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 ANL24001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 臨海実習・同講義
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Lecture and Laboratory courseIn Marine Biology
ヒコサカ アキラ,コバヤシ ユウキ,ネヒラ タツオ,ヒラノ テツオ
Campus   Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte:Follow the instruction by the class instructor.,IAS H204
Lesson Style Practical Lesson Style
(More Details)
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Basic Biology
Eligible Students
Keywords Biodiversity; Marine organisms; Ontogeny; Evolution; Morphology; Dissection; Observation; Collecting; Group living 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
The aim of this class is to use marine organisms as material for hands-on learning to give students a better knowledge and understanding of biodiversity, ontogeny and functional morphology. 
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 abilities and skills to summarize one's own research in reports or academic papers, and to deliver presentations at a seminar or research meetings, and to answer questions.
(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
Making use of marine organisms, the class involves getting students to undertake identification and classification, observation of ontogeny, dissection and physiological experimentation to enhance, through hands-on learning, students' knowledge and understanding at the tissue, organ and individual levels, while also pointing up the links with the molecular and cellular level life phenomena that are the main focus of the Program. 
Class Schedule Overview of marine biology
(1)Topographical classification and biota of littoral zones
(2)The diversity of littoral zone organisms
Collecting littoral organism specimens (fieldwork)
Identification and classification of collected littoral organism specimens (laboratory experimentation)
Sea urchin ontogeny (laboratory experimentation)
Ascidian ontogeny  (laboratory experimentation)

(4)Anatomy and physiology of animals
Animal systematic anatomy (laboratory experimentation)
Animal physiology (laboratory experimentation)

No testing will be performed, but reports must be submitted.

The content of the teaching may be varied depending on the organisms available.
The textbook (in Japanese) will be distributed in class. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Textbooks, handouts, slide, microscope 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
If students have a basic knowledge of the special features of littoral zones and of littoral organisms, they will get more out of the class. 
Requirements (1) This class will be conducted during the Summer Vacation, and will comprise Preliminary Guidance (a half-day classroom learning session at the Higashi-hiroshima Campus) and three days of hands-on learning at the Graduate School of Science's Marine Biological Laboratory at Mukaishima (in which students will live as a group for two nights).
(2) In principle, only those students who are able to participate in the whole of the itinerary specified in (1) above will be permitted to enroll in this class.
(3) More details of the itinerary etc. will be confirmed in or around May 2024.
(4) No more than 20 students will be allowed to enroll in this class (this is the maximum number of people that the Marine Biological Laboratory can host).
(5) Only students who have previously taken a class in biology or a related subject at senior high school or university level will be permitted to enroll in this class.
(6) When enrolling students for this class, priority will be given to students majoring in the life sciences, but if enough places are available, other students who meet the requirements stipulated in (5) above may also be accepted for enrollment. Please note that in such cases the student should contact the instructor teaching the class in advance to facilitate completion of the enrollment procedures. 
Grading Method Overall evaluation will be based on:
Specimen collecting results
Preparation and submission of sketches and reports
Attitude in class and during fieldwork and laboratory work. 
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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