Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 55012002 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 生物生産と自然との関わり[旧パッケージ]
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Biological production and natural environment
オビツ タケト,タナカ ワカナ,ヤマモト ヨシナリ,サンチェズ シルヴァ ルイス グスタヴォ,ニシボリ マサヒデ,ナガヌマ タケシ,ツヅキ マサオキ,カワイ キヨシ,ヒラヤマ マコト,シミズ ノリアキ,イソベ ナオキ,カワイ コウイチロウ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Weds5-8:IAS K110
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students  
Keywords SDG_02, SDG_14, SDG_15 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The aim of this course is to provide you with an introduction to nature and biological production by focusing on key principles that underlie the phenomenon of “the natural environment and biological production” You will be introduced to the many levels at which biological production occurs; from the smallest cell, to the entire Biosphere. Once you have a good grasp of the basics, you will apply your knowledge and critical thinking skills in order to understand and discuss possible solutions to some of the big issues in environment and biological production today. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Aquatic organisms and environment (Kawai)
   ・Environmental adaptation

Lesson 2 : The role of aquatic organisms in the material circulation (Kawai)
   ・Life style
   ・Self-purification activity

Lesson 3 : Marine invertebrates and their adaptation to contrasting environments: a case for octopuses and squids (Gustavo)
・ Octopuses, squids, adaptation, biodiversity

Lesson 4 : Current applicabtions of DNA-sequencing in the field of Fisheries Science (Gustavo)
・Marine resources, DNA barcoding, environmental DNA, DNA metabarcoding

Lesson 5 : Food resource diversity (Hirayama)
·Bioresource, food resource, adaptation

Lesson 6 :  Gene amplification and biopharmaceutical production (Shimizu)
・Genome, Genome instability, Gene amplification, Biopharmaceutical, recombinant antibody production

Lesson 7 : Variety of native Japanese chickens (Tsuzuki)

Lesson 8 : Science of native Japanese chicken (Tsuzuki)

Lesson 9 : Amazing biological production in extreme environments (Naganuma)

Lesson 10 : Tracing the origin of livestock (Nishibori)

Lesson 11 : Milk production (Isobe)
・Mammary gland structure, milk production, hormone

Lesson 12 : Disease in mammary gland (Isobe)
・Mastitis, immunology, milk quality

Lesson 13 : Food Science

Lesson 14 : Food Science

Lesson 15 : Crop architecture and yield (Tanaka)
・Green Revolution, Mutant, Gene, Grasses

Small examination or report at each lesson.
No final examination. 
Text and handout will be distributed in the class.
Reference book :江坂宗春監修「生命・食・環境のサイエンス」共立出版 ISBN978-4-320-05717-3 
PC or AV used in
PC projector and white board will be used. 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
You should familiarise yourself with lecture topics that it is written in the syllabus before class using the class materials, course textbook and any other appropriate media sources (library, newspapers, magazine articles, internet, etc).
Search sepecifi scientific terms (words) and thier meaning in English before each lesson. 
Requirements This class is provied by only English language. 
Grading Method Each teacher imposes the small examinations or report making at the time of each lesson end, and evaluates on a 100-point scale and estimates results by a mean for 15 times. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Lesson 6 (Shimizu): Lecturer has experience of the work on the development bio-medicine for 6 years in a medical company. He will provide a lecture based on his experience.
Lesson 9 (Nagamuma): Lecturer has experience as a research in a research institute on marine science. He will provide a lecture based on his experience as a researcher.
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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