Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Science
Lecture Code HL070000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 海洋生物学実習A
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Summer Course for Marine Biology A
タガワ クニフミ,アリモト アスカ,ウエキ タツヤ
Campus   Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Inte
Lesson Style Practical Lesson Style
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Credits 1.0 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 second-year students
Keywords marine organism, collecting marine animals, classification and comparison of animals, biodiversity 
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)
(Abilities and Skills)
・Based on basic knowledge which is already acquired, to obtain the following experimental skills in order to practice research: 1) Basic observation skills and skills to manage experiments. 2) Ability to record observed natural phenomena. 3) Ability to collect and assess data. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
We expect the students to have a chance to contact creature directly in nature to understand biodiversity and to create an opportunity to be able to see biology from many sides.  Participant can understand living organisms in nature with five senses. 
Class Schedule The following contents will be implemented in an intensive course of 3 days and 2 nights.
1.Lecture for Animal classification and Ecology
2.Collecting intertidal organism at sandbar and rocky shore
3.Plankton sampling by plankton net
4.Identification and recording of the collected organisms
5.Collecting and sketch of sea firefly
6.Estimation of phylogenetic tree using morphological traits
Online presentation:
Each participant presents the results of analysis, etc., conducted in the marine course and has discussions.

sketch, report

It is possible that the schedule will be changed depending on date, weather and tide.  
The course text will be distributed by the instructor prior to the class. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PowerPoint and the like. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
All students are expected to read general books on animal diversity and illustrated books on marine animals prior to the practice.  
Requirements Follow the instructions by the biological science office for how to register.
The students with any kind of allergy and/or idiosyncrasy must inform us in advance.
The data, assignments, and all that collected, created, and submitted by the students in relation to the class may be used and published as teaching materials for the Hiroshima University in the future. Please note that when you submit your request to take this class, we will treat it as your agreement to the above. 
Grading Method A grading will be given by evaluating practical attitude and report, comprehensively. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message The course will be held at the marine lab located at Mukaishima-cho, Onomichi city for three-day two-night study camp combined with another online presentation. The course will be limited to 30 participants.  You will be responsible for the cost of your transportation and food.  
Other The web site for the marine laboratory is <https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/rinkai>.
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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