Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code ANN37001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 自然環境野外実習・同講義
Subject Name
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Lecture and Field Work In Natural Environment
ヨコヤマ タダシ,ヤマダ トシヒロ,ナカバヤシ ミヤビ,サイトウ ミツヨ,オザワ ヒサシ,イシダ タクヤ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte:Follow the instruction by the class instructor.,IAS H206
Lesson Style Lecture/Practical Lesson Style
(More Details)
Exercise class, Field work, On-site experiments 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Natural Environment
Eligible Students Undergraduate 2 or 3 year
Keywords Strata, rocks, soils, atmosphere, weather, forests, plants, animals 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
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.
(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. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The objectives of this field works are to learn basic skills for obtaining environmental data (geology, climate, plants, animals, etc.) and to deepen the knowledge and understanding that will serve as the foundation for future specialized studies of the natural environment.
We will visit Mt. Takanosu, Chuo Shinrin Park, Kurochi Beach, Mt. Noro, and others in Hiroshima Prefecture. At Mt. Takanosu, a wide variety of plants and animals can be seen. We will learn how to survey plants and animals through mountain climbing. Granitic rocks and their weathered products are widely distributed in Hiroshima Prefecture. At Chuo Shinrin Park, we will observe granitic rocks in different states of weathering and understand how weathering progresses. At Kurochi Beach, we will learn the basics of geological survey through observation of strata, rocks, and minerals. At Mt. Noro (893 m above sea level), we will measure longwave radiation at several altitudes and deepen understanding of the atmospheric energy budget.
Class Schedule Day 1 (September 22(Fri)) at Hiroshima University
    -Pre-lecture, safety education
    -Training on route mapping using a clinometer

Day 2 (September 23(Sat)): One-day trip by bus
  Mt. Takanosu
  -Observation of plants and animals, training on survey methods

Day 3 (September 24 (Sun)): One-day trip by bus
  Chuo Shinrin Park
    - Observation of granitic rocks with various degrees of weathering
  Kurochi Beach
    - Observation of conglomerate, sandstone, mudstone, and tuff
    - Measurement of strike and dip of strata
    - Observation of minerals formed by metamorphism

Day 4 (September 25(Mon)): One-day trip by bus
  Mt. Noro and surrounding areas
    - Measurement of altitude variation of longwave radiation
    - Observation of geology and rocks

The plan of fieldwork is subject to change due to weather, infectious disease control, or other circumstances.

Report submission is required after the field work

*Preliminary guidance
Guidance will be provided on the following dates. Even if you are registering (or considering registering) during either Term 1 or Term 2, please be sure to attend the guidance on either day.
  Date: June 8 (Thu), 16:20-17:00; June 9 (Fri), 12:05-12:45
  Place: H206, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences 
大山・蒜山の花(安原 修次 (著)、2005/11 ほおずき書籍)
改訂版 視覚でとらえるフォトサイエンス 地学図録(数研出版)
地質調査と地質図(坂 幸恭(著)、朝倉書店) 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts, equipment used in fieldwork such as clinometers, PC for data analysis 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Keep a detailed record of the work performed and data obtained during the fieldwork and prepare a good fieldwork report. 
Requirements Since most of the activities will take place outdoors, appropriate preparation is required (instructions will be given separately after registration).

If there are too many applicants, a lottery may be held.

Fieldwork period: September 22 (Fri.) - 25 (Mon.) (all days are day trips)
Students who may participate in the practical training must attend the guidance (see above for details). 
Grading Method Participation in the fieldwork and submission of reports on the content of each day are required. Evaluation will be based on the attitude during the fieldwork and the content of the reports. 
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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