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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 63680001 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name フィールド科学入門
Subject Name
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Introduction to Field Sciences
クロカワ ユウゾウ,セオ アイラ,コンドウ ユウスケ,ヤマサキ ヒロフミ,オオツカ ススム,ナカグチ カズミツ,タニダ ハジメ,カトウ アキ,オキタ ミキ,アサノ トシヒサ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Mon1-4:IAS K303
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Composed of lectures in the room and field works, Using slides and black board, Discussion and Visit to University Farm. Oceanographic observation with Training and Research Vessel  (Toyoshio Maru, getting together at Kure base) 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students  
Keywords Field Science, Environment, Food production, Biosphere, terrestrial, aquatic and human field,Practical work experience 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Introduction to Field Science for the subjects regarding environment and food production 
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
“Coexistence of human and nature” and “Harmony of human activity with natural environment” are major concern in the 21th century. Field Science is the methodology to access the fields and to understand the nature in order to achieve those theme. In the process of solving many kinds of the existent problems, our recognition of the problems and the construction and test of the hypothesis are necessary. Field Science can play an important role in such process. This class covers the field for biological production, environment and ecosystem from Chugoku Mountains to Setouchi Sea and introduces Field Science from the many points of views. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Guidence (Every student who is planning to enroll this class is required to attend this guidence after the resistoration of this class) (Yuzo Kurokawa)
lesson2 Human-animal relationships in our regional community (Hajime Tanida)
lesson3 Animal Welfare from the view point of field study (Aira Seo)
lesson4 Introduction to the field science of marine macroalgae (Aki Kato)
lesson5 Understanding everyday life of dairy and beef cattle (Miki Okita)
lesson6 Understanding the concept of deep time through local geographical and geological features (Hirofui Yamasaki)
lesson7 Relationships between jellyfish and human societies (Yusuke Kondo)
lesson8  Why do we need to conserve horseshoe crabs? (Susumu Ohtsuka)
lesson9  Thinking of environmental movement (Toshihisa Asano)
lesson10 Understanding relationships between agricultural production and environment in the local field (Yuzo Kurokawa)
lesson 11 Visiting University Farm to see nutrient flow in animal production (Yuzo Kurokawa)
The days of some lessons may be changed to other weeks than planned for some reasons.
lesson 12-15 Oceanographic observation with Training and Research Vessel (Toyoshio Maru) (Kazumitsu Nakaguchi)
Caution! All the students who are planning to enroll this class are required to attend the lesson1 after the registration of this class.

Students will take a test at each lesson.

Upper limit for boarding Toyoshio Maru is 30 students per a day. If number of students registered exceed 30, oceanographic observation with Training and Research Vessel (Toyoshio Maru) will be conducted on 1st and 2nd August. And students will choose one day for their boarding Toyoshio Maru from those two days. If number of students registered are 30 or less, it will be conducted on 1st August.
The multiple professors will lecture in turn. The order of the topics may be changed for some reasons. 
PC or AV used in
Handouts, slides, black board 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Learn about components of biosphere, terrestrial, aquatic and human field and their relations in advance. 
Requirements The multiple professors will lecture in turn and oceanographic observation with Training and Research Vessel  (Toyoshio Maru) is conducted. Therefore, upper limit of number of students registered in this class is set at 60 students. The number of registered students have to be fixed in the early stage of this class. The registration for this class can be completed only by attendance at the lesson1 after the signing up for this class. If number of students who sign up for this class exceed the upper limit (60), a random selection might have to be conducted. Field work during some holidays will be conducted. 
Grading Method Tests in the lessons. 
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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