Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code ANN04001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 根圏の科学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Rhizosphere Science
Instructor WASAKI JUN
ワサキ ジュン
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Weds1-4:IAS K304
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Lecture, writing on white/black board. LCD projector. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students  
Keywords Rhizosphere, plant, microorganism, interaction, ecosystem, environment, food production, SDG_02, SDG_15 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
・The knowledge and understanding  to fully recognize the mutual relations and their importance among individual academic diciplines.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability and skills to collect and analyze necessary literature or data among various sources of information on individual academic disciplines. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The objective of this lecture is to understand the rhizosphere, a unique aspect of the biosphere, which is involved in plant-microbe interactions and mineral nutrient dynamics in the soil. 
Class Schedule 1) Guidance
2) The soil
3) Import of substances by plant cells
4) Soil science
5) Soil biology
6) Carbon cycling
7) Nitrogen cycling
8) Phosphorus cycling
9) Uptake of nutrients by plants
10) Presentation by students (specific themes will be provided)
11) Plant-microbial interactions
12) Major elements
13) Minor elements
14) Useful elements and toxic elements
15) Summary

A term-end examination will be conducted. A brief report needs to be prepared at the end of each lecture. 
Nothing. Lecture slides will be provided by Bb9. 
PC or AV used in
Handouts, LCD projector, Bb9 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Assigned papers should be read in advance. 
Grading Method Term-end examination (around 50%) and behavior at the lecture (around 50%) 
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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