Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L3012006 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 動物福祉論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Animal Welfare
クロカワ ユウゾウ,セオ アイラ,スズキ ナオキ,スギノ トシヒサ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Fri1-4:ABS C301
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
This lecture is basically performed through online (on-demand). 
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) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students
Keywords animal welfare, companion animal, domestic animal, laboratory animal, animal right, relationship between animal and human, zoo animal, SDG_2、SDG_7、SDG_12、SDG_13、SDG_15 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Thinking about animal welfare is essential for thinking about relationship between human and animals. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Applied Animal and Plant Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Ability for comprehensive and crossdisciplinary thinking and knowledge / understandings required to see a phenomena from a broad, top-down perspective and to take action for solving problems regarding the specialized area.
・Knowledge and understanding regarding the mechanism of animal and plant production in fields and relation between animals and the human society and natural environment.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Ability to identify issues that he/she should pursue for a specific phenomenon related to animal and plant production, organize his/her own opinion, logically publish them orally and/or in writing, and discuss the topic 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course will focus on the welfare of animals (livestock animals, companion animals, zoo animals, laboratory animals, etc. ). 
Class Schedule lesson1 Course Introduction. Concept and definition of animal welfare.
lesson2 Five freedoms for animal welfare.
lesson3 How to evaluate animal welfare.
lesson4 Welfare of farm animals, cattle.
lesson5 Welfare of farm animals, pigs.
lesson6 Welfare of farm animal, chickens.
lesson7 Welfare of farm animals, horses.
lesson8 Welfare of companion animals, cats and dogs 1.
lesson9 Welfare of companion animals, cats and dogs 2.
lesson10 Welfare of companion animals, cats in the city.
lesson11 Welfare of zoo animals, problems and solutions.
lesson12 Welfare of zoo animals, research activity.
lesson13 Welfare of laboratory animals. The rules and procedures.
lesson14 Welfare of laboratory animals. Problems.
lesson15 Summary and examinations.

Assignments and final exams. 
Handouts will be provided in the class. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC and LCD projector 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Read texts and other information related to each lesson. 
Grading Method Final exams 70%, and assignments 30% 
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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