Course Title : Exercises in Infrastructure Design

Code 35020
Course Year 1st year
Term
Class day & Period Monday・1/Thursday・1
Location N3
Credits 2
Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Seminar
Language English
Instructor Related Teachers,

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to understand how Civil Engineering relates to our society. In order to do this, this course firstly explains the target area and new topics related to Civil Engineering with some concrete examples. Then, students examine one of the social infrastructure in their countries and make a presentation. After introducing brainstorm and KJ method, which is a methods for structuring problems, students discuss desirable social infrastructure with group members and make a presentation about the results.

Grading

Grade is scored based on class participation, presentations, and a final report.

Course Goals

To understand how Civil Engineering relates to and contributes to our society. Furthermore, throughout the exercise, it is expected to enhance the ability of discussion for reaching solutions and the ability of making a presentation of the solutions.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Guidance 1 Introduction of this course.
Introduction of Civil Engineering 5 To help the exercise, the target area of civil engineering is explained with some concrete examples.
Individual exercise 8 Students are asked to pick up one of the social infrastructure in their own countries and to summarize the outline about it.
Presentation 4 Each student is asked to make a presentation about the social infrastructure he/she examined.
Structuring problems 2 For designing infrastructures appropriately, it is important to reveal problems in the society and find their solutions. For the sake of this, the concept of brainstorm and KJ method, which can help structuring problems, is explained. Furthermore, to understand the concept of these method, the exercise is conducted.
Group exercise 8 Students are divided into several groups and discuss desirable social infrastructure with group members.
Presentation 2 Each group is asked to make a presentation about desirable social infrastructure based on the discussion.

Textbook

Printed handouts will be distributed as appropriate

Textbook(supplemental)

Prerequisite(s)

None

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