Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Science
Lecture Code HL600000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 海洋生物教育臨海実習
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Marine course for marine biological education
タガワ クニフミ,アリモト アスカ,ウエキ タツヤ
Campus   Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  Year
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Year) Inte
Lesson Style Practical Lesson Style
(More Details)
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 first-year students
Keywords marine biological education, marine organism, collecting marine organism, biodiversity, safety management 
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 analyze and study the contents of the course and to be able to construct a practice plan.  All the attendants take one of several courses related to regional and social contribution activities with elementary schools, junior high schools, and high schools, conducted at the marine lab to experience the collection of marine organisms and observation and classification of marine organisms with students and learn the method of marine biological education.  They also study instructive points of the course and safety management in shore. 
Class Schedule Guidance
Construction of practice plans for three marine biological education courses
Practice (1). Preparation for fieldwork.
Practice (1). Fieldwork 1. Collection of marine organisms in shore.
Practice (1). Fieldwork 2. Observation and classification of collected organisms.
Practice (1). Fieldwork 3. Evaluation of fieldwork and review of improvements.    
Practice (2). Preparation for biological specimen making.
Practice (2). Biological specimen making 1. Collection of seaweeds in shore.
Practice (2). Biological specimen making 2. Seaweed bookmarks making.
Practice (2). Biological specimen making 3. Evaluation of biological specimen making and review of improvements.
Practice (3). Preparation for microscope observation.
Practice (3). Microscope observation 1. Plankton sampling by plankton net.
Practice (3). Microscope observation 2. Observation and classification of the plankton.
Practice (3). Microscope observation 3. Evaluation of microscope observation and review of improvements.


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  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
All students are expected to read general books on biodiversity and illustrated books on marine organisms prior to the practice.  
Requirements 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. The course will be limited to 20 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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