Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Science
Lecture Code HK140000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 基礎生物科学A
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Basic Biological Science A
オギノ ハジメ,オクムラ ミサコ,スギ タクマ,モリグチ カズキ,シマムラ マサキ,サクマ テツシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Weds5-8:SCI E209
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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The course is mainly composed of lectures and discussions. 
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 students
Keywords Biomolecule, Metabolism, Cell, Genetic inheritance, Gene expression, Evolution 
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)
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・To understand and acquire advanced knowledge on specialties in biology. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
To develop an understanding of basic biology. This course will deal with biomolecules, metabolism, cells, genetic inheritance, gene expression, and evolution. 
Class Schedule lesson1  Overview of the course and Atoms and Molecules (Chapter 2,4)
lesson2  Biological Macromolecules and Lipids(Chapter 5)
lesson3 Cell Structure and Function(Chapter 7)
lesson4  Cellular Signaling(Chapter 9)
lesson5   Mendelian Genetics (Chapter 13,14)
lesson6 Linkage and Chromosomes (Chapter 15.1-15.3)
lesson7 Review of Lessons 1-6 (exam)
lesson8 Review of Lessons 1-6
lesson9 Nucleic Acids and Inheritance 1 (Chapter 15.4-15.5)
lesson10 Nucleic Acids and Inheritance 2 (Chapter 16)
lesson11 Expression of Genes (Chapter 17)
lesson12 DNA Technology (Chapter 19)
lesson13 Evolution of Genomes(Chapter 20)
lesson14 How Evolution Works (Chapter 21) 
lesson15 Review of Lessons 9-14 (exam)

There will be examinations and/or reporting assignments. 
Campbell Biology (A Global Approach with MasteringBiology, Global Edition, 12/E), Pearson, Unit 1-Unit 4 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts, PowerPoint 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Instructors will give instructions about preparation and review as needed. 
Requirements This is a compulsory subject for all students of the major in Biological Science. 
Grading Method The final grade is formed as a weighed sum of the exams/reports mark (60%) and the mark from the active class participation (40%). 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message This is an introductory course in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and evolutionary biology. Students who intend to study comprehensive basic biology should also take Basic Biological Science B (HK150000) that deals with topics not covered in this course. 
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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