List of Presentation Topics – Summer 2012
graduate student English course at University of Fukui,
Japan. Teacher: E. Hitzer.
(M=Mechanical Engineering, P = Applied Physics, pres = presentation link, video = video link)
1.1 Where does life come from?
1.2 What is the value of life?
1.3 What is the purpose of life?
2.1 What is truth?
2.2 What is the value of truth?
2.3 How can truth be verified?
3.1 What is freedom?
3.2 What is right and what is wrong?
3.3 What are universal core values of mankind?
4. Responsibility & Control
4.1 What is responsibility in general?
4.2 What is the responsibility of an engineer?
4.3 Who controls responsibility?
5.1 What is democracy?
5.2 What is the character of a good politician?
5.3 What role do non-elected government officials have?
6.1 What is the difference between facts and opinions?
6.2 What are the major mass media in 21st century Japan?
6.3 What tasks do the mass media have?
7.1 What is wealth?
7.2 What is economy?
7.3 What is competition?
8. Nature & Environment
8.1 What is nature?
8.2 What is environment?
8.3 What is the value of nature & environment?
9.1 What is health?
9.2 What is the value of health?
9.3 Which factors change health?
10. Science & Technology
10.1 What is science?
10.2 What is technology?
10.3 How do science and technology influence life?
11. Risk & Safety
11.1 What is risk?
11.2 What is safety?
11.3 What risks are acceptable?
12.1 What is preparation and planning?
12.2 What is the value of preparation?
12.3 How to control sufficient preparation?
13.1 What is a natural disaster?
13.2 What is a man-made disaster?
13.3 What is disaster preparedness?
14.1 What is a crisis?
14.2 How should a person act in a crisis?
14.3 What is crisis management?
15.1 What is education?
15.2 What value has education?15.3 How should education be in the future?