Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Science
Lecture Code HK150000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 基礎生物科学B
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Basic Biological Science B
サカモト アツシ,クサバ マコト,ノブサワ タカシ,モリシタ フミヒロ,タザワ イチロウ,スズキ アツシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Weds5-8:SCI E210
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Basic Biology
Eligible Students First-Year, First Semester, 2Term
Keywords Morphology, Taxonomy, Embryology, Physiology 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
To understand the basics of morphology, taxonomy, embryology, and physiology, and to acquire a thorough understanding of the basic knowledge for specialized courses in the second and third years. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・To understand and acquire advanced knowledge on specialties in biology. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This lecture provides the fundamentals of morphology, taxonomy, embryology, and physiology to understand specialized courses in the second and third years. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1:Guidance / What are plants? Their definition (Atsushi SAKAMOTO)

Lesson 2: What are plants? Their morphological diversity (Atsushi SAKAMOTO)

Lesson 3: Regulation of Flowering (Makoto KUSABA)

Lesson 4: Acquisition and utilization of nutrients (Makoto KUSABA)

Lesson 5: Plant hormones (1) (Takashi NOBUSAWA)

Lesson 6: Plant hormones (2) (Takashi NOBUSAWA)

Lesson 7: Discussion

Lesson 8: Examination

Lesson 9: Osmoregulation and Excretion
This class will provide an overview of forms and functions of excretion organs in vertebrates and invertebrates. (Fumihiro MORISHITA)
Lesson 10: Neuronal signaling
Topics in this class are, 1) the architecture of nervous system in vertebrates and invertebrates, and 2) the cellular mechanism that is fundamental to the neural communication.  (Fumihiro MORISHITA)

Lesson 11: Animal immunity (Ichiro TAZAWA)
Overview of innate and adaptive immunity

Lesson 12: Animal hormones (Ichiro TAZAWA)
Overview of animal hormones and their mechanisms of action

Lesson 13: Animal Development (1): an overview of life cycle; mechanisms of fertilization, cleavage, germ layer formation and gastrulation (Atsushi SUZUKI)
Lesson 14: Animal Development (2): cell differentiation and body patterning directed by inducing factors (Atsushi SUZUKI)
Lesson 15: Examination 
Biology : A Global Approach, 12th (Campbell et al., eds.), Pearson 
PC or AV used in
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
lesson1 to lesson14:
Each instructor will give suggestions and instructions. Questions are always welcome in and outside of class. 
Requirements This is a compulsory course for students in the Department of Biological Science. 
Grading Method Integrated evaluation based on the exam results and attitude in the class. 
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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