Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AQN00102 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 地球環境化学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Earth Environmental Chemistry
イワモト ヨウコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Weds7-8:IAS K211
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture mainly  
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Natural Environment
Eligible Students Students interested in the global environment
Keywords Atmospheric chemistry, Chemical oceanography, Climate science, Biogeochemistry, SDG-13 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
The most recent geologic time period is called the "Anthropocene", and human activities have influenced the environment of the earth's surface layer at an unprecedented speed. In this lesson, you acquire the basic knowledge on biogeochemical cycles of the Earth's surface, which is necessary to deal with global environmental problems. 
Criterion referenced
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability and skills to collect and analyze necessary literature or data among various sources of information on individual academic disciplines.
・The ability and skills to specify necessary theories and methods for consideration of issues.

Integrated Global Studies
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・The knowledge and understanding of the important characteristics and basic theoretical framework of individual academic disciplines.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability to collect and analyze necessary literature or data among various sources of information in individual academic disciplines.
・The ability to specify necessary theories and methods for the consideration of important issues. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Lecture on the cause, mechanism and measures of global environmental problems such as global warming from a chemical standpoint 
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction
lesson2 Atmospheric chemistry in toroposphere
lesson3 Atmospheric chemistry in stratosphere
lesson4 Greenhouse gases
lesson5 Carbon cycle
lesson6 Chemical oceanography
lesson7 Climate change and society
lesson8 Final examination

Final examination (in classroom)

Simple questions are imposed on Bb9 every time, please answer it. 
Environmental Chemistry 3rd ed. Andrews et al. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Powerpoint 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
A part of PowerPoint materials used in class will be uploaded every time. Please use it for preparation and review. 
Requirements For students who want to learn the same contents in English:
There is an English version of this course "Earth Environmental Chemistry" in 3rd term.
Please take the English course instead of this Japanese course.
Grading Method Attitude toward class (40%), Final exam (60%) 
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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