Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L0002001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 生物生産学入門
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Introduction to Applied Biological Sciences
カワイ キヨシ,ナカエ ススム,サンボンギ ヨシヒロ,ヤマモト ヨシナリ,ナカムラ ヨシアキ,ニシボリ マサヒデ,ナガオカ トシノリ,ヨシダ マサユキ,フナト コウイチ,コイケ カズヒコ,ヒラヤマ マコト,カワカミ シンイチ,カトウ アキ,ワカバヤシ カオリ,イソベ ナオキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues1-2,Thur1-2:ABS C314
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students Compulsory subject of Faculty of Applied Biological Science
Keywords SDG_1, SDG_2, SDG_3, SDG_9, SDG_12, SDG_13, SDG_14, SDG_15, biological science, agriculture, food issues, environmental problems 
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)
Integrative Hydrospheric Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Basic knowledge and understanding required for studying the expertise

Applied Animal and Plant Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Ability for comprehensive and crossdisciplinary thinking and knowledge / understandings required to see a phenomena from a broad, top-down perspective and to take action for solving problems regarding the specialized area.
・Basic knowledge and understanding required for acquiring expertise

・Knowledge and understanding regarding natural phenomena related to animal and plant production in levels of molecule, cell, and individual organism and production environment that supports the phenomena

・Knowledge and understanding regarding the mechanism of animal and plant production in fields and relation between animals and the human society and natural environment.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Ability to identify issues that he/she should pursue for a specific phenomenon related to animal and plant production, organize his/her own opinion, logically publish them orally and/or in writing, and discuss the topic

Food Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Basic knowledge and understanding required for acquiring expertise

Molecular Agro-Life Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Basic knowledge and understanding required for acquiring expertise 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The aim of the class is to study the basic knowledge of agricultural sector and to understand the biological science, food issues, environmental problems. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Food and health (Yamamoto)
· Food・beneficial microbe・Bioregulatory function
Lesson 2: (Nakae)
· Infection and Immunity
Lesson 3: Relationship of biological evolution and food resource diversity (Hirayama)
· Bioresource · Environment · Adaptation
Lesson 4: Basic units of living organisms - What is a cell/Structure and function of biological membranes(Funato)
· Cell · Organelle · Biological Membrane
Lesson 5: Domestication and breeding (Nakamura)
· Domestic animals · Domestication · Marker-assisted breeding
Lesson 6: Food processing and preservation (Kawai)
· Drying, Freezing, Freeze-drying
Lesson 7: (Yoshida)
· Arousal; Fear; Escape
Lesson 8: Biodiversity and Mutation (Nishibori)
· Biodiversity・Inheritance・Mutation・Phenotype
Lesson 9: Chicken innate behavior and productivity (Kawakami)
· Chicken・Hypothalamus・Aggressive behavior
Lesson 10: Milk production and immunodefense system (Isobe)
· mammary gland・ inflammation・ antimicrobial peptides
Lesson 11: Life of fish and shellfish (Wakabayashi)
· Life history・Larva・Gene flow
Lesson 12: Coastal environments with emphasis on microalgae (Koike)
· Coastal fisheries · Coastal environment · Social implementation
Lesson 13: Functions of soil (Nagaoka)
· Soil・Plant Production・Nutrient cycling
Lesson 14: Protein structure and function (Sambongi)
・Protein・Amino acid sequence・Folding
Lesson 15: (Kato)
· Production volume · Utilization · Culture technique 
The text book (written in Japanese) is available for purchase at University COOP shop. 
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
「SDGsに向けた生物生産学入門」 is used as the supplementary textbook at this class. 
Grading Method Instructors impose a quiz or report at each lesson and evaluate on a 100-point scale. 
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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