Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L9801001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name (AIMS) Global Environmental Issues and Managements
Subject Name
Subject Name in
(AIMS) Global Environmental Issues and Managements
リアオ ローレンス マンザーノ
Campus   Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte:ABS C205
Lesson Style Lecture/Practical Lesson Style
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Lecture(2 Class Hours/Week)  + visiting related institute 
Credits 3.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students AIMS-HU incoming students
Keywords Biogeochemistry. Biodiversity, Pollution, Food production, Energy, Wildlife extinction, Environmental conservation 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The class will be conducted using a combination of lectures, case studies involving group discussions (based on journal articles) and field site visits.  Typical format would be one hour lecture + half hour group discussion 
Class Schedule lesson1 Orientation-Origin of the biosphere and life forms
lesson2 Biodiversity and theory of island biogeography
lesson3 Tropical deforestation
lesson4 Creative solutions to deforestation
lesson5 Population biology and wildlife conservation
lesson6 Global population trends – Demography
lesson7 Ecological footprints and their impac
lesson8 Midterm examination
lesson9 Environmentally-friendly food production
lesson10 Production of beverages from plants
lesson11 Biogeochemical cycles
lesson12 Climate change impacts on biological systems
lesson13 Sustainable agriculture
lesson14 Global pollution problems
lesson15 Environmental ethics

lesson16 Final examination

One day trip to the related institute or field practice will be scheduled 
Text and handout will be distributed in the class. 
PC or AV used in
PC projector will be used. 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Follow the instruction of each lecturer.    
Requirements This course is provided in English. 
Grading Method Group discussion and presentation performance = 80 %;
Report of field trip = 20%

90-100% Excellent (S)
80-89 Very Good (A)
70-79 Good (B)
60-69 Fair (C)
0-59 Fail (D)
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Other This course is provided by the AIMS-HU program. 
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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