Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L9804011 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Physiology of Field Crop Production
Subject Name
Subject Name in
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,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Inte:ABS C203
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture (2 credits) 
Credits 2.0 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 Japanese students from the Faculty of Applied Biological Science
Keywords SDGs, Photosynthesis, Environmental influence and adaptation, Plant biotechnology, Plant mineral nutrition, Soil fertility, Soil management, Plant-associated microorganisms, "husa" 
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 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.  
Class Schedule Lesson 1 (Lecture): Overview of the class
Lesson 2 (Lecture): Photosynthesis 1
Lesson 3 (Lecture): Photosynthesis 2
Lesson 4 (Lecture): Mineral nutrition 1
Lesson 5 (Lecture): Mineral nutrition 2
Lesson 6 (Exam): Midterm Exam
Lesson 7 (Lecture): Functions and properties of soil 1
Lesson 8 (Lecture): Functions and properties of soil 2
Lesson 9 (Lecture): Functions and properties of soil 3
Lesson 10 (Lecture): Crop cultivation 1
Lesson 11 (Lecture): Crop cultivation 2
Lesson 12 (Lecture): Plant biotechnology 1
Lesson 13 (Lecture): Plant biotechnology 2
Lesson 14 (Lecture): Plant biotechnology 3
Lesson 15 (Exam): Final Exam
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 Instructors will use English as a primary language. 
Grading Method Midterm exam 30 %
Final exam 50%
Report and Presentation 20%
90-100% Excellent (S)
80-90 Very Good (A)
70-80 Good (B)
60-70       Fair (C)
< 60         Fail (D) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Other The number of participants may be limited.  
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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