7403001 Geography

Numbering Code U-LET31 27403 LJ39 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Tue.4
Instructor name MIZUNO KAZUHARU (Graduate School of Letters Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course A summary of viewpoints and methodologies in geography, touching upon examples of specific research and the background of its academic history. Its purpose is to deepen basic understanding of geography, environmental and human relationships, and the basic concepts of nature, space, positioning, and space. This is an introductory course for those who wish to specialize in geography.
Course Goals Develop the ability to understand and discuss how the basic themes of geography have been studied and formulated, while following the development of the subject's academic history.
Schedule and Contents 1 Climate change and history of the Earth
2 Continental drift and volcanic activity
3 Environmental changes seen from volcanic ash and pollen
4 Environmental changes and Japanese history
5 Climate change and world history
6 Climate change and Tokyo's topographical development
7 Climate change and Nagoya and Osaka's topographical development
8 Kyoto's topographical development
9 Kyoto's topography and land use
10 Kyoto's topography and disaster prevention
11 Japan's green distribution
12 Global green distribution
13 Diverse environment and global society
14 Diverse environment and global culture
15 NOTE: feedback
Evaluation Methods and Policy Evaluated based on exam (60%) and performance (40%)
Course Requirements Students should have at least taken high school geography.
During class, students may bring atlases that they used in high school (Teikoku Shoten, Ninomiya Shoten, etc.) (Those who don't have an atlas should purchase one.)
Unless special permission has been given, the use of PCs, mobile devices and smart phones is prohibited during class (notes are to be handwritten).
Students should also take Geography (Course II) which deals with human geography.

Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Instructed during class.
Textbooks Textbooks/References not used
References, etc. Kazuharu Mizuno, 『自然のしくみがわかる地理学入門』 (Beret Shuppan, 2015ベレ出版、2015年) ISBN:978-4-86064-430-7, 水野一晴, 『人間の営みがわかる地理学入門』 (Beret Shuppan, 2016) ISBN:978-4-86064-467-3