Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L3018007 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 応用動植物科学実験実習
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Laboratory and Field Works in Applied Animal and Plant Science
ナガオカ トシノリ,クロカワ ユウゾウ,トミナガ ルミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte
Lesson Style Experiment Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture, Field work, Laboratory work, Analysis, Chemicals
Lecture will be given by on-demand. 
Credits 1.0 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 Second-year students of Applied Animal and Plant Science Program (compulsory subject)
Keywords SDG_2, SDG_3, SDG_12, SDG_13, SDG_15, Animal production, Plant production, Soil, Field survey, Soils, Plants, Feed, Analysis 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Applied Animal and Plant Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・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

(Abilities and Skills)
・Ability for basic biological analysis and evaluation regarding production function of animals and plants in levels of molecule, cell, and individual organism
・Basic techniques for handling and testing of animals and plants and those for breeding, cultivation, and management
・Ability for basic evaluation of breeding environment in fields of animal and plant production
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Students grasp production environment, consider sustainable animal and plant production, and acquire fundamental skills for analysis and evaluation concerning animal and plant production through field surveys and experiments. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Guidance, Soil survey (lecture), Vegetation survey (lecture)
Lesson 2: Looking around animal production environment (University Farm), Field vegetation and soil survey
Lesson 3: Looking around animal production environment (University Farm) and Field vegetation and soil survey
Lesson 4: Pot cultivation of plant (Italian ryegrass)
Lesson 5: Evaluation of soil productivity (lecture), Preparation of experiments
Lesson 6: Measurement of pH, EC, moisture, and bulk density of soils
Lesson 7: Measurement of lime requirement of soils
Lesson 8: Determination of available phosphate in soils
Lesson 9: Extraction of exchangeable cations from soils
Lesson 10: Measurement of phosphate adsorption coefficients of soils
Lesson 11: Determination of exchangeable cations (K, Na) in soils
Lesson 12: Determination of exchangeable cations (Ca, Mg) in soils
Lesson 13: Data organization using PC
Lesson 14: Measurement of plant growth (pot cultivation)
Lesson 15: Discussion on the results of field and experimental studies

Reports on results and discussion of field and experimental studies must be submitted 
Handouts are given. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts
Projector (PowerPoint)
Laptop PC (own laptop PC ) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Prepare for next class by checking handouts and review the lecture and explanation content after each class.
Students need to make notes of principles, procedures, results and calculations. Ask us any question or check it by yourself if they don't understand them. 
Requirements Wear shoes and clothing suitable for outdoor activities in field work.
Wear a lab coat in laboratory work. 
Grading Method Grades are evaluated based on assignments (40%) and reports (60%).
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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