Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Biosphere Science(Master's course)
Lecture Code W8611021 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 土壌環境評価論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Evaluation of soil environment
ナガオカ トシノリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Inte
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, student's presentaion, discussion 
Credits 1 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students Master course students
Keywords SDG_2, SDG_3, SDG_12, SDG_13, SDG_15, Soil, Soil organic matter, Soil pollution, Soil-borne disease, Soil microorganisms 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Soil is an essential resource which carries out a variety of functions in terrestrial ecosystem as well as the basis for agricultural production. Increased human activity is, however, affecting soil environments and their functions. It is necessary to utilize soil effectively with clear understanding, and to assess and conserve it adequately.
To provide fundamental and specialized knowledge which is required for appropriate assessment and management of soil environments, lectures about significance of soil environmental assessment, soil pollution, dynamics of pesticide , control of soil diseases and roles of soil microorganisms in plant production and environment conservation are given mainly in Japanese.
After lecture-based learning students investigate research papers concerning some subjects, and make a presentation of their outcomes and discuss them to deepen understanding.
Class Schedule 1. Introduction
2. Soil pollution
3. Dynamics of pesticides in soil
4. Soil-borne diseases
5. Ecology and control of soil-borne pathogens
6. Presentation and discussion soil environments
7. Presentation and discussion soil environments
8. Presentation and discussion soil environments 
Handouts given 
PC or AV used in
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Students need to investigate research papers concerning some subjects, and make a presentation.
Grading Method Report (50%), presentation (25%), asking and discussing (25%) 
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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