Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2019Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life(Master's Course)
Lecture Code WF108004 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 統合生殖科学特論
Subject Name
(Katakana)
トウゴウセイショクカガクトクロン
Subject Name in
English
Integrated reproductive science
Instructor SUZUKI KATSUNORI,KUSABA MAKOTO,MIURA IKUO,TAKASE MINORU
Instructor
(Katakana)
スズキ カツノリ,クサバ マコト,ミウラ イクオ,タカセ ミノル
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Thur5-8:SCI B501
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Basically, lecturing is performed using a blackboard and power point slides. Video contents are also employed. 
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 Master corse students of grades 1 and 2
Keywords Sex, Evolution, Gene transfer, Diversification, Identification, Self-incompatibility 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
  We perform lectures interactive between teachers and students with comprehensive viewpoints by sharing different biological phenomena mainly on reproduction.  Our aim is to nurture talented person who can globally understand information of the diverse organisms through “sex”, a fundamental function of life, and figure out the nature of biological phenomena.

  We give a talk on “reproduction” in micro-organisms, animals, and plants from multiple points of view in Molecular, Ecological and Evolutionary Biology.  Four teachers introduce you in omnibus form the mechanisms of conjugation in prokaryotes and their horizontal gene transfer to eukaryotes, self-incompatibility in plants, and sex determination and sexual differentiation of gonads in animals and plants with update knowledges. Then, we ask you a question, “What is sex?” and discuss about the origins of sex.  Our lectures adopt an interactive form using a power point screen and/or printed papers as information resources. Achievement degree of each student to the goal of our education is evaluated by reports and /or paper examination.    
Class Schedule lesson1
Guidance, and origin of life and sex   5th December (Suzuki)
lesson2
Molecular mechanisms of gametophytic self-incompatibility  5th December  (Kusaba)
lesson3
Adaptation to environments, and speciation assisted by horizontal gene transfer  12th December (Suzuki)  
lesson4
Molecular mechanisms of sporophytic self-incompatibility   12th December (Kusaba)
lesson5
Conjugation systems in bacteria  19th December (Suzuki)
lesson6
Molecular mechanisms of dioecism 19th December 2020 (Kusaba)
lesson7
Sexual reproduction in eukaryotic microorganisms 9th January (Suzuki)
lesson8
Evolution of self-compatibility and dioecism 9th January 2020 (Kusaba)
lesson9
Development, differentiation and function of gonads in animals 16th January 2020 (Takase)
lesson10
Development, differentiation and function of germ cells in animals 16th January 2020 (Takase)
lesson11
Breeding of animals 23rd January 2020 (Takase)
lesson12
Reproduction and environment in animals 23rd January 2020 (Takase)
lesson13
Biology of man and woman 30th January 2020 (Miura)
lesson14
What is sex? The number of sex, sex ratio and its controlling mechanisms 30th January 2020 (Miura)
lesson15
Sex determining mechanisms 6th February 2020 (Miura)

The day of lesson 16 is prepared for examination and questionnaire survey. 6th February 2020 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
Published texts are not used, but the related prints are provided in the lecture. 
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
Video, power point slides and etc. 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
Reviewing is important. 
Requirements  
Grading Method More than 80% of attendance rate is necessary for achieving a class credit.
Evaluation is done according to attitude of students for the lecture (30%) and the results of examination or report (70%). 
Message  
Other We strongly expect active asking a question and discussing from 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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