Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 63680001 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name フィールド科学入門
Subject Name
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Introduction to Field Sciences
クロカワ ユウゾウ,コンドウ ユウスケ,セオ アイラ,スズキ ナオキ,オオツカ ススム,ナカグチ カズミツ,カトウ アキ,アサノ トシヒサ,ヨシドミ ケンイチ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Mon1-4:IAS K109
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Composed of lectures in the room and field works. Using slides and black board, Discussion. Oceanographic observation with Training and Research Vessel  (Toyoshio Maru, getting together at Kure base). The styles and the contents of the lectures might be changed depending on the weather condition and outbreaks of infectious diseases. 
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) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students
Keywords SDG_2, SDG_6, SDG_7, SDG_12, SDG_13, SDG_14, SDG_15, Field Science, Environment, Food production, Biosphere, terrestrial, aquatic and human field, Practical work experience 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Area Courses(Courses in Natural Sciences) Category:Biology 
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
“Coexistence of human and nature” and “Harmony of human activity with natural environment” are major concern in the 21th century. Field Science is the methodology to access the fields and to understand the nature in order to achieve those theme. In the process of solving many kinds of the existent problems, our recognition of the problems and the construction and test of the hypothesis are necessary. Field Science can play an important role in such process. This class covers the field for biological production, environment and ecosystem from Chugoku Mountains to Setouchi Sea and introduces Field Science from the many points of views. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Guidence (Every student who is planning to enroll this class is required to attend this guidence after the resistoration of this class) (Yuzo Kurokawa)
lesson2  Production process for animal products (Naoki Suzuki)
lesson3 Cattle and global warming gas (Yuzo Kurokawa)
lesson4 Animal Welfare from the viewpoint of field study (Aira Seo)
lesson5 Introduction to the field science of marine macroalgae (Aki Kato)
lesson6 Topography and geological features interpreted by field observation (Kenichi Yoshitomi)
lesson7 Relationships between jellyfish and human societies (Yusuke Kondo)
lesson8  Why do we need to conserve horseshoe crabs? (Susumu Ohtsuka)
lesson9 Thinking of environmental movement (Toshihisa Asano)
lesson10 Lifecycle of dairy and beef cattle (Yuzo Kurokawa)
lesson 11 Social network among dairy cows (Yuzo Kurokawa)
The days of some lessons may be changed to other weeks than planned for some reasons.
lesson 12-15 Oceanographic observation with Training and Research Vessel (Toyoshio Maru) (Kazumitsu Nakaguchi)
Caution! All the students who are planning to enroll this class are required to attend the lesson1 after the registration of this class.

Students will take a test at each lesson.

Upper limit for boarding Toyoshio Maru is 20 students per a day. If number of students registered exceed 20, oceanographic observation with Training and Research Vessel (Toyoshio Maru) will be conducted on 5th August (Mon) and 10th August (Sat). And students will choose one day for their boarding Toyoshio Maru from those two days, though all the students may not be able to go on board at the day as they request. If number of students registered are 20 or less, it will be conducted only on 5th August.
The multiple professors will lecture in turn. The order of the topics may be changed for some reasons. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts, slides, black board 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Learn about components of biosphere, terrestrial, aquatic and human field and their relations in advance. 
Requirements The registration for this class can be completed only by attendance at the lesson1 after the signing up for this class.
Because oceanographic observation with Training and Research Vessel  (Toyoshio Maru) is conducted, upper limit of number of students registered in this class is set at 40 students. The number of registered students have to be fixed in the early stage of this class.
If number of students who sign up for this class exceed the upper limit (40), a random selection might have to be conducted.
Field work during some holidays will be conducted.
The multiple professors will lecture in turn. 
Grading Method Tests in the lessons. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it This class is partly carried out by those who has experience in the fields. Lessons 12-15 will be carried out by staff members with licensed mariners. 
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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