Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 55009001 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 微生物の世界[旧パッケージ]
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Microbial World
Instructor KUGA YUKARI
クガ ユカリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon5-8:IAS K204
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lectures accompanied with PowerPoint presentations
In case of face-to face is not possible, the class will be conducted by interactive using Microsoft Teams and Moodle.  
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Basic Biology
Eligible Students
Keywords SDGs_2, 3, 13, 14, 15  
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
Living organisms are influenced by the global environment, and at the same time, the environment is formed by influencing them. Objectives of this lecture are to understand that microorganisms are key players such as biogeochemical circulation, biological/biological environment interaction, etc. through its diversity of species, and diversity of functions. Discuss the correlation between living things and the natural environment from the viewpoint of biological science and environmental science. 
Class Schedule lesson 1 Guidance: What are microbes?
lesson 2 History of microbiology 1: discovery of microbes
lesson 3 History of microbiology 2: the dawn of microbiology (medical science)
lesson 4 History of microbiology 3: the dawn of microbiology (environmental science)
lesson 5 Co-evolution of the earth and life 1: changes of earth environment and beginning of life
lesson 6 Co-evolution of the earth and life 2: the emergence of eukaryotes and multicellular organisms
lesson 7 Types and characteristics of microbes 1: prokaryotes (bacteria and archaea)  
lesson 8 Types and characteristics of microbes 2: living ways of prokaryotes
lesson 9 Symbioses between bacteria and plant: root nodule
lesson 10 Types and characteristics of microbes 3: fungi
lesson 11 Types and characteristics of microbes 4: living way of fungi
lesson 12 Symbioses between fungi and plant: mycorrhizas
lesson 13 Symbioses between fungi and photosynthetic microbes: lichen
lesson 14 Types and characteristics of microbes 5: viruses
lesson 15 Types and characteristics of microbes 6: transmissions and ecological roles of viruses 
Handouts extracted from PowerPoint will be provided.
Any text books on environmental microbiology and/or microbiology of an introductory level for university students are recommended.
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PowerPoint, Video 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Preparation and review on basic biology is greatly helpful for understanding lectures. 
Grading Method Active participation in classes (15%), and final examination (85%) 
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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