Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AGA14001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 生命と環境の自然科学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Natural Sciences of Life and Environment
ウケナ カズヨシ,イシハラ ヤスヒロ,イヌイ マサノリ,オノデラ シンイチ,クガ ユカリ,タケダ カズヒコ,サイトウ ミツヨ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Tues1-2:IAS K203
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 1.0 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 Undergraduate students in the Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences.
Keywords Science literacy, Life Science, Environmental Science, Physical Science 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
This course is intended to understand the basic concepts of natural science, and plays the role of introduction in Life Science, Environmental Sciennce, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Geology.  
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability and skills to specify necessary theories and methods for consideration of issues.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・The ability to conduct research proactively by combining knowledge,  understanding, and skills for the tasks, based on flexible creativity and imagination. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences is a faculty aiming at fusion of science and interdisciplinary research. There are many students who do not take science subjects at the University because they hate science subjects. Exploring science subjects in the first year of undergraduate studies, especially natural sciences, is important regardless of future choices. Regardless of the humanities and sciences in high school or future options, faculty members need to learn life sciences, natural environment science, and physical science in order to understand the natural sciences that exist around us. Life sciences are closely related to psychology and health sciences, and we, on the earth, need to understand the environment and the materials around us. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Guidance & Introduction, How far have we understood love and bonds in the life science?  <Instructor> Ukena
Lesson 2: The dream of historical persons: History and current science of challenge for longevity <Instructor> Ishihara
Lesson 3: What is peace?: what the mechanisms of plant-microbe symbioses tell us <Instructor> Kuga
Lesson 4: Environment and Geology: What is happening on our planet? <Instructor> Saito
Lesson 5: Is the present society and earth sustainable in a view point of material cycle science? <Instructor> Onodera
Lesson 6: Introduction of environmental analytical chemistry <Instructor> Takeda
Lesson 7: Electron ninjutsu?-the mechanism that determines the nature of matter <Instructor> Inui
Lesson 8: Summary

Student should submit a report for every lesson. 
Handouts will be provided by each instructor. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC, projector 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Follow the guidance of each instructor.  
Grading Method Your grade will be evaluated base on the reports. 
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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