Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life (Master's Course) Division of Integrated Sciences for Life Program of Bioresource Science
Lecture Code WD208300 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 陸域生物圏フィールド科学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Terrestrial Field Science
クロカワ ユウゾウ,セオ アイラ,スズキ ナオキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Fri1-4:University Farm,Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture and field work 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students Graduate students
Keywords Human, nature and animal relationships; Farm animals; Companion animals; Zoo
animals; Wildlife; Zoonosis; Sustainability; Animal production; Animal welfare 
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)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This lecture focuses on the problems between human and animals in many fields. The objective of this class is to give students an opportunity to find the solutions to the problems through discussion with other students and professors.  
Class Schedule lesson1 Problems of animal production from the standpoint of field science
lesson2 Management of lifecycle and productive lifespan of dairy cows
lesson3 Watching production system in the Farm. Visiting Farm
lesson4 Watching nutrient cycling system in the Farm. Visiting Farm
lesson5 Calving interval and milk production of dairy cows
lesson6 Forage production management and environmental conservation
lesson7 Animal Welfare from Field Research (Ⅰ)
lesson8 Animal Welfare from Field Research (Ⅱ)
lesson9 Animal Welfare from Field Research (Ⅲ)
lesson10 Epidemiology (Ⅰ)
lesson11 Epidemiology (Ⅱ)
lesson12 Understand animal production as the most upstream process in food chain
lesson13 TMR center. A measure to increase feed self-sufficiency rate in Hiroshima prefecture.
lesson14 Improving lifecycle of dairy cows.
lesson15 Future for the dairy production.

The lecture style may be changed according to the situation of COVID-19. Farm visit might not be able to be conducted because of weather conditions. 
Texts will be suggested in the class. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC and Video, etc. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
It will be suggested in the class. 
Grading Method Grade evaluation is based on submission of reports and attendance. 
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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