Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life (Master's Course) Division of Integrated Sciences for Life Program of Life and Environmental Sciences
Lecture Code WE100101 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 環境機能化学
Subject Name
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Environmental and Materials Chemistry
ネヒラ タツオ,ヴィレヌーヴ マスミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Weds1-4:IAS K112
Lesson Style Lecture/Seminar Lesson Style
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Lectures, Presentation by students 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 04 : Life Sciences
Eligible Students
Keywords water, colloids, surface chemistry, molecular chirality, microscopic chemistry, macroscopic chemistry, life sciences, environmental sciences 
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)
Class Objectives
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The life and environment in nature are all made of molecules so that unveiling their structures and mutual interaction is important to understand how the nature flows. Understanding the flow of nature can be approached from both micro- and macroscopic aspects. In this class, you can learn how to deliberate on such aspects and processes through the lectures and discussion. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Guidance 1: Essentials of molecules in environmental and life sciences (Nehira)
lesson2 Guidance 2: Brief history of chemistry (Villeneuve)
lesson3 Health and Medicine 1: Molecular Chirality and Health (Nehira)
lesson4 Health and Medicine 2: Keeping Life in Equilibrium (Villeneuve)
lesson5 Water Everywhere 1: Microscopic Aspects (Nehira)
lesson6 Water Everywhere 2: Macroscopic Aspects (Villeneuve)
lesson7 The World of Polymers and Plastics (Nehira)
lesson8 Chemistry in Forensic Sciences 1 (Villeneuve and Nehira)
lesson9 Chemistry in Forensic Sciences 2 (Villeneuve and Nehira)
lesson10 Chemistry in Forensic Sciences 3 (Villeneuve and Nehira)
lesson11 Chemistry in Forensic Sciences 4 (Villeneuve and Nehira)
lesson12 Chemistry in Forensic Sciences 5 (Villeneuve and Nehira)
lesson13 Group Work 1 (Nehira)
lesson14 Group Work 2 (Villeneuve)
lesson15 Presentation, Discussion, and Summary (Villeneuve and Nehira) 
Chemistry in Context –Applying Chemistry to Society (Handouts will be provided.) 
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(More Details) Handouts, Powerpoint Presentation 
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Preparation and
Lessons 1-2: No preparation is necessary. Recall key words for review.
Lessons 3-12: Read handout for preparation. Recall key words for review.
Lessons 13-14: Collaborate in group.
Lessons 15: Get ready for presentation beforehand. Make a report for review.  
Grading Method Your grade will be based reports (30%), ability of discussion (30%). and activity in class (40%). 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Other Contents may be modified from syllabus for improvement. 
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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