Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2019Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life(Master's Course)
Lecture Code WE100401 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 進化生命環境学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Evolutional and environmental life science
ウケナ カズヨシ,ヒコサカ アキラ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Fri5-8:IAS K111
Lesson Style Lecture/Seminar Lesson Style
【More Details】
Lecture, Seminar, Discussion 
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 26 : Basic Biology
Eligible Students  
Keywords Metazoa, Evolution, Development, Genome, Symbiosis, Environment, Immune defense 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This class focuses on the evolution of multi-cellular animals (metazoans) and animal adaptation.  
Class Schedule lesson1 Guidance (Hikosaka, Ukena)
lesson2 What is the animal? (Hikosaka)
lesson3 Phylogeny and systematics of the animal (Hikosaka)
lesson4 Origin and early evolution of the animal (Hikosaka)
lesson5 Mechanism of the animal evolution (Hikosaka)
lesson6 Internal environment and evolution (Ukena)
lesson7 Environmental adaptation and evolution (Ukena)
lesson8 External environment and evolution (Ukena)
lesson9 Immune defense and evolution (Ukena)
lesson10 Study and discussion of selected papers (1) (Hikosaka, Ukena)
lesson11 Study and discussion of selected papers (2) (Hikosaka, Ukena)
lesson12 Study and discussion of selected papers (3) (Hikosaka, Ukena)
lesson13 Study and discussion of selected papers (4) (Hikosaka, Ukena)
lesson14 Study and discussion of selected papers (5) (Hikosaka, Ukena)
lesson15 Summary (Hikosaka, Ukena) 
Handouts will be provided by Bb9.  
PC or AV used in
PC (Slides) 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Students are required to study selected papers and discuss with class members.  
Requirements Undergraduate level knowledge of molecular biology, cellular biology, developmental biology, and endocrinology is essential. 
Grading Method Attitude toward the class (50%)
Report (50%) 
Other The language of instruction will be decided and announced by the instructor on the first day of class based on the language proficiency of the students. 
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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