Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Letters
Lecture Code BH405002 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 地理学野外演習
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Exercise for Geographical Field Work
トモザワ カズオ,ゴトウ ヒデアキ,オクムラ コウジ,ゴトウ タクヤ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Inte
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Students' presentation 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 12 : Geography
Eligible Students Third year (only for geographical students)
Keywords Fieldwork planning, collation and arrangement of literature, maps and historical sources, examining survey items, concluding fieldwork, use and operation of topographical maps, use and operation of aerial photographs, mapping out, fieldwork in the field of geography 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Geography, Archaeology and Cultural Properties
(Abilities and Skills)
・Acquisition of the research methods of Geography, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Acquisition of the ability of organizing the research results and one's opinions logically and presenting them 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
In this class, students will set out plans and survey items for the necessary surveys when conducting geographical fieldwork. Moreover, after the experiment is completed, there will be a briefing session and the students will write up reports. By doing so they will improve their understanding of specialist survey research methods that target regions and communities; the class is also designed to improve their survey research skills by doing so. This class will be held at a non-designated point in the year.  
Class Schedule lesson1 General outline of field work
lesson2 Selection of survey region
lesson3 Preparation of survey content and visit for first day of “geographic fieldwork” (1)
lesson4 Preparation of survey content and visit for first day of “geographic fieldwork” (2)
lesson5 Establishing individual survey themes and survey content (1)
lesson6 Establishing individual survey themes and survey content (2)
lesson7 Making survey request documents, question sheets, survey sheets, plan document, maps etc. (1)
lesson8 Making survey request documents, question sheets, survey sheets, plan document, maps etc. (2)
lesson9 Briefing session for “geographic fieldwork” (1)
lesson10 Briefing session for “geographic fieldwork” (2)
lesson11 Writing reports (1)
lesson12 Writing reports (2)
lesson13 Writing reports (3)
lesson14 Writing reports (4)
lesson15 Conclusion 
Teacher will say in class. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) None 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Grading Method Report 100% 
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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