Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 63851001 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 地球とその環境
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Introduction to Earth Science
オノデラ シンイチ,ヨコヤマ タダシ,イシダ タクヤ,ニコ シュウジ,ヒラヤマ ヤスユキ,オザワ ヒサシ,サイトウ ミツヨ
Campus Higashi-Senda Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Tues11-12:Higashi-Senda Lecture Rm 402
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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lecture and discussion 
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) 03 : Natural Environment
Eligible Students
Keywords Earth, Material, Tectonics, Atmosphere, Water, Disaster, Environment 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Area Courses(Courses in Natural Sciences) Category:Natural Environment / Civil Infrastructure 
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
This class aims to understand the current state and constituents of the earth and their changes, and comprehensively learn about the atmospheric environment, water environment, natural disasters, disaster prevention, etc., which are closely related to human life. 
Class Schedule lesson 1: Introduction /
lesson 2: Inner structure of the Earth, Rocks and minerals (Yokoyama)
lesson 3: Mineral-water interaction (Yokoyama)
lesson 4: Strata formation and geological structures (Yokoyama)
lesson 5: Global radiation balance (Ozawa)
lesson 6: Vertical temperature distribution (Ozawa)
lesson 7: Atmospheric radiation and convective heat transport (Ozawa)
lesson 8: Water cycle and environment (Onodera)
lesson 9: Earth's surface changes (Hirayama)
lesson 10: Environmental changes and coastal area formations (Saito)
lesson 11: Nutrient cycling in ecosystems (Ishida)
lesson 12: History of the utilization of metallic resources (Hirayama)
lesson 13: Carbon cycle and acidification in ocean (Saito)
lesson 14: Human activity impacts on global environment (Onodera)
lesson 15: Summary (Onodera) 
Text books will be introduced in each lecture, if necessary. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PPT, DVD 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review the content of each lecture and read associated books. 
Grading Method Quiz in each lecture (total about 40%) and two reports (about 30% x 2) 
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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