Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L1012006 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 卒業論文
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Graduation Thesis
コイケ カズヒコ,サネオカ ヒロフミ,ナガオカ トシノリ,ハシモト トシヤ,ナガヌマ タケシ,ホソノ ケンジ,トミナガ ルミ,ウエダ アキヒロ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  Year
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Year) Inte
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Seminar, discussion, student presentations, outdoor practice, hands-on work, use of chemicals, etc. 
Credits 6.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students Those who have received permission at the Ecoscience program meeting to engage in graduation thesis research
Keywords SDG_12, SDG_14, SDG_15, Graduation Study, Graduation Thesis 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Integrated Ecoscience
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・With regard to specific biosphere phenomena, to be able to find targets, summarize opinions, deliver presentations or reports logically, and answer questions. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course aims to cultivate the following abilities and capacities in students through engagement in research activities regarding a specific theme in the students’ laboratory:
(1) Ability to understand the background of and existing research on one’s research theme by gathering information.
(2) Ability to understand the aims of one’s research, and to create concrete objectives and a research schedule.
(3) Ability to understand societal demands regarding one’s research content and its influence on and importance to society and nature, and to consider from multiple perspectives the contribution and responsibility of one’s research to society.
(4) Ability to understand the principles, structures, and proper operation of equipment used.
(5) Ability to gather necessary information and apply one’s existing knowledge to solve identified problems.
(6) Ability to express one’s research content both orally and in writing.
(7) Ability to heighten one’s social and human attributes for living and acting cooperatively within a group.
Class Schedule Select and confirm affiliation with one of the six Ecoscience program research laboratories (Marine Ecosystem Dynamics, Aquatic Ecosystems Management, Plant Nutritional Physiology, Plant Environmental Science, Food Production Management, or Food Distribution).
Choose an advisor.
After consultation with your advisor, decide upon a graduation research theme.
Consult with your advisor about research methodology for your theme.
Establish research goals and a research plan.
Continually consult with your advisor regarding the content of your research.

Through seminars, learn about safety management, professional laboratory techniques, basic knowledge, and research content in related fields, etc.; practice giving presentations, responding to questions, writing abstracts, etc.

Conduct surveys or experiments; compute, analyze, and discuss findings to reach your research objectives.
With appropriate guidance, write your thesis (for example, have your advisor edit drafts).

Through program-wide graduation thesis presentation meetings, practice presenting your findings, writing abstracts, handling questions, etc.
Through writing your thesis, acquire skill in writing and logical thinking.
Reference works, articles, etc. will be shared as appropriate, in accordance with students’ individual research content and progress. 
PC or AV used in
Texts, distributed materials, audio materials, video images (videos/PC/other image materials) 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Please adequately prepare in advance for laboratory seminar presentations and ready yourself for questions. If you are unable to adequately respond to comments on your presentation, review as necessary.
When writing your graduation thesis, work to understand your research’s background by reading related articles, etc.; work to understand your research findings by discussing and considering differences from other studies, etc.
Grading Method Comprehensive evaluation based on graduation thesis content, presentation(s), daily research activities, participation in laboratory seminar(s), etc. Writing of graduation thesis content and presentation at graduation thesis meeting are essential conditions for the credit certification. 
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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