Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Science
Lecture Code H1000003 Subject Classification Liberal Arts Education (day)
Subject Name 教養ゼミ
Subject Name
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Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
セキヤ リョウ,クメ ショウコ,ナカモト マサアキ,フジワラ ヨシヒサ,フジワラ マサオ,タカハシ オサム,アイダ ミサコ,マツバラ ヒロキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues1:SCI A004,SCI B305,SCI C104,SCI E211,AdSM 402N,AdSM 404N, (1T) Tues2,Weds5-6:SCI A004,SCI B501,SCI C104,SCI E211,AdSM 402N,AdSM 404N
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Seminar style; collection of chemical information, discussion in preparing presentation materials, and presentations 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Chemistry
Eligible Students First-year students of Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
Keywords Collection and selection of chemical information, presentation and discussion 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Develop the collaborative and autonomous learning through the activity of chemical subjects, from the way of discussion among the members and the method of compiling information to the effective delivery of presentations. Discuss the subjects with other groups and criticize the presentations. Finally, write the description of impressions in the seminar to review your work.  
Class Schedule Lesson 1. Central Library Tour with a training program on how to find books and research journals.
Lesson 2. Orientation followed by brainstorming on chemical research subjects to be explored.
Lesson 3-9. Collection and selection of chemical information along with discussion in the group.
Lesson 10. Preparation and submission of presentation abstracts.
Lesson 11. Presentation by Groups #1, #3, and #5.
Lesson 12. Presentation by Groups #2, #4, and #6.
Lesson 13. Review meeting and writing the evaluation reports to the other groups.
Lesson 14. Examination of the evaluation reports followed by writing the description of impressions of the activities in the Seminar.
Lesson 15. Explanatory meeting for future careers. 
No textbooks are assigned. Many reference materals will be obtained with public library database searches. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Students should bring their own mobile PCs for PowerPoint presentations as well as for searching information on the web. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Lesson 1. Read through "Rishu-no Tebiki" (Guidebook to college courses).
Lesson 2. Learn how to use the OPAC system.
Lesson 3-9. Learn the use of Office softwares and a web browser.
Lesson 10. Prepare for the presentation.
Lesson 11-14. Review your work. 
Grading Method The grade will be evaluated on the basis of your contributions to the group work, presentation, reports, as well as the attendance. 
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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