Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Science
Lecture Code HP190000 Subject Classification Courses from Other Faculty/Grad. School
Subject Name 科学メディアリテラシー
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Media Literacy and Science
タカハシ トオル,フクハラ コウイチ,ヨシダ ヒロアキ,イソザキ テツオ,ヒキタ アツシ,キムラ シュンイチ,キタダイ ユキノリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Inte
Lesson Style Lecture/Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture, Exercise (interview, visiting off-campus facilities) 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Physics
Eligible Students not specified
Keywords Science Journalism, Interview, Public outreach 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Broadcasting stations and  new papers are important media to share a scientific achievement and its meanings with the public. Learning how they work is an required knowledge for a science communicator.  
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Learning real works in the media and museums through lectures and exercises in interviews.  
Class Schedule This class will be given in Japanese. See Japanese syllabus updated schedule

lesson 1 Orientation (in 5-Days Children's Museum)
lesson2 History and prospect of information sharing via the internet
lesson3 Exercises in information transmission
lesson4 Exercises in information transmission
lesson5 Science reports in news papers
lesson6 Science reports in news papers
lesson7 Exercises in interviews, writing a news paper article
lesson8 Exercises in interviews, writing a news paper article
lesson9 Facilitation and organization of events
lesson10 Facilitation and organization of events
lesson11 Exercise in an event coordination
lesson12 Overview and objectives of a science museum
lesson13 Science museums and the mass media
lesson14 Public and science community; museums as media
lesson15 Public and science community; museums as media

The classes will be held from October to January. The detail of the schedule will be informed by the due date. 
「科学を伝え,社会とつなぐ際エスコミュニケーションのはじめかた」独立行政法人 国立科学博物館 in Japanese 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) handouts, video
PCs will be used in some classes 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
lesson 1  Introduction, will be held in 5-Days Children's Museum
lesson 3-4 Exercises in information transmission via the internet such as Web or blogs.
lesson 5-8 Instructors from Chugoku news paper talks about science news in news paper articles.  In lessons 7-8, Students experiences writing articles by interviewing scientists.
lesson 5-11 The instructor from Hiroshima FM teaches  facilitation and organization of events.
less 12-15 The instructor from National Science Museum will discusses, role of science museums, museums and media, museums as media 
Requirements The lessons are held mainly on Saturdays. Visit facilities in Hiroshima city, occasionally. Students have to pay necessary cost such as, train tickets, admission fee of museums if necessary.   
Grading Method Report and exercises
lessons 2-4, 5-8, 9-12, 12-15; weighs 20 % each.
Attitude/commitment 20 %  
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Chair of Public Outreach gourp of Adcanced Accelerator Association Promoting Science & Technology.
Students learn science communication and presentation skills based on the lecturer's experience in public outreach activities of fundamental science. 
Other The schedule on this syllabus is based on the 2018 school year actual.
The schedule for 2019 will be announced by the mid of September 2019. 
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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