Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L3018006 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 動植物生産学概論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Introduction to Applied Animal and Plant Science
クロカワ ユウゾウ,ナガオカ トシノリ,ウエダ アキヒロ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Fri1-4:ABS C303
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture, Blackboard, Discussion 
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 SDG_2, SDG_3, SDG_7, SDG_12, SDG_13, SDG_15, Animal production, Plant production, Production system, Agriculture, Environment, Food self-sufficiency ratio 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Students learn the big picture of animal and plant production science. 
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.
・Basic knowledge and understanding required for acquiring expertise

・Knowledge and understanding regarding natural phenomena related to animal and plant production in levels of molecule, cell, and individual organism and production environment that supports the phenomena

・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
Students learn problems in the field of animal and plant production science to make plans for learning how to solve them from the scientific point of view.  
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction Animal and plant production in the society
lesson2 Classification of domestic animals
lesson3 Life cycle and reproduction of domestic animals
lesson4 Feed production & its self-sufficiency ratio
lesson5 Outline of domestic animal management system 1. Dairy production.
lesson6 Outline of domestic animal management system 2. Meat and egg production.  
lesson7 Diseases of domestic animals
lesson8 From a farm to a cunsumer ~ Problems and solutions
lesson9 Efficiency and self-sufficiency ratio of domestic animal production
lesson10 Animal production in the future
lesson11 Kinds and Characteristics of Crop plants, Food Situation
lesson12 Crop Production and Yield Component, Cultivation Environment, Green Revolution
lesson13 Water and Nutrient Supply from Soil
lesson14 Soil Management and crop production
lesson15 Examination on animal and plant production
Some reference books will be introduced in the lecture. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handout, Slide, Blackboard  
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Paying attention to cooking ingredients for everyday food may introduce you to the first step for learning animal and plant production. 
Grading Method Students are graded on the basis of the results of the examinations.  More than 2/3 attendance is required to have grades. 
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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