Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 66121001 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 技術史B
Subject Name
Subject Name in
History of TechnologyB
イチカワ ヒロシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Fri5-8:IAS K202
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : History of Science and Technology
Eligible Students 2nd semester.
Keywords Technology, The Contemporary Society, Monopoly Capitalism, War, Public Nuisance 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
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This lecture is conducted in Japanese. The historical developments of 
electlic technology, the nuclear power technology, the information technology in the modern society from the Industrial Revolution to the present days are to be discussed. For more informatiion on this lecture, see the Japanese syllabus.
Class Schedule lesson1: Guidance.
          The birth of electric lamps and generators.
lesson2: "The Great DC-AC Dibate" and the electric power system.
          Thermal power generation and the environmental issues.
lesson3:  Atomic energy and the atomic bomb.
          "Manhattan Project" in its reality.
lesson4: The development of nuclear power generation in the USA.
         The introduction and development of nuclear power technology in Japan.
lesson5: The development of nuclear power generation in the former Soviet union.
         The birth and development of telegram.
lesson6: The telephone, the wireless communication and Molconi & his company.
         From the vacuum tube to transister.
lesson7: IC and "High-tech Pollution."
         Computer and the military and industrial complex.
lesson15: Conclusion. 
An Illustration Booklet is to be utilized. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Power Point, DVD/VHS pictures, The close-up photographies. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
See the summaries in Bb9 system and the illustration booklet. 
Grading Method The examination. The replies to the communication cards may be considered. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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