UC Osaka Office Lecture Series -- Case Based Critical Thinking No. 13

The UC/UCEAP Osaka Office will be holding its 13th lecture in this special lecture series "Case Based Critical Thinking." The lecturer for this series is Dr. John Hampton Ino (Specially Appointed Professor, Office for Academic Exchange with the University of California; Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco; former Director, UC Tokyo Study Center).
This special English lecture series is being conducted in an interactive seminar-style, based on group discussions about familiar topics. Participants consider things from multiple viewpoints, critically and pleasantly, through stakeholder analysis in order to develop logical thinking ability and communication skills.
Any student from OU may attend. Faculty members wishing to observe the lecture are also welcome. You may attend this lecture even if you have not attended a lecture in this series before, so we hope to see some new faces as well! We only have room for 30 attendees, so make sure you register soon to guarantee your spot!

Case Based Critical Thinking (video)

Date and Time

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 13:30~16:40 (We will have a brief intermission from 15:00~15:10)


Lecture Room, 7F, Interdisciplinary Research Building, Toyonaka Campus

Lecture Overview

The lecture will challenge the students' critical thinking skills. Students will be given case studies. They will analyze the issue and answer the general question, "What should I do?"

The general "tools" they will struggle with are:

1) Where should I stop on this "slippery slope"?

2) What is influencing my actions: feeling (emotion) or thinking (intellect)?


This month's topic: Do You Have the "Divorce Gene"?

In recent years, various important findings in genetics and genomics have been presented through scientific research. For instance, let us think about the "divorce gene" which sets off a debate about whether people should conduct genetic tests to find out whether potential mates are bad marriage prospects.

Here are some critical questions:

-Do you want to know if you have the "divorce gene"?

-Do you want to know if your future spouse has the "divorce gene"?

-Would your parents want to know if your future spouse has the "divorce gene"?

Reading materials can be found here .

How to Apply

Please apply through the online form by Tuesday, April 19.


UC Osaka Office
Tel: 06-6850-6785
Email: kyosui-gakusei-uceap@office.osaka-u.ac.jp
URL: http://www.inosensei.com/osakauniversitygraduate/index.html
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