Development of Contemporary Science and Technology1
TeachersSANO KazumiStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 2 1st semest [General Basic Subjects]
CategoryGeneral Basic Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number0L201

Course Description

In this lecture, we discuss the relationship between science and society, the scientific way of thinking and the manner of science. Since science and technology are "live", it is necessary to be interested in the cutting-edge of science and technology that is updated daily, and to capture science as a part of society.

In the first half of the course, we will outline the history of development of science and overlook current cutting-edge science.
In the second half, we will discuss "science until today" through the keywords such as "safety myth" and "research misconduct".

Course Objectives

The students understand the merits and demerits of science and technology, understand the relationship between science and society, acquire scientific literacy and social literacy and understand the concept of risk.

Grading Policy

We will evaluate with 2 report (only in Japanese) assignments (50%), after lesson reaction paper (40%) and attendance (10%).
The report will be evaluated on whether it is not copied from somewhere but 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 topics on science and technology covered in newspapers, television and the Internet.
Write something about news on science and technology.
The slides of this course will be posted on LMS. Please be sure to watch LMS every week for preparation and review. I will instruct the assignment etc of the report in the class.
I think that it takes about 1 hour for preparation review.


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


1Guidance. Science New Stop 10 in 2020
2Science and bioethics - iPS, personal genome, gene therapy, etc.
3The history of the development of science (1): before the scientific revolution
4The history of the development of science (2): after the scientific revolution
5Relationship between science and religion
6Professionalization of science, the birth of a university
7Difference between science and technology
8History of Japanese science and technology
9Relationship between science and technology and society
10Science and technology and war
11Science and technology and nuclear power
12Ethics in science and technology
13Public nature of science and technology
14On various problems of science and technology
15Conclusion, discussion and preparation of report