Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L1013004 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 水圏環境学I
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Hydrospheric Environmental ScienceI
ハシモト トシヤ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Thur1-4:ABS C303
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture ( Face-to-face and Hirodai moodle system ) 
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) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students 2 ,3, 4 Year Second Semester (Semester No 4, 6, 8 )
Keywords SDG_07, SDG_14,  Sea Water, Current, Wave, Tide, Primary production, Power generation utilizing ocean energy,Practical work experience 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Understanding of basic knowledge about the physical and biological environment in coastal waters 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Integrative Hydrospheric Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・To comprehensively understand morphological, ecological, physiological, pathological, biochemical, and genetic features of various creatures in hydrosphere.
・To understand physiological, pathological, biochemical, genetic systems which are required for management and expansion of fishing resource.
・Understanding on relation between form and ecology of hydrosphere organisms and hydrosphere environment
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Understanding of basic knowledge about the physical and biological environment in coastal waters 
Class Schedule lesson1 Importance of Oceanography
lesson2 Characteristic of seawater (1) Temperature, Salinity, Density, Water mass
lesson3 Characteristic of seawater (2) Stratification, Vertical mixing, Secchi disk depth
lesson4 Current (1) Western boundary current
lesson5 Current (2) Coriolis force, Geostrophic current
lesson6 Current (3) Wind driven current, Density current
lesson7 Characteristic of coastal waters
lesson8 Wave (1) Significant wave
lesson9 Wave (2) Breaking wave, Spectrum analysis
lesson10 Tide (1) Equilibrium tide
lesson11 Tide (2) Spring tide, Neap tide
lesson12 Tide (3) Harmonic analysis, Seiche, Tidal current
lesson13 Marine biology(1) primary production
lesson14 Marine biology(2) "Satoumi"
lesson15 Ocean Energy : Wave power, Ocean thermal energy, Tidal power

lesson 16 final examination ( face-to-face system ) 
Document fiiles are distributed by LMS system ( Hirodai moodle ). 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Power Point data ( LCD projector ), Lecture movie 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Using the online learning support system for preparations, lessons review and mini examination
Grading Method Final examination (70%) and  mini examination at each lesson (30%) 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Lecturer (Hashimoto) was employed at the meteorological service company. 
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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