Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 63491002 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 生命・食・環境のサイエンス
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Life, food, and environmental sciences
オビツ タケト,シマモト タダシ,マツザキ メイ,フジイ ソウタロウ,ナカノ ヒロユキ,サネオカ ヒロフミ,フナト コウイチ,コイケ カズヒコ,カムランシー タナッチャポーン,リアオ ローレンス マンザーノ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Weds5-8:IAS K110
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Lecture, Power Point, by on-line 
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_13, SDG_14, SDG_15, biological science, agriculture, food issues, environmental problems 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
English lecture 
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The aim of the class is to study the basic knowledge of agricultural producion and fisheries and to understand the biological science related to food and environmental concern. 
Class Schedule lesson 1: Livestock production and feed science (Obitsu)
・Livestock, feed, digestion, metabolism, milk and meat

lesson 2: Environmental impact of livestock production (Obitsu)
・Climate change, methane emission, manure

lesson 3: Biological production in marine environment (Koike)
・Plankton, primary production, food chain, photosynthesis

lesson 4:  Harmful phytoplankton (Koike) 
・Red tide, shellfish poisoning

lesson 5: Food production in tropical countries using blue technology (Liao)
・Aquaculture, environmental remediation, marine pollution

lesson 6 : Food loss, food waste and sustainability (Liao)
・Food supply, hunger, malnutrition, recycling

lesson 7: Proteins building our body (Fujii)
・Central dogma, Chemical Reaction of Enzyme, Genetic disease, Protein-misfolding

lesson 8: Cell membrane structure and function (Funato)
・Plasma membrane, Organelles, Bilayer, Membrane proteins, Membrane lipids

lesson 9: Plant growth and environment (Saneoka)
・Essential nutrient element, water, temperature, environmental stress

lesson 10: Plant growth and nitrogen (Saneoka)
・Nitrogen cycle, function, deficiency

lesson 11: Nutrition and muscle health (Kumrungsee)
・Nutrients, Skeletal muscle, Sarcopenia

lesson 12: Nutrition and calorie restriction (Kumrungsee)
・Calorie intake, Longevity nutrients, Red wines

lesson 13: Food safety and food poisoning (Nakano)
・Food safety, Food poisoning, Microorganisms, Food preservation
lesson 14: Food additives and endocrine disruptors (Shimamoto)
・Food additives, Acceptable daily intake, Dioxin, Sex hormone

lesson 15: Animal reproduction and cell engineering (Matsuzaki)
•Reproductive biology, fertilization, cell engineering

Examination or report at every lessons.
No final examination. 
Reference book: 「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
Handouts, Power Point, Liquid-crystal projector 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
You should familiarize yourself with lecture topics that it is written in the syllabus before class using appropriate media sources (library, newspapers, magazine articles, internet, etc).
Requirements This lecure is provided 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  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Search specific scientific terms (words) and thier meaning before each lesson. 
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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