Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Master's Course) Division of Advanced Science and Engineering Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering Program
Lecture Code WSQB0001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 地球構成物質論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Earth Materials
ヨコヤマ タダシ,サイトウ ミツヨ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Mon5-8:IAS H206
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture, exercise, presentation.  
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 04 : Earth and Planetary Science
Eligible Students
Keywords Earth, rock, biogeochemistry, water, reaction, mass transport, SDG_14, SDG_15 
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
The objectives of this course are to
(1) Understand the nature and origin of minerals and rocks and how to evaluate those properties. [Yokoyama]
(2) Understand how the water-rock reaction and mass transport proceed and how those processes are quantitatively evaluated by numerical calculations. [Yokoyama]
(3) Understand geology and biogeochemical processes in aquifers. [Saito]
(4) Understand material transport and sediment formation in coastal zones, and environmental problems in coastal subsurface zones. [Saito]
Class Schedule lesson 1: Introduction / Overview of the Earth's constituents [Yokoyama]
lesson 2: How to examine rocks: electron microscope, X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) [Yokoyama]
lesson 3: Specific example of water-rock reaction: weathering of granitic rocks [Yokoyama]
lesson 4: Dissolution and precipitation of minerals [Yokoyama]
lesson 5: Permeability of rocks and image analysis of pore structure [Yokoyama]
lesson 6: Diffusion and its programming [Yokoyama]
lesson 7: Formation of iron rust and change of rock color [Yokoyama]
lesson 8: Aquifer geology [Saito]
lesson 9: Biogeochemical processes in an aquifer [Saito]
lesson 10: Material transport to coastal zones [Saito]
lesson 11: Formation of coastal sediments [Saito]
lesson 12: Environmental problems in coastal subsurface zones [Saito]
lesson 13: Underground resources and energy utilization [Saito]
lesson 14: Presentation about report [Saito]
lesson 15: Presentation about report [Yokoyama] 
Handouts will be distributed when necessary. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handout, Power point presentation 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Have a good understanding of handout and examine relevant materials 
Requirements Bring a scientific calculator or its equivalent (PC).
Bring a computer with Excel installed for lessons 5-6. 
Grading Method Comprehensively evaluate reports and lesson efforts  
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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