Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 63410001 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 天文学
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カワバタ コウジ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon5-8:IAS K110
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) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 05 : Astronomy
Eligible Students
Keywords the universe, astronomy, solar system, stars, galaxies, telescope, cosmology 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Area Courses(Courses in Natural Sciences) Category:Physics / Astronomy / Applied Physics 
Expected Outcome1. To be able to explain the formation and development processes and contemporary issues of each academic discipline.
2. To be able to explain historical and contemporary issues that span multiple academic disciplines from multifaceted perspectives. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Overall characteristics and physics of various astronomical objects including planets, stars, galaxies and so on are lectured. Observation techniques and recent scientific results of modern astronomy also are introduced. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Astronomy and hierarchical structure of the universe
lesson2 Basic concepts of astronomy
lesson3 Astronomical observation techniques 1 -- optics and telescope
lesson4 Astronomical observation techniques 2 -- observation instruments and detectors
lesson5 The earth and planets
lesson6 The sun and stars
lesson7 Evolution of stars
lesson8 Interstellar medium
lesson9 Our Galaxy
lesson10 Recycling the matter in the universe
lesson11 Extra-galaxies
lesson12 Active galaxies
lesson13 Clusters of galaxies and the large scale structure of the universe
lesson14 History of the universe and cosmology
lesson15 Frontier of modern astronomy

Report submission and the end-of term examination 
No formal text book is specified.  
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Bring your own PC 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Prepare for lecture by looking up the key terms of each lecture using reference books or internet. Review what was learned after the lecture. 
Requirements Lecture is given in Japanese. 
Grading Method examination and report 
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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