Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L9801011 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Global Environmental Issues and Managements
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Global Environmental Issues and Managements
リアオ ローレンス マンザーノ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte:ABS C203
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture(2 Class Hours/Week)   
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students All students from throughout the university but especially from the School of Applied Biological Science
Keywords Biogeochemistry. Biodiversity, Climate change, Pollution, Food production, Energy, Wildlife extinction, Human population, Environmental conservation, Sustainability 
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 Biological Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding regarding applied biological sciences
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The class will be conducted using a combination of lectures, case studies involving group discussions (based on journal articles).  Typical format would be one hour lecture + half hour group discussion 
Class Schedule lesson1 Orientation-Origin of the biosphere and life forms
lesson2 Biodiversity, its multiple uses and conservation
lesson3 Tropical deforestation problems
lesson4 Creative solutions to deforestation
lesson5 Global population trends – Basics of demography
lesson6 Rising population & environment in developing countries
lesson7 Declining population in Japan and its impacts
lesson8 Environmentally-friendly aquatic food production
lesson9 Food waste and global hunger
lesson10 Production of beverages from plants
lesson11 Biogeochemical cycles
lesson12 Renewable energy resources
lesson13 Sustainable agriculture
lesson14 Global pollution problems
lesson15 Environmental ethics

lesson16 Final examinations 
Text and handout will be distributed in the class. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC projector will be used. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Follow the instruction of each lecturer.   Be prepared for discussion about current environmental issues in Japan and around the world. 
Requirements This course is provided in English. 
Grading Method Group discussion and presentation performance = 30%
Homework assignments = 30%
Final examination = 40%

90-100% Excellent (S)
80-89 Very Good (A)
70-79 Good (B)
60-69 Fair (C)
0-59 Fail (D)
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Students acquire practical knowledge about various environmental issues 
Message Many lectures involve discussion of case studies; discussion about solutions and interventions 
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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