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Outline of Agricultural Science II

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Term 2020/Second semester
Number of Credits 2 credits
Course Type Lecture
Target Year 1st year students
Target Student Undergraduate
Language Japanese
Day/Period Wed.1
Instructor(s)
  • Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Professor FUNAKAWA SHINYA
  • Graduate School of Agriculture, Professor FUJIHARA MASAYUKI
  • Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Professor HOSHINO SATOSHI
  • Graduate School of Agriculture, Professor SHIRAIWA TATSUHIKO
  • Graduate School of Agriculture, Professor HIROOKA HIROYUKI
  • Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Professor SHIBATA SHOZO
  • Graduate School of Agriculture, Professor TAKAAKI DAIMON
  • Graduate School of Agriculture, Professor TAKANO TOSHIYUKI
  • Graduate School of Agriculture, Professor MORI NAOKI
  • Graduate School of Agriculture, Professor SAKAI YASUYOSHI
  • Graduate School of Agriculture, Associate Professor WATANABE DAISUKE
  • Graduate School of Agriculture, Associate Professor NAKASHIMA HIROSHI
  • Graduate School of Agriculture, Professor YOSHIDA TAKASHI
  • Graduate School of Agriculture, Professor SAWAYAMA SHIGEKI
Outline and Purpose of the Course Learning the fundamentals of the various academic fields that constitute agricultural science and the history of their development as well as grasping the whole picture and understanding the relationship with other academic fields.
Course Goals Having a comprehensive understanding of the academic fields related to the faculty of agriculture and being able to comprehend the relation between the course material and the workplace that each student will confront in the future. In addition, by tackling the tasks assigned by the lecturers in a planned and continuous manner, you will develop your general academic abilities as a university student.
Schedule and Contents Lectures will cover the following topics.
1. Introduction: What is soil? (Funakawa)
2. Water movement on the earth and utilization of water (Fujiwara)
3. The science of water, soil and green (Hoshino)
4. Crops: growth and environment (Shiraiwa)
5. Breeding: fundamentals of genetics (Okumoto)
6. What is applied animal science? (Hirooka)
7. What is fisheries science? (Sawayama)
8. What is forestry? (Shibata)
9. What is entomology? (Daimon)
10. Utilization of wood (Takano)
11. Chemical use of agricultural products: natural product chemistry (Mori)
12. Agricultural chemistry: establishment of microbiology and utilization of microorganisms (Sakai)
13. Food functions and foundations of nutrition (Nakagawa)
14. Mechanization of food production systems and processing of agricultural products (Nakajima)

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Feedback:
Reviewing unclear points as well as training students to use feedback in the next class, based on the questions asked by the students both during the lecture and outside lecture hours.
Each faculty member will indicate a method for receiving questions from students during or outside lecture hours and will also answer questions during lecture hours and via KULASIS.
Grading Policy Every class, reports related to lectures will be assigned and evaluated in total points. If there are 4 or more reports (including those not submitted) that are below the acceptable level, the student will fail to pass. Even if there are fewer than 3 reports that are below the acceptable level, if the student's degree of comprehension of the lesson does not meet the syllabus standards, the student will fail to pass. The evaluation criteria and level of achievement will be based on the "Evaluation Criteria and Level of Achievement" section of the student handbook of the Faculty of Agriculture for the relevant year.
Prerequisites None
Preparation and Review Preparation is difficult because each week the content will be related to a different academic field. Therefore, please place emphasis on reviewing and deepening your understanding of research fields based on the information covered by the lectures. This will also be helpful when selecting research areas in the near future.
Textbook
  • Lecture materials will be distributed as necessary during class.