Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 63431101 Subject Classification Foundation Courses
Subject Name 地学実験法・同実験I[1理地]
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Experimental Methods and Laboratory Work in Earth Sciences I
ヨコヤマ タダシ,オノデラ シンイチ,ニコ シュウジ,ヒラヤマ ヤスユキ,サイトウ ミツヨ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Weds1-4:See Momiji Website for the detail.(Higashi-Hiroshima Campus)
Lesson Style Lecture/Experiment Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lectures, Laboratory experiments, Fieldwork
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 04 : Earth and Planetary Science
Eligible Students
Keywords Topographic map, geology, rock, mineral, fieldwork 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
As pre-specialized education, which is organically linked to specialized education, Foundation Courses are aimed at providing students with the basic knowledge necessary to understand specialized studies in their chosen areas, and thereby providing them w 
Expected OutcomeTo understand, acquire, and be able to explain the logical structure and system of the basic disciplines in accordance with each subject and the knowledge and skills necessary for further academic development. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The aim of this class is to learn basic methods used in geosciences. 
Class Schedule lesson 1  Guidance (Hirayama)
lesson 2-3  Introduction to minerals  (Yokoyama)
lesson 4-5  Identification of minerals  (Yokoyama)
lesson 6-7  Seismic wave velocity  (Yokoyama)
lesson 8-9  Topographic map  (Hirayama)
lesson 10-11  Landform and geology  (Hirayama)
lesson 12-13  Fieldwork in Saijyo  (Hirayama)   
lesson 14-15  Observation of rock thin section by polarizing microscope  (Hirayama)

Note: The order of the lessons is subject to change. 
A text book written by teachers will be provided. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Power point, DVD, Writing on a black board 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Advice will be given in every class. 
Requirements In principle, experiment I and II (Experimental Methods and Laboratory Work in Earth Sciences I and II) should be registered as a set.  
Credit earning in duplicate with this course and "Fundamental Laboratory Course in Geology" is not allowed. 
Grading Method For each class, student must submit a report. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Other As needed, a handout in which important terms are written both in English and Japanese will be given. 
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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