Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 63300001 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 生物の世界[1生]
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Fundamentals of Biology
チハラ タカヒロ,ボウノウ ヒデマサ,オギノ ハジメ,サカモト アツシ,イマムラ タクヤ,クサバ マコト,キクチ ユタカ,ハヤシ トシノリ,ヤマモト タカシ,ヤマグチ トミオ
Campus Across Campuses (videoconferencing, etc.) Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon5-8:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture: Lesson style may change depending on the individual instructors and the epidemic status of coronavirus. Therefore, please pay attention to and check out the notes on Momiji message boards 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 The course is intended for newly-enrolled students with little or no background in biology.
Keywords Animal World; Plant World; Gene World 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
As pre-specialized education, which is organically linked to specialized education, Foundation Courses are aimed at providing students with the basic knowledge necessary to understand specialized studies in their chosen areas, and thereby providing them with the logical structure and system of the basic disciplines and helping them acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for further academic development.
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 OutcomeTo be able to explain the formation and development processes and contemporary issues of basic biology. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This introductory biological science course is designed for newly-enrolled students with no or little background in biology or those with non-biology majors. 
Class Schedule lesson1:Guidance; Gene, Protein and Cell (Takahiro CHIHARA)
lesson2:Shape and Function of Neuron (Takahiro CHIHARA)
lesson3:Animal Development I (Yutaka KIKUCHI)
lesson4:Animal Development II (Takashi YAMAMOTO)
lesson5:Flower Color Development: Why and How? (Atsushi SAKAMOTO)
lesson6:Genetic Engineering of Flower Traits (Atsushi SAKAMOTO)
lesson7:Plant World I (Makoto KUSABA)
lesson8:Plant World II (Makoto KUSABA)
lesson9:Flower Development  (Tomio YAMAGUCHI)
lesson10:Evolution of Genes and Morphology (Hajime Ogino)
lesson11:Surprising Abilities of Amphibian I  (Toshinori HAYASHI)
lesson12:Surprising Abilities of Amphibian II  (Toshinori HAYASHI)
lesson13:Biological Research Using Computers  (Hidemasa BONO)
lesson14:Biological Research Using Artificial Intelligence  (Hidemasa BONO)
lesson15:How has human brain been differentiated from mouse brain? (Takuya IMAMURA)

Quizzes may occur during lecture hours or after that.

(1) This lecture is performed in an omnibus style which enables one course to be operated by several instructors who cover their own topics from their expertise.
(2) The lecture schedule shown above may be subject to change. The finalized schedule will be presented at the guidance (lesson1). 
No textbook for this lecture. 
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
lesson1 to lesson15:
Suggestions and instructions will be given by each instructors. Questions are always welcome in class and outside of class. 
Requirements None, but students with no or little background in biology are strongly encouraged to register for this course. 
Grading Method Integrated evaluation based on reports or quizzes and attitude in the class as evaluated by individual lecturers. Grading scale: Excellent (S), 90-100%; Very Good (A), 80-89%; Good (B), 79-70%; Fair (C), 60-69%; Fail (D), below 59%. 
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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