Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 53001001 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 脳と行動[旧パッケージ]
Subject Name
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Brain and Behavior
コバヤシ ユウキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Mon1-4:IAS K209
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 04 : Life Sciences
Eligible Students
Keywords action potential, synapse, neuron, learning and memory, depression, addiction 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Area Courses(Courses in Natural Sciences) Category:Biology
*Students who got admitted in 2018 or after can take this course as an “Area Course”. For this group of students, credits from this course will be regarded as credits from an “Area Course”.
If students who got admitted in 2017 or before take this course, it is regarded as a “Package-Based Subject”. The latter group of students cannot take this course as an “Area Course”. 
Expected Outcome1. To be able to explain the formation and development processes and contemporary issues of each academic discipline.
2. To be able to explain historical and contemporary issues that span multiple academic disciplines from multifaceted perspectives. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The aim of this class is to introduce an overview of life science with special interests to brain and behavior. 
Class Schedule 1. Guidance
2-5. The structure of the nervous system
     The action potential, Synaptic transmission
6. The scienctific process in neuroscience research
7. Midterm exammination
8. Motivation
9-10. Addiction
11-12. Memory systems
13-14. Mental illness
15. Final examination

Lecture notes are provided each time. 
PC or AV used in
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
If you cannot understand a part of class (even a sort of basic technical concept), do not hesitate to ask the lecturer. 
Requirements Lecture notes are upload on Moodle. Each student must print that document beforehand and bring it to class. 
Grading Method Grade is judged by two written assignments, a midterm exammination (s) and by a final examination. Learning attitude is also an important factor for grade-evaluation.  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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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