Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L9804001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name (AIMS) Physiology of Field Crop Production
Subject Name
Subject Name in
(AIMS) Physiology of Field Crop Production
ナガオカ トシノリ,キクタ マユミ,トミナガ ルミ,ウエダ アキヒロ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte:ABS C203
Lesson Style Lecture/Practical Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture (2 credits) and field  tour to the rural agricultural farms and experimental stations,  and laboratory works (1 credit)  
Credits 3.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students AIMS/PEACE incoming students and students of the HU international program
Keywords SDGs, Photosynthesis, Environmental influence and adaptation, Plant biotechnology, Plant mineral nutrition, Soil fertility, Soil management, Plant-associated microorganisms    
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)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The objective of this course is to gain a fundamental understanding on physiological processes in crop growth and development, plant adaptations to environmental stresses, and soil fertility and soil management. Students will have an opportunity to learn plant and soil analysis through laboratory works/demonstrations and to join the study tour to the rural agricultural farms and experimental stations. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1 Overview of the class
Lesson 2 Photosynthesis 1
Lesson 3 Photosynthesis 2
Lesson 4 Mineral nutrition 1
Lesson 5 Mineral nutrition 2
Lesson 6, 7, 8 Visit Experimental Stations (Field trip)
Lesson 9 Plant analysis (Lab Experiment)
Lesson 10 Midterm Exam
Lesson 11 Functions and properties of soil 1
Lesson 12 Functions and properties of soil 2
Lesson 13 Functions and properties of soil 3
Lesson 14, 15, 16 Soil nutrient analysis (Lab experiment)
Lesson 17 Crop cultivation 1
Lesson 18 Crop cultivation 2
Lesson 19 Plant biotechnology 1
Lesson 20 Plant biotechnology 2
Lesson 21 Plant biotechnology 3
Lesson 22 Final Exam 
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 instructor's suggestions. 
Requirements This course is provided in English. 
Grading Method Midterm exam: Approx. 30 %
Final exam: Approx. 50%
Report and Presentation: Approx. 20%
90-100% Excellent (S)
80-89 Very Good (A)
70-79 Good (B)
60-69       Fair (C)
0-59         Fail (D) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message This course is provided for the HU-AIMS/PEACE program. 
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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