Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Letters
Lecture Code BH301002 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 自然地理学実験
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Exercise in Physical Geography
ゴトウ ヒデアキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues6-8,Weds2-4:LET B202
Lesson Style Experiment Lesson Style
(More Details)
in-class seminar, hands-on training, and in-class analysis of experiments 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 12 : Geography
Eligible Students
Keywords Topography, topographic classification, surveying, topographic maps, aerial photographs, cartography, sample analysis 
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)
Geography, Archaeology, and Cultural Heritage
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Acquisition of the ability of grasping and analysing things and phenomena by fieldwork and experimental approach.
・Acquisition of the ability of operating surveying and drawing instruments, video apparatus and computer and acquisition of the basic ability of information processing and visual expression 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Drawing topographic maps and reading aerial photographs. Acquire research methods including survey, etc. Also, learn how to analyze materials using equipment a laboratory 
Class Schedule 第01回 methods of research in natural geography, surveying simple cross-section
Lesson 02  Auto-level/TS, plane surveying
Lesson 03  Usage of aerial photograph
Lesson 04  Volcanic disaster and hazard maps
Lesson 05  Research items and field trip
Lesson 06  Ouline of terrace terrain/ Usage of digital map and Satellite photo
Lesson 07  Drawing of  landform classification map by analyzing  aerial photograph
Lesson 08  Utilization of land map
Lesson 09  Field trip
Lesson 10  Drawing land map
Lesson 11  Obtaining geomorphological information by utilizing  IT technology
Lesson 12  Drawing maps with PC
Lesson 13  Explanation and exercise on analysis methods in laboratory
Lesson 14  See above
Lesson 15  Methods of fiding materials related to geogpraphy and how to collect them

Field research will be conducted several times 
No use of textbook.
The references will be introduced in the class 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) NA 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
By working on assignments, acquire knowledge 
Requirements Take 「Introduction to Physical Geography」with this class. Limited for students who major geography. 
Grading Method Attendance and rerpots 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message We will conduct filed excursions on weekends outside of classes. This class provides opportunities to experience and learn how to conduct physical geographical resreach. Consequently, it is essential for students learn through those experiences, and attendance is prerequisite and effects on evaluation. 
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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