Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Master's Course) Division of Advanced Science and Engineering Chemistry Program
Lecture Code WSD34009 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 化学特別演習A
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Exercises in Chemistry A
オカダ カズマサ,アベ ミノリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Inte:Follow the instruction by the class instructor.
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Presentation and discussion based on books and latest research papers on specific subjects 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Chemistry
Eligible Students Students in Master's Courses of Advanced Science and Engineering
Keywords quantum chemistry, molecular spectroscopy, electronic structure of solutions, simulations 
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
/Class Outline
The objective of this class is to develop the required knowledge and skills in various subjects of chemistry related to the keywords listed above. Students practice on effectively presenting a series of contents in the subjects. Particular interest is cultivated in collecting information, making use of data, and presenting results. Since this is a seminar, students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the class.  
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Orientation and introduction
Lesson 2: Using apparatus (1): basic principles used in scientific instruments
Lesson 3: Using apparatus (2): what kind of information is obtained from them
Lesson 4: Making proposals (1): setting up the motivation of a new study
Lesson 5: Making proposals (2): planning a research process
Lesson 6: Collecting information (1): searching for relevant references
Lesson 7: Collecting information (2): critical reading of the references
Lesson 8: Collecting information (3): critical reading of the references
Lesson 9: Collecting information (4): drawing clear distinctions between previous studies and your proposal
Lesson 10: Analyzing data (1): selecting the apropriate method for particular data
Lesson 11: Analyzing data (2): examining the analysis results
Lesson 12: Summarizing your study (1): what is your main conclusion
Lesson 13: Summarizing your study (2): writing the abstract and preparing for presentation
Lesson 14: Presentation
Lesson 15: Review and reflection 
Suitable books and research papers published in acedemic journals 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Related research papers and presentation slides 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Read critically for correct understanding of the research papers related to your study. 
Requirements Students are encouraged to contribute to discussion. 
Grading Method The grade will be determined on the basis of the deepness of your understanding, the quality of your presentation, and contribution to discussion. 
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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