Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L9804001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name (AIMS) Physiology of Field Crop Production
Subject Name
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(AIMS) Physiology of Field Crop Production
ウエダ アキヒロ,サネオカ ヒロフミ,ナガオカ トシノリ,トミナガ ルミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte:ABS C205
Lesson Style Lecture/Practical Lesson Style
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Lecture (2 credits) and field  tour to the rural agricultural farms and experimental stations,  and/or a laboratory works (1 credit)  
Credits 3.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students AIMS-HU incoming students
Keywords Photosynthesis, Environmental influence and adaptation, Plant biotechnology, Plant mineral nutrition, Soil fertility, Soil management, Plant-associated microorganisms    
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The objective of this course is to gain a fundamental understanding on physiological processes in crop growth and development, plant adaptations to environmental stresses, and soil fertility and soil management. Students will have an opportunity to learn plant and soil analysis through laboratory works/demonstrations and to join the study tour to the rural agricultural farms and experimental stations. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1 Overview of the class
Lesson 2 Photosynthesis 1
Lesson 3 Photosynthesis 2
Lesson 4 Secondary metabolites
Lesson 5 Stress physiology
Lesson 6 Visit local farmer (Field trip)
Lesson 7 Mineral nutrition 1
Lesson 8 Mineral nutrition 2
Lesson 9 Midterm Exam
Lesson 10 Functions and properties of soil 1
Lesson 11 Functions and properties of soil 2
Lesson 12 Visit Hiroshima Prefectural Technology Research Institute (Field trip)
Lesson 13 Soil nutrient analysis (Lab experiment)
Lesson 14 Plant biotechnology 1
Lesson 15 Plant biotechnology 2
Lesson 16 Final Exam 
Text and handout will be distributed in the class. 
PC or AV used in
PC projector will be used. 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Follow instructor's suggestions. 
Requirements This course is provided in English. 
Grading Method Midterm exam: Approx. 40 %
Final exam: Approx. 40%
Report and Presentation: Approx. 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  
Message 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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