Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Science
Lecture Code HK150000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 基礎生物科学B
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Basic Biological Science B
サカモト アツシ,クサバ マコト,モリシタ フミヒロ,スズキ カツノリ,タザワ イチロウ,スズキ アツシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Weds5-8:SCI E210
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture: Lesson style may change depending on the individual instructors and the epidemic status of coronavirus. Therefore, please pay attention to and check out the notes on Momiji and Bb9 message boards. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Basic Biology
Eligible Students First-Year, First Semester, 2Term
Keywords Morphology, Taxonomy, Embryology, Physiology 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
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To understand the basics of morphology, taxonomy, embryology, and physiology, and to acquire a thorough understanding of the basic knowledge for specialized courses in the second and third years. 
Criterion referenced
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・To understand and acquire advanced knowledge on specialties in biology. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This lecture provides the fundamentals of morphology, taxonomy, embryology, and physiology to understand specialized courses in the second and third years. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1:Guidance & Introduction to plant morphology, with emphasis on the difference from animals (Atsushi SAKAMOTO)

Lesson 2: What is a plant? Its definition and morphological diversity (Atsushi SAKAMOTO)

Lesson 3: Regulation of Flowering (Makoto KUSABA)

Lesson 4: Acquisition and utilization of nutrients (Makoto KUSABA)

Lesson 5: What microbes are in the living organisms on the earth:
Microbes' position in the molecular phylogenetic tree and their roles in the environments are overviewed to understand the importance of studying microbes (Katsunori SUZUKI)

Lesson 6: Bacteria: Typical shape and components of eubacterial cells are outlined with an emphasis on their difference from eukaryote cells (Katsunori SUZUKI)

Lesson 7: Discussion

Lesson 8: Examination

Lesson 9: Animal Development (1): an overview of life cycle; mechanisms of fertilization, cleavage, germ layer formation and gastrulation (Atsushi SUZUKI)

Lesson 10: Animal Development (2): cell differentiation and body patterning directed by inducing factors (Atsushi SUZUKI)

Lesson 11: Animal immunity (Ichiro TAZAWA)
Overview of innate and adaptive immunity

Lesson 12: Animal hormones (Ichiro TAZAWA)
Overview of animal hormones and their mechanisms of action

Lesson 13: Osmoregulation and Excretion
This class will provide an overview of forms and functions of excretion organs in vertebrates and invertebrates. (Fumihiro MORISHITA)

Lesson 14: Neuronal signaling
Topics in this class are, 1) the architecture of nervous system in vertebrates and invertebrates, and 2) the cellular mechanism that is fundamental to the neural communication.  (Fumihiro MORISHITA)

Lesson 15: Examination 
Biology : A Global Approach, 12th (Campbell et al., eds.), Pearson 
PC or AV used in
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
lesson1 to lesson14:
Suggestions and instructions will be given by each instructors. Questions are always welcome in class and outside of class. 
Requirements This is a compulsory course for students in the Department of Biological Science. 
Grading Method Integrated evaluation based on the exam results and attitude in the class. 
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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