Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L6022001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 中山間地域・島しょ部フィールドワーク特別演習
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Fieldwork in mountainous and island areas
ホソノ ケンジ,チョウメイ ヨウスケ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  Intensive
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Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Fieldwork, discussion, student presentations 
Credits 2.0 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
Keywords Mountainous and Island Areas, Sixth Sector Industrialization, Agriculture-Commerce-Industry Cooperation, Food Resource Economics 
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within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
As part of the Measures for Areas with Disadvantageous Agricultural and Fishery Conditions (a Center-of-Community University Project for Regional Revitalization, supported by Hiroshima University), this course aims to improve the abilities of all five programs in the Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences to solve area-specific issues. 
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(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
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Students will travel to areas with disadvantageous conditions for agriculture and fishing to carry out fieldwork surveys (interviews, etc.) regarding the problems these areas face. The objective of this course is for students to develop the ability to concretely articulate, analyze, and grasp issues from a socioeconomic perspective, and to consider possible solutions. 
Class Schedule To concretely grasp problems faced by local agricultural and fishery industries, students will (1) carry out fieldwork surveys (interviews, etc.) in several locations, (2) organize and report their findings in a seminar, (3) consider ways to solve the issues they have identified,
and (4) comprehensively review these findings and those of other students, considering ways to solve issues as a whole.

Students will receive credit after carrying out fieldwork in five or more of the places designated by a teacher
in charge of the Center-of-Community University project, and handing in a report on their findings.Examples of Fieldwork Locations:
-Kure (Yutaka-machi)
-Miyoshi (Mirasaka-chō, Kōnu-chō, Kawanishi-chō)
Will be regularly posted on Momiji. 
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(More Details) Fieldwork on location 
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Preparation: Acquire a firm grasp of data and other information concerning the socioeconomic environments of the locations you will be surveying.
Review: Write and hand in a report on the locations you survey.
Requirements When you register this class, you should consider your ability of arranging your own field works. There were some students who could not get credit of this class because of imcomplete of field works. 
Grading Method Comprehensive evaluation based on fieldwork and report. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it You will be given some prior learning by a professor who has practical experiences at local government office, regarding to method of interview survey to the people who engaged in business. 
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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