Introduction for Sustainable Development  (000020)
Common Subjects
Course  :  Master's Course
Subject Type  :  Interdisciplinary Subject
Instructor  :  Professor TAKEUCHI, Tsuneo
Professor TAKANO, Masao
Professor KATO, Hirokazu
Visiting Professor Yoshimi, Bessho
Credits  :  2
Class schedule  :  Wed.   3rd
Classroom  :  Lecture Room 3/Environmental Studies Hall
In order to cultivate human resources who will build a sustainable future, it is necessary to cultivate skills and competencies to solve various problems at the work site, but as a prerequisite, the fundamentals of Sustainable Development (SD). We share knowledge on value / principle, interdependence of environmental, economic, social and cultural diversity etc, discuss something about sustainable society, seek common understanding, and embedden sustainable development into students' research and future work.
1 Orientation (panel discussion by teachers in charge)
2 Philosophy, ethical and economic meaning of "sustainable development"
Consider the value / principle of "the responsibility for future generations" and "intergenerational ethics", modern "Deep Ecology"due to the criticism of the problem of the modern rationality, the value cahnge in "steady state economy" of Harman Daily.
3 "Global Charter" and SDGs
Consider integration of the environment, society, economy, peace etc from the "Global Charter" (2000) and the United Nations "Sustainable Development Targets" (SDGs, 2015), and discuss and verify that Japan is sustainable.
4 Sustainable resource / material cycle, energy, transportation, construction etc.
Think about sustainability / unsustainability from the viewpoints of resources / material circulation, energy, transportation, construction, etc. with the clue of "growth limit" and "soft energy pass", and conceive thier future vision.
5 "Policy Manifesto" for a Sustainable Society
Discuss the tax system,administrative system, land structure, globalization or region independence, where to look for source of added value, ideal way of economic structure and corporate management, lifestyle of consumption and disposal etc. Evaluate them from the viewpoint of environment, economy and society, discuss policy packages, and propose 'policy manifest'
Grading Criteria
Contents of each mini-report, degree of participation in discussion, attendance attitude
Course Textbook
Recommended Reference Books, Other Study Material, and notes
Language in class
▪ Presentation & Materials : Partially in English
▪ Oral explanations : Japanese only
▪ Questions in English : Not available
e-mail address / Tel No / Room of Instructor(s)