Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 63340001 Subject Classification Foundation Courses
Subject Name 生態学
Subject Name
(Katakana)
セイタイガク
Subject Name in
English
Ecology
Instructor OKUDA TOSHINORI
Instructor
(Katakana)
オクダ トシノリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Weds1-4:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
 
Mainly classroom lectures with provision of text, PPT slides, VTR
On campus field trip and excursion (outside the campus) will be held during the semester
 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction O : Others
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Basic Biology
Eligible Students 1st and 2nd yr students, but no restriction
Keywords Global warming, climate change, ecosystem, carbon sequestration by forest, biodiversity, global and local vegetation and biological communities 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
 
Expected OutcomeStudents will learn the impacts of global climate changes on the biosphere, biodiversity, role of carbon sequestration by forest in local and global level. The relationship between the man and eco-sphere, general ecological term and its historical concept will be acquired during the course. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
To understand the ecological approach and concept to encounter the global and local conflicts between the man and ecosphere, inclusive the climate change, biological and ecological degradation 
Class Schedule lesson1
Lecture guidance
lesson2
Concept and history of ecology, significance of ecological approache
lesson3
Ecosystem functions
lesson4
What is the biological produciton (productivity)?
lesson5
Methodology for the measurement of biological productions
lesson6
Biological community of your back yard - How do you know?
lesson7
contiuned as Lesson 6
lesson8
campus tour for overviewing biological commmunity
lesson9
ecological funtion of forest-from the biodiversity aspects

lesson10
Ecsystem services and definition
lesson11
Global vegetation and biological community
lesson12
Local vegetation (Japan) and biological community
lesson13
Deforestation and forst degradation
lesson14
conferences
lesson15
conferences

term exam will be held after the final lectures 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
any textbook related to the general ecology 
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
 
(More Details) DVD, handout paper 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
read the text book uploaded in WEB-CT 
Requirements We will go out for the field observation, sampling, thus students are suggested join the lecture with outdoor clothes and shoes 
Grading Method term exam, report, quiz, positive participation 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message participate positively
The lecture include filed work outside the class rooms, visit research facilities, museum, zoo or botanical garden, if time allows us. 
Other good luck 
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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