Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L4012010 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 食料生産管理学実習
Subject Name
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Food Production Management
チョウメイ ヨウスケ,ホソノ ケンジ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte
Lesson Style Practical Lesson Style
(More Details)
Seminar, Discussion, Presentation, Out door practice 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students 3rd grade students
Keywords Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, Literature Review, Research Method, Analysis, Rural Situation 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
To get eyes of socio-economics 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Food Science Program
(Abilities and Skills)
・Basic techniques and methodologies for handling foods and food materials, ability to understand various phenomena regarding foods from scientific points of view, and capability of organizing the study result in a report
・Capable of organizing and considering own issues to explore in the fields of food science from a social point of view based on experience of such as observation of a food manufacturing scene 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
We study this subject in order to make Japan's rural situation clear by using literature reviews or statistic analysis. We will understand how to catch the fact of rural societies in detail when we consider the rural promotion. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Guidance
lesson2 What is Food Resource Economics? (seminar)
lesson3 Current situation of farmers and farm management of Japan (seminar)
lesson4 Agricultural technology development and extension services(seminar)
lesson5 Social research methods (KJ method)

lesson6 Social research methods (SWOT analysis)
lesson7・8 Field study
lesson9・10 Field study
lesson11 Creating the report of field survey and analysis (1) (seminar)
lesson12 Creating the report of field survey and analysis (2) (seminar)
lesson13 Creating the report of field survey and analysis (3) (seminar)
lesson14 Development of Agricultural Management in Hiroshima Prefecture (Guest Speaker)
lesson15 Presentation of the report by each group

You will be required to prepare, report and submit a field survey analysis report.
*Participation in fieldwork is mandatory

Students will be divided into four groups and asked to give a group presentation on their field research (15 minutes for report, 5 minutes for Q&A).
Each group will prepare and submit a written report. 
FUJITA, T.  "Understanding the issues of Food, Agriculture and Rural Areas in  
Modern Japan" 2018.
Agricultural Marketing Society of Japan, "Market and Distribution of Food and Agricultural Commodities" 2019. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) We will use a note-PC of your own in lesson 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
We will tell you about it in each class or on the MOMIJI. 
Grading Method Class assignments (20%), field research presentations and reports (80%) 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it You will be given lectures by professors who have work experiences at local government office or a federation of agricultural cooperatives in Japan, regarding as food policy, agricultural policy, and relationship between rural and urban areas.
In addition to it, people who have practical experiences will give us lectures at all places we visit. 
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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