Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
Lecture Code WMJ62001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 博物館論(自然系)
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Museology (Natural history museums)
シミズ ノリオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Fri5-8:IAS K304
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lectures, Discussions, Presentations by students, field trip .  Online:Microsoft Teams 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Basic Biology
Eligible Students
Keywords Giant salamander, museums, cultural heritage, natural history resources, local resources, eco-museums. 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Museology sections. Know-how on the conservation of museum materials, especially local resources (Giant salamander). 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Curators in museums are required to have a high level of expertise and practical skills. They must have high communication skills, both through materials and in direct dialogue with visitors, and be able to develop educational and other activities that contribute to solving local problems. They must have the ability to operate and manage a series of museum activities, from accurately grasping the needs of local residents and promoting their participation, to planning, evaluation and improvement of projects and other activities in response to these needs. The aim of this course is to learn about the current state of conservation activities for the giant salamander, a local resource of natural history, and to acquire know-how on the conservation of natural history materials through handling, research methods, interaction with local residents, understanding of issues, consideration of solutions and practice. 
Class Schedule lesson1:Guidance
lesson2:Method of investigation
lesson3:Handling of individuals

lesson5: Survey

Conducting reports.
Fieldwork will be carried out. If fieldwork is difficult, it may be difficult to attend the course. 
50 things for living with giant salamander
By Norio Shimizu and Hiromi Yamazaki 
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(More Details) Referrence materials, lesson videos and PPT 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
To create the opportunity to as much as possible museum tours, to observe the example of the exhibition, and a habit to think about how the preservation of specimens. 
Requirements As you will probably be out in the field a lot, due to transport and research equipment, if there is a large number of people, selection will be made on the basis of a statement of purpose. 
Grading Method The overall evaluation is based on a 100-point scale of contributions to class discussions (50 points) and reports (50 points), with a score of 60 or above being a pass. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Salamander research studies (more than 10 years). 
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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