Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 63300001 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 生物の世界[1生]
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Fundamentals of Biology
サカモト アツシ,イマムラ タクヤ,クサバ マコト,ハヤシ トシノリ,スズキ カツノリ,ヤマモト タカシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon5-8:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
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 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Basic Biology
Eligible Students The course is intended for newly-enrolled students with little or no background in biology.
Keywords Animal World; Plant World; Gene World 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Area Courses (Natural Science) 
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This introductory biological science course is designed for newly-enrolled students with no or little background in biology or those with non-biology majors. 
Class Schedule lesson1:Guidance (Atsushi SAKAMOTO)
lesson2:How does a flower get its color? (Atsushi SAKAMOTO)
lesson3:Plant World I (Katsunori SUZUKI)
lesson4:Plant World II (Katsunori SUZUKI)
lesson5:Plant World III (Makoto KUSABA)
lesson6:Plant World IV (Makoto KUSABA)
lesson7:How has human brain been differentiated from mouse brain?  (Takuya IMAMURA)
lesson8:How has human brain been differentiated from mouse brain?  (Takuya IMAMURA)
lesson9:Animal Development I (Takashi YAMAMOTO)
lesson10:Animal Development II (Takashi YAMAMOTO)
lesson11:Surprising abilities of Amphibian I (Toshinori HAYASHI)
lesson12:Surprising abilities of Amphibian II (Toshinori HAYASHI)
lesson13:Genetically Engineered Organism I (Atsushi SAKAMOTO)
lesson14:Genetically Engineered Organism II (Atsushi SAKAMOTO)
lesson15:Summary (Atsushi SAKAMOTO)

Quizzes may occur during lecture hours or after that.

(1) This lecture is performed in an omnibus style which enables one course to be operated by several instructors who cover their own topics from their expertise.
(2) The lecture schedule shown above may be subject to change. The finalized schedule will be presented at the guidance (lesson1). 
No textbook for this lecture. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PowerPoint presentation (may include movie); Handout (optional). 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
lesson1 to lesson15:
Suggestions and instructions will be given by each instructors. Questions are always welcome in class and outside of class. 
Requirements None, but students with no or little background in biology are strongly encouraged to register for this course. 
Grading Method Integrated evaluation based on reports or quizzes and attitude in the class as evaluated by individual lecturers. Grading scale: Excellent (S), 90-100%; Very Good (A), 80-89%; Good (B), 79-70%; Fair (C), 60-69%; Fail (D), below 59%. 
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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