Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AQN50402 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 多様性生態学 II
Subject Name
タヨウセイセイタイガク II
Subject Name in
Biodiversity and Ecology II
オクダ トシノリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Fri3-4:IAS K204
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Mainly classroom lectures with provision of text, PPT slides, VTR
On campus field tour and excursion (outside the campus) will be held during the semester
Lecture will be given mostly in Japanese, butsometimes in English if necessary 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Basic Biology
Eligible Students 3rd and 4th year students, but no restriction
Keywords Co-evolution, symbiosis, competition, species interactions, distributions, tangible and intangible values of biodiversity, ecosystem approaches 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Along the line of natural environmental program, this course emphasize on ecological and biological aspects of the natural environment in liaison to human activities 
Criterion referenced
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
・The knowledge and understanding  to fully recognize the mutual relations and their importance among individual academic diciplines.

Integrated Global Studies
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・The knowledge and understanding of the important characteristics and basic theoretical framework of individual academic disciplines.
・The knowledge and understanding to fully recognize the
mutual relations and their importance among individual
academic disciplines. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Student will learn the biodiversity issue in relation to the historical and co-evolutional aspects, its degradation in relation to the human activities (local) and global issues (climate changes). Also, the student will learn the measures and policy development for the re-mediation and rehabilitation of degraded ecosystem (incl. biodiversity). 
Class Schedule Lesson 1
Significance of bio-diversity
Lesson 2
Symbiosis of plants and micro-organism
Lesson 3
Plants and animal interactions (pollinations)
Lesson 4
Excursion (either on-campus tour, in the vicinity area)
Lesson 5
Exclusive competitions among the species
Lesson 6
Equilibrium process by the interactions among the species (seed dispersal, pollinations)
Lesson 7
Degradation of bio-diversity
Lesson 7.5
Term exam

term exam will be provided at the end of the term

This lecture is provided together with "Biodiversity and Ecology I", consecutively. Thus, you are not allowed to take this lecture only. 
Any text book will do, if they include the ecology, co-evolution, symbiosis 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) DVD, PPT slides,  
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
go through the handout materials given in advance 
Requirements If the number of students who have registered for the course exceeds the enrollment limit, a lottery will be held at the first class meeting. 
Grading Method scores of term exam+ positive participation, small quiz, homework assigned 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message include the field work outside the class rooms, visiting research facilities, zoo, botanical garden if time allows us. 
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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