Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AQN00201 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Environment and Ecology (環境とエコロジー)
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Environment and Ecology
ナカツボ タカユキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Weds5-6:IAS K204
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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All lectures will be provided in face-to-face classes.  
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Natural Environment
Eligible Students
Keywords Environmental issues, Ecosystem, Waste, Climate change, Energy, Biodiversity, SDGs 
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.

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
This class aims to provide basic knowledge concerning the causes and present status of environmental issues and their countermeasures. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Introduction: History of environmental issues in Japan
Lesson 2: Water pollution
Lesson 3: Waste management 1
Lesson 4: Waste management 2
Lesson 5: Climate change
Lesson 6: Energy supply and consumption
Lesson 7: Biodiversity 1
Lesson 8: Biodiversity 2 
Important slides (figures and tables) in each lesson will be provided as a PDF file in advance. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PowerPoint presentations 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
I recommend that participants understand the following key points in each lesson.
Lesson 1: History and causes of  environmental issues in Japan
Lesson 2: Causes, present status, and regulations of water pollution
Lessons 3, 4: Present status and political measures of waste management
Lesson 5: The mechanism, present status, future projections of climate change and measures against it  
Lesson 6: Present status of energy supply and consumption
Lessons 7, 8: Causes of biodiversity loss and measures to protect biodiversity  
Grading Method Term paper 90%, participation 10% 
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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