of the lecture. Submit the final report